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Alex De Marco

also known as Alex De Marco

About me

Alex De Marco is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients charged with everything from traffic offenses to murder. He has handled over 30 trials and numerous contested hearings. He also practices employment and labor law, is experienced in child custody issues, and has represented both children and parents in child protection proceedings. He attended college and Law School at the University of St. Thomas where he was recognized for his academic excellence and community service.

He remains active in local politics and public advocacy. A devoted athlete, he is a National Strongman competitor turned distance runner. Alex is a big personality who balances professionalism with a down to earth edginess that endures him to his clients. He has a reputation for aggressive trial representation.


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    11 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    11 years, 800 cases
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    10 years, 300 cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    11 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($180-200/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Office of Alex De Marco

6 West 5th Street
Suite 700G
St. Paul, MN, 55102

The Law Office of Alex De Marco

320 4th Street NW
Faribault, MN, MN, 55021



MNAuthorized to practice200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Twin Cities Finest 25 professionals awardMinnesota Business Magazine2010
"Doctor of Urology" fighting urine tests in DWI cases.Third District Public Defender2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCavaleri & De Marco LLP2012 - Present
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender2007 - 2012
Clerk/ InvestigatorInnocence Project Of Minnesota2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of AmericaMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersIndigent Defense Committee, Member2012 - Present
Dakota County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Rice County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Steele County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DWI DismissalAll charges dismissed outright four days before trial
DWI reduced to carelessCareless Driving
Criminal Sexual ConductOutright dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cavaleri & De Marco LLPTime For the Justice System to Restore the Fourth Amendment to Drivers2013
Cavaleri & De Marco LLPMcNeely and You2013
Cavaleri & De Marco LLPTerroristic Threats, the catchall felony2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of St. Thomas School of Law - MinneapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Saint Thomas (St Paul, MN)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Quarterly TrainingSocial Media in Evidence2010