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Michael James Brandt

Michael James Brandt

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, White Collar Crime

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    22 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    22 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    22 years, 300 cases
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%
    22 years, 200 cases
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Glen Adam Kotten

    Mike is a great senior criminal defense lawyer. He was very helpful in assisting me with a probation question I had for one of my clients.


    Glen Kotten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jessica Laural Portz Birken

    Mike is one of the most engaging, approachable and talented criminal defense attorney's I've had the privilege to work for. He's very likable and is able to explain difficult concepts in plain language. I've learned many lessons from Mike over the years. Mike is hands down, my go-to call whenever a friend or client is in need of defense work. I highly recommend Mike.


    Jessica Birken Government Contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Brandt Criminal Defense

2150 Third Avenue North
Suite 210
Anoka, MN, 55303



MNAuthorized to practice199406/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerBrandt Criminal Defense2005 - Present
PartnerJasper and Brandt, PLLC2003 - 2005
AssociateAllan H. Caplan & Associates1999 - 2003
Assistant Public Defender10th Judicial District Public Defenders1994 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
Anoka County Bar AssociationTreasurer2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer1999 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Minnesota CLEDWI Deskbook- Evidence Chapter2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of MinnesotaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Expert on Criminal Law“Expert” for criminal law questions2012
47th Annual Criminal Justice InstituteDirty Dozen - ETG Testing2012
DWI SeminarDWI Defense2008
43rd Annual Criminal Justice InstituteShultz Issues with the Intoxilyzer 50002008