Attorney Anthony (Tony) Toepfer began his legal career in the area of business and technology law. While successful in that field, he felt there was something missing. He turned down opportunities, because, as he says, "I wanted to see the faces of the people I was helping." He transitioned into family law practice, and found what he was looking for.
Tony takes pride in being effective in his work without fitting negative stereotypes of attorneys. He is dedicated to his work and to protecting his clients' interests, and focuses on helping them build the future they want, rather than getting mired in the difficulties of the past. He is acutely aware that family law situations involve more than just the law; they include emotional and financial concerns as well. Tony tries to connect his clients with whatever type of help they need to make it through difficult family transitions.
Colleagues describe Tony as someone who very rarely misses a detail regarding the facts, with a wonderful ability to understand someone's perspective while keeping neutral. These traits help him to work efficiently, while helping clients to maintain a sense of calm in chaotic situations.
Having gone through the process of divorce himself, Tony is acutely aware of the challenges clients face both emotionally and logistically during this difficult time.
Tony enjoys living in Minnesota and is committed to the St. Cloud community. He is a supporter of the arts and is involved with a number of community groups, including performing with GREAT Theater and serving on the board of directors of Anna Marie's Alliance.
Tony lives with his son and his cat, Jimothy. When not practicing law, he enjoys participating in fantasy sports leagues, playing Ultimate Frisbee, bowling, going to St. Cloud Rox baseball games, and keeping up with the latest in technology.
“Divorce and custody cases are emotional, stressful, and generally quite financially burdensome. Tony really helped me to understand all viewpoints in my case, helped to keep emotions under control, and was able to make quick decisions while in the courtroom. Most of all, his services were reasonable and he helped me to financially plan throughout the process.
He also was able to refine ambiguous language in our documents and filings to ensure they were clear and easily understood by all parties. He really is one of the “good guys” – he will fight for the best interests of the children and isn’t blindly one-sided. You will not go wrong hiring hiring his firm to represent you. I know where I will turn if I need an attorney in the future.”
After digging through some of my papers, I came across my will and realized it was quite out of date. I delivered my current will to Tony, and we discussed some of the changes I wanted to have made. He advised me on the best way to structure the will and then had it done in no time. He was efficient and not costly. I felt much better knowing that I had things in order in case something were to happen to me. Thank you Tony!
Tony responded quickly, and his work was very effective. I would and have recommended him to friends and family.
Tony provided excellent service for my legal needs. He explained things thoroughly, was patient with my many questions, and succeeded in delivering the settlement I expected. Thanks, Tony, for your great work!
I first met Tony at a networking group and I could immediately tell he had an immense passion for his clients and career. The more I got to know Tony the more I knew he’d be the first people I would call if I ever had any legal questions or concerns. So when it came time to need a lawyer to help with some legal questions, Tony was the obvious choice. His response was quick and thorough and he made all of the legal terminology so easy to understand. Integrity is important in the legal field and Tony is nothing short of that.