I have personally represented hundreds of individuals charged with a crime in the State of Minnesota. My mission from Day 1 has been Results. I do everything I can to make sure that my clients are not subjected to a criminal record, jail or prison time, license withdrawals, asset seizures, and the like.
I have 14 years in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer, but am still able to keep my fees relatively low because I spend few dollars on advertising, which is not all that common in the industry. I attended the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science making the Dean's List multiple times. I obtained my law degree from Hamline University, and graduated near the top 20% of my class. I have spent time teaching law classes at a local college, and am a current member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
My strengths as a lawyer are my aggressive style, my ability to focus on the important issues in the courtroom, and my research and writing abilities. In fact, other very experienced attorneys often consult my firm with regard to procedural and constitutional issues in their cases. For a free consultation, feel free to contact anytime, day or night.
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Rodd is on the short list of people who I would contact if a ever found myself or a family member needing a strong advocate. As a defense attorney myself, I mean this as high praise. If you talk to Rodd for more than 30 seconds you will see why he is considered one of the better criminal defense attorneys in the Twin Cities.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||1999||11/26/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Clients Choice Award||avvo||2015|
|Top Contributor Award||avvo||2014|
|"10 Best" - Minnesota||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2014|
|CALI - Top Student||Hamline University||1999|
|Attorney||Law Offices of R. A. Tschida||2001 - Present|
|Instructor||Globe College||2002 - 2006|
|Legal Editor||Legal Research Center, Inc.||2000 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||State Of Minnesota, Judicial Branch||1999 - 2000|
|Law Clerk||Mudge, Porter, Lundeen & Seguin, S.C.||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Private Attorney Member||2014 - 2016|
|State v. Ortiz||DWI dismissed|
|State v. Thao (acquittal)||Acquitted at Trial|
|Haase v. Comm'r. of Public Safety (appellate case)||Dismissed|
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|Hamline University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Minnesota||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program||Minnesota DWI Consequences||2016|
|Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program||Minnesota DWI Consequences||2015|
|Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program||Minnesota DWI Consequences||2014|