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David Patrick Balmer

Criminal defense Attorney at Minnetonka, MN

5.0   12 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Drug Crime, Burglary, Theft

  2. DUI and DWI
    34%
    Driving While Impaired, Criminal Vehicular Operation, Underage Drinking and Driving

  3. Domestic violence
    8%
    Domestic Assault, Order for Protection Violation,

  4. Sex crime
    8%
    Prostitution, Solicitation, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Statutory Rape

  5. Violent crime
    8%
    Assault, Robbery, Murder, Manslaughter

  6. Drug Crime
    7%

CHARGED WITH A CRIME? LEARN ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS. DAVID BALMER IS READY TO HELP!

The Balmer Law Office defends clients facing serious criminal charges throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.  The Balmer Law Office focuses exclusively on criminal and DWI law.  So whether you simply made a mistake or have been falsely accused of a crime, attorney David Balmer is prepared to stand-up for you.

 

The Balmer Law Office provides free, confidential case evaluations.  Mr. Balmer is available around-the-clock to answer your questions.

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Location

David Patrick Balmer
12800 Whitewater Dr
Minnetonka, MN, 55343

Reviews

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Posted by Randy | February 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
David was empathetic of my situation. He was always ready and willing to help me. He calls back ans stays in touch with you through out the case. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI lawyer services
David was a great help to me in a recent DWI I received. He showed true compassion, and care throughout the case. He was trustworthy, professional, and worked hard at getting us the best possible outcome despite the situation. His guidance was superior as we navigated the court system. David helped me get me back to driving, and helped me avoid the the most serious consequences for a poor decision. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2021
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A+ Lawyer during a pandemic
During this global pandemic I got stuck in a bit of a legal situation. I researched and clearly found the best man for the job. With the current times I never even got to meet him face to face or go to a courthouse. Nevertheless, we still got our desired outcome and everything figured out. We were able to get my sentence drastically changed in my favor and great deal on an expungement in the coming years. I couldn't think of a more professional, courteous and prompt lawyer to hire. I will recommend David to anyone every time.
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Posted by Steven | November 21, 2020
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Expungement
I reached out to David in regard to a matter I wanted expunged from my record. David spent a lot of time getting to know me and understand my situation. I live out of state now and he communicated with me frequently helping make sure I was included in all happenings. David was able to take care of this matter for me and get my record expunged. I have worked with other attorney's before and never felt included in what was happening or felt like I was bothering them by asking questions. David always responded to me promptly and never made me feel like a bother. I couldn't have asked for better representation or customet sevice. David Balmer will definitely be my first call for legal counsel should I ever need it!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
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Promt, and efficient
Hi, He was able to secure for me a deal that eliminated the need for a court visit and was able to reduce the penalties to way less than I was anticipating. Highly recommend!
Posted by Shane | April 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Would definitely recommend
David succeeded in restoring my gun rights in a matter of a few months after fighting on my own since 2009. Initial consultation was comfortable and welcoming. It was an easy decision to hire him! Affordable, professional and friendly services! Consistently kept in touch and keep me up to date on the process. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2020
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I highly recommend Mr. Balmer.
Mr. Balmer helped us with a matter involving one of our children. We were extremely impressed with Mr. Balmer's passion, knowledge, and expertise with the law. Throughout the process he was extremely courteous, and kept us informed at every step. We enthusiastically recommend Mr. Balmer. He clearly explained his fee structure. He kept us well-informed. He communicated with us very clearly and professionally. And we did achieve the outcome we wanted. Again, we very highly recommend Mr. Balmer.
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Posted by Andrea Lyman | April 25, 2017
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Reckless driving citation
I expressed my preferred outcome on my case where I was charged with a reckless driving citation, David communicated with me through the entire process and took care of everything. It made the whole thing 100% less stressful and I got my desired outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering hiring an attorney or even just looking for a consultation, he was very honest and straight to the point.
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Posted by Shane | April 20, 2017
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David is an expert in criminal defense, very committed to each case & great to work with.
Thanks to David's expertise, I was able to get the best possible outcome in my possession & paraphernalia charges. It was a highly stressful time for me, filled with uncertainty regarding the possibility of a highly negative impact in my life due to these charges. David answered all my questions and used his knowledge to help me better the outcome of my case. He was so easy to work with, very straight forward and kept me very informed. He worked diligently and was really in my corner. It really eased my mind to have him on my side & fighting for me. If you are faced with criminal charges, I highly recommend consulting David to determine your best course of action. He clearly communicated his strategy and was always just a phone call or email away. I really appreciated how fast he returned calls and emails! He was very committed to helping me and I feel like he truly cared about me as a person. He is just a great guy and an even better attorney. You need him in your corner!
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Posted by Zachary | January 7, 2016
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David's legal expertise helped me to obtain the best possible outcome
As a teenager I got into some legal trouble. I knew little to nothing about legal matters and which direction I should take. I consulted with David about my legal matter and right away he told me what my options were. His expertise and knowledge about Criminal Defense were a big factor in helping me to understand what my rights were and which options I could take to get the best possible outcome for my legal situation. David did an excellent job of making sure that I understood everything that he was saying to me. He worked diligently and effectively to obtain the best possible outcome for me as well. David did a great job staying in touch with me about my case. For a teenager who didn't understand very much at the beginning, I settled my case with the best possible outcome and a lot more knowledge going forward. I would highly recommend David as your attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2014
Undeniably David positively impacted the outcome of my life going forward.
Court and legal issues are arguably one of the most stressful obstacles in someone’s life. David did a great job at keeping me informed throughout the process. If I didn’t understand a process he took the time to explain it to me in professional and courteous manner. I always felt he kept me “in-the-loop.” Without a doubt I would recommend him if you ever have to deal with the court system. Because of David’s help I can now legally exercise my right to bear arms.
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Posted by Brian | August 29, 2014
Dave knows the firearms laws and has a personal commitment to defending your Constitutional rights.
It has been my professional experience that the best defender is one who personally believes in your case. Dave Balmer provides that level of defense. As a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and someone who has an expert understanding of the laws pertaining to ownership and use of firearms, Dave is uniquely prepared to defend your Constitutional rights to the furthest extent allowable. In addition to having an excellent understanding of the legal complexities in the law, and a personal commitment to the defense of one's rights, Dave is a man of great character and integrity. Not only do I trust Dave to serve as my legal counsel, but I count him as a good friend. I would recommend that anyone seeking a rigorous, thorough, passionate, and effective defense call Attorney Balmer first,
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Balmer Law Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Special Assistant Public Defender
  • First District Public Defender
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Bethel University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J.S.
  • No Charges Filed
  • State v. A.C.
  • DWI dismissed. State could not prove that defendant's impairment was connected to his driving.
  • State v. T.S.
  • Right to Possess Firearm Restored

Associations

  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sterling Education Services
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2013
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Publications

  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (18)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David's integrity and professionalism are assets to his clients and the criminal defense bar. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney. I enthusiastically endorse him as a skilled and well-respected criminal defense practitioner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is passionate about safeguarding the constitutional rights of his clients. He is thorough, assertive and caring. I highly recommend David Balmer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly! David is someone I know to represent his clients enthusiastically, with integrity and diligence. He knows what he is doing, and he is good at his job. Whenever I get asked for a criminal defense referral, I send my clients to David Balmer, because I know he will be their best advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Minnetonka Criminal defense Lawyer David Patrick Balmer
David Patrick Balmer
Criminal defense Attorney
Minnetonka, MN
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available