|MN||Authorized to practice||2007||04/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|North Star Lawyer||Minnesota State Bar Association||2016|
|Top 24 Divorce Lawyers in Minneapolis||Expertise||2016|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|CALI Award- Misdemeanor Clinic||CALI||2006|
|CALI Award- Public International Law||CALI||2005|
|Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. David Ten Eyck & Hon. John Leitner||State of Minnesota, Judicial Branch||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services||2007 - 2007|
|Business Analyst||Thomson West||1999 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Volunteer Lawyers Network||Pro bono attorney||2010 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State vs. AC||Dismissed|
|State v. JL||Dismissed at start of trial|
|State v. LB||Acquitted by jury|
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|William Mitchell Journal of Law and Practice||Founding Editor||2007|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Family Law Career Panel||Careers in Child Protection||2016|
Posted by Matthew
John helped me with a housing court matter. He is very knowledgeable and attentive, and was always available to answer any questions I had during the process.
Posted by Michel
I first contacted John in the spring of 2014 and by August of 2014 my divorce was complete. I was very nervous going into my first meeting with an attorney but John made me feel at ease. He asked me questions about my marriage and sent me home with a questionnaire to complete. I was bracing myself to experience sticker shock (we all know hiring an attorney can be expensive) but I was very pleasantly surprised by his affordable rates.
Filing for divorce is a scary experience. There are a lot of unknowns, a lot of emotions, and a lot of questions. John is extremely knowledgeable in the field of family law and he spoke to me in terms I could clearly understand, he always promptly returned my calls and emails, and he acted as a median between my ex-husband and me. He really took away the anxiety I had and I am very grateful for all he has done.
I would highly recommend John Chitwood to anyone in need of an attorney. He is hardworking, professional and extremely knowledgeable.
Posted by Kara
John has helped me in so many ways. He is understanding and caring. He does his job very well. I hired John for a custody matter involving my son. I can say that I did not have custody my son and had no legal rights at that time. My son now lives with me. I will recommend John Chitwood to anyone seeking a great attorney.
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