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Dana Thomas Kinsella

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2010
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Dana

Learn Dana’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defending Minnesotans against all level of criminal charges.

    13 years

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

  4. White collar crime

Attorney Dana T. Kinsella earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law in 2010 after graduating from Saint John’s University with a B.S. in Political Science and Vocal Performance as well as a Minor in Philosophy. While in law school, Attorney Kinsella was a Certified Student Attorney for the Carver County and Ramsey County Public Defender’s Offices.

In 2011, he joined the law firm of Gerald Miller, PA, a Minneapolis-based DWI and Criminal Defense firm. In 2013, Mr. Kinsella founded Kinsella Law, focusing on all variety of Criminal Defense matters. In November of 2016, Attorney Robert Foley and Attorney Dana Kinsella formed the law firm of Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC. Attorney Kinsella takes great pride in getting to know his clients as individuals and not just names on a file. He continues to zealously advocate for his client’s rights.

He understands that a mistake or two does not define a person and that everyone deserves another chance. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Kinsella enjoys spending time with his wife and their Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Winston. He also enjoys kickboxing, hunting/fishing and karaoke whenever he gets the opportunity.


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Kinsella Law LLC
2915 Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404

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Posted by Amanda | May 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Upstanding Moral Character
I hired Dana and can't say enough about him. He is an overall amazing person with the legal skills to match. He truly has the best interests of his clients at heart and will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible positive outcomes. He has done and continues to do this for me. I highly recommend Dana to anyone in need of criminal legal counsel as he will be your best decision in the state of MN.
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Posted by Lori | March 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
High level of integrity!!!!
I would recommend him to anyone he was great and professional!!!! He was so friendly and personable and I knew I was in good hands right away.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kinsella Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Gerald Miller P.A.
  • DWI and criminal defense attorney
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Lyons Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk & Student Attorney
  • Ramsey County Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State V. HAN
  • No executed jail time, 30 days EHM, $500 fine, 0-3 years of probation
  • State V. DRZ
  • 60 month mandatory minimum sentence


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2017 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dana works hard for his clients. He has strong trial skills. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As partners, Mr. Kinsella and I have handled hundreds of cases together. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law, well respected in the legal community and he fights especially hard for his clients. I am 100 percent comfortable with Mr. Kinsella handling any case that comes to us."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely knowledgeable about criminal law and willing to fight for his clients! Highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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