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David R. Lundgren

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About David

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Successfully navigating people through one of the most difficult times in their lives does not happen by luck or happenstance. It requires careful listening, attention to detail, having an open mind, creativity, thoroughness, deliberate decision making and skillful execution of a plan tailored to each unique circumstance. It is my privilege to earn the trust of my clients as I help them put some order and balance back into their lives. I am unequivocally committed to achieving justice for every one of my clients.

From growing up in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, I know what it’s like to be perceived as an underdog. I learned that the quickest way to dispel that perception is consistent hard work and preparation. I studied criminal justice at the University of St. Thomas and graduated cum laude in 2008. During my time at UST I played on the baseball team and interned with a respected criminal defense attorney who is now a district court judge.  After UST, I moved up Summit Avenue to William Mitchell College of Law. I attended courses in the evening, with an emphasis on criminal law, and clerked at a criminal defense law firm in Minneapolis during the day. I graduated magna cum laude in 2012 and was recognized for the best performance on exams in several courses, including white collar crime. I am admitted to practice with the Minnesota State Bar and United States District Court – District of Minnesota.

Since admission to the bar, I have defended clients against a full spectrum of criminal charges. From DWI to homicide, there is not a case too small or too big. A few notable victories are dismissals of felony charges including first-degree controlled substance, criminal vehicular operation, and theft by swindle.  If you’re overwhelmed with a legal issue give me a call to discuss your options.

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Location

Lundgren & Johnson, PSC, Criminal Defense Attorneys
121 S 8th St #893
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Posted by Makala | April 3, 2023
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Defense Attorney
Whenever I find myself in any sort of legal issue, I know I can trust David Lundgren to answer any questions I might have or follow up professionally with any further assistance. Thank you David for all your help!
Posted by Richard | March 3, 2023
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Review your lawyer
Mr.Lundgren is a great lawyer. He is reliable and trustworthy, always fast with to reply and hands down a helpful and understanding person.
Posted by Adam | November 22, 2022
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DUI
David helped me with my DUI. He was clear, concise, responsive, instructive, empathetic and professional. I recommend David for any DUI matters.
Posted by toby | May 28, 2022
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Excellent service
Dave provided excellent service. I appreciated his knowledge and wisdom in guiding me through my case. Dave was always available, day and night for questions I had. He responded quickly and truly helped to keep me calm and positive through this experience.
Posted by Jaun | May 11, 2022
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Exelent service
I want to say thank you for your help and he was able to reduce my sentence to a way better deal He was very professional appreciate it thank you
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2021
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Lundgren & Johnson are the absolute best!
I could go on and on with a never ending list of good things to say about David Lundgren. A family member of mine needed representation and after a thorough search of many lawyers we retained David Lundgren and Adam Johnson. David & Adam are extremely knowledgeable, thorough, dedicated, honest, professional, kind and genuinely committed to doing all that can possibly be done for their clients. They are always available and very patient. There is no doubt if you hire them that your case will be handled with absolute expertise and care from start to finish. David and Adam are able to take the worst time of your life and help you see light and guide you through a complicated legal process. Even when the case concluded for my family member they continued to be available to me for questions related and unrelated to the case they were retained for. Look no further hire Lundgren & Johnson.
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Posted by Jesse | August 20, 2020
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Outstanding Lawyer
David was instrumental in helping me navigate through two cases in separate counties. From the onset I had confidence that favorable resolutions would be reached, and of course, in both cases they were. David is highly knowledgeable, extremely personable, and fully devoted to his clients from start to finish. In hard times, you can do yourself no better favor than to have Mr. Lundgren on your side.
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Posted by David | January 27, 2020
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Excellent attorney
I would truly recommend this law firm. Very knowledgeable about the law. They won my case for me about 5 years ago and still to this day, they still answer my questions. They treat you like a person and not like a paycheck!
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
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David Lundgren saved my life
The police were trying to talk to me. They did an investigation and tried to file charges on me and were unsuccessful because of the work Dave and his firm did. I highly recommend him, it was definitely worth the money.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
When my teenage son needed legal support, Mr. Lundgren provided calm, reassuring counsel quickly and courteously to our family. He really went the extra mile with his statutory proficiency. Mr. Lundgren did more than enough to help my son navigate and resolve his first-ever legal defense matter. We thank him for his professionalism and continued support. We would recommend Mr. Lundgren again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
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Fantastic attorney
Dave was terrific. First of all, he achieved the desired result I wanted with my case and was a pleasure to work with. He is a good communicator, explains the process with clarity, is respectful, and I believe truly cares about you and your situation. He is bright and articulate and returns all calls promptly. I knew I could count on him to be available when I needed him. I felt I was thoroughly heard and knew if something would arise he would be right on it. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Erick | October 3, 2018
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Exceptional Representation
David Lundgren is the best representative I have had to date. His communication, preparation, dedication, and persistence never ceased to amaze me throughout my expungement process. David made this process as pain free as possible and overcame any obstacle that stood in the way. His professionalism exceeds expectations. He is highly recommended.
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Posted by Paula | October 3, 2018
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Highly Recommend David Lundgren
David Lundgren represented a relative this year in a criminal defense case and I would highly recommend him for your legal needs. His professionalism, knowledge, experience, communication and counsel put our mind at ease. He was always willing to take the time to fully explain details and help guide us through a complicated process. We will forever be grateful for his defense expertise and the positive end results that were beyond our expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2018
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Dave fought hard for me
I had a case that run couple of years that was complicated and had a lot of moving parts and very stressful time in my life, Dave from the begging listened and provided excellent consultation. I didn't feel like a number and the Dave's level of preparation and persistence in getting a favorable outcome was second to none. I am grateful for his work and the favorable outcome I received in my case.
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Posted by Jameson | November 29, 2017
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Powerful Advocate and Professional Leader
David Lundgren is a knowledgeable professional that successfully advocated for me in court to best provide me a future after I made a mistake. I hired David after I was involved in a drunk driving incident. I was guilty of the offense, and was looking for assistance in advocating for my cause in court. I was in college at the time, and was looking for this to have little impact on my pursuit of an education. My case was special in that when I was in the hospital I denied to have a blood test performed by an officer while I was inebriated. David, through building a detailed case with me and taking control of our message in court, was able to provide me with the best resolution. I was looking at a substantial fine in the thousands, time in prison, and measures taken against my driving license. These charges would have substantially affected my life in a negative manner, and I would have lost my job and would not have completed school if I had gone to jail. Through David's powerful presence in the room and knowledge of Minnesota and Federal law, I now stand having learned a valuable lesson and suffering only a small fine, a few responsible driving courses, and a license suspension for a small period. I am certain, with an attorney of a lower caliber, I would not be so well equipped to experience success in my future. The moment I met David, he made clear to me the consequences of reoffending and the outlook of my situation in court. I never had a moment of doubt during my court proceedings that I had nothing less than the best advocating for me. After our interaction, he has made me a lifelong client and has made a positive affect in the community. He ensures sure our justice system is held accountable for their rulings, and fair in their assessments.
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Posted by Dave | September 18, 2017
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David Lundgren made our family stronger
David Lundgren impressed me with great results, high integrity and a true interest in the best resolution for his client's long-term health. I am thankful our paths crossed and know I am working with a true professional when it is my honor to be working with David Lundgren again.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2017
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Responsive, compassionate, professional, driven, strategic and successful!
Yesterday the judgment vacating an order for protection filed against me was handed down after Dave Lundgren successfully argued my case. I can not say enough good things about Dave. With calm, certainty, compassion, and confidence he guided me through one of the most stressful periods of my life. He met with me in his office in preparation for each court appearance, carefully explaining to me the mechanics of the trial and providing excellent guidance in how to offer testimony and conduct myself in the court room. He was diligent in following up all aspects of the trial and showed good judgment in paring down and providing good foundation to the narrative that most clearly demonstrated the truth and eventually led to the order being vacated. Dave responded quickly to my questions and concerns (which were many!). He always encouraged me to be in touch should I have questions, and always kept true to his promise to respond as soon as he was able. Dave and his partner Adam are young, which might lead clients to hesitate in engaging them. However, I can certify that Dave's savvy and strategic thinking belie his young age. He is driven to succeed and certainly in my case, was much better prepared, demonstrated better strategic thinking, and had prepared me far better than the petitioner's lawyer, who by comparison seemed somewhat indifferent and amateurish. I would encourage any prospective client to engage Dave to be on your side and offer my sympathies to any attorney that ends up facing him in court! Finally, in my case, Dave offered his services as a single fee rather than an hourly fee. While not inexpensive, this turned out to be an excellent model as I never need to be thinking about a ticking clock when I contacted him--and Dave was more than generous with his time--which in itself is a good business model as I think it helped us in being successful. I am filing this review as an anonymous reviewer simply because the experience of being served the order was painful and traumatizing. I am not prepared to be open with my identity as yet. However, this is an honest and heartfelt review based on real experience. I would confirm it in court!
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Posted by Aaron | March 26, 2017
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Awesome work
He work hard and fought hard and was very diligent about getting the best result for my case. Will let you know all options at all times. Will let you know every situation as they come step by step. Very approachable, personal, and professional. Definitely worth hiring.
Posted by Katie | March 23, 2017
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David Lundgren
Dave far exceeded my expectations of a criminal defense attorney. He responded to my initial inquiry within minutes of me leaving a voicemail. Dave was honest with what his expectations were with my case and walked me through every step of the process. He was always quick with responses to any questions I had and he made me feel as if I were his only client. Dave was compassionate while working with me but tough in the court room - exactly what I wanted in a lawyer. I have recommended Dave to a few of my friends and they have all had the same experience. I couldn't have asked for a more professional, driven, knowledgeable, caring attorney. Do not hesitate to call and speak with Dave about your case. I assure you, you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2017
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overall he did a great job, he was always there when i needed a question answered
He explained to me what was going on as it was happening, he did a job. They always had time for me they were always reachable, if I left a message they would call back immediately. I give them an A plus
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lundgren & Johnson, PSC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Meshbesher & Associates, PA
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Meshbesher & Associates, PA
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of St. Thomas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • My Client vs. M.N.
  • Order for Protection Dismissed
  • My Client vs. Commissioner of Public Safety
  • License Reinstated, DWI Charged Reduced to Careless Driving
  • State of Minnesota vs. My Client
  • Charges dismissed prior to trial.
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Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Verified - State Felony and Misdemeanor
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • CALI Award in White Collar Crime
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • CALI Award in Torts
  • CALI
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense lawyer and consummate professional. He has a great understanding of all aspects of criminal law and is a zealous advocate for the rights and best interests of his clients. I highly recommend David to anyone seeking a trusted criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a talented lawyer who works hard for his clients and who has a firm grasp on how to best represent his clients' interests. I have no reservations in giving David the highest of recommendations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave was amazing to work with on a couple of cases. He treats his clients with respect and gets results. He's always honest and extremely knowledgeable. I've watched him command a courtroom and negotiate prudently. If my friends needed help, I'd confidently send them to Dave."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Attorney Lundgren in a matter in which our clients had similar interests. His research and writing were integral in getting the cases against our clients dismissed. I definitely endorse Dave in the field of Criminal Defense."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Minneapolis Criminal defense Lawyer David R. Lundgren
David R. Lundgren
Criminal defense Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 11 years
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