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Robert M Speeter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   45 reviews

Licensed for 38 years

About Robert

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You need a safe place to go for answers where you won’t be personally judged.  If you are shopping for a lawyer, you may notice that many lawyer’s sites have pages of information about the law for you to sift through.  It is my belief that you are seeking a lawyer that will be able to explain the relevant law to your situation personally.  I do not find it helpful to produce pages of material for a potential client to click through in order to make myself look knowledgeable.   After 37 years of practice, I have found that providing a mountain of material to a client is likely to cause stress or even fear—producing thoughts such as:  Do I need to know this?  Is it applicable to my case?  I believe that is the lawyer’s job—not the client’s job!

My first goal in representing a client is working to break through the fear that is a natural reaction to criminal charges so that together we can build an effective and creative criminal defense.  I find that a fearful client is more likely to either: not do things necessary for their defense; or actually do something that makes the situation worse.  That is why I personally meet every client for a relaxed, thoughtful and informative free consultation.  It is also why I personally make every court appearance in your case.  I want my clients to feel comfortable and not have to experience the fear of an unknown associate suddenly appearing on the day of court.

Call me to set up a free, private and confidential consultation at our mutual convenience.  As a first step to reducing fear, be assured that I will not judge you personally when we meet; rather I will honestly observe your situation with you and give you my considered assessment.

Licensed for 38 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Robert

Speeter & Johnson
120 South Sixth Street
Suite 1515 Canadian Pacific Plaza
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-1803
Robert Speeter Law Office
207 E. Lake Street, Suite 300
35 W and E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
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Posted by David | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Savior
I am a 35 years meth addict who was severely lost in my addiction. I had finally pushed things way too far and I was looking at 78 months in prison. I hired Mr. Speeter too try and help my case in any way...... I not only got a top notch attorney, I got a friend and a mentor. I did everything he asked me too, including 10 months of treatment, and in the end, I received a blessing of no jail time and 60 hours of community service. Your an amazing man Robert...... Thank you so much!!!!!
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Posted by Mulualem Getachew | September 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Legal professional
Rob is an amazing person. He is truly human and genuine. In this practice, you want someone who is compassionate and loving. Lawyers in general are terrible in being kind and empathetic because we mostly lack that for ourselves. But, Rob, is different. He's smart and great in his practice, above all, he cares for you and he shows you kindness which you might not even have for yourself sometimes. I wish I could have known him before.
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Posted by Gabriel | January 27, 2021
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Excellent service
Mr. Speeter provide excellent service, fulfilling all needs and demands necessary, and provided a great and excellent deal which resulted in victory. Thank you very much Robert Speeter for your excellent work!
Posted by Gilbert | November 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars coming from a fellow attorney!
In January 2020, I reached out to Mr. Speeter for a matter in Minnesota. (I'm barred in New York). Mr. Speeter went above and beyond what most attorney's would do. He was incredibly knowledgable (this involved a warrant) and personable. His follow up was prompt and he is the type of attorney all of us should emulate. (Based on knowledge, customer service, demeanor and follow up!)
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Posted by Tony | May 20, 2020
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Great jod
The were efficient and thorough in handling my case I would recommend their firm to anyone
Posted by Sara | March 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Who you want on your team
Robert Speeter has been referred to me by family and friends who have had a great experience working with him. He is straightforward, transparent, and very dependable. He is always available and always has the information to set you straight and make you feel empowered in your next step.
Posted by Justin | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer!!!!
Bob was amazing I would recommend him to anybody!!!! He was an amazing lawyer and worked extremely hard for me, very easy guy to talk to and work with as well.
Posted by Paige | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
literal life saver
Robert executed my case more than flawlessly, he got me the best deal possible and was very informative. He took the time to tell me everything that was happening and made sure i was okay with everything that happened. His paralegal kept in contact with me throughout the process just to make sure that i was doing well mentally. I appreciate everything they both did for me and will definitely be recommending Robert to anyone who asks in the future. THANK YOU!!!!!
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Posted by paul | December 6, 2019
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Great outcome on speeding ticket
Robert, was clear and concise on his approach and was able to obtain a better outcome that I had planned on. He answers his phone and returns text messages.
Posted by Brian | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Lawyer
I cannot express enough how lucky we were to have met Bob and have him as our lawyer! He took our case and got right to work. He was able to resolve our case in just one week! This case involved being wrongfully accused in fleeing a police officer (felony) along with suspension of driving privileges. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness and quick work!
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Posted by Sam | July 10, 2019
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Best lawyer I ever had
Bob is truly a caring honest man that believes justice should be served and served fair. I don't know what I would of done if him and his wife didn't come into my life and help me get out of some thing I thought would destroy me they gave me faith courage and strength and help me beat the case I never thought would end I would recommend him to anyone that wants a devoted attorney on their side this is the man to call hands down ....
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Posted by Kellie | July 2, 2019
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Very knowledgeable and easy to work with ~
I needed a lot of legal advice on the situation I had put myself in. He was very patient and detailed on what I had to do and what my options were. Great guy to have in your corner if you need one.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI resource
I highly recommend Bob for DUI representation. He has a very vast knowledge of MN law and is an excellent attorney. He was very prompt in assisting me in all aspects of my case.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Star Attorney
A friend referred me to Speeter & Johnson’s Law firm. I have been Blessed having Robert Speeter in my life! I needed his expertise. He is a Professional and Caring Attorney. He goes beyond the call of duty to guide, protect and resolve any case. A must have Attorney! Sincerely, Mary
Posted by Marianna | June 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped me get licensed!
I was applying for my Real Estate License with the DOC when Bob helped me get everything in order with my criminal record and what needed to be done to get my license! He helped me with my statement letter and I even got out of probation early which would not have happened with out his guidance. I am now a licensed Realtor and I appreciate the time Bob put in to help me get there!
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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Med malpractice
Bob and Shanlee work very hard and went above and beyond our expectation to get us the right justice. They are the best I ever seen and work with. Super easy to get a hold of and to answer questions A plus. I would recommend anyone to just try this firm anytime. They treat you like family and always checking in to make sure everyone and everything is going as planned. Great to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
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Got our son back on the right track.
Bob and Shanlee both went above and beyond the legal case, they also helped guide us towards treatment plans and were able to work with the courts to make treatment a priority before the case. It gave our son and his parents the chance and hope we needed. Our son has been chemical/alcohol free for almost a year and a half. Thank you, and God bless you both.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
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Med malpractice
Lawyers were very nice and fast to respond to questions and help me a lot. They were awesome and very friendly to work with.
Posted by Kathy | March 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation!
Bob represented my daughter in a criminal case in Crow Wing County. He was very attentive to our needs and lead us to the best option under the circumstances. If I would definitely hire him again should I need representation.
Posted by Scott | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitely use Robert again!
Bob was highly recommended by a friend of mine for my misdemeanor DWI case. After consulting with Bob and Shanlee, I felt he was the best person for the case I was up against. I felt that no one else could have got the results that Bob did which I found to be favorable. Not only did the results on the criminal side come back favorably but Bob and Shanlee assisted with getting me into a treatment program and getting ignition interlock installed on my vehicle. I believe they both changed the course of my life more for the positive.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Speeter & Johnson
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Minnesota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Case settled for $2.2 Million.
  • H.L. vs. State Farm
  • Obtained policy limits for client
  • S.J.S. v. Commissioner of Public Safety
  • Plaintiff granted Minnesota's first interlock driver's license
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Associations

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota Criminal Justice System DWI Task Force
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 1980 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Misdemeanor Defense Project
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2005
  • Hamline Law Review
  • Operations Editor
  • 1982 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Hamline Law Review
  • Warrentless Doorway Arrests
  • 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Dakota County One Day Program
  • Legal Aspects of DWI
  • 2012
  • Hennepin County One Day DWI Program
  • Legal Aspects of DWI
  • 2011
  • Dakota County One Day DWI Program
  • Legal Aspects of DWI
  • 2011
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Ignition Interlock
  • 2008
  • Tax Institute
  • Income Tax Avoidance
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for decades. He is a highly intelligent and creative lawyer. He is well-versed in the law and experienced in a wide variety of areas of practice. I know he has won extremely large verdicts in personal injury and medical malpractice cases but as a criminal defense attorney, I feel most qualified to comment on his skill in that area. Because of his intellect and preparation, he is a skillful negotiator but what is often overlooked is his skill as a trial attorney where his creativity and charm are most evident. If I ever needed an attorney in any of the areas in which Bob has expertise, he would be the first call I would make."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Speeter is well respected by judges, attorneys, court staff and professional colleagues. He has earned an excellent reputation as a smart, well-prepared and effective attorney. I have known Bob a long time, and I would gladly refer to him with confidence that he would do an outstanding job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tough, thorough, and talented litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Speeter. He is highly knowledgeable, dedicated, and an asset to his clients across his entire practice spectrum."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In my opinion, Bob Speeter is an excellent, seasoned attorney with significant experience in state and federal courts and equally adept at handling complex criminal or civil matters. Bob brings both finely honed technical skills and plain common sense to high tension matters to quickly and efficiently find a best case solution for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert has been doing criminal defense for a long time and he knows what he's doing. He maintains a great attitude dealing with opposing counsel and obtains good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Speeter is very knowledgeable with respect to Minnesota criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From DUI to major felonies, Bob can handle it all. Highly recommended."
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