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Jean Marie Brandl

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 17 years
    California - CA 32 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jean

Learn Jean’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    80%
    I have handled criminal defense cases ranging from homicides and complicated white collar fraud cases to sex assault to DWI, drug cases and simple theft, to name only a few. I have taken over 50 cases to trial in California and Minnesota and have had a very high success rate. I am also skilled at negotiating a fair and reasonable sentence for clients who do not wish to go to trial. I am one of 3% of all Minnesota Attorneys who is qualified as a criminal law specialist by the MSBA

    33 years

  2. Employment and labor
    10%
    I handle review and negotiation of employment contracts and I represent clients who are being discriminated against at work. If you are being mistreated in your workplace, please contact me for a free initial meeting to discuss your case.

    17 years

  3. Adoption
    5%
    I handle second parent and stepparent adoptions in all Minnesota Courts. I will make this process straightforward and stress-free for your whole family.

    17 years

  4. Licensing
    5%
    If you are facing licensing problems or discipline in your chosen profession, I have had great success in keeping my clients' licenses current and minimizing the effects and scope of a discipline matter. Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, therapist or any other professional facing discipline issues, you will find me to be discrete, tactful and aggressive in defending your right to practice in your field.

    17 years

Jean Brandl is a certified criminal law specialist licensed in both State and Federal courts of Minnesota, California, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. No matter what charges you face, she is prepared to offer an aggressive defense on your behalf.

 

Jean Brandl has over 23 years of highly successful courtroom experience.  If you or someone you care about is charged with a crime or is under investigation, you need Jean Brandl to provide the highest level of performance and with proven results.  She has the knowledge and skills necessary to aggressively fight your case at trial or to successfully negotiate a favorable resolution.

 

 Jean has won numerous jury trials, has negotiated excellent results for her clients, and has the compassion and experience needed to make you feel safe and comfortable during a stressful and complicated time.  Using creative and unique tactics in trial, negotiation, and sentencing, Jean will work closely with you to create a strategy tailored specifically to your legal needs.  She will stay in close contact with you so you fully understand your case and can make informed decisions.  

 

Jean Brandl has passed the rigorous testing necessary to qualify as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist through the  Minnesota State Bar Association (less than 1% of all attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in criminal law).  She was awarded the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association Special Award for Courageous and Zealous Advocacy and was Attorney of the Year in the San Diego Alternate Public Defender’s Office.  Her successes have been reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio and the U-T San Diego.

 

Jean has represented over a thousand people charged with crimes in Minnesota and California State Courts, Minnesota Appeallate Court, Federal District Court, and in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She has handled many complex and sensitive cases including white collar crimes and criminal sexual conduct cases. 

  

Jean has represented employees facing discrimination at work and has helped nurses, psychologists and other professionals keep their Minnesota licenses.

  

She has worked with numerous individuals on the Autism Spectrum., negotiating creative solutions with prosecutors, probation officers, and judges to keep her Autistic clients out of jail and prison.  If you or a family member are on the Autism Spectrum, you need an attorney with the experience necessary to handle such unique and sensitive cases.

Location

Brandl Law, LLC
310 Fourth Ave. S.
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST CRIMINAL defense attorney
JEAN IS A LION THAT FOUGHT HARD FOR HER CLIENTS, YOU WILL NEVER REGRET HIRING HER ,SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN ALL OVER MINNESOTA, SHE GO ALL THE WAY TO GET YOU UNBELIEVABLE DEALS YOU WILL NOT THINK OF, ANYBODY THAT NEED A GOOD LAWYER HERE IS JEAN FOR YOU.
Posted by MJ | March 2, 2011
Knowledgeable and Experienced - Got the job done well!
We used Jean for our healthcare advance directives as well as the adoptoin of our child. She talked with us in terms we understood and kept us informed each step of the way. Not only have we recommended her to friends, who did use her legal services, but we intend on using her law office again in the future when needed.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Brandl Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Heltzer & Houghtaling, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Managing Partner
  • Cloutier & Brandl, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Deputy Attorney
  • San Diego District Attorneys Office
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • San Diego County Alternate Public Defender
  • 1994 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. J.H. and C.H.
  • Resolved with no prison for one of the defendants
  • State of Minnesota v. R.A.
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • California v. B.L.
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2002
  • Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego Alternate Public Defender
  • 1999

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 IDEA Leadership Conference - Washington D.C.
  • Working with Families of Students with Disabilities Facing Juvenile Court
  • 2013
  • National Parent Technical Assistance Center
  • Meeting the Needs of Youths with Disabilities
  • 2012
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Effective Use of Expert Witnesses
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean Brandl has substantial criminal defense experience. She works extremely hard to ensure that her clients get the best possible result. She is also a compassionate person who cares deeply for all of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean Brandl cares passionately about seeking justice for her clients. I never hesitate in referring my clients to Jean if they are in need of serious defense in a criminal matter. If you need an attorney who will represent you zealously and with passion, you would do well to hire Jean."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean is a rock star lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean is a very knowledgeable, very skilled criminal defense attorney. I would recommend her in any criminal case in state or federal court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense