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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
  2. Personal Injury: 5%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bruce A Boeder

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous clients to Jim for representation in criminal defense matters and they have been uniformly pleased with his representation and the results of the representation.


    Bruce Boeder Real estate Attorney
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  • John Leif Fossum

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an excellent trial lawyer and does great work for his clients. He is tenacious and creative.


    John Fossum Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

James M. Ventura, Attorney at Law

1000 Twelve Oaks Ctr Dr
Suite 100
Wayzata, MN, 55391-4704


MNAuthorized to practice198308/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerMinnesota Super Lawyers2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerJames M. Ventura, Attorney at Law1991 - Present
PartnerJohnson Wood1990 - 1991
Associate AttorneyJohnson Wood1985 - 1990
Associate AttorneyGrathwol, Oberhasuer and Randall1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
United States Eighth Circuit Court of AppealsAttorney and CounselorN/A
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaAttorney and CounselorN/A
United States District Court for the District of MinnesotaAttorney and CounselorN/A
Minnesota Supreme CourtAttorney and CounselorN/A
United States Supreme CourtAttorney and CounselorN/A
Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Minnesota Associate for JusticeMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota District CourtsAttorney and CounselorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of MinnesotaSociologySociology and Criminal Justice1978