Meet Katrina Viegas
Beaumier, Trogdon, Orman, Hurd, & Viegas
Katrina offices at:
She offers mediation and legal services to families at her office, Zoom/virtual, or remote technology
Her specialty areas include divorce dissolution, custody, parenting time/visitation, domestic violence, child abuse/protection, high conflict
Beaumier Trogdon Orman Hurd & Viegas Attorneys at Law, PLLP
Office Phone: (218) 722-1000
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 5 pm
I am a values-driven person. The personal values that led me to mediation, specifically transformative family mediation, are justice, equity and fairness, curiosity and the constant pursuit of knowledge, and recognition that everyone is interconnected.
The other side of the coin is that I am “drawn to the fire” when I see what I perceive to be injustice, inequity, unfairness, intolerance, and ignorance, especially when those issues affect children and others who may be unable to advocate for themselves.
I am not here because I have all the answers; mediation is about empowering people to create workable solutions for themselves and their families. My personality is well-suited to this work; as an introvert (specifically, INFJ), I listen and take time to “process” before I speak, and my actions flow from careful thought and discernment.
Mediation Practice & Credentials
I am a family law attorney with over ten years of experience representing clients in divorce/marital dissolution, paternity, custody, parenting time/visitation, grandparent custody/visitation, domestic violence, and child abuse/neglect/protection cases. I am licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Our firm is located in Duluth, so I enjoy working mainly in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. But thanks to Zoom and other remote technology, I am pleased to offer services throughout northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
I chose to become a family mediator and join the roster of Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutrals because, over the years, I found myself advising clients to go to mediation and work creatively and directly through their differences with the person on the other side rather than argue their case at Court and face an all-or-nothing outcome.
I also found that my clients who were the most satisfied with the results of their legal matters were those who actively participated in their cases, such as through mediation, rather than those who were passive recipients of an outcome decided by a Judge.
My preferred mediation styles are "Transformative" and "Restorative" Family Mediation because they are not fast or “pressure cooker” experiences. Instead, by incorporating restorative practices, they allow people to come together, slow down, and try to address the root causes of their current conflict.