I hope you review my case successes, credentials and accomplishments detailed on this website. I counsel my clients on every option available by conducting a thorough investigation of their individual situation and the law.
Lawyers are not allowed to guarantee success, but I can guarantee that I give clients every possible advantage in their legal situations. I ensure that each client is charged only for legal work that is performed by utilizing refundable fees.
I have been honored in my law practice by receiving awards for my litigation efforts, being re-elected as prosecutor before choosing to leave government office to start my own practice to help individuals, and receiving appointments to leadership positions with legal and political organizations.
My greatest successes have come through satisfied clients and referrals from fellow attorneys. After reading the information on my web site please contact me for assistance on your legal matters.
Licensed since 1998
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2001||04/19/2015|
|IA||Authorized to practice law||1999||06/23/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1998||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist||Minnesota State Bar Association||2012|
|Who's Who in Family Law||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Who's Who in Criminal Defense||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Gold Seal Award||Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence||2000|
|Managing Attorney||Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC||2003 - Present|
|County Attorney||Humboldt County, Iowa||1999 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Hennepin County Public Defender's Office||Father's Pilot Project Panel Attorney||2012 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Lawyer Referral Oversight Committee||2009 - Present|
|State of Minnesota||Mediator, Family and Civil Cases||2006 - Present|
|Federal Defender's Office of Minnesota||Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney||2004 - Present|
|USA v. Sagataw||Hung jury, led to plea offer for reduced charges and reduced sentence.|
|State of Iowa v. Anderson & Frayne||Not guilty verdict for criminal defense client.|
|State of Minnesota v. Mitchell||Not guilty verdict for criminal defense client.|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||Juris Doctor||Juris Doctor||1998|
|Drake University||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Criminal and Family Law Basics||Criminal Law & Family Law||2009|
|Starting Your Own Practice||Law Practice Management||2008|
|Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm: Whether You're Planning To or Not||Law Practice Management||2007|
|Starting Your Own Practice: Tips and Traps||Law Practice Management||2007|
|Starting Your Own Law Practice: Tips and Traps||Law Practice Management||2006|
|Starting Your Own Law Practice||Law Practice Management||2005|