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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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
  4. Expungement: 5%
  5. White Collar Crime: 5%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Benjamin Joseph Tarnowski

    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.


    Benjamin Tarnowski Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Heather Lynn Kennedy-Bordeaux

    Attorney Tschida is highly knowledgeable and experienced and an asset to his clients. I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to him.


    Heather Kennedy-Bordeaux Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of R.A. Tschida

222 So. 9th Street, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Clients Choice Awardavvo2015
Top Contributor Awardavvo2014
"10 Best" - MinnesotaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
CALI - Top StudentHamline University1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of R. A. Tschida2001 - Present
InstructorGlobe College2002 - 2006
Legal EditorLegal Research Center, Inc.2000 - 2001
Law ClerkState Of Minnesota, Judicial Branch1999 - 2000
Law ClerkMudge, Porter, Lundeen & Seguin, S.C.1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPrivate Attorney Member2014 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Ross (DWI search warrant)Dismissed
State v. OrtizDWI dismissed
State v. Thao (acquittal)Acquitted at Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.mncriminallawyer.comAdvice for the DWI Midnight Caller2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Minnesota Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hennepin County One-Day DWI ProgramMinnesota DWI Consequences2016
Hennepin County One-Day DWI ProgramMinnesota DWI Consequences2015
Hennepin County One-Day DWI ProgramMinnesota DWI Consequences2014
Law ClassesInstructorN/A