Jean Brandl is a certified criminal law specialist licensed in both State and Federal courts of Minnesota, California, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. No matter what charges you face, she is prepared to offer an aggressive defense on your behalf.
Jean Brandl has over 23 years of highly successful courtroom experience. If you or someone you care about is charged with a crime or is under investigation, you need Jean Brandl to provide the highest level of performance and with proven results. She has the knowledge and skills necessary to aggressively fight your case at trial or to successfully negotiate a favorable resolution.
Jean has won numerous jury trials, has negotiated excellent results for her clients, and has the compassion and experience needed to make you feel safe and comfortable during a stressful and complicated time. Using creative and unique tactics in trial, negotiation, and sentencing, Jean will work closely with you to create a strategy tailored specifically to your legal needs. She will stay in close contact with you so you fully understand your case and can make informed decisions.
Jean Brandl has passed the rigorous testing necessary to qualify as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist through the Minnesota State Bar Association (less than 1% of all attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in criminal law). She was awarded the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association Special Award for Courageous and Zealous Advocacy and was Attorney of the Year in the San Diego Alternate Public Defender’s Office. Her successes have been reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio and the U-T San Diego.
Jean has represented over a thousand people charged with crimes in Minnesota and California State Courts, Minnesota Appeallate Court, Federal District Court, and in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has handled many complex and sensitive cases including white collar crimes and criminal sexual conduct cases.
Jean has represented employees facing discrimination at work and has helped nurses, psychologists and other professionals keep their Minnesota licenses.
She has worked with numerous individuals on the Autism Spectrum., negotiating creative solutions with prosecutors, probation officers, and judges to keep her Autistic clients out of jail and prison. If you or a family member are on the Autism Spectrum, you need an attorney with the experience necessary to handle such unique and sensitive cases.
Licensed since 2007
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2007||04/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Attorney of the Year||San Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Association||2002|
|Attorney of the Year||San Diego Alternate Public Defender||1999|
|Owner||Brandl Law, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Heltzer & Houghtaling, P.A.||2012 - 2014|
|Managing Partner||Cloutier & Brandl, P.A.||2007 - 2012|
|Deputy Attorney||San Diego District Attorneys Office||2004 - 2006|
|Attorney||San Diego County Alternate Public Defender||1994 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Minnesota Lavender Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State of Minnesota v. R.A.||Not Guilty Verdict|
|United States v. J.H. and C.H.||Resolved with no prison for one of the defendants|
|California v. B.L.||Not Guilty Verdict|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Mount Holyoke College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|2013 IDEA Leadership Conference - Washington D.C.||Working with Families of Students with Disabilities Facing Juvenile Court||2013|
|National Parent Technical Assistance Center||Meeting the Needs of Youths with Disabilities||2012|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, CLE Committee||Effective Use of Expert Witnesses||2012|