Award-winning defense lawyer with proven record of not guilty verdicts and dismissed cases.Award-winning defense lawyer with proven record of not guilty verdicts and dismissed cases.DWI charges can happen to anyone. Don't let it ruin your life by hiring an inexperienced attorney.The vast majority of my domestic violence clients get their case dismissed or are found not guilty.Put an award-winning lawyer with Homeland Security and Justice Department experience on your side.
|MN||Authorized to practice||2008||02/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Spirit of Service Award||Association of American Law Schools||2010|
|Public Service Award||William Mitchell College of Law||2008|
|Outstanding Service Award||U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services||2007|
|Judge Advocate||U.S. Army Reserve||2010 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Keyser Law, P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Clerk||U.S. Department of Justice||2008 - 2008|
|Clerk||U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement||2007 - 2008|
|Clerk||U.S. Department Of Homeland Security||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Felony Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct||Not Guilty|
|Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct||Not Guilty|
|Fifth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct||Not Guilty|
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|Minnesota Judges Criminal Benchbook (7th Ed.)||Juvenile Delinquency||2016|
|Minnesota Lawyer - JDs Rising||How To Get Paid||2010|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Minnesota||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|2017 New Lawyer Experience||How To Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know||2017|
|2016 New Lawyer Experience||How To Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know||2016|
|2015 New Lawyer Experience||How to Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know||2015|
|Minnesota CLE Live Webcast||Minnesota's New Expungement Law||2014|
|Life After Mitchell||Legal Career Development||2012|
|Law Student Networking Mixer||From Classes To Clients||2012|
|Immigration Workshop||Conquering Family & Employment Immigration Forms||2012|
|Hangin' Out a Shingle||Tips On Starting Your Own Law Practice||2012|
|English Undergraduate Career Panel||English Undergraduate Career Panel||2012|
|2012 New Lawyer Experience||Candid Advice for New Lawyers||2012|
Posted by BTS
I had reached out to a few Attorneys when trying to decide who I wanted to hire to represent me in my criminal case (one was even a referral from a friend). I believe it was Chris' knowledge and general care about the outcome of the case which is why I hired Chris. I was originally charged with 5th Degree Assault, the State added, Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct. During the process, Chris kept me well informed on what was going on. We were offered two separate settlements from the state, after discussing each option with Chris, we decided to proceed to trial. During trial, Chris showed a great deal of experience, knowledge, and preparation which ultimately lead to 3 not guilty verdicts. I would HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone that is looking for an experienced attorney that has your best interest in mind. He's not looking to make a quick buck, he will do whatever he can to help clear you of your charges.
Posted by Osman Hassan
Chris is the best Criminal Defence lawyer I have ever met. Before I hired him, I had another lawyer who was not so good and I have spoken to few others who were untrustworthy. In my opinion most lawyers over promise and under deliver because they want hype themselves up in order to charge you a lot of money. Then they turn around and pressure you to negotiate your innocence with the prosecutor because they are either afraid of losing or they were lying to you in the first place because they are not a trial lawyer. I had a lawyer tell me that she would charge $3000 if I want to go to trial or $2000 to negotiate my case. Really? Negotiate? If I wanted to negotiate, why not do it myself?
I am sure you're reading my post because you are looking for an honest, trustworthy, and capable lawyer for a bargain. If that is the case, look no further. I can honestly say this guy is the real deal. He is like Mohamed Ali in the courtroom without boasting about it and most prosecutors have no chance in convicting you if he is in you corner. He will not promise you that you will win your case if you hire him, because no one can predict the outcome of a case in the US legal system, but he will will do exactly what you hire him for without pressuring you to take any deals. I was offered to pay $300 and my case would be dismissed in a year if I didn't commit any crime before the trial started and I turn it down because I am one of those idiots who believes in justice at all cost. I would not suggest you gamble like I did because innocent men and women are constantly found guilty in the US legal system. Lucky for me, both of the charges (disorderly conduct and resisting arrest) were found to be bogus by the jury. I believed I was innocent and the jury agreed with me and I could not have done it without the help of Christopher Wesley Keyser. If you are feeling angry I like did when I was assaulted by a bully with a badge and his security guard friends, then taken to jail and charged with a crime; I suggest you take deep breath, calm yourself down and call Chris. The road to "Not Guilty" will be a lot easier when Chris is in your corner. Trust me. You don't believe me? Go to Chris' website and see the smiling black/Somali guy holding two not "Not Guilty" verdict forms as the proof.
Thank you Mr Keyser. To Mrs Keyser, thank you for allowing him to work on my case and prepare me for trial late into the night.
Posted by anonymous
You will NOT be disappointed with Chris!
With copious amounts of anxiety after getting a disorderly conduct charge, Chris calmly explained the options available to me and the likelihood of each outcome. Even though there was no guarantee on a positive result, Chris was able to get the charge downgraded to unnecessary noise with a stipulation of a year’s probation and only a day of community service through participation in a restorative justice program. He even negotiated the continuance for dismissal deal on the first court date. Chris was readily available for communication and answered all of my questions via email, although he did invite me into the office if I would’ve preferred. If needed, I would hire Chris again without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous
Christopher is an absolutely outstanding attorney. Because I didn't know him in the beginning and just chose him from a list of online attorneys, I was only expecting him to be a pretty decent/ok lawyer. I was very positively surprised to learn that I was wrong. Chris actually exceeded EVERY single one of my expectations...and beyond. From the beginning he was patient while explaining every detail to me and making sure that I fully understood what was going on. I was very new to the whole process and he managed to turn my intense fear into complete comfort during the ordeal. We were up against two particularly well-known prosecutors, one of which has a very strong reputation for being very shrewd and quick to demand the worst. I was actually even told this from a good attorney friend of mine whose name I won't mention, but who is very highly regarded in the Twin Cities. The prosecution never wavered and there were even several times that I wanted to take a plea deal that they offered...and was even suggested to do so by a friend of mine who is in law school. But Christopher NEVER budged. And not because of ego either. Chris told me from the start that I should not take the deal. In fact, a few deals were offered throughout the course of the process and each time he remained resolute about not accepting any of them. He said that there are definitely times when that should be an option...but that this was not one of them. He insisted that we had a much stronger case than they did, even while the prosecution claimed that they had solid videotaped evidence against me. Chris called their bluff and even said to me "If they have it this late in the process...make them show it." In the end...the prosecution's case collapsed...and the case was completely dismissed.
Bottom line...Christopher Keyser's representation was PHENOMENAL! So, to anyone reading this, if you need legal advise or representation, don't let yourself regret it later when it's too late. DON'T WAIT! Call Chris NOW!
Posted by Nick
I am 100% satisfied with the help that Chris gave me. He was always there with me every step of the way. Before going to court, I thought I was going to have the same outcome happen to me that most people would have gotten for my case. I walked away with a better outcome. I never thought this would have happened but Chris was very knowledgeable and experienced in this field. I talked to a few other attorneys before I hired him and am glad I made this choice. Hire Chris, he knows what he's doing, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Luke
I got a DUI in the City of Fridley, MN and my case was handled in Anoka County. While looking for a lawyer to represent me, I came across Christopher’s webpage. When I contacted Christopher, he was very polite and listened to what I had to say. After I was done talking about my DUI, Christopher gave me some options, these options were realistic. As we moved forward towards the court date, Christopher was always available to answer any questions I had, he kept me updated on information pertaining to my case, and helped me with a goal orientated plan before my court date. Some goals I completed before the court date: an Alcohol and Drug assessment, attended A.A. meetings, and enrolled into a Driving with Care program Level 1. The day of court, Christopher was very confident that we would secure the options we agreed upon. To my surprise, Christopher not only met my expectations but he exceeded them by getting my DUI (BAC .14) reduced to Careless Driving. Also, I got six months on probation. In my opinion, Honesty and Integrity was the service I received from Christopher Keyser of the Keyser Law Firm. Thank you!
Posted by Kyle
Chris was patient and gave me the facts straight. He is knowledgeable and set realistic expectations of what to expect throughout the whole process. Always easily reached when I had a question and was always well prepared when we met with prosecutors etc. Highly recommend Chris!
Posted by Cynthia
Lawyer Christopher Keyser was a pleasure to work with; if that is possible with an attorney in any case. He always gave me the best and worse possible out comes and gave his professional opinion on what was most likely to be the outcome. He interpreted all the legal documents so it was easy for me to understand. He did not talk down to me or over my head. He was very strait forward and eliminated any surprises.
Christopher Keyser always returned my calls, texts or e-mails quickly. If he was ever running a little late for a court room appearance he always contacted me in plenty of time so I did not need to worry.
When I contacted Mr. Keyser even during the months between court appearances he was always willing to answer my questions.
I hope I never have to use his professional services again but, in a situation that I do need legal representation I won't look for another attorney. I will go directly to Attorney Christopher Keyser.
Posted by anonymous
I needed some help with getting an old charge off my record. After explaining my situation to him, and him going through my file. He then gave me a few options we could do/try. The first one did not work out (nothing to do with Mr. Keyser). So we then attempted the second option and won! He was very professional and understanding. I have his business card in a safe place, and his contact number saved/locked in my phone. I fully trust him, and will go through him again if I need any more court related services.
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