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Faison T Sessoms Jr

DUI and DWI Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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About Faison

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As a Minnesota Criminal Defense Super Lawyer, I am happy to answer any questions you may have about your Minnesota DWI or any other charge you may be facing.

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Licensed for 45 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1982
Updated 10/28/2022
State IA
Status Exempt
Acquired 1977
Updated 09/15/2022

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F.T. Sessoms
Tritech Office Center
331 Second Avenue South #840
Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2018
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Jacqueline
I am a business owner who has lived primarily out-of-state since 1981. I have a second home in Minnesota. My situation occurred in 2017, after a cop harassed me for nearly an hour in a parking lot. Unfortunately, this occurred in a suburb whose cops are notorious for harassing innocent people. I was "guilty" of driving with expired plates, and knew it; I'd been out of town working, forgot to renew the plates on the car I keep in Minnesota. I apologized to the cop but he continued harrassing me. Oddly, he did not write me a ticket. Instead, he spent nearly all of his time asking me irrelevant personal questions (e.g., about other cars I own but do not drive). Months later, I received a court document that I did not understand. According to the document, I was facing several thousands of dollars in fines and a jail sentence. Without hesitation, I retained Mr. Sessoms. The conclusion was that the judge let me off with a year's probation- no fine, no jail time. This would not have happened without Faison Sessoms's exceptional creative thinking and guidance. An important PS is that I have twice before seen Mr. Sessoms in action; throughout the years. I don't know of another Minnesota attorney with his experience- he really knows his way around the court systems- and knowledge of this state's judges. (It was actually a retired judge who recommended him to me.) I have not hesitated to recommend his services to others, who were equally pleased with his services- and hence I am doing so, now. If you're reading this review because you're shopping for an exceptional lawyer, HIRE Faison Sessoms.
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Posted by Judith | October 19, 2015
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#1 attorney
I've never had to deal with the court system until a year and a half ago. I was referred to Mr. Sessoms through a friend of mine. Needless to say that I was scared and didn't know what to do. Mr. Sessoms took hold of the reins and got me the best deal that I could have come out with. He was always there to answer questions and always answered the phone. No runarounds. I would definitely use him again if I needed a really good attorney
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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Professional and knowledgable
Mr. Sessoms was available throughout the 8 month period, providing his expertise and experience to my case. He lowered my DUI to a careless conviction and was on call day or night to answer questions. Would recommend.
Posted by Madison | February 13, 2015
Best attorney around!
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! Faison came highly recommended to me by a friend and hopefully he will come to you highly recommended by me! He is great at what he does!
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2015
Excellent attorney
Mr. Sessoms did an exceptional job of representing me. He kept me informed, was thorough and did an excellent job of presenting the facts in my case. I would certainly recommend him to my friends and use him in the future if necessary.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • F. T. Sessoms
  • 1982 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Polk County District Attorney's Office
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Iowa Criminal Appeals Division
  • 1977 - 1979

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • State v. Poetschke
  • Medical privilege does not contain an exception for DWi prosecutions
  • Ascher v. Commissioner of Public Safety
  • Roadblocks are now banned in Minnesota
  • Kuhn v. Commissioner of Public Safety
  • Win for the Defense

Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • MSCJ Annual DWI Seminar
  • My New DWI Forfeiture Defense
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"F.T. is a very skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. If you have been referred to him, you are in great hands."
Criminal defense