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Brent Schafer

Brent Schafer

also known as Brent S. Schafer, Brent Schafer

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

When I am not otherwise engaged in my work, I enjoy to golfing during the summer months, archery hunting in the fall and drilling some ice fishing holes during the early winter.  My wife, Robin, and I are also fortunate enough to be able to squeeze in a short vacation during late Winter and escape to a warmer part of the world.  Regardless, I do pride myself in having the cellphone always nearby so I can be available to assist my existing clients and those newly facing criminal charges or injuried in an event caused by the negligence of another. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    13 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    22 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Lexie Diner Stein

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lexie Stein Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John B. Elbert

    I endorse this lawyer.Brent is an excellent attorney who exhibits all the attributes of a fine advocate and is truly dedicated to his clients and the profession.


    John Elbert Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Schafer Law Firm P.A.

991 Sibley Memorial Highway, Suite 207
Lilydale, MN, 55118



NDAuthorized to practice law201208/17/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199306/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Minnesota Attorney of the Year 2010Minnesota Lawyer Magazine2011
Finalist for Trial Attorney of the Year 2011National Public Justice Foundation2011
Never Forgotten AwardMinnesota Innocence Project2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerSchafer Law Firm, P.A.2010 - Present
Owner/PartnerHalberg Criminal Defense2005 - 2010
OwnerSchafer Law Firm, P.A.2001 - 2005
Private Criminal Defense AttorneyGerald Miller & Associates1997 - 2001
Assistant County AttorneyScott County1996 - 1997
Assistant County AttorneyPine County1993 - 1996
Judicial Law Clerk in Winona, MNState of Minnesota1992 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Minnesota vs. Koua Fong LeeLee released from prison-all charges dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Hamline Law ReviewThe Right to Counsel in DWI Proceedings1992


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1992
Winona State UniversityEnglish/Political ScienceB.A. English1988
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeEnglish/Political ScienceNoneN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MSNBC InterviewCriminal Law2010
FOX and FriendsCriminal Law2010
CNN AppearanceCriminal Law2010
ABC World NewsCriminal Law2010
ABC News InvestigationsCriminal Law2010
Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute, 2009Grand Jury Indictments2009
Criminal Justice InstituteChallenging First Degree Murder Indictment2009
CLE on the SeaFelony DWI Sentencing2003