Justin M. Schiks 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 college he began his education of law as an intern for the local County Attorney's office.
Following graduation from the U of M, Justin attended William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. During law school Justin worked for several years with the Washington County Public Defender's office. He represented hundreds of clients in bail hearings, arraignments and pretrial hearings. Justin also prosecuted misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors with the Edina city attorney.
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.
After graduation from law school, Justin was the founding partner of Schiks Law Office, P.A., focused on DWI and criminal defense. He has successfully represented countless clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, achieving dismissals and resolutions resulting with no conviction. Justin is a proud member of the Washington County Criminal Defense Panel, Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel and the Washington County Criminal Defense Clinic.
Justin has also worked extensively of counsel at a local personal injury law firm. He has successfully represented numerous injured clients by fighting to secure fair compensation for their injuries.
Justin has since joined the firm of Mohammad, Schiks & Jaafar, P.A. as a managing partner. The firm maintains a criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning, and business litigation practice.
In 2014 Justin was 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.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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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.
|MN||Authorized to practice||2008||01/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Top American Lawyers||2016|
|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|
|Clients Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|Excellent Attorney Rating||AVVO||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney/Owner||JS Defense P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Managing Partner||MSJ Law P.A.||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney||Schiks Law Office P.A.||2008 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Aid/Abet Drug Possession||Expunged|
|5th Degree Drugs||Dismissed|
|Prohibited Home Occupation||Dismissed|
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|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Minnesota, Morris||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Going From No Idea to Not Guilty: An Intro to Criminal Law||2013|