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When I'm not in court or helping clients, I love to read and brew beer.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years
  2. Child Abuse: 25%
    7 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    8 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    10 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    John is a fantastic lawyer. Any client will see the lengths that John will go for them. He cares about fighting for justice and his clients. One of the better legal minds out there.


    Chad Reichwald Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

Chitwood & Davey, PLLC

821 Raymond Avenue
Suite 260
St Paul, MN, 55114


MNAuthorized to practice200707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2016
Top 24 Divorce Lawyers in MinneapolisExpertise2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
CALI Award- Misdemeanor ClinicCALI2006
CALI Award- Public International LawCALI2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. David Ten Eyck & Hon. John LeitnerState of Minnesota, Judicial Branch2008 - 2009
Law ClerkSouthern Minnesota Regional Legal Services2007 - 2007
Business AnalystThomson West1999 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2011 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers NetworkPro bono attorney2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. NFAcquitted
State v. LBAcquitted by jury
State v. JLDismissed at start of trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
William Mitchell Journal of Law and PracticeFounding Editor2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999