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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    25 years, 2.75 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
    25 years, 1.88 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    25 years, 1.88 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • James Rene Chatto

    Ms. Weissenborn is a much respected attorney in the legal community. She is always prepared to advocate zealously for her client. She is compassionate and well read in the law.


    James Chatto Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Leif Fossum

    I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Carol Weissenborn in court on a number of occasions. She is smart, tough and effective as a criminal defense lawyers, and always has her client's best interest in mind.


    John Fossum
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Carol Weissenborn

P.O. Box 19158
Minneapolis, MN, 55419


MNAuthorized to practice199006/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished ServiceThird Judicial District Public Defender2009
Distinguished ServiceTenth Judicial District Public Defender2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorHamline University School of Law2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Carol Weissenborn2008 - Present
Chief Public DefenderMinnesota Public Defense2002 - 2008
Assistant Public DefenderMinnesota Public Defense1994 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Minnesota Public Defense Training TeamMember2003 - 2008
Minnesota Public DefenseChief Public Defender2002 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - 2008
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. A.R. (adult felony)Not Guilty--Bench Trial
State v. R.D. (adult felony)Not Guilty--Jury Trial
State v. K.M. (adult felony)Drugs suppressed based on unlawful search; drug counts dismissed and remaining counts resolved with a plea to a gross misdemeanor
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Publication NameTitleDate
William Mitchell Law ReviewRocks Rather than Cathedrals: The Minimalist Architecture of the Minnesota Supreme Court2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Florida State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy InstituteEvidence Jeopardy2008
Washington State Defender Association Advocacy InstituteDirect Examination2007
Seventh District Public Defender annual meetingStory Telling at Trial2007
Minnesota State Bar AssociationCurrent Topics in Criminal Defense: Caseloads, Drug Courts, Disproportionate Minority Contact & ITV2007
Minnesota Public Defender Road ShowKey Trial Decisions: Waiving the Jury/Putting your Client on the Stand2007
Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy InstituteIntroduction to Objections2007
17th Annual Minnesota Public Defender ConferenceRule 616 Bias2007
Olmsted County Bar AssociationBlakely v.Washington2006
Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy InstituteOpening Statements2006
Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy InstituteEvidence Basics2004