Born in 1974, Elizabeth hails from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Elizabeth attended undergraduate school at Mankato State University, where she graduated in 1996, having double-majored in history and ethnic studies. As a full-ride athletic scholarship recipient, Elizabeth played basketball at Mankato State University throughout her college years. She graduated magna cum laude.
Elizabeth Weinandt went on to attend law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. While at William Mitchell, Elizabeth was accepted onto Law Review, competed in Moot Court, and worked as a law clerk for a Twin Cities law firm. Elizabeth volunteered her time to the Third Judicial District Public Defender Office and in 2000, she was recognized by the Minnesota Justice Foundation for her volunteer contributions.
After graduating from William Mitchell, Elizabeth and her family returned to the Mankato area where she began her practice at Blethen, Gage & Krause. During this time, Elizabeth grew her practice in the areas of family law, corporate law, and estate planning. In 2008, Elizabeth Weinandt became a partner at Blethen, Gage & Krause. In 2011, Elizabeth Weinandt and Mark Betters formed Betters Weinandt Attorneys at Law, dedicated to bringing large firm experience to personal client service.
Elizabeth is involved with various professional associations and organizations. Elizabeth is a member of Business and Professional Women, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and Minnesota Women Lawyers.
Elizabeth has served as a Board Member for Life-Work Planning Center, Southern Minnesota Autism Coalition, and the Autism Advocacy Coalition of Minnesota. Elizabeth has given her time to St. Clair Economic Development Authority Board, St. Clair Public School Community Advisory Panel, Mankato State University “HOOPS Club” and Athletics Community Advisory Panel.
Elizabeth helps her family law clients with divorce, complex property division, custody issues (including those involving children with special needs), prenuptial agreements, and adoption.
Elizabeth’s estate planning practice includes wills, trusts, healthcare directives, and probate.
Elizabeth assists her corporate clients with entity creation, contracts, buy-sell agreements and real estate transactions.