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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 criminal defense and family law.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    14 years, 300 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    14 years, 500 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    14 years, 500 cases



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  • Meagan Jaeger Fox

    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.


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    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.


    Ashley Cooper
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Contact info

Coodin & Overson Law Offices, PLLP

8681 Eagle Point Blvd.
Lake Elmo, MN, 55125-4435


MNAuthorized to practice200206/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
2014 North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2015
Superb Attorney RatingAVVO2015
2013 North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Superb RatingAVVO2014
Clients' Choice - Criminal DefenseAVVO2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Dean's ListThomas Cooley Law School2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Law Advice ClinicWashington County Law Library2012 - Present
PartnerCoodin & Overson, PLLP2005 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyWashington County Criminal Defense Panel2003 - Present
AttorneyDakota County Criminal Defense Panel2010 - 2012
Solo PractitionerCoodin Law Office, LLC2002 - 2006
Volunteer AttorneyVolunteer Lawyers Network2002 - 2003
Law ClerkAllan H. Caplan & Associates2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Case DismissedCharages Dimissed
Domestic Assault DismissedThe prosecution agreed to dismiss the case so long at the client doesn't have any assault charges during the next 12 months (commonly referred to as a Continuance for Dismissal)
Gross Misdemeanor DWI DismissedCase Dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.coodinoverson.comChanges in Minnesota Expungement Law2015
www.coodinoverson.comAsserting or denying paternity in Minnesota2015
www.coodinoverson.comDWI vs. Careless Driving: What's the difference?2014
www.coodinoverson.comNew Law Bans the Sale of Synthetic Drugs in Minnesota2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of ManitobaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Father’s RightsRights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Fathers2016
Wildwood LibraryRights for Unmarried Fathers2015
Oakdale Library"Father's Rights" for Unmarried Fathers2014