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I have a reputation for pushing the envelope and not backing down. I continuously obtain case dismissals, acquittals at trial, and reduction of charges for my clients. Before opening Keyser Law, P.A., I clerked with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. I am an officer (Captain) and Judge Advocate (JAG Attorney) in the U.S. Army Reserve. I represent veterans and service members in criminal courts at a reduced rate. My office also has an immigration attorney, and together we bring prior experience working with USCIS, ICE and immigration court.


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Practice areas


  1. Violent Crime: 25%
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Federal Crime: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Amber Sue Johnson

    Chris is a passionate and aggressive advocate for his clients. Each and every case gets his individual attention. I would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a great criminal defense attorney.


    Amber Johnson DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Matthew Eugene Ludt

    I endorse the work and service of Chris and his firm; He is a great attorney in our community and I am glad to be able to refer friends and clients. Thank you.


    Matthew Ludt Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Keyser Law, P.A.

Grain Exchange Building, Suite 806
400 South Fourth Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Keyser Law, P.A.

228 Chestnut Street East
Stillwater, MN, 55082



MNAuthorized to practice200807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Spirit of Service AwardAssociation of American Law Schools2010
Public Service AwardWilliam Mitchell College of Law2008
Outstanding Service AwardU.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial CounselJudge Advocate General's Corps U.S. Army2010 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyKeyser Law, P.A.2008 - Present
ClerkU.S. Department of Justice2008 - 2008
ClerkU.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement2007 - 2008
ClerkU.S. Department Of Homeland Security2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Second Judicial District Family Violence Coordinating CouncilCouncil Member2014 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fifth Degree Assault & Disorderly ConductNot Guilty
Felony Second Degree Criminal Sexual ConductNot Guilty
Obstruction of Legal Process & Disorderly ConductNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Lawyer - JDs RisingHow To Get Paid2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MinnesotaEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 New Lawyer ExperienceHow to Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know2015
Minnesota CLE Live WebcastMinnesota's New Expungement Law2014
Life After MitchellLegal Career Development2012
Law Student Networking MixerFrom Classes To Clients2012
Immigration WorkshopConquering Family & Employment Immigration Forms2012
Hangin' Out a ShingleTips On Starting Your Own Law Practice2012
English Undergraduate Career PanelEnglish Undergraduate Career Panel2012
2012 New Lawyer ExperienceCandid Advice for New Lawyers2012