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Bruce Michael Rivers

Bruce Michael Rivers

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Bruce Rivers is recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a criminal trial specialist.  He has achieved acquittals in nearly every type of criminal case ranging from DWI to Murder I.  His prolific practice has earned him the respect of judges and prosecutors throughout the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Many lawyers seek his assistance in complicated matters that require extensive trial experience.  He practices in both State and Federal Courts.  His trial experience has made him adept at cross-examining law enforcement, forensic experts and any witness he faces.  

In addition to his criminal practice Bruce Rivers is also experienced in handling matters that invovle buisiness litigation and  personal injury.  In both arenas he has achieved awards for his clients exceeding $500,000.00. 

His dedication to his clients and his commitment to excellence in the courtroom, make this trial lawyer a standout among his peers.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth Lee LaBore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rivers is a very knowledgeable and highly regarded defense attorney


    Kenneth LaBore Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

701 Fourth Av S #300
Minneapolis, MN, 55415


MNAuthorized to practice199807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Board MemberMinnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
Board MemberAcademy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota2013
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
top trial lawyerTop 100 Trial Lawyers2013
Board Certified SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2013
Criminal Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2012
Criminal Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
AVVO Rated AttorneyAVVO2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRivers Law Firm, P.A.1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100Member2012 - Present
Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of MinnesotaMember2012 - Present
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2012 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCriminal Trial Specialist2011 - Present
National Association of Criiminal Defense LawyersSustaining Member1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. HansonAcquittal
State v. JohnsonAcquittal
State v. BackAcquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Augsburg CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KSTP Ch. 5 CommentaryAmy Senser Trial2012