Jodi Terzich is a partner who practiced family law at Rider Bennett, focusing on paternity, divorce, custody and child support actions. Jodi is a member of the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations. From August 1997 to May 1998, she was a law clerk for Judge Margaret Shaw Johnson in Minnesota's Third Judicial District. She also was a certified Guardian ad Litem for four years. Prior to joining Rider Bennett, Jodi practiced family, criminal and juvenile law for three years at a law firm in St. Cloud.
Jodi has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2009. She was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2006, 2007 and 2009. In addition, Jodi was also recognized as one of the Top 50: 2015 Women Super Lawyers®. She also received this recognition in 2010 and 2014.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1991, Jodi spent more than five years working in the mental health field and was a program coordinator for a women's group home serving mentally ill and chemically dependent women in Minneapolis. She continued her work serving the mentally ill while earning her J.D. and graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 1997.
A native of Minnesota, Jodi lives in Ramsey with her husband and two children. She devotes most of her personal time to her family, these days. In 1994, Jodi ran in Grandma's Marathon in Duluth.
Areas of Practice
Family Law 100%
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
Juris Doctor - 1997
Honors: cum laude
University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1991
Honors: cum laude
Classes & Seminars
A review of the major changes in the new child support law, including definitions and procedures, Child Support: MN's New Law in Practice, 2008
Teaches semi-annual seminars on family law issues & the dissolution process, That's Community Ed- Osseo/Maple Grove
Honors and Awards
Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota, 2010, 2014, 2015
Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Divorce Camp Facilitator, 2014
University of St. Thomas: School of Law, Mentor, 2006 to 2009
Past Employment Positions
Rider Bennett Law Firm, Attorney/Partner, 2001 to 2007
Stearns County, Guardian ad Litem, 1999 to 2001
Vermeulen Law Office, PA, Attorney , 1998 to 2001
Judge Margaret Shaw Johnson at Third Judicial District Of Minnesota, Law Clerk, 1997 to 1998
Ascension Place, Inc., Program Coordinator, 1991 to 1996