Firm Overview

Blahnik Law Office, PLLC is a law firm located in the southern twin cities, with offices in Prior Lake and Lonsdale, Minnesota. The firm has three lawyers (Adam Blahnik, Kimberly Prchal and Mallory Stoll), and its primary areas of practice include:

- divorce and family law
- estate planning and probate
- criminal defense, including DWIs
- general civil litigation & contract law
- real estate law, including landlord/tenant disputes

The firm provides a free one hour initial consultation on all legal matters. Office meetings can be arranged at either of the firm's offices in both Prior Lake and Lonsdale. The firm accepts all major credit cards for payment of legal services.
Main Office

Main
16180 Hastings Ave. SE
Suite 201
Prior Lake  MN  55372

Phone
  • (952) 479-0449
Fax
  • (952) 447-4424

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. Free consultation up to one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Flat fee retainer rates available for amicable divorces and other stipulated matters.

Hourly Rates

Attorney: $250/hour and $220/hour; Paralegals: $130/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (and evenings and weekends with appointments)

Office Manager

Heidi Salo and Katie Giles, Paralegals

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Lonsdale Office
    102 5th Ave. NW
    P.O. Box 15
    Lonsdale,  MN  55046
Estate Planning
Blahnik Law Office, PLLC focuses a large part of its practice on estate planning and probate proceedings.
Estate planning is personal and Blahnik Law Office, PLLC understands the importance of preserving your hard work and leaving behind your legacy. The attorneys and staff and Blahnik Law Office, PLLC assist clients in creating tailored estate plans.

Attorney Kimberly Prchal at Blahnik Law Office, PLLC focuses her practice primarily in estate planning, probate, trust planning, and estate administration. Ms. Prchal helps her clients bridge the gap between today and tomorrow by asking them "Why put off until tomorrow, what you can do today?" It is estimated that over 120 million Americans do not have up-to-date estate plans to protect themselves and their family in the event of sickness, accident, or untimely death. Ms. Prchal seeks to provide people in the Twin Cities with the peace of mind in finalizing each client's estate plan, while minimizing any potential tax implications.

Blahnik Law Office, PLLC provides all potential clients with a complimentary one-hour consultation. Contact Ms. Prchal about your estate planning needs at (952) 479-0449 or kim@blahniklawoffice.com.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

The firm delegates much of the daily and "routine work" to its legal assistants and paralegals, which results in a cost savings to the firm's clients.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

The firm utilizes mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, including social early neutral evaluations (SENE) and financial early neutral evaluations to resolve approximately one-half of all cases.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The firm makes itself available to its clients potentially 24 hours a day and seven days a week when needed. Mr. Blahnik and his legal staff guide all of their clients through the legal process, alleviating much of the worries and anxieties that often times come with Court litigation.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

If clients are able to educate themselves about the family law issues at hand through guidance from the firm or otherwise, the clients will be better able to make informed decisions on the various issues the come up through the divorce, child custody or other proceedings. Further, in such situations, clients are usually able to attain greater results while paying less in attorney's fees.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, for a nominal fee.

Adam Blahnik

Adam J. Blahnik is the managing attorney at Blahnik Law Office, PLLC. He focuses his practice on family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and complex property division. Mr. Blahnik has worked in the legal profession since 1999, and is well respected within the Minnesota family law community. He initially worked as a paralegal at a twin cities law firm, and has been a practicing attorney since 2005. Mr. Blahnik founded Blahnik Law Office, PLLC in 2010.
Mr. Blahnik is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a member of the family law section therein. He is a member of the First District Bar Association and Eighth District Bar Association, which cover Dakota County, Goodhue County, Scott County, Carver County, Le Sueur County, Sibley County and McLeod County. Mr. Blahnik was the secretary/treasurer of the Fist District Bar Association in 2013-14, the vice president in 2014-15, and will be the president in 2015-16.
Mr. Blahnik is licensed to practice before the Tribal Court of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community in Prior Lake and the Tribal Court of the Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Community. He handles complex jurisdictional matters involving family law proceedings simultaneously commenced in Tribal Court and Minnesota District Court.
Mr. Blahnik has given legal presentations on family law topics, including:
"UCCJEA Basics in Minnesota" at a family law seminar on February 12, 2008 (presentation on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act); and
"Gender Fairness in Family Law" on March 29, 2010 (a presentation on the Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force for gender fairness in the Courts).
In addition to having his law office in Prior Lake, Mr. Blahnik also resides in Prior Lake with his wife, Terrie. Mr. Blahnik is very active within his community. He is a member of, and was on the Board of Directors of the Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of, and was on the Board of Directors of the Prior Lake Rotary Club; and was president of the Prior Lake Rotary Club in 2012-13. In 2011, Mr. Blahnik was appointed as a Commissioner to the Prior Lake Planning Commission and is currently serving on the Planning Commission. He is also a past member of the Prior Lake Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).
Mr. Blahnik teaches Junior Achievement classes to first and second graders at the public schools in Prior Lake. He has judged mock trials for Minnesota high school students. He has also taught classes on "how to start your own business" as part of the Community Education Program through the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools.
Mr. Blahnik was born in the city of Rochester, Minnesota. He grew up on a small farm with his six siblings near the town of Caledonia, Minnesota located in the far southeastern corner of Minnesota. He graduated from Caledonia High School in 1995. Mr. Blahnik attended post-secondary education at Mankato State University, and graduated from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota in 1999, with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Paralegal major and a Political Science minor. He received his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2005 and has been a practicing attorney since 2005. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota in 2005. Mr. Blahnik is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court, District of Minnesota.
Mr. Blahnik is also a "qualified neutral" for family law matters in the State of Minnesota, which allows him to be a family law mediator. He does devote some of his practice as a mediator in divorce, child custody, child support and other family law matters.
Mr. Blahnik enjoys spending time with his wife, Terrie and their dog and two cats. He enjoys the Minnesota outdoors. As part of his "country roots," he also enjoys gardening perennials, vegetables and any "edibles." He also espouses the concepts of permaculture, which is the development of agriculture, architecture and social systems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient working with, rather than against nature.
License
  • Bar Number: 350916
    Minnesota , 2005

Mallory Stoll

Mallory K. Stoll is an attorney at Blahnik Law Office, PLLC. She joined the law firm in 2012. Mallory practices in the areas of family law, criminal law, and civil litigation, with a focus on family law and criminal law. Mallory received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated with academic honors. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law in 2012. During law school, Mallory was actively involved in the Hamline and St. Paul community. She was selected as a Writing Associate for the Hamline Law Review during her second year of law school, and served on the Hamline Law Review Board of Editors as a third-year student. Additionally, Mallory served as a Board Member for the Hamline chapter of the Minnesota Justice Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects law students and lawyers to legal volunteer opportunities within the Twin Cities.

In addition to her involvement in the Hamline community, Mallory also volunteered with several non-profit organizations that focus on family law and juvenile law, including Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Minnesota. She received the Public Service Award from the Minnesota Justice Foundation for her pro bono work within the Twin Cities.

Mallory continues to be actively involved in her community. She is the Vice President and a board member of the Laker Educational Foundation (LEF), a non-profit that provides funding for educational opportunities that promote creativity, excellence, and innovation for members of the Prior Lake-Savage community. Mallory also provides pro bono legal services to low income clients through SMRLS' Volunteer Attorney Program, representing clients in family law matters.

Before attending law school, Mallory grew up in Prior Lake, and graduated from Prior Lake High School. She was actively involved in Girl Scouts, National Honors Society, and a Board Scholar. In 2003, Mallory was named one of Prior Lake's Outstanding Citizens for her work on her Girl Scout Gold Award project. After graduating from Hamline University School of Law in 2012, Mallory returned to and currently resides in Prior Lake with her husband, Brandon and Stella, their Alaskan Malamute.

Kimberly Prchal

Kimberly Prchal is an attorney at Blahnik Law Office, PLLC. Ms. Prchal practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, and estate administration. However, Ms. Prchal also practices in the areas of guardianships/conservatorships, family law, landlord-tenant matters, business start-ups, real estate, and civil litigation. Ms. Prchal received her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in May of 2013. During law school, Ms. Prchal served as a student director for the American Bar Association's Moot Court Team (University of Minnesota Law School Division) and as a student director for the University of Minnesota's Special Education Clinic.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Prchal was a case manager for Arizona's Child Protective Services division in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Prchal gained extensive experience in child custody, termination of parental rights, and adoption.
In 2010 Ms. Prchal worked as a research assistant on topics including human rights and gender discrimination in the military. In 2011 Ms. Prchal, as a certified Student Attorney, volunteered at the Legal Rights Center in Minneapolis, working on felony criminal matters for low income adults and juveniles. In January 2012, Ms. Prchal clerked for the Honorable Philip D. Bush in Hennepin County on a civil and misdemeanor criminal calendar. Ms. Prchal joined Blahnik Law Office, PLLC, in May of 2012 as a law clerk and upon her admission to the Minnesota State Bar Association, is now an associate attorney at the Firm.
Ms. Prchal is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Women Lawyer's Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association. Ms. Prchal received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her degree was focused on law, crime and deviance relating to family and criminal law. As part of her senior thesis, Ms. Prchal designed and implemented a mentoring program for female juvenile offenders in Dakota County, Minnesota.
Ms. Prchal has volunteered in several arenas relating to family law, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, People Serving People Homeless Shelter, and various domestic abuse shelters both in Arizona and Minnesota. Ms. Prchal currently volunteers as a Junior Achievement teacher for second grade and kindergarten in Prior Lake and serves on the Prior Lake Economic Development Advisory Committee.
Ms. Prchal was born in Farmington, Minnesota. She grew up in the Burnsville-Prior Lake area and graduated from Prior Lake High School in 2001. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2006, Ms. Prchal moved to Arizona where she resided for four years; and then moved back to Minnesota to finish law school at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Prchal enjoys reading, gardening, wine and food-tasting, coffee shops, spending time with family & friends, but most of all spending time with her husband, son and her two dogs.

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