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Andresen Law Offices is a Bloomington, Minnesota, full service bankruptcy law firm with 26 years experience. A consultation with Mr. Andresen is always free -- just call (952) 831-1995. Our offices are located right across the street from the Mall of America.


Our Brooklyn Center Office is located across the street from Brookdale.


Whether you are an individual or have a small business, we have the expertise to help you understand your rights under the law and inform you of your best choices.


Dealing with credit card debts, an impending foreclosure, car repossession, or business debt problems can seem overwhelming. At Andresen Law Offices, our mission is to find legal solutions that will allow to keep your home and your paycheck. This is what we do -- and it is all we do.


Mr Andresen has been Minnesota's Co-chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys since 2006. He has been on the executive board of the MSBA Bankruptcy Law Section since May 2015. He knows the bankruptcy trustees and judges, and they know him.


Browse further down this page, and you'll see that Mr. Andresen has been called upon time and again to lecture to other bankruptcy lawyers, appearing often side by side with Minnesota's bankruptcy trustees and judges at legal seminars.


Let the 26 years experience of Andresen Law Offices go to work helping you to regain control over your financial future. You can get started by calling (952) 831-1995 today, and asking for a meeting with Mr. Andresen.




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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    26 years, 5 thousand cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William G Peterson

    Craig Andresen is a great attorney especially for a client who has a difficult bankruptcy problem. I've worked with Craig both in working in the same law office and in referrring clients to him. Craig is not a "form filler". He tailors the client's bankruptcy plan to fit that person's needs. He has my high recommendation.


    William Peterson Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Terry Rodino Jr.

    Craig was very helpful with one of my cases. Very knowledgeable and insightful. I highly recommend him.


    Terry Rodino Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Craig W. Andresen

2001 Killebrew Drive
Suite 150
Bloomington, MN, 55425-1991


MNAuthorized to practice198707/31/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand/Probation
    issued in MN, 2014


    Reprimand/probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. The State also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Craig’s comment: “The public reprimand is the result of an instance in which the lawyer's IOLTA trust account reconciliations did not comply with the rule requiring periodic reconciliations of such accounts. This warranted a reprimand only, as it did not involve harm to clients, and the lawyer remains in good standing to practice law before all Minnesota courts, the bankruptcy court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer in MinnesotaMinneapolis-St. Paul Magazine2000
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2000
Top Lawyer in MinnesotaMinneapolis-St. Paul Magazine1998
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1998
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1997
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1996
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing attorney of full service consumer bankruptcy law firmLaw Offices of Craig W. Andresen1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionEducation Committee Chair2015 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationConsumer Subcommittee Chair, Bankruptcy Section2014 - 2015
Bankruptcy Law NetworkMember2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMinnesota State Chair2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Fisette (Fisette v. Keller), 455 B.R. 157 (8th Cir. B.A.P. 2011).Appellate court ruled that a chapter 13 plan could avoid, or "strip off," a wholly unsecured junior mortgage on residential real estate.
In re Ansar, 383 B.R. 344 (Bky.D.Minn.2008).A Statement of Presumption of Abuse filed by the U.S. Trustee under section 704(b)(1)(A) must unequivocally state whether or not the U.S. Trustee believes that a presumption of abuse has arisen.
In re Irwin, 232 B.R. 151 (Bky.D.Minn.1999).The cour held that a lawnmower is exempt under Minn. Stat. section 550.37 subd. 4.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Law NetworkAnother Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Cases2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Saint Olaf CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MSBA Bankruptcy Section Monthly MeetingBankruptcy Cases Pending Before the U.S. Supreme Court, speakers, Craig Andresen, Karl Johnson, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee.2015
2015 Minnesota Bankruptcy InstituteHot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy, speakers, Craig Andresen, Margaret Culp, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee, Mark Halverson, former Chapter 7 Trustee, Elaine Wise.2015
MSBA Bankruptcy SectionThe Ins and Outs of Exemptions, Speakers, Craig Andresen, The Honorable Michael Ridgway, US Bankruptcy Judge, John Hedback, Chapter 7 Trustee, Jeremy Carvell.2014
2013 Minnesota Bankruptcy InstituteEthical Issues in Bankruptcy Practice, speakers, Craig W. Andresen, Craig D. Klausing, John D. Lamey III; moderator, Ken Corey-Edstrom.2013
2012 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute2012 Case Law Update and Bankruptcy Trends, speakers, Judge Dennis D. O’Brien, Craig W. Andresen & Katherine A. Constantine.2012
2011 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute2011 Case Law Update and Bankruptcy Trends, speakers, Judge Dennis D. O'Brien, Craig Andresen, Katherine A. Constantine; moderator, William J. Fisher.2011
2008 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 16th Annual ConventionMeans Testing in Bankruptcy2008