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Meet Ryan & Kate McLaughlin

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Flannel People Mediation

The McLaughlins office at:



Willing to offer mediation services via Zoom, in person, or in home. 

 Specialty areas include high-conflict divorce, post-decree, parenting time, couple's work, co-parenting, and youth prevention and interventions.

Office Location: Virtual & In-Person across the metro

Office Phone: (763) 316-8323

Office Hours: Varies to fit your needs - Contact to make an appointment!

Ryan & Kate's Philosophy & Background

  • Ryan McLaughlin and Kate McLaughlin are husband and wife co-founders of Flannel People Mediation (FPM), a restorative mediation and conflict resolution practice. “Flannel People” represents the duo’s mission, strategy, and ideal clients: out-of-court, warm and approachable, and built on time-tested practices and patterns. 

  • Ryan is a former lawyer. He brings five years of attorney experience. He has mediated and/or litigated divorces, custody battles, commercial business disputes, juvenile matters, and more. Now, his focus is on out-of-court conflict resolution that maintains the integrity of all parties involved. 

  • Kate is a trained Restorative Family Mediation practitioner trained by The Katallasso Group. As a former collegiate soccer coach and youth mentor, her philosophical focus is on family systems, intergenerational trauma, and attachment theory. 

  • Ryan and Kate have three daughters under seven years old. They live in St. Paul, raise chickens, and enjoy kombucha, sauna, and tattoos. 

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