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You've come to the right place if you're considering bankruptcy.  Call (952) 831-1995 for a free consultation with me in my Bloomington office -- it's located right across the street from the Mall of America.  


With 25 years' experience in consumer bankruptcy law, it's likely that I can help you find a solution to your problems with unmanageable debt.  Call me and let's start the process with a meeting in my office.

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Licensed since 1987

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

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Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Terry Rodino Jr.

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

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

  • Paul Elliot Ross

    I endorse this lawyer, a NACBA chair for Minnesota, and I am appreciative that he truly is a super lawyer.. He is, in my opinion, one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the Twin Cities. His NACBA chairmanship and his contributions to the MSBA Bankruptcy Sections and Institute have been helpful to all of our colleagues defending and representing our clients.

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    Paul Ross Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Craig W. Andresen

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

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice198706/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand/Probation
    issued in MN, 2014

    updated

    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 discipline is the result of an instance in which the lawyer did not comply with rules involving reconciliation of bank statements for IOLTA (interest bearing) trust accounts, and not involving financial harm to clients. The lawyer is in good standing to practice law in Minnesota state and federal courts.”

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Awards

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

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationConsumer Subcommittee Chair, Bankruptcy Section2014 - Present
Bankruptcy Law NetworkMember2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMinnesota State Chair2007 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember1988 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A

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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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Law NetworkAnother Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Cases2014

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Saint Olaf CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984