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Emilio David Reyes

About Emilio Reyes

About me


I am a Martindale-Hubbell preeminent CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI lawyer with twenty-eight years of criminal law experience. As a former FBI Agent and Federal & State prosecutor, my clients get strong representation from an experienced trial attorney.


My background is truly unique. During law school, I was a law clerk for a federal district court judge.  I was on the National Mock Trial team and completed the Attorney General clinical program.  After graduating from Boston College Law School, I became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I worked in several states conducting a variety of criminal investigations. After my career as a Special Agent, I was an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and then an Assistant United States Attorney.  I am now a highly regarded managing criminal defense and DWI lawyer for Sabby & Reyes Law Offices.

I founded Sabby & Reyes Law Offices to protect the rights of individuals accused in criminal matters. My practice focuses primarily on Federal and State Criminal Defense and DWI/DUI Defense. I represent clients charged in Federal and State Courts through all stages of the criminal process, commencing with investigations and following through trial. I have extensive trial experience ranging from traffic matters to serious DWI charges to complex state and federal cases, including murders and federal white collar cases.

My experience provides me with the ability to analyze every case with the background knowledge of law enforcement, prosecution and criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts. I am able to build the most effective criminal defense strategy possible. My invaluable knowledge of all sides of the legal equation could mean the difference for you and your case.

I have successfully tried hundreds of cases. I have argued before the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have obtained numerous acquittals and dismissals in a wide variety of cases.  I represent people from all walks of life.  Many of my clients include individuals who have been referred to me from past clients, law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges.  I achieve excellent results.


I was selected into The Top 100 National Trial Lawyers. It is limited to America's premier and Top 100 Trial Lawyers who meet stringent qualifications.  Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, trial results, and public profile.

I received the "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Sabby & Reyes Law Offices is proud to be recognized in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Less than 5% of all Minnesota lawyers are members of the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers published by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is a "significant accomplishment - a sign that a lawyer is considered by his peers to be at the highest levels of professional excellence."

Our law firm has an A+ Rating through the Minnesota Better Business Bureau. We were nominated for the prestigious 2014 BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Five years in a row, I received the Sun Current "Best Of Readers Choice Award" for various cities in Minnesota.

I am highly regarded and respected among peers, judges, and court staff.  Through Minnesota's highly competitive judicial selection process I have been selected as a finalist and semi-finalist.  This challenging process requires input from peers and judges who have consistently praised my poised demeanor, character, balanced temperament, and exceptional courtroom abilities.

I am licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota, United States Federal District Courts and Appellate Courts. I am a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, Federal Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Hennepin County Bar Association - Criminal Section.  I am a member of the Federal District Court Conflicts Panel.


Clients can expect full personal attention to their case, timely and concerned responses to any inquiry, and excellent legal representation.  I am a zealous, innovative, and effective lawyer.  If you want outstanding representation from a successful and highly respected attorney, call me.  I will work tirelessly to represent your best interests.  I take pride in my work and am committed to providing you the best legal representation.    

I personally appear at all court hearings.  I do not contract with other attorneys nor have associates appear in court on my behalf.  I will represent you in court and handle all aspects of your case.

I offer a free consultation to discuss your case. I listen to your concerns, answer your questions, explain your rights, and inform you of the possible defenses applicable to your case. I give you honest, experienced advice in understandable, plain language.

Appointments may be scheduled at offices and locations throughout the metro and out-state area.  My fees are fair, reasonable, and competitive. Affordable payment plans are available and all major credit cards are accepted.

Call me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 952.828.9000, 651.592.3350, 612.305.9000, or 763.434.1900. If outside the metro area, call toll free at 1.877.384.3476 (1.877.DUI.FIRM).

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