Our Attorneys

Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell


Phone: 612-294-2200

Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell is a family law attorney at Heimerl & Lammers. Ms. Hartwell serves as a compassionate and fierce advocate for her clients, representing them in a wide variety of family law matters. A skilled writer and negotiator, she enjoys crafting creative solutions and is always prepared to advocate for her clients and their children both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Hartwell graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College and earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas, where she was an editor of the Law Journal. She has served on the University of St. Thomas School Alumni Advisory Board.

Ms. Hartwell comes to Heimerl & Lammers from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she practiced family law for over 11 years and was a shareholder in her former firm. A member of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, she is a trained parent coordinator and has frequently worked as a Court-appointed neutral. She is experienced at handling parental child abduction cases and is a member of the International Child Abduction Attorney Network. Ms. Hartwell is also trained in collaborative divorce.

In her spare time, Ms. Hartwell enjoys spending time with her family and is a freelance singer and cellist.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony and Spousal Maintenance
  • Parental Child Abduction
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis, MN)
    • Juris Doctor
  • St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude
    • Major Areas of Study:  English, Religion, & Women’s Studies

Our Commitment to Service

Our commitment to you includes:
  • Promptly addressing your needs. Our attorneys and staff will make sure that your concerns are addressed as soon as possible.  We know that legal issues can be stressful and anxiety producing.  We will do our best to work on your behalf towards a solution.
  • Responding to your inquiries. Whether by phone, email, text, fax or mail, our team will be available to answer your questions ASAP.
  • Being available to meet you in person. If you want to speak to your lawyer face-to-face, we have several Twin Cities office locations convenient for you.
  • Obtaining results.  We aren’t here just to bill hours or cause unneeded disputes.  We are here to serve you to get results. At all times we use our expertise and creativity to get the absolute best resolution to your legal issues.