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Justin Michael Schiks

DUI and DWI Attorney at Woodbury, MN

4.9   35 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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About Justin

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Justin M. Schiks is an award-winning criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of dismissals, acquittals and positive resolutions for his clients. Justin is a native Minnesotan from the Twin Cities area. As a graduate from Forest Lake High School, he went on to complete his undergraduate work at University of Minnesota-Morris. During his college years, Justin began learning about the law as an intern for the Stevens County Attorney’s office. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota, Justin attended William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

 

While in law school, he spent several years with the Washington County Public Defender’s office, where he appeared with clients on thousands of bail hearings and First Appearances. While earning his law degree Justin developed a strong grasp of the law, conducted extensive legal research, presented arguments to mediators, arbitrators, trial and appellate court judges. In addition, Justin worked with the Edina city attorney, prosecuting misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors. His experience prosecuting has been invaluable to him as a criminal defense lawyer in anticipating arguments and strategies used by the State. For more than a decade, Justin’s focus and passion has been on DWI defense and criminal defense, helping good people through what often times is one of their most difficult times in life.

 

For many years, Justin has also volunteered his time assisting those unfamiliar with the legal process, as an attorney on the Washington County Criminal Defense Panel and the Washington County Criminal Defense Clinic. Justin has had the honor of being selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The members of this prestigious invitation-only organization are selected as the top trial lawyers in their states who exemplify superior qualities of leadership, influence, public profile, reputation and stature. Justin holds a 10 out of 10 rating on , an attorney rating website, and has been a recipient of “Clients’ Choice Award,” for 2014, 2015 and 2016, which is given to attorneys who achieve superb client ratings and reviews. Justin continues to be held in high regard by fellow defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges.

 

He has successfully represented thousands of clients in felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor cases, achieving dismissals, acquittals and resolutions resulting in no conviction.

 

Justin Schiks offers consultations and legal counsel to discuss strategy and outcomes. The consequences of a charge can be life altering. You need an attorney you can trust will advocate for you every step of the way. Contact Justin Schiks today to protect your freedom and rights.

 

Since 2014, I had the honor of being selected annually for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The members of this prestigious invitation-only organization are selected as the top trial lawyers in their states. I was also chosen by to receive their “Clients’ Choice Award,” for 2014, 2015 and 2016, which is given to attorneys who achieve superb client ratings and reviews.

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Location

JS Defense
724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 140
Woodbury, MN, 55125
JS Defense, P.A.-Roseville Location
1915 Hwy 36 West
Roseville, MN, 55113
JS Defense, P.A. -Edina Location
4940 W 77th St
Edina, MN, 55435
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | December 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond, Exceptional Defense Lawyer
Justin Schiks of JS Defense went above and beyond, providing me with the help and expertise I needed. Justin and Molli are the team you need in your time of crisis. Their professionalism and knowledge provide you with a wonderful team that is hands on, intimate and caring. They are a one on one team and have your best interests in mind. I highly recommend JS Defense to be your first contact.
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Posted by Woodbury Resident | October 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Attorney
Justin went above and beyond to help me maintain my driving privileges' after a driving violation that I made. As a safe driver for nearly 18 years, the prosecuting agency wanted to immediately revoke my driving privileges' due to a new law that went into effect a couple of years ago that I was unaware of. Justin helped and provided great relief after a few emails and phone calls. Just after a couple of short weeks of his assistance he had my conviction lowered as much as possible and I maintained my driving privileges. I can't be thankful enough for his hard work and his knowledge in the field. Excellent work Justin!
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
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Very kind and helpful
Justin and Molli are so patient and helpful. They took loads of stress off of me and walked me though each step of the process. I appreciate all the work they did and answering all of my questions without making me feel uncomfortable. I am satisfied with the outcome of my case and don't think I would have gotten the same result without them.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2020
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Excellent service
Justin assisted me in an outstanding manner to handle my DUI case. I am a professional individual, who made a poor decision in driving after drinking. I had no idea how to navigate the justice system. Justin was there helping me at every step. I believe that I received the best possible resolution under the circumstances with Justin’s help.
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Response from Justin Schiks December 13, 2021
Thank you for the positive review! I really appreciate it.
Posted by Mike H. | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wasn't thinking when I was got my DUI, but I sure was thinking right when I chose my lawyer!
Everybody makes mistakes and sometimes we're not thinking clearly. I made sure I put the right thought and trust into Justin Shiks and his team to defend me when I needed it most! I was stopped and charged with a DUI. Justin, gave em the support, education, and defense I needed. He made it super easy and comfortable for me. This was my first time experiencing something like this and I must say my experience was a good as it could have been considering the circumstances! He was very knowledgeable, always early to court, and made it very simple and comforting for me to go through this process. I was very pleased with my outcome and wouldn't even take a chance using someone else. Thanks Justin and Molly for your help, being available when needed, the service, and most of all the resolution of my case! I will always refer anyone I come across to reach out to you! Thank you!
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for your review Mike! I really appreciate it.
Posted by Tammy | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, honest and professional.
We were very satisfied with how Justin handled our case with sensitivity and honesty. He was prompt is responding to our concerns, and very upfront on pricing and overall timetable of our case. He took the stress and worry off our shoulders. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing representation.
Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind words Tammy. I am happy I was able to help. Best of luck to you and your family.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, detailed and patient lawyer
I hired Mr. Schiks to represent our son for two misdemeanor traffic charges. Mr. Schiks was professional, honest and thorough with the handling of our son's case. The outcome was positive and we could not be more pleased. Words cannot convey the heartfelt gratitude we have for this man. If you are reading this review because you are seeking legal counsel, Mr. Schiks will not disappoint you. After calling various attorneys around the area, he was the only one that actually spoke to me (vs. an assistant) and also took nearly a half an hour on the phone to discuss with me the entire situation. He was very knowledgeable about the scenario and associated laws and made me feel very confident in his ability from the start. I recommend Mr. Schiks without hesitation!
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the review. I really appreciate the kind words.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wish there were more stars to select :)
Justin was very professional and dealt my case very impressively. He was able to get me the fastest and best resolution for which i will forever be grateful to him and his team. I hired him for fifth degree assault case and he was able to achieve a complete unconditional dismissal within few weeks and saved me a ton of time and stress. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help and get the best possible outcome. Thanks Justin!
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words.
Posted by Matt | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Both what I wanted and what I needed!
Justin's work is thorough, aggressive, relatable, and calming. In working with JS Defense you get the services that you want and there is also getting what is needed. The process is foreign and yet very important -- Justin patiently and reassuringly explains it all and pushes hard to protect my rights and get the best outcome possible.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thanks for the great review Matt!
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Super Professional and Prompt
Justin was incredibly courteous and professional. He made sure we understood everything that was happening and was always reachable for questions and concerns. We hired Justin for an expungement and he took the stress out of the process by handling everything down to the small details. We felt very taken care of.
Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. I am very happy that we were able to achieve a great outcome for you.
Posted by Joshua | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
15+ years of weight lifted of my shoulders!
He listened to everything I had to say about my case. He put in a ton of time and effort getting the prosecutor to cough up evidence and admit that my case wasn't just a traffic stop. Which ultimately ended up in a dismissal of all charges including Aggravated 1st Degree possession with intent, Aggravated 1st degree possession, Felon in possession of a firearm and Felon in possession of ammunition. I would recommend him to anyone and I will use him again should I ever have legal troubles.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thanks for the review Josh. I am very pleased with the outcome of your case. Best of luck to you!
Posted by Kris | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney! Ever!
I hired Justin for a DWI. He was honest, prompt and answered all of my questions. His demeanor and attention to detail quickly put my mind at ease. With his help, I was able to beat the charge and can move on with my life and career. I recommend Justin to ANYONE and EVERYONE in need of a great attorney! Well done!
Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thanks for the great review Kris!
Posted by Dr.Usman Waseem | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On behalf of my family and I, we'd like to say thank you.
Justin and his team did excellent job while i was arrested on false domestic assault chrages from my wife from bailing me out till final court hearing untill judge dismissed the case with no guilty. Justin fight my case in highly professional manner and all false charges were dropped because of his legal expertise and professionalism. Justin collected all relevant evidence and presented in court with high accuracy, attention to detail and effectively. He was very flexible with my work schedule. I recommend Justin and his team to everyone who is looking for an honest and dedicated attorney who will defend you against any false arrest and criminal case. God Bless Justin & Molli.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Very happy I could help you and your family. Best of luck in all that you do!
Posted by Stew | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional recommendation
As a professional in the bail bond industry, I have referred many clients to Attorney Schiks over the years. I have received nothing but positive feedback from our mutual customers, and continue to confidently send people in his direction when they are in need.
Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the professional review!
Posted by Coach | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Non-Judgmental, Good and Affordable
I had a felony prescription drug medication case from 4 years ago (1st felony case), my previous private attorney I hired "retired" and got into another law practice. I had intense life threatening brain surgery that affected my memory and I had a probation violation (2nd violation) which was 3 years old because I didn't contact them or do any of my probation assignments. Anyway my old attorney referred me to Justin and the DA wanted to take away my stay of imposition (felony on record forever) and make me serve 90 days in jail. He got the DA to keep my stay of imposition and only serve 30 days of house arrest. The judge even said to me that "wow you got a pretty good deal here". So being a former professional football player and now coach I've dealt with many attorneys, contracts and etc and I would recommend my close friends, family and ANYONE to hire Justin if they run into a legal problem with whatever case (small or big). He won't judge you and him and his staff will help you the entire way.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the review. I appreciate it.
Posted by Hans | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer & Higly Suggest!!!!!
I recently relapsed after being clean for 13 years and ended up getting into a car accident hurting myself and someone else and along with that got myself a DWI. Just and his team served me well, worked hard and represented me very well getting me the minimum on everything and helped me get my life on a better path for being sober and for my family. I highly recommend Justin for any case as I know he and his team will work hard and fight for your rights every step of the way. Thanks Just and team for all you did for me!
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind review. It is much appreciated. Hope you are well!
Posted by E.J. | April 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
FINAL RULING: Statutory Expungement.
WORDS COULD NEVER COME CLOSE in describing the OUTSTANDING JOB that JUSTIN SCHIKS and his AMAZING DEFENSIVE TEAM did for me... Prior to meeting Justin I foolishly spent what little bit I had on legal counsel that actually made matters worse, not better. I didn't do my homework. I didn't research and read reviews like these as I should have. AND SO IT WAS; I first encountered Justin Schiks volunteering his time at a Washington County legal clinic for people who make below the poverty line and cannot afford adequate legal advice. Instead of treating me as such, or as a being of having "less than," he was genuinely interested in hearing my case and invited me for a sit down at his firm. I just didn't get it! HOW or WHY would he treat me like this with such professionalism and respect when I was broke. From being greeted by the receptionist to his exceptional paralegal, all I witnessed was serious professionalism. This serious level of professionalism never stopped. It was maintained in phone calls, emails, and carried into the place where it matters most: the courtroom. THE JSDEFENSE RESULTS: from the moment that Justin showed up, it was obvious that his level of professionalism was exceedingly above any others' - ANY! He knew exactly what was going to happen, was in total control, so much to the degree that I NEVER ACTUALLY HAD TO SAY A WORD IN COURT... The FINAL RULING: Statutory Expungement. -"did I mention that he and his team did all this work out of their heart?" LISTEN: YOUR WORTH IT! YOU CAN GET THROUGH THIS! YOU CAN PUT THIS BEHIND YOU! - Trust me I know and I'm no more special than you!!! Don't waste your time, money, and possibly your freedom. THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!!! GIVE THEM EVERYHTING YOU CAN BY GIVING THEM JUSTIN SCHIKS - JSDEFENSE. - "I can never thank you enough Justin, Molly, Defense! Bless you guys for getting me back the life that I thought was lost..."-forever.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
I know you'll do great things. We are very happy we could assist you in your journey.
Posted by Tina | November 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Who needs a life savor when you have Justin!
Finding Justin was a Godsend! My 16 year old son got messed up with the wrong kids at school and found himself in legal troubles that could have ruined his adulthood. I was a single mom with not a lot of savings. Yet I knew a public defender was not going to be the best option for helping secure the future of my young son. I knew I needed an attorney who would be compassionate, smart and very tough! I went on line and came across Justin's advertisement. I read his reviews and thought WOW! This has to be too Good to be true. I looked into several other options but couldn't get some of the great things people had said about Justin being compassionate, trustworthy, true to his word and his genuine character. I called Justin and after telling him my story he had me in tears on what he was willing to do to help my son. I knew he was the Laywer my son needed if he wanted to have a chance at a clean future! Justin met with myself and my son and my son said to me. I like him. He's not fake. So we hired Justin to defend my son. Justin advised us on being proactive on steps that would be great for helping my son get back to the kind hearted young man that he once was, as well as be a positive outlook for the judge when we entered court. Everything Justin advised us on has been working and watching Justin in the courtroom has shown us just how smart he is. Justin displays this calm , very professional demeanor and he can read people very well. He uses this to his advantage when working a plea and never gets shaken! Our process has taken a year with several court appearances. Justin delivered everything he set out to and because of him and what he has taught my son on how he need to help himself as well. My son will have a clean record going into adulthood! Our prayers were answered when we met Justin! And yours will be too!! Thank you Justin! We will always be greatful for everything you have done for us! Tina and Red R.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for your review Tina!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT ATTORNEY! SPEEDY AND PROFESSIONAL!
GREAT ATTORNEY! SPEEDY AND PROFESSIONAL! Very pleased with Justin Michael Schicks. He was very professional, and had great communication from start to finish, along with his legal assistant Molli Meyer. Every process was explained in detail. Was able to get a misdemeanor dropped to a continuous to dismissal for my case. He basically saved my job! Reasonable attorney fees as well. Very pleased, and will definitely recommend to friends and family, etc. Thanks again , Justin Michael Schiks, and Molli Meyers. -Sean W.-
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. We really appreciate the review.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST LAWYER
My sons' life was turned upside down by a very unfortunate accident he was involved in where two individuals were seriously injured. He was looking at a 5-10 year prison term. Justin was successful in getting my son three months in the county workhouse. Justin is extremely knowledgeable and honest. He is highly respected in the community and would highly recommend him. He saved my sons' life and I am forever grateful.
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Response from Justin Schiks January 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind review. We really appreciate it.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • JS Defense P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • MSJ Law P.A.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Schiks Law Office P.A.
  • 2008 - 2012

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Minnesota, Morris
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shoplifting
  • Dismissed
  • 1st Degree Drug Sale
  • Dismissed
  • Felon in Possession
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington County Criminal Clinic
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington County Criminal Defense Panel
  • Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Great Attorney
  • America's Greatest Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2017 Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Top American Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • The Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Superb Attorney Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Excellent Attorney Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Going From No Idea to Not Guilty: An Intro to Criminal Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (63)
Endorse Justin
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Schiks is well respected by judges, attorneys, court staff and professional colleagues. He has earned an excellent reputation as a smart, well-prepared and effective attorney. I would gladly refer to Justin with confidence that he would do an outstanding job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin has vast experience in the criminal defense, as well as other areas, and great reputation in the legal community. He is a lawyer you can trust. Him and I are on a criminal defense panel in Washington County, and I can confidentially say he is one of the most diligent and aggressive attorneys in the metro area."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Justin for many years. As such, I can attest to the fact that Justin provides his clients with unparalleled and knowledgeable legal services. Any client working with Justin can be sure they are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From review Attorney Shiks' client reviews. endorsements and contributions to AVVO you can see that he is an excellent attorney who cares deeply for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected attorney and a zealous advocate."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schiks is a well-known attorney, and I endorse wholeheartedly endorse him. His record speaks for itself!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schiks is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schiks is an exceptional lawyer who can be relied upon to handle your case -- during what will obviously be a stressful time for you -- with grace and dignity and a high level of professionalism. Malcolm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to get the best result for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"Determination and dedication describes this attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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Woodbury DUI and DWI Lawyer Justin Michael Schiks
Justin Michael Schiks
DUI and DWI Attorney
Woodbury, MN
Licensed for 15 years
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