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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

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Schafer is one of the finest Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.

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    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert W. Keller

    Attorney Schaefer and I were classmates and are now professional colleagues. Attorney Schaefer is a very accomplished trial attorney and has received significant recognition by his peers. I endorse this lawyer and would recommend hiring him for criminal defense and civil injury litigation.

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    Robert Keller Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Schafer Law Firm P.A.

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NDAuthorized to practice law201205/17/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199304/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Associations
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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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Hamline Law ReviewThe Right to Counsel in DWI Proceedings1992

Education
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