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Rodd Ahren Tschida

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   35 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

About Rodd

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CHARGED WITH A CRIME OR DWI IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA?

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 over 15 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 Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I am also the Attorney Speaker at the Hennepin County 1-day DWI Program in Bloomington and Minneapolis.  

 

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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Licensed for 23 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/29/2022

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

Contact Rodd

Law Offices of R.A. Tschida
222 So. 9th Street, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
Current and past client
Rodd Tschida has represented me and many of my family members over the last 10 years. Rodd has gained the trust from my family because he has consistently worked his tail off to achieve results which were unexpected and beyond expectation. Rodd never looks to take the easy way out and accept the easy settlement, he will keep fighting on his clients behalf until he gets the best possible result.
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Response from Rodd Tschida June 23, 2015
Thank you! I'm glad you have been pleased with my representation.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2013
Great Attorney
Rodd did a great job representing my case. He got my DWI reduced to a speeding ticket (seriously, just a speeding ticket) and got my license revocation overturned. He was profession in representing me, listened to my side of the case, and was compassionate to my situation. He understood the law and found an opportunity where the arresting offer had made a mistake. This is huge in my profession. Every year I have file an annual compliance report that asks if I have various things on my record for the last 10 years. Every year I am able to avoid extensive follow up with the compliance committee since I am able to answer "No, I do not have an alcohol related offense in the last 10 years". Rodd was a career saver!
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Response from Rodd Tschida June 23, 2015
Too kind! Thank you so much.
Posted by Rob | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Had my DUI charge dismissed
Rodd was able to successfully and professionally give me top notch advice, support, and was able to confidently dismiss my DUI charge. I couldn't have asked for better legal representation, not to mention felt he genuinely cared about me and my opinions thought. Not only did he lend legal advice but even gave my some relevant life advice that I very much appreciated hearing. You won't be disappointed in his services.
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Posted by Leaman | June 15, 2022
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Federal traffic violation
No matter how it happened, we got the outcome we needed because of his stern approach.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2022
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Awaiting final outcome but couldn't ask for a better lawyer
We are 2 years deep and Rodd has fought for me every step of the way with an expert level of knowledge. He wrote an impressive brief, backed by painstaking detail, and argued it just as impressively. He has been patient and empathetic but real with me throughout this process. I am aware that the final outcome may not be my ideal, but either way it will still be positive. And after reading his points and arguments, I truly don't believe anyone could have argued it better. I would recommend him to anybody who wants a lawyer that will focus on the relevant issues and really fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2022
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Rodd Tschida
Rodd explained the criminal and civil legal processes very thoroughly and clearly. He was able to get the best possible outcome for my situation. Rodd is extremely knowledgeable. I would have liked a bit more frequent communication, even if just to let me know there was no cause for concern over the length of time certain steps were taking. A pro-active outreach to close out my case also would have been nice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2022
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5 stars
Right on the best lawyer in the metro area. Walked me through every step had strong communication really helpful sir. Definitely would recommend Rodd to anyone in need of help
Posted by Rachael | October 23, 2021
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DwI
He was awesome, great at communication and always being in contact with me. Knows the system very well. Helped me get my case to where I would like it to be. Got my charge lowered and get me into classes and my license back. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2021
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Rights Restoration
Rodd is great I highly recommend him been working with him for about 10 + years always comes out with a victory.
Posted by Phillip | March 10, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
Rodd went above and beyond in his representation for me. His communication was above and beyond. He answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease during the entire process. I couldn’t have envisioned a better outcome of how my case was handled.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2020
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Best Lawyer you could ever walked with!
I had 2 traffic Tickets back to back and he truly worked to help with the best outcome on both tickets !.He is very easy to talk to, always available to answer your questions, It cannot get better than that. I highly recommend him if you need help with a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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Extremely reliable and follows through with his word with excellence
I found Rodd online after I had an incident with a DWI. I had my license taken away. I had a lot of fees to pay. Rodd was able to fight my case for me and I got my kindness revocation rescinded through court which happens to less than 5% of people who have a DWI charge. I was able to get my fees back after we won. On top of that, he was able to get the DWI dropped to a traffic violation since it was my first offense. He is very professional and explains the situations easily so you can understand what your options are legally. He spent hours in the law library at court to study for my case and get me the best possible outcome. I would recommend him to ANYONE.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2020
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Excellent work!
No words to express my gratitude! He is absolutely skillful and a guy you want in your defense.
Response from Rodd Tschida January 30, 2020
Thank you. I'm glad everything worked out for you!
Posted by Scott | January 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Charged with 3rd Degree DWI refusal & 4th degree DWI September 2019
Rodd, was able to get the 3rd degree DWI charge dismissed. And by entering a plea of guilty for DUI misdemeanor, I was able to get my driving privileges reduced to 30 days (from 12 months revocation). In addition, he was able to mitigate/eliminate some of the probationary conditions with the judge . He was always communicative during the whole process, running things by you, and advising you on the options available and likelihood of those actions being favorable to your particular case and circumstances. I hired him for both the civil and criminal charges. Rodd is a very experienced and conscientious attorney, I would highly recommend him.
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Response from Rodd Tschida January 30, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad we were able to get this done for you!
Posted by Sarah | November 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Grateful!!
Rodd was there for me every step of the way and even when I was freaking out he reminded me that everything is going to work out. I never thought the results of my court case could have ever been possible let alone a reality and I am beyond grateful for everything he did for me! I appreciated the open commutation and how he was available to answer my questions as they came up. Thank you Rodd for everything!!
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Response from Rodd Tschida January 30, 2020
Thank you very much. It was nice working with you and congratulations on all your hard work as well.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Citation dismissed with Rodd's expertise
Rodd was able to get my serious traffic insurance situation dismissed. He was helpful, realistic and best of all effective!
Response from Rodd Tschida September 22, 2018
Thank you for your feedback. I am very pleased to hear it!
Posted by Nilanjana | July 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
He is an amazing person and a great lawyer,I’m so glad and pleased the way he handled and resolved my case ,thank you so much Rodd for your splendid service .
Response from Rodd Tschida July 6, 2018
Wow, thank you for your generous review! Best to you.
Posted by James | March 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
I could not be happier with the job Rodd did. Would highly recommend! If you need a good dependable attorney Rodd is your man.
Response from Rodd Tschida April 30, 2018
Thanks James, very happy for your success!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney, very knowledgeable and vigilant!
I contacted Rodd after my son had received a letter that his MN license was suspended because Wisconsin had notified them that he had received a 1st time offender OWI citation. I emailed him on a Saturday morning and he responded almost immediately! Long story short, what was an extremely frustrating and grueling and stressful situation on our whole family, Rodd was able to prove that MN was wrong and should not have suspended his license. I don't know that any other lawyer is any more knowledgeable of the MN licensing and DWI laws than him. He was easy to talk to and resolved this as quickly as possible! If you hire him, he definitely will be in your corner through the whole process!
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Response from Rodd Tschida March 22, 2018
Thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Mohamed | June 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
With 2 police officers testifying against me and police dash camera, Rod was able to convince the judge the State didn't prove I was guilty without a reasonable doubt. Best feeling ever.
Response from Rodd Tschida July 18, 2017
Thanks Mohamed, you had faith in the process and me, and it's much appreciated.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Hamline University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Private Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program (Attorney Speaker)
  • Minnesota DWI Education
  • 2017
  • Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program (Attorney Speaker)
  • Minnesota DWI Education
  • 2016
  • Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program (Attorney Speaker)
  • Minnesota DWI Education
  • 2015
  • Hennepin County One-Day DWI Program (Attorney Speaker)
  • Minnesota DWI Education
  • 2014
  • Law Classes
  • Instructor
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tschida is highly knowledgeable and experienced and an asset to his clients. I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"A top notch attorney who has great knowledge of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rodd. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tschida is an excellent criminal defense attorney, and I have personally seen him at work in court. I have also had the opportunity to discuss criminal defense issues with him and he has a great ability to think outside the box and get creative in defense of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply Rod is one of the most knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota. Whenever I have a tough case or issue regarding one of my criminal cases I call Rod for assistance. Anyone in need of criminal represenation in Minnesota should strongly consider hiring Rod."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rodd for many years and find him to be an excellent lawyer and zealous advocate on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rodd is an excellent attorney. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Tschida and he is a very experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney. He has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism on many occasions. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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