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Jim is a former Nebraska certified law enforcement officer, who received a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1978. He received his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1984, where he received academic awards including American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law and Corporations, and appointment to the Nebraska Moot Court Board. He has over 30 years of criminal defense and civil trial experience, and is admitted to the Bar in the state and federal courts of Minnesota and Nebraska, as well as the 8th Circuit court of Appeals. He is the owner of Fleming Law Offices, P.A. in Monticello, Minnesota, and also serves as a Felony Trial Specialist for the Minnesota State Public Defender’s Office.  Jim has represented clients in well over 250 criminal and civil trials, numerous administrative proceedings and in appearances before city councils, county boards and other political sub-division bodies. His work has also included representation in homicide, and other complex felony criminal prosecutions, federal death penalty habeas corpus proceedings, and the presentation of numerous appeals on both the state and federal levels, including the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. His criminal defense trial work is the subject of the non-fiction book, "The Bison King", published by Tate Publishing Company, describing Jim’s successful defense of a man, falsely accused of first degree murder in a 27 year old, "cold case" homicide prosecution in Minnesota in 2006. He is also an experienced self-defense firearms instructor, and President of Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc., a training company providing both basic and advanced firearms self-defense training for private citizens and POST approved annual LEOSA training for law enforcement officers. Jim is an NRA certified firearms instructor in the disciplines of pistol, rifle and shotgun, and has completed numerous shooting schools including LFI-1, and MAG 80, Urban Rifle Training, and Self-Defense Shotgun.  Jim also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, and has served as an expert witness in numerous cases for other attorneys on topics ranging from firearms nomenclature and operation, ballistics, crime scene reconstruction to the dynamics of the self-defense encounter.  He has also conducted training nationally for other attorneys on the subject of defending the self-defense client.  He has written several articles on self-defense related topics that have been published in national firearm and self-defense related publications including Concealed Carry magazine.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    32 years
  2. Business: 20%
    32 years
  3. Corporate: 7%
    32 years
  4. Estate Planning: 5%
    32 years
  5. Banking: 3%
    24 years


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  • Blair William Nelson

    Jim Fleming is a helluva criminal defense lawyer. He is a nationally recognized expert on the handling of self-defense cases and certified by the Minnesota State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist. He understands the dynamics of a courtroom as well as any that have ever put on a suit, and his blunt honesty is backed by solid legal research.


    Blair Nelson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard James Schroeder

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. You wont get a better advocate for you, a friend or family matter if they find themselves involved in a criminal matter. I have referred clients who have had family members or friends involved in criminal matters. They appreciated my referral to Jim.


    Richard Schroeder Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fleming Law Offices PA

113 Locust St
PO Box 1569
Monticello, MN, 55362


MNAuthorized to practice199106/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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