J.D., 2004, University of St. Thomas School of Law
B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Awards & Honors
Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney, 2010
University of St. Thomas Alumna Living the Mission, 2010
Rising Star, 2011-2012 & 2014
Super Lawyer, 2015
Victoria Brenner practices family law and lawyer’s professional responsibility. She is also a Rule 114 Mediator and Qualified Neutral. She is a partner with the St. Paul law firm of Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh. Victoria is a proud alumna of the first class to graduate from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she was encouraged to practice law in a holistic way and to give back to the bar and the community through professionalism and voluntarism. Victoria is an active member of the Minnesota AFCC Chapter whose mission is to minimize the negative impact of divorce and separation on the parties and their children. This organization ties with her view and approach to family law. Ms. Brenner handles custody, parenting time, child support, orders for protection, alimony, divorce, post-divorce in the wide spectrum of modest to high asset cases.
Prior to attending law school, Victoria taught grade school and English as a Second Language in Russia. Upon her return to the U.S., she worked at AFS Intercultural Programs, an international education exchange program.
While in law school, Victoria helped found the St. Thomas Student Chapter of the Minnesota Justice Foundation and served on the State Board for MJF. She was also a founding member of the University of St. Thomas Day of Service and did many other volunteer activities. She worked as a certified student attorney for the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center’s Legal Department where she assisted survivors of domestic abuse with their legal needs.
Following law school, Victoria served as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Chase in Olmsted County and then to the Honoroable Denise D. Reilly in Hennepin County.
Victoria serves as Chair to the Minnesota Justice Foundation, as a delegate for the Ramsey County Bar Association to the Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly. She has served on the AFCC-MN Annual Conference Planning and Sponsorship Committees for the past three years. She volunteers in many pursuits such as the Hennepin County Limited Scope Legal Services Program and for Tubman/Chrysalis.
She has written and presented Continuing Legal Education courses on Divorces involving Closely Held Businesses, Spousal Maintenance and Attorney Ethics.
Minnesota Justice Foundation, Board Chair
AFCC MN Chapter, Serves on various committees
Warren Burger Inns of Court, Treasurer
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association, Delegate to the Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Family Law League