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Steven Murray Coodin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Lake Elmo, MN

5.0   60 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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About Steven

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3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%

    20 years, 700 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%

    20 years, 700 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    20%

    20 years, 500 cases

I graduated from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in the fall of 2001. I was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2002 and work in the areas of DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, and Family Law (including divorce, custody, and support).

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Licensed for 20 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Coodin & Overson Law Offices, PLLP

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
I don’t know what I’m legally aloud to say, but what I do know is Mr. Coodin, Is fast paced and able to break down the language of the court so you never get lost. All in all 5 star kind attorney
Posted by Chimeng | July 6, 2022
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Awesome attorney.
Steven is an awesome attorney. He helped drop my gross misdemeanor to a misdemeanor. Very straightforward and calm about my situation. He showed the options I had and what I can do and he made sure that I finished all of my assignments before hand. I would recommend him to any person who has a dui and is looking for help.
Posted by Tim | March 17, 2022
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DWI
I retained Steven to help with a DWI I've had a few and was expecting to go to prison since it wasn't my first, But his experience with DWI cases showed thru I was kept from going to prison but still have to do jail time but with work release, this resulted in keeping my house and not losing my job wich was what was important to me, it took almost 2yrs of court but today I am still in my home, I highly recommend Steven for his experience in the field and am very thankful for his help
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2022
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Traffic Case Handles Excellent
Steven and his team were able to quickly resolve my traffic case while keeping me abreast of changes. Were very flexible to work with through a variety of means as I was out of town.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Steven was responsive, caring, knowledgeable, great at communicating and resolved the case quickly. Highly recommend!
Posted by Mark | April 28, 2021
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Top Notch Attorney
Steve did a Fantastic job guiding me through my rough patch in my life. He had me feeling good and confident about my outcome and put me at ease. Steve was proactive in having me do things before my case was even heard, those things would have been implemented by the court, so it was nice to have that all in order before my case was presented to the court. Thank-You Steve!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2021
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Careless Driving
Steve did a great job settling my case very quickly and without a trial. He worked out an agreement with the county that resulted in the charges being dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
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Defendant
Steve Coodin was amazing. With him I received much lower fees than expected and the best possible outcome for my complicated case! If you ever have DWI troubles, contact him!
Posted by Rachana | December 29, 2020
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Mr. Steven
Mr. Steven was an amazing attorney from the start to the end. He was very professional and always on time with everything. Every time I had a question Mr. Steven always got back to me right away. He made this whole process very smooth. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and hire him again if needed in the future.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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Great work
I wouldn’t seek representation from anyone else. He made something that could have been long and horrible and made it quick and painless.
Posted by Rachel | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Steven was able to drop my DUI charge down to a Careless Driving charge. I'm very pleased with this outcome. The entire process was simple and painless. 10/10.
Posted by Terri | August 4, 2020
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Exceeded my expectations with every interaction
Steve exceeded my expectations with every interaction, beginning with the first phone call. I expected to have to make an appointment and instead was connected directly to him. I was a little embarrassed about my situation and he was professional; he did not say or do anything that made me feel judged. He patiently listened to all the details I wanted to share. He gave me options of what might happen. I hired him on the first phone call. Although my case took a little longer because of the COVID-19 situation, he kept me informed and was quick to respond when I reached out with questions. The best part of all was the outcome of my case, which was better than I ever could have imagined. I had tears of joy in my eyes when he told me. I feel like he truly advocated the best possible outcome. I am grateful for him. I highly recommend him here and will also recommend him to any friends or family who may need representation or consultation. Thank you, Steve!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
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Hyatt Legal Plan Member
Needed help with a speeding citation. He was able to get a deal done for me. Great attitude. Very helpful. Will get the job done in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2020
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Professional, fast, straightforward
Steven was wonderful to work with. Responses and actions were timely and all staff was considerate and helpful. I hired Coodin after being unhappy with another attorney at another firm. I was very happy with the switch and only regretted not finding him sooner.
Posted by Brian | January 22, 2020
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I highly recommend Steve.
Steve represented me on two different cases and I couldn't be happier with the service I received. I was considering representing myself and really glad I didn't. He was well worth the money and also a good guy.
Posted by Jim | January 7, 2020
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Estate Planning/ Will
Steve prepared a Will, Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney for us. We were under a little pressure to have it done by the end of the year. He managed to make that happen for us. He was very helpful, professional and friendly. He made the process easy, and did a great job. We would definitely hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
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DWI Resolution
Steven Coodin was very helpful at getting my case resolved. He is deliberate with everything he does and he is knowledgeable about everything. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
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Great lawyer for Washington County
Mr. Steve Coodin helped me out in a time of difficulty. I was impressed with his knowledge and his connections with the court and related offices. He was able to get me a reduced probation time. I felt that his experience/connections with the Washington Co. system helped with this outcome. I'm glad I hired a "local" guy which cost me a little more $$, but was worth it based on my outcome. I would recommend Steve Coodin to all in need of legal help. Thank you!
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Posted by Adrian | June 24, 2019
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Compassionate and Dedicated Lawyer
I hired Mr. Coodin to help me sort out what I thought was a complex custody case. During the entire process he was by my side providing guidance and reassurance to help come to an agreement. He is passionate at what he does and helped with finding compromises that were fair and equal. Mr. Coodin also took the time to educate me on areas I was unsure of. If I could give 6 stars I would.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2019
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Dui
Coodin help me out with what I need to get done right away before court which helps speed up the case.
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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

  • Criminal Law Advice Clinic
  • Washington County Law Library
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Coodin & Overson, PLLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Washington County Criminal Defense Panel
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Coodin Law Office, LLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Allan H. Caplan & Associates
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Manitoba
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Violation of Order for Protection Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed.
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed.
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed.
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Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Superb Attorney Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice - Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas Cooley Law School
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Father’s Rights
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Fathers
  • 2016
  • Wildwood Library
  • Rights for Unmarried Fathers
  • 2015
  • Oakdale Library
  • "Father's Rights" for Unmarried Fathers
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (19)
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is an exceptional lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a fantastic attorney. He is well versed in the law and he comes up with creative legal strategies to win his clients' cases. I would highly recommend Steve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Coodin is a professional and qualified criminal attorney. I have referred friends and family to Steve Coodin in the past and have always been confident that they have received zealous and knowledgeable legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Coodin as opposing counsel on family law matters. I am also one of his fellow panel attorneys for criminal defense work. I have found that Mr. Coodin is very diligent in his work, aggressive in representing his client's interest and evaluative in the handling of his cases. Mr. Coodin has a variety of in-depth experience both in family law and criminal defense, and has lot to offer his clients. He has community respect and a good reputation- something that is priceless if a matter becomes highly contested."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have Steve in court many times and highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are many family lawyers that I know-but Steve stands out as a thoughtful, considerate, and effective advocate. I never hesitate to send a referral to Steve because I know how much he cares about doing right by his client. I wholeheartedly endorse Steve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve does a great job representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Mr. Coodin in court over a number of years. He is always prepared and clearly fights for his clients. His skill and vigor have resulted in excellent outcomes and I can highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I spend a lot of time in the courtrooms where Steven also represents clients in criminal matters, and he knows his way around. He always demonstrates a great rapport with prosecutors and judges, and he has intimate knowledge of their tendencies and nuances. Steven consistently gets great results for his clients, and I endorse him without hesitation for any criminal matter you may be facing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known and worked with Steve for several years. He is a very competent, knowledgeable and diligent criminal defense attorney. He has experience with a large range of criminal defense matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Steve; not only is he a good guy but he's trustworthy and has the manner needed to handle the sensitive and pressing matters of family law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Coodin. He is a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients. His creativity and attention to detail make him an outstanding defense attorney. I recommend his services to anyone seeking help in the justice system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently referred a divorce client to Steve Coodin. Now that her matter is concluded she contacted me raving about what a great job Steve did on her case. She said that Steve is very personable to deal with and was very confident and effective in the courtroom. I will continue to refer divorce clients to Steve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Coodin is an excellent lawyer. I have known him within the community of criminal defense attorneys for many years. He is a dedicated advocate and highly skilled litigator. I would recommend him to anyone in need of criminal defense representation."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred Steve family law cases over the years and the clients have been very happy with his representation. He is extremely professional and diligent in his work. I would definitely recommend Steve to others."
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