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Avery Lorin Ethan Appelman

Avery Lorin Ethan Appelman

also known as Avery Appelman

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Avery Appelman is a criminal defense attorney and founder of Appelman Law Firm.

While his practice is primarily recognized for its work with DWI and related offenses, he has 15 years of experience working with clients facing drug, assault, theft, criminal sexual conduct, traffic, and prostitution charges.

Avery's greatest strength is his ability to counsel in a way that assists clients in all aspects of their lives. His team works in partnership with clients to streamline the judicial process, thereby enabling individuals to assist in their own defense. He also recognizes the impact of criminal proceedings on those surrounding the accused, which is why he strives to mitigate the effects on clients' friends and family members.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

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

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Gerald A Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Avery for several years. He is a smart, tenacious lawyer that works extremely hard for his clients. I give him my full endorsement.


    Gerald Miller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Andrew Sieben

    Avery is a zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him to potential clients. He will fight to win every case.


    Kevin Sieben Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Appelman Law Firm

4501 Minnetonka Boulevard
Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416



MNAuthorized to practice199606/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Minnesota Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Minnesota Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Magazine2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder, Criminal Trial LawyerAppelman Law Firm2009 - Present
Managing PartnerAppelman & Olson, P.A.2002 - 2009
Associate AttorneyAllan H. Caplan & Associates1996 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesoccer CampGeneral ManagerN/A
Minneapolis Jewish FederationYoung Leadership Networking ChairN/A
Oak Ridge Country ClubBoard MemberN/A
Woodland Creek Homeowner's AssociationPresidentN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State vs. D.C.Driver's License Reinstated
State vs. E.M.Case Dismissed
State vs. J.S.Charges Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
CriminalDefenseLawyer.comProstitution in Minnesota: Criminal Charges, Penalties and Defenses2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
University of St. Thomas Business LawMinnesota Criminal Law2011
Community Success DayMinnesota DWI's: Know Your Rights2011