Blaire Durda –


Blaire is an Attorney with Tressler Law representing clients facing a wide variety of family law disputes including dissolution, paternity, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, orders for protection, distribution of marital assets and debts, and other post-decree matters.   

Prior to joining Tressler Law, Blaire clerked for the Honorable Jason T. Hutchison and the Honorable Mike Furnstahl in Hennepin County Family Court, working exclusively in matters related to family law and domestic abuse.  From her clerking experience Blaire gained first-hand knowledge of the family court system, all stages of court proceedings, and invaluable insight into the decision-making process of judicial officers.  Blaire’s experience also provides her with knowledge of the court’s overall perspective on litigating family law issues. 

Blaire understands the complexities involved in family law matters and the necessity to provide each client with individualized care and attention. Blaire is passionate about solving problems and brings a pragmatic approach to each case, always first seeking amicable resolution through mediation or innovative settlement solutions.  When court intervention is necessary, Blaire prides herself on a being a fierce advocate on behalf of her clients and the best interests of the children involved. It is genuinely important to her that her clients feel thoroughly supported, both through the difficult legal process and through a transformative period in their lives.  She is committed to providing open communication and guidance each step of the way.

Blaire received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in History and Political Science from the University of Minnesota.  She went on to attend Mitchell Hamline School of Law on a Merit Scholarship, graduating from there with her Juris Doctorate degree.  While in law school, Blaire studied in London through BPP University Law School and gained pro bono experience by assisting London residents on legal housing matters.  Blaire also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Kevin S. Burke, drafting court orders on a variety of civil and criminal matters.  In college, Blaire worked as a project manager for the law firm Zamansky Professional Association.  There she organized their Create A Memory Event in coordination with the Minnesota Twins, an event for children and volunteers from youth-service agencies around the metro to come enjoy baseball events at Target Field.  

Blaire is a lifelong Minnesota resident, growing up in Eden Prairie. Blaire is a multi-talented athlete having played college soccer, as well as hockey and lacrosse in high school.  She continues to be involved with her community and volunteers with Greater Twin Cities United Way.  In her free-time, Blaire enjoys snowboarding, drawing and painting, boating on Lake Minnetonka, cheering on her beloved Golden Gophers, traveling, and playing chess.  She currently lives in Minneapolis with her two cats, Phoebe and Wednesday, and has fun exploring all that the greater MSP has to offer.



Undergraduate:  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Juris Doctor:  Mitchell Hamline School of Law (formerly William Mitchell College of Law)

Professional Memberships:  Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law League, Minnesota Women Lawyers, BNI Chapter Member