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Justin Michael Schiks

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Justin M. Schiks is a native Minnesotan from the Twin Cities area. As a graduate from Forest Lake High School, he went on to complete his undergraduate work at University of Minnesota-Morris. During college he began his education of law as an intern for the local County Attorney's office.


 


Following graduation from the U of M, Justin attended William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. During law school Justin worked for several years with the Washington County Public Defender's office. He represented hundreds of clients in bail hearings, arraignments and pretrial hearings. Justin also prosecuted misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors with the Edina city attorney.


While earning his law degree Justin developed a strong grasp of the law, conducted extensive legal research, presented arguments to mediators, arbitrators, trial and appellate court judges.


 


After graduation from law school, Justin was the founding partner of Schiks Law Office, P.A., focused on DWI and criminal defense. He has successfully represented countless clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, achieving dismissals and resolutions resulting with no conviction. Justin is a proud member of the Washington County Criminal Defense Panel, Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel and the Washington County Criminal Defense Clinic.


 


Justin has also worked extensively of counsel at a local personal injury law firm. He has successfully represented numerous injured clients by fighting to secure fair compensation for their injuries.


 


Justin has since joined the firm of Mohammad, Schiks & Jaafar, P.A. as a managing partner. The firm maintains a criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning, and business litigation practice.


 


In 2014 Justin was selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The members of this prestigious invitation-only organization are selected as the top trial lawyers in their states who exemplify superior qualities of leadership, influence, public profile, reputation, and stature.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Steven Murray Coodin

    I have worked with Justin when we volunteer on the Washington County Criminal Defense Panel and the Criminal Advice Clinic in Washington County so I have seen how much Justin both cares for his clients and how hard he works to defend them in criminal cases. I would have no problem recommending Justin to prospective clients.

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    Steven Coodin DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Samuel John Edmunds

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Samuel Edmunds DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

JS Defense

539 Bielenberg Drive Suite 200
Woodbury, MN, 55125

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice200804/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb Attorney RatingAVVO2015
The Nation's Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Excellent Attorney RatingAVVO2014
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerJS Defense P.A.2015 - Present
Managing PartnerMSJ Law P.A.2012 - 2015
AttorneySchiks Law Office P.A.2008 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington County Bar AssociationAttorney2011 - Present
Washington County Criminal ClinicAttorney2011 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationAttorney2008 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationAttorney2008 - Present
Washington County Criminal Defense PanelAttorney2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
1st Degree Controlled SubstanceDismissed
4th Degree Criminal Sexual MisconductDismissed
2nd Degree Controlled Substance -SaleDismissed

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Minnesota, MorrisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ramsey County Bar AssociationGoing From No Idea to Not Guilty: An Intro to Criminal Law2013