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Justin Michael Schiks

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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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


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



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  • Meagan Jaeger Fox

    I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Justin for many years. As such, I can attest to the fact that Justin provides his clients with unparalleled and knowledgeable legal services. Any client working with Justin can be sure they are in good hands.


    Meagan Fox Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Paul Christopher Hannaford

    From review Attorney Shiks' client reviews. endorsements and contributions to AVVO you can see that he is an excellent attorney who cares deeply for his clients.


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Contact info

JS Defense

539 Bielenberg Drive Suite 200
Woodbury, MN, 55125


MNAuthorized to practice200807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Legal Counsel2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense 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
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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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