Maren Minnaert Lively joined Jones Gotcher in late 2014 and was named a partner at the beginning of 2016. She has extensive experience in the areas of family law, probate and estate planning, guardianships, general litigation, and appellate work. Originally from South Dakota, Ms. Lively earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. While in law school, Ms. Lively clerked for the United States Department of Justice and served as the Senior Articles and Notes Editor for The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Lively obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science from Oklahoma State University, where she graduated with highest honors and was named a 2001 Top Ten University Graduate, Top Female Graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences, and a Truman Scholar National Finalist.