Jodi Terzich & Shannon Ort, Founding Partners, Terzich & Ort

Jodi Terzich & Shannon Ort


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Shannon Ort is a founding partner of Terzich and Ort, LLP. She devotes her practice exclusively to family law focusing on divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance and paternity matters. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her B.A. in criminal justice and legal studies magna cum laude from Hamline University. Prior to founding Terzich & Ort, Shannon was an associate with Rider Bennett in Minneapolis.

Jodi Terzich is a partner at Terzich and Ort. Prior to establishing Terzich & Ort, Jodi was partner practicing family law at Rider Bennett in Minneapolis. Jodi’s practice is focused on paternity, divorce, custody and child support actions.

Shannon is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. She is also admitted in Federal Court, a member of the family law section. Shannon has completed mediation training including training for social early neutral evaluation and financial early neutral evaluations.

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. She was named a 2006 “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.

Shannon was named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Rising Stars names the top lawyers in Minnesota. Only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys are identified by Rising Stars. Minnesota Rising Stars is published annually in the December/January issues of Minnesota Law & Politics, Mpls. St.Paul Magazine, and Twin Cities Business. Shannon was also featured in Marquis Who’s Who publications and has been a guest speaker at local law schools.

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.

Shannon was named Top 40 under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates, an organization comprised of the nation’s most skilled lawyers. The selection process is rigorous and ultimately 1.5% of lawyers are named nationally. She was also named as a top attorney in Minnesota by Minnesota Monthly Magazine in January 2014, and a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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. Having completed that bucket-list item of running a marathon she still enjoys hitting the pavement but on a much smaller scale. She devotes most of her personal time to her teenage children and extended family.

In 2016 Shannon was named a top women attorney in Minnesota and the Law firm of Terzich and Ort, LLP was recognized as one of the Best Law firms in America.

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