Gillian Blomquist and Kyle Wermerskirchen met while working for a small law firm in the western suburbs. Gillian Blomquist handled the estate planning and probate matters for the firm, while Kyle Wermerskirchen handled criminal law matters. The firm had a busy family law practice that they shared equally. In 2008, Gillian Blomquist started her own law practice and in 2012, Kyle Wermerskirchen joined her to form Wermerskirchen & Blomquist, LLC. While they both have experience in other areas of law, they have found that a diverse family law practice is enough to keep them interested, challenged, and motivated to do better for their clients. They are both committed to providing quality, individualized attention to all clients, keeping abreast of changes in the law, finding the right solution in every case, all while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
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Gillian J. Blomquist
Attorney Gillian J. Blomquist grew up in California and lived in Arizona and Vancouver, Canada, before adopting Minnesota as her home.
Gillian has worked in the legal field since 1998, starting as a paralegal with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, and then working as a family law paralegal while she completed her master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. In Arizona, she worked for the Attorney General's Office on child protection matters. Upon returning to Minnesota, she spent time working for the 10th Judicial District as a Guardian ad Litem advocating for children in juvenile and family court. As an attorney in Minnesota, she has handled matters as diverse as estate planning, contested probate matters, bankruptcy, family law, and guardianship. Since 2014, she has practiced exclusively family law.
Gillian's law practice consists of handling matters such as divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance, complex property division, parenting time, paternity, child support, qualified domestic relations orders, post-decree modifications, and other related matters. Gillian believes that an attorney's role is to provide realistic expectations based on the law, to consider creative ways to solve complex problems, and to reduce client stress by acting as a steady guide through difficult times. While she prefers to work with her clients towards negotiating solid and fair agreements, she also has the skills necessary to advocate for her clients in court when necessary.
Gillian spends her time away from the practice of law raising four busy kids with her husband, running with two energetic dogs, and restoring an old house.
Arizona State University College of Law
J.D., 2004 Honors: William H. Pedrick Scholar
Law Journal: Arizona State Law Journal
University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, M.P.P., 2000
Honors: Cum Laude
Arizona State University
B.A. Sociology, 1997 Honors: Cum Laude, University Honors College Graduate, Dean's List
Activities & Affiliations
• Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
•Minnesota State Bar Association
•Hennepin County Bar Association
• Minnesota Women Lawyers Affiliations
•Cooperative Practice Network Affiliations
• National Alliance on Mental Illness
•State of Arizona, 2004 (not active)
•State of Minnesota, 2005
•U.S. District Court, Dist. of Minnesota, 2007
Pro Bono Activities
•Self-represented Legal Clinic - Tubman
•Rule 117 GAL, Hennepin County Dist. Ct.
•Children’s Law Center Volunteer Attorney
Kyle T. Wermskirchen
Attorney Kyle T. Wermerskirchen brings to family law a broad based background and wide perspective that helps him understand people from all walks of life. He has argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court, litigated jury trials in federal and state court, and appeared in over 25 counties across Minnesota.
“In family law, I can help individuals in distress and can have a helpful, direct and immediate impact,” says Kyle. “I have a broad perspective when meeting new people. One of the things I love about family law is that I get to help real people deal with very real, very significant issues in their lives.”
Kyle believes the first priority in any family law matter is to get to know the client and to understand the client’s unique situation and needs. He says, “I believe communication is the key to successful outcomes in cases. I begin my free consultations with a simple question: What do you want to achieve in this case?” I need to know what my client’s expectations, and give them a realistic assessment of outcomes. I also want each client to know what the timeline of the case will be, and the most efficient options for resolving the case.
Once mechanisms are in place that allow the client to continue functioning, he gets to work preparing his case.
“I gather the information necessary to advance the case to trial, with the hope that the case may settle,” says Kyle. “I practice cooperatively to the extent possible- I don’t want to create an unnecessary conflict. But I approach each case as if it were going to trial. My experience has been that this approach actually promotes settlement.”
Kyle Wermerskirchen represents clients in divorce and legal separations, custody and paternity cases, orders for protection, parenting plan modifications, child support modifications, QDROs, contempt proceedings, and enforcement actions on post decree property issues.
Kyle and his wife enjoy the considerable job of managing their two children, who are active with school, activities, and general tomfoolery. When he gets the chance, he likes to explore new restaurants or get outdoors — but mostly ends chasing his youngsters or tending to his energetic yellow lab.
University of Minnesota Law School
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List
Law Journal: Minnesota Journal of Global Trade
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth MN, B.A. Communication with Minors in Russian and Philosophy
Honors: Graduated with Highest Honors, Honors College Graduate, Dean's List
Activities & Affiliations
•President- Cooperative Practice Institute of Minnesota
•Monthly Presenter- Second Saturday of Minnesota Divorce Workshop
•Minnesota State Bar Association
•Member and Board of Directors, Director At Large - Hennepin County Bar Association
•Volunteer Lawyers Network
•Hennepin County Unbundled Legal Services Program
•2019 Super Lawyer
• State of Minnesota, 2004
•U.S. District Court, Dist. of Minnesota, 2006