Kellie A. McNaughton

Office Manager/Legal Assistant

Kellie McNaughton is the office manager and legal assistant at Gerlach Law Firm.  Kellie joined Gerlach Law Firm in March 2010.  Before joining the firm, Kellie worked in the fitness field for 15 years and was the owner and president of Hastings Uptown Fitness located in Hastings, Minnesota.  Kellie was born and raised in Hastings, Minnesota.  In her free time, Kellie enjoys exercising, horseback riding, spending time with her family, and visiting her adorable grandsons in Austin, Texas.


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Gerlach Law Firm is conveniently located in Hastings, Minnesota.  We serve Dakota, Goodhue, Ramsey, Washington, Hennepin, Rice, Scott, Olmsted, and Greater Minnesota Counties.  We also practice family law in Western Wisconsin, serving Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn and other counties in Western Wisconsin. ​


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Theresa M. Gerlach

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Theresa M. Gerlach graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2008. Before attending law school, Theresa attended University of Colorado and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California Coast University.

Theresa opened Gerlach Law Firm in 2008.  She is licensed in Minnesota State Court, Wisconsin State Court, and the Federal Court in the Western District of Wisconsin.  She practices in the areas of family law and estate planning. Theresa is also qualified as a mediator and Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) and is currently training to become a Parenting Consultant.

​​Theresa makes it her priority to efficiently resolve cases while focusing on minimizing conflict between parents to ensure that children have a better chance of a healthy adjustment to the changes in their family.  She advocates zealously and fights for fair outcomes on behalf of her clients.  Theresa not only has the psychology background allowing her to understand family issues, but she also obtained experienced as a Guardian Ad Litem in child protection cases during and after law school. Additionally, Theresa has three sons and has both personal and professional experience with high conflict and interstate custody cases.

Theresa has appellate practice experience and has personally handled three Minnesota Court of Appeals cases, prevailing in two and reaching a settlement through Appellate Mediation in the third. 

In her spare time, Theresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to live music, and going to the theatre.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2008
  • Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Western Wisconsin, 2011


  • J.D. - William Mitchel College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • B.S. - California Coast University in Santa Ana, California


  • Student Award of Merit, nominated by the Dean of Students and chosen by the Board
  • Dean's List
  • CALI Award of Excellence, Contracts
  • CALI Award of Excellence, Work of the Lawyer
  • Client Counseling Competition Regional's Competitor
  • Scholarship received for academic achievement as a single mother

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral (Mediator)


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