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Robert Henry Ambrose

DUI and DWI Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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Robert H. Ambrose is the owner of Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, he practices criminal defense, including DWI/DUI cases, misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, felonies, probation violations, and those seeking expungement of their criminal records.

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Licensed for 13 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/25/2022

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Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC
120 South Sixth St #2050
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC
680 Commerce drive, Suite 271
Woodbury, MN, 55125
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in MINNEAPOLIS
To say that Mr. Robert Ambrose is Awe-inspiring, astonishing and fearsome lawyer, is an understatement! Robert is not only an intelligent, meticulous, brilliant, respectful, a great listener, a great judge of personality, the most caring and brilliant lawyer I found, but also a fantastic human being, who truly cares about his clients, a man with compassion, has an amazing sense of justice, i.e. truth vs. lies. Mr. Ambrose has a quite unique approach to practicing law. Robert invites you in to his office, listens intently to your case, then makes an educated decision whether he accepts to help you or not. Robert does not accept every case, a sign of a great lawyer, it speaks volumes of integrity, in a world full of ambulance chasers and incompetent lawyers. The man has very high moral standards who cares about his community, and wants to dispense justice for his fellow-man/woman community. Bob is fair, he is a great humanitarian, does not assume anything, is very factual and highly impartial. In Bob's world, only facts speak, and Loudly. I came to Bob with an alleged Domestic Abuse case, which in today's world, as we all know, a man particularly (could be a woman) is 99% of the time guilty period, regardless! DA cases are very tricky because they are solely based on he said, she said statements. Bob very carefully listened, weighed the facts, looked me straight in the eye with his piercing eyes, and accepted my case. I had one condition, that I get my day in court, Bob made sure I did, he made 1000% sure I did. Bob always communicated my options clearly, he communicated all plea offers from the state, carefully explained all possible angles, and consequences, pro and con. Mr. Ambrose meticulously navigated that legal ship like the best of professional captains in very dark, murky and stormy waters of alleged abuse accusations, vindictiveness, and many many lies. Robert was brilliant, picked the facts with a toothpick, exposed all the glaring inconsistencies, and handled the trial as if he was the accused, a professional who safely but swiftly brought it to a just end. NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS.words you want to hear when you are fighting for your name, smeared character and life. If you want the best criminal lawyer in Minneapolis, a lawyer that cares, a lawyer that believes in you, and above all, a brilliant factual modern times Sherlock Holmes, hire Robert Ambrose. After all, he helped acquit me in one of the most difficult cases to win, a vindictive, riddled with lies Domestic Abuse he said she said case, Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wow!!! Could not have had a better experience...
Mr. Ambrose took my case and helped me get the absolute best outcome that I could get! He was available, answered all of my questions and explained what we could expect, options, and he knew the law and all the staff. Highly recommend. It's my hopes that by writing this review that others who need help and want the best, get the best by hiring Mr. Ambrose to represent them :)
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't go with anyone else
People make mistakes in life. I'm am so thankful that I can find someone like Robert to represent me. Robert was understanding, empathetic, straight forward, and honest about my situation. He didn't give me false hope and lead me to slaughter. He laid out the guidelines for me to get the best outcome i could for my trial. We had open communication and he was trasparent in every step of the criminal process. He is trustful, involved, and overall a stand up individual. I talked to multiple lawyers before i got to Robert and they all left me uneasy whether from their ingenuine statements of concern or their promises of fixing my issue but not giving me any clear pathway to succeeding. Now, enough about Robert the person. Let's talk about what he did for me. I was charged with a 3rd dwi when i only had two. They took away my car and suspended my license for 3 years off of a clerical error. He did everything in his power to try and ensure that i wouldn't need to pay him 350 for my car to be released. Sadly it didn't work simply because of the limitations of the outsourcing of state prosecutors in Ramsey County. After all avenues were exhausted we then had to file a motion. I appreciate the effort he put in to save me any type of money because Dwi's are definitely not expensive. He was able to recommend courses of actions to give me the best chance of getting the least impactful sentence. After trial i truly believe i got the best offer for my situation and i don't believe i would have gotten it with anyone else. It's hard to find someone who is has great skill in their profession and ethical. Robert is one of those rare cases. I hope nothing but the best for his professional life and personal life. I hope that i will never get into my situation ever again, but my mind is at ease knowing that i have someone like Robert out there willing to fight for me.
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Posted by Lisa | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, kind and genuinely cares! Great results!
Bob is a good listener. I felt as though he had my best interest at heart. I received great results in my situation. I felt like I had a say and was involved with my process. Bob explains things in simple terms so you don't get lost in legal jargon. He takes the time to lay things out. Thanks, Bob!
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not Even A Client
Robert responded to an inquiry and request in a matter of hours despite the fact he knew I would never be a client. As a man who takes great pride in his own customer service standards, I have to come here to say that any attorney that cares enough to help out someone he'll make no money on is definitely worth your time and investment. It's a matter of character, and after contacting hundreds of attorneys in the last month, I can, unequivocally, say that Robert has the highest character of anyone I've contacted so far. Character matters. If he were in my jurisdiction, he would've been hired immediately due to his responsiveness, tact, and understanding.
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Posted by Angel | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
On July of this year, I was pulled over and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. I blew a 0.12 on the breatholizer. I was denied a public defender and knew I had to hire an attorney at that point because im under a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA allows me to live in the United States legally, and by having a DWI on my record, it would be dificault for my application get approved. So, after a few weeks of searching, my girlfriend came across Mr. Ambrose. I had the chance to sit with him and I explaine my case. From the get go Mr. Ambrose made me feel comferrable and explained in depth what he will do for me to help win my case. Mr. Ambrose genuinely makes you feel that he's there for you and not for the money. At the end, I was charged with careless driving. Im very please with the results of my case. I would very much recommend Mr. Ambrose to my friends and family, and those with DACA.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% SATISFIED!!
Mr. Ambrose has proven himself to be the most hard working and honest attorney that I have ever met. He was knowledgeable in the legal process and guided us every step of the way, keeping us informed at all times. He quickly took the legal steps necessary to prevent my "down time" into extending over the weekend. We were treated with respect and never felt criticized or judged. He was professional and always responded quickly. So happy that we found and hired Robert Ambrose!
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI/ warrant
A few years ago, I was pulled over for a broken taillight which resulted in a DUI offense. My Driver's License was revoked and I then had moved out of state. Later on, I looked into clearing this mess up only to find out there was a bench warrant for my arrest and some hefty fines to pay. I was also now living in Los Angeles and this needed to take place at the courthouse in Minnesota. They also wanted me to appear in person with a chance of being taking into custody. I knew next to nothing about how I was supposed to handle the matter and really despaired the whole situation. I searched for attorneys in the area and based on good reviews, so I decided to try Robert Ambrose. I gave him a call (on a weekend). He answered promptly, ascertained the facts of the situation and advised me of the next steps to take. To make a long story short, I hired him the following Monday and was very happy with both his manner and the results obtained in the end. He was able to get the charges waived, kept me informed during the process and was objective throughout. Never sugarcoating, nor exaggerating expectations to press me into a particular course of action. He has helped to regain my driving privileges and clear my name, all without spending any time in jail. I’d highly recommend Robert Ambrose to anyone in a bad situation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert is great.
Robert was fantastic. He got me the best possible deal for my circumstances. I was dealing with a possession charges and he was able to get me a continuance for dismissa, aka the best possible outcome. He was very timely with all email and text responses. He was always friendly and respectful with my situation.
Posted by Hussein | April 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GOD BLESS HIM
The best Attorny I have talked to so far, he will make you feel like that you are safe around him, because of his desire and caring for his client. He tries to put him self in your situation that is what is special about Ambrose...high quality attorney , the best in the state for me.
Posted by Dave Adams | April 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great experience with the best outcome!!
My driver's license was suspended over a series of miscues and mistakes between my insurance company and DVS that I couldn't fix on my own -- despite several attempts. I contacted Mr. Ambrose on a Monday. He said he would contact DVS and find out what the situation was and what we could do to get the situation sorted out. By Thursday my license was reinstated! He accomplished in two days what I had spent months trying to fix! Where most lawyers would do everything to get hired and start billing the client, Mr. Ambrose was willing to look into the case to see where it was going to go before he even asked for a dime! It's not often you see the words "lawyer" and "helpful" in the same sentence these days, but Mr. Ambrose truly helped clear up an issue that would have had a major impact on my entire life! I cannot thank him enough! I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Ambrose and will tell anyone and everyone to contact him first when they're in a bind!
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Posted by Brittney | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing! Highly Recommend!
Attorney Ambrose completely exceeded my expectations. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, understanding and willing to do whatever he can to help. He made himself available when I needed and was always prompt in getting back to me. He truly kept my mind at ease throughout the entire time I worked with him. He truly cares about his clients and that says a lot about him as a person and as a lawyer. I highly recommend him. Trust me, you will never regret contacting him!
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable Lawyer
Robert is an extremely knowledgable attorney with excellent communication skills and valuable relationships within the legal system. His ability to negotiate and guidance in proactive analysis was key in resolving my case.
Posted by Mark | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine
Choosing a lawyer could be tricky and imtimidating. And honestly, it seems most have traded principle for profits. Dimming little light. I believe most would agree? Fortunately, thats when I found Bob. Bob was extremely supportive throughtout the whole process. He really took his time to get to know myself and my case. Explained the pros and cons and what to expect. Offered options with suggestions. Kept regular contact. While managing to rid myself from an ugly situation. Where past lawyers only spoke doom & made little effort. If you want genuinity. This is the man.
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Posted by Yia | November 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Bob Ambrose!
Bob is so professional, timely and very diligent on what he does. Bob helped family and friends that I know - with our needs. We were looking for someone that we can trust, someone who is honest about the process and someone who is upfront about what will happen without over promising and under delivering. Bob never gave us any false promises and explained ALL the options and ALL the potential scenarios that might happen. We were informed and in contact through out this whole process. Bob is very responsive to cals/texst or emails and always get back to us within minutes! Bob went above and beyond for me and my family and the friends who used Bob's expertise in the past. I will recommend Bob to anyone who is looking for a professional is transparent and cares about his clients! Thank you for all that you have done, Bob!
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Posted by Jemaul | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Informative and Organized
Mr. Robert Ambrose worked great in handling my case. Not only did he accommodate me and my family with a payment plan. He listen took great notes and gave me good advise on what strategy would be used in dealing with my issues. One of the best things I can say about Mr. Ambrose is he made me feel comfortable with no judgment. If you are looking for someone who can understand and listen to what you are saying and not talking over you Mr. Ambrose is the guy. I will be keeping his card to seek out his services in the future and would not hesitate to refer him to a friend. Godspeed
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Posted by Randy | August 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right choice!!
I could not be more pleased with the way Bob Ambrose handled our case and its favorable outcome!! He was knowledgeable, professional, and excels at navigating the legal system while defending his clients. Bob was very comforting to our family and he took the time to help our family understand and explain all of our options throughout the legal proceedings. He was ALWAYS available for us as we had many conversations in the evening and on weekends throughout the case. I would highly recommend Bob Ambrose for you legal needs as it was the best choice we made for our family during those difficult times. Thanks Bob!!!
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Posted by Nick | August 12, 2015
A life saver.
Bob was there for me every step of the way during what was undoubtedly the most terrifying and confusing time of my life. I made the right decision in choosing Bob as my lawyer. He went above and beyond in getting the issue resolved. He's an excellent lawyer and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Aziz | July 29, 2015
Mr Ambrose
I don't have many experiences with lawyers and Mr Ambrose was the first one that I had to deal for my father case. From my experience with him he is a very understanding man I felt comfortable working with him. I think he is very good at what he does. He've been there anytime I needed him case related.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
Help When It Was Needed Most
Bob was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. It was Memorial Day weekend and I was out listening to a friend’s band and drinking a few beers, I was pulled over on my way home, and arrested for DUI. I had no idea what I needed to do in this situation, all I knew is that I needed help. I was dealing with the overwhelming emotions involved in knowing my life would never be the same. Bob walked me through the process and made it easier. He answered my questions, no matter how trivial (even on the weekend!). He took time to listen and help me through all the paperwork and court appearances. It was nice knowing that if I had a question he either had the answer, or would help me find it. Thanks to Bob’s negotiating skills my sentence was reduced and I was able to remove the ignition lock six months early. Thank you, Bob!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor - Law in Practice
  • Univeristy Of Minnesota Law School
  • 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor - Lawyering
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor - WRAP
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor: Negotiation - Deals & Disputes
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kans Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Moot Court Judge
  • University Of Minnesota Law School
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Ramsey County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State v. J.S.
  • Not Guilty Verdict on Sole Count of Theft
  • State v. J.P.
  • Not Guilty Verdicts on all counts - 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
  • State v. Y.A.
  • Not Guilty Verdicts on All Three Charges
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Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Ten Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in MN - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rating
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Achievement in Volunteer Public Service
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice Institute
  • How to Start Your Own Criminal Defense Law Firm, If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
  • 2016
  • Criminal Issues for Civil, Business, and Family Attorneys
  • When Criminal Law Darkens Your Client's Doorstep
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Ambrose for anyone in need of criminal defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ambrose is a skilled advocate who obtains great results for his clients no matter the circumstances."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob consistently works hard for all of his clients in order to achieve the desired results. He is an excellent advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ambrose is a valuable asset to the DWI defense community in Minnesota. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a diligent and sincere advocate for his clients and is very thorough in helping them work through the complexities of DWI consequences. I definitely recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Ambrose for some time and have referred a number of clients to him. I hold him in very high esteem and have received nothing but positive feedback from the clients who have sought his assistance. Based on my own conversations with him, as well as his reputation in the community, I know that his counsel, advice and trial advocacy skills are top notch. I would endorse Mr. Ambrose to anyone inquiring about his representation without a second thought."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ambrose. He is knowledgable and thorough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
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"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Minneapolis DUI and DWI Lawyer Robert Henry Ambrose
Robert Henry Ambrose
DUI and DWI Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 13 years