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Amber Sue Johnson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Amber Thompson

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 14 years
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2009
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Amber

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I am an aggressive advocate for my clients and passionate about what I do.  I have defended hundreds of clients at all levels of offenses, from serious felonies to misdemeanors.  I believe that good legal representation requires not only vigorous advocacy and up-to date knowledge of the law, but also providing my clients with the information necessary to make informed decisions every step of the case. I understand that this is your life and your future, and that is why I am dedicated to making sure my clients understand what is happening and why.

I have a passion for the law and the believe that a great criminal defense attorney aggressively advocates for their clients, actively protects their rights and interests from day one, and never stops challenging the law to make it better. My clients receive tenacious and smart representation. I will fight your case every step of the way.


3109 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55408

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Posted by Joseph | November 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amber Johnson, Esq. Far Exceeded My Expectations
I reached out to Amber Johnson, Esq. to handle a complex criminal defense legal matter this year (2017). On top of dealing with this case, I had mountains of work, civic, and educational obligations that were weighing on my mind and demanding quite a bit of time. From the moment I consulted with Amber, she stuck to the facts, was very accommodating, professional, and eased all of my anxieties with her knowledge of the law, legal approach, and her overall demeanor. She explained the facts of the case and the law in terms that I could understand - which was very helpful. Additionally, she kept me up to date on court proceedings and the direction that she was planning on going, as it related to my case. At all times Amber was there to answer any questions and she continuously eased my anxieties about my case. After a couple court proceedings and her requests for discovery, which the prosecution was having difficulty producing, Amber remained very steady, calm, and professional with the delays from the prosecuting attorney which extend my case a couple of more months. My case was eventually dismissed, in large part to her legal approach. The prosecuting attorney made a point to come out in the hallway, where Amber and I were debriefing after court; to let me know that my case was resolved in the manner that is was in large part to how Amber’s court room demeanor, specifically how she interacted with the prosecution and the judge in this matter. He mentioned, "She was very polite, patient, and exercised understanding throughout the court proceeding, some attorneys don’t do that and that often changes the outcome - you have a great attorney." I wholeheartedly agreed! I would add that Amber is an extraordinarily bright, emotionally intelligent, and strong attorney who never wavered in my defense; she can certainly be tough if necessary as it relates to defending her clients. She possess the uncanny ability to read a situation, the individuals involved, and adjust her approach to meet the needs of her clients without allowing emotions to dictate her behavior that may have a negative impact on her clientele or her professional reputation. I would highly recommend Amber!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend her to anyone
Amber is genuinely concerned with helping and in my opinion goes above and beyond. I couldn’t be more happy with her help and consultation. Amber fought for me and the best outcome of my case which I was very happy with. She has taken so much time and care to explain everything in a way I could understand. I would recommend Amber for any of my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amber Johnson was a very informative and helpful lawyer; I would recommend her to anyone of my close friends or family. My case was a bit confusing to me, there where many different outcomes that I could not see. In the beginning, I did not think there was any hope to receive a favorable outcome. Then I met Amber, with her creativity and determination things started to look a bit better. Not only did things look better; I truly liked Amber, she was very genuine and an enjoyable person to be around. If you are looking for good help and someone that will go the extra mile Amber Johnson is the person you are looking for.
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Posted by Ashley | November 29, 2016
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Couldn't have found a better Attorney
Amber was great! She helped me with an innocent owner vehicle forfeiture and was my boyfriends attorney for his DWI. I would recommend Amber to anyone. Very knowledgable and considerate of the overall outcome of the case. She was very timely with the process we needed to go through to get my vehicle back and the outcome was pretty much what she said would happen. Overall, a great experience for the unfortunate situation I was going through.
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Posted by Carmen | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
She was great, I would recommend her to anyone.
She was great, I would recommend her to anyone. What she said would happen, did happen.
Posted by Joshua | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
More than just an attorney
Amber Johnson was an incredible hire. She worked very hard on my case and went above and beyond her job responsibilities. She actually cares about what she does and wants to get the best possible outcome for her clients no matter what the cost. I was so impressed with how she navigated the legal system and helped my family throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend her to potential clients. I was extremely impressed with her skills, work ethic, and heart. She really helped save my life.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Exactly who I needed
When I started looking for representation for my case I was bombarded by business cards & snail mail, all with tons of fantastic claims and promises from most brilliant lawyers the Twin Cities had to offer. After reviewing everything I'd received and sending e-mails & calls out to a some I thought seemed like they could back up their claims, Amber was the only one who really gave me the feeling she was ready to go to work for me. I'm so glad I'd made the right choice. From start to finish, she was there for me every step of the way. Not only did she do a fantastic job representing me and my best interests, but more importantly she gave me the confidence & peace of mind I needed going into the courtroom on every occasion. I knew every time before we went in what we were there for, what my options were, and what was going to happen. After all was said and done, I couldn't be happier with the results. I don't know where I'd be without her help. It truly feels as if Amber Johnson saved my life.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Honest and Fair
I contacted a number of Attorney's, the day I spoke to Amber. She was the first one I spoke to, that was honest with me, and gave me the information I was looking for. This was my third DWI, so I needed help. I was having trouble getting my Vehicle, and my personal thing's as well. The Police Department was not returning my calls. Amber made one call, and set thing's up for me, to get my Vehicle and thing's back. She kept in touch with me, through out the process, and answered my question's, clearly and with knowledge of the process. I planned on going to court, more than just the first hearing, but after Amber spoke to the Prosecuter, and got me the deal I wanted, I was happy with the outcome. No Jail time, and minimal fine's. The best is yet to come. We agreed on a Her fee, and I paid Her 1/2 up front. She informed me, a couple day's after my court date, that She was waving the remainder of the fee, we agreed upon. WOW!! A Lawyer that does that!! She did not pay me to write this, by the way. I hope I never need Her service's again, but would refer here to anyone who needs Legal help. Your Awesome Amber. God Bless! J
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Posted by Adam | February 27, 2015
Quick, And A Great Guide In Legal Details
"Amber isn’t one of those attorneys that will try to scare you into hiring her or pressure you to take a deal. She is professional, personable, and made me feel like she cared about me and what I wanted. Amber talked to me like a real person and took the time to make sure I understood what was going on and what the next steps would be. Amber worked hard and fought to get the result I was looking for. I was very happy with Amber’s representation."
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2014
Amber is Awesome!
I was arrested for a drug charge a have never before been involved in the 'system.' I had no idea what to expect. I called a lot of lawyers before I hired Amber and right away I knew she would treat me like a person and not just another paycheck. Even though I knew she was super busy, she always took the time to answer my questions and make sure I understood everything. Amber helped me so much during a horrible time in my life! The prosecutor wanted to through me in jail, but with Amber's help, I was able to get into treatment and stay out of jail. If I'm successful, I won't even have the charge on my record! I have been sober for 8 months and have been able to keep my job. and I owe it to Amber.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Pacyga Criminal Defense
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Junior Partner
  • Wolfgram Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2014


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • St Cloud State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Minnesota for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Minnesota for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Amber to anyone in need of a caring and skilled attorney. Amber takes great care of her clients and fights to get the best results. I rely on Amber's expertise whenever I need to consult on a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amber is a dedicated advocate bringing passion and diligence to every case. I recommend Amber for any person needing solid criminal defense representation."
Minneapolis DUI and DWI Lawyer Amber Sue Johnson
Amber Sue Johnson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation