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Andrew C. Wilson

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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About Andrew

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Wilson won his first jury trial before graduating from law school. After his first year of practice, his name was cemented in Minnesota Supreme Court case law, and within five he’d been to the Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, won jury trials, won bench trials, won appeals, and had significant victories throughout Minnesota at the district courts. Wilson has dedicated his career to practicing criminal defense and representing individuals accused to have committed crimes.

A born litigator, a Northfield-native, and an advocate for the underdog, Wilson prides himself in providing expert-level representation without exception. He understands the stress and uncertainty associated with a criminal charge, and appreciates the pressure that criminal defendants face. He makes it a priority to alleviate as much of that stress and anxiety as he can, through clear action plans and solid defenses.

He also understands that working with attorneys can be intimidating and expensive. He works with his clients—routinely—to arrange billing schedules that fit their needs, and provides free consultations on almost any issue.

- Experienced trial attorney and criminal litigator;

- Frequent guest lecturer on criminal matters at colleges, universities, and law schools throughout Minnesota;

- Prior contributor to Minnesota’s DWI Deskbook, a resource used by judges and lawyers throughout the state;

- Magna cum laude law school graduate; St. Olaf College undergraduate. 

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Licensed for 6 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2016
Updated 10/29/2022

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

Contact Andrew

Wilson & Clas
201 6th Street SE, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN, 55414

Reviews

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Posted by J | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reasonably Priced, Fantastic Person, the BEST Lawyer
I hired Andrew when I had a bit of legal trouble and he was able to help me tremendously. He fought hard for me and for my case while also being extremely compassionate throughout the entire situation. I cannot stress enough - if you need a criminal defense attorney in the Twin Cities, Andrew is your guy. Reasonably priced, fantastic person, the BEST lawyer I've ever worked with. He almost makes me feel bad for all the attorney jokes I've been telling for years...
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Posted by Dan | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
REALLY good lawyer
I hired Andrew for my domestic assault charges. I'd never been in trouble with the law before, and the whole situation was a misunderstanding. Andrew thoroughly reviewed the "evidence" in my case, got statements from witnesses, and got my case dismissed (which it should have been). I would recommend Andrew to anyone in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Law Representation
Mr. Andrew Wilson was professional, courteous and supportive throughout the term of my mandatory court appearances and during our remote consultations. Mr. Wilson
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Andrew provided me great advice on a criminal matter in the twin cities that I was involved with. I highly recommend you reach out to him if you have any sorts of criminal questions or problems.
Posted by Joseph | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
After contacting Mr. Wilson about a dispute with my landlord I was able to work toward my next steps with ease. He laid out all of my options with both simplicity and the detail necessary to make an informed decision. I would sum up my experience as professional with a calming/helpful demeanor. Highly recommend.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Wilson & Clas
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Wilson Criminal Defense
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Halberg Criminal Defense
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Third Judicial District Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Halberg Criminal Defense
  • 2014 - 2016
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Education

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Appeal of Title IX Finding of Responsibility
  • Finding of Responsibility for Sexual Assault Allegations REVERSED and VACATED
  • State v. D.V.H.
  • Court of Appeals REVERSED in Appellant's Favor
  • State v. B.L.
  • All charges DISMISSED
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Associations

  • Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court
  • Volunteer Coach
  • 2019 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minneapolis
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • 2020
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minneapolis
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Public Service Award
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2016
  • Third Place Overall (Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Aid to MN Prisoners)
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law
  • 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Persuasive Legal Writing)
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Minnesota DWI Deskbook
  • Consequences for Driving Recreation Vehicles While Intoxicated (Snowmobiles, ATVs, and Motorboats)
  • 2023
  • Minnesota DWI Deskbook
  • License Plate Impoundment
  • 2017
  • 105.1 The Ticket
  • "Deflate-Gate" Sanctions: Hot Air or the Right Result?
  • 2015
  • 105.1 The Ticket
  • The NFL Concussion Settlement: Another Headache for Players
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Discussion of LAMP Jury Verdict
  • 2020
  • Minnesota CLE
  • A Crash Course Into Minnesota's Statutory & Judicial Expungement Laws
  • 2020
  • Minnesota Association of Sober Homes (MASH)
  • Criminal Expungement & Other Postconviction Relief
  • 2020
  • Ethics 331
  • Ethics & Morality in Minnesota Criminal Law: A Defense Perspective
  • 2020
  • Odebrecht Panel
  • Discussion of Favorable Jury Trial Verdict in Washington County
  • 2019
  • Ethics 331
  • The Ethics of Criminal Defense
  • 2019
  • ACLU Panel Discussion
  • Militarization of Police Debate
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (25)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to a depth of experience in his practice area, Andrew has consistently been an approachable and creative presence as long as I've known him. He is a true professional and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recommended numerous clients to Mr. Wilson. He handled each client's situation with care and diligence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Andrew. He is a compassionate and respectful advocate. He is knowledgeable in his practice area."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few attorneys can articulate the complex and tedious language of criminal law better than Andrew. He is a fierce advocate with a strong scholarly foundation to match. In the event I ever find myself on the wrong side of criminal prosecution I'd chose Andrew to represent me before all others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wilson's dedication to his clients is outstanding in that he takes the time to listen to their needs and finds creative solutions for them. His passion for the law and advocacy also make him a rising star attorney in the legal community. I highly recommend him for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a passionate, caring criminal defense attorney in the twin cities. He is experienced and is able to give advice to anyone in need. His expertise ranges to all criminal defense matters and appeals. I would trust Andrew with any matter professionally or personally and I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse Andrew Wilson as an attorney. I am a senior partner in our law firm that sees firsthand the many talents he has --- dedication, work ethic, courtroom demeanor and excellent legal writing skills. I would be proud and grateful to have Andrew Wilson alongside me for even the most complex of cases. In fact, I do believe that we will soon be attaining victory on a recent matter, and in mighty significant part to Mr. Wilson's effort!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is an extremely intelligent attorney and has an excellent knowledge and command of the legal issues his clients are facing. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent member of the Halberg team. He is dedicated, hard-working and intelligent. I absolutely endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is hard working and extremely bright. I always appreciate coordinating with him on cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Wilson is a zealous legal advocate with exceptionally strong legal writing skills. His attention to detail, focus, and dedication distinguish him from other attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew Wilson is light years ahead of other young attorneys his age in handing complex criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is one of the finest young criminal defense attorneys in town; efficient, skillful and aggressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. One of the best writers I have seen. Works hard in every respect. People would be lucky to have him in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. He's a great lawyer and an even better person! I would put my full faith in his abilities to handle any legal issues related to criminal defense."
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