Walter Hodynsky

Walter Hodynsky

Attorney since 1977
Of Counsel
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Mr. Hodynsky is an attorney with Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. Mr. Hodynsky assists consumers with debt relief and bankruptcy. Mr. Hodynsky also represents individuals with issues related to family law, such as custody, divorce, grandparent visitation rights, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements and other areas of family law. Mr. Hodynsky also works for the rights of employees in situations of discrimination, harassment, unemployment compensation and other related employment situations. Mr. Hodynsky also practices in the areas of estate planning, including drafting wills, trusts, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, Criminal Law, and represents personal representatives in probate of estates.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Bankruptcy
  • 30% Family Law
  • 20% Employment Law
  • 10% Estate Planning and Probate
  • 5% Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1998
  • Handles Arbitrations as Selected Arbitrator Under MN No-Fault statute

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1977
  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1977
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1988


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Minnesota-College of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1974
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et al vs. U.S. (U.S. Supreme Court 08-1119 2009)

Honors and Awards

  • American Juris Prudence Award, Business Law, 1977 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Haywood and Cari, S.C., Associate Attorney, 1990 - 2002
  • Burlington Northern Railroad, Assistant Director of Labor Relations, 1977 - 1989

Ancillary Businesses

  • Tax Preparation


  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • German