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Judith Ann Samson

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   77 reviews

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About Judith

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At the law office of Judith A. Samson, I strive to provide a compassionate and welcoming atmosphere for clients while aggressively pursuing their defense, acquittal, and freedom.

 

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I recognize the need to provide clients with thorough understanding of their options and realistic outcomes while also vigorously defending against the charges. I have been serving clients as a Minnesota defense attorney for more than 15 years and provide comprehensive defense services ranging from drug charges and DUI to assault, theft, and juvenile crimes.

 

Being investigated or charged with a crime can be a frightening and life-changing experience. Being well-represented will reduce your stress and achieve a more successful outcome as you work through the legal process.

 

Criminal Defense Attorney Judith Samson has earned a solid reputation for aggressive and creative approaches to criminal defense in Minnesota. Her practice is built on helping each client understand their options and vigorously pursuing their best interests.

 

Ms. Samson is an experienced trial attorney and defended hundreds of people statewide charged with crimes including but not limited to Drug Cases, DWI, Sex Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Domestic Assaults, Theft, Fraud, Driving & License Violations and Forfeitures.

 

Call now for a Free Consultation - phones are answered 24 hours a day. Judith Samson represents people throughout Minnesota, and will meet with you anywhere, anytime.

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Licensed for 24 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/28/2022

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

Contact Judith

Judith Samson, Attorney at Law
310 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55415-1030

Reviews

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Posted by Ashish | July 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
She handled my case so fast that I could hardly believe it. Very prompt and excellent communication with her clients - thanks so much!
Posted by Keith | June 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Handled everything perfectly
Fantastic job of communicating and helping me and my wife understand the process. Someone lied and filed a false restraining order against me and my wife to avoid paying us back app the money we lent her and Judith shut it down and got everything resolved before the hearing. Got both dropped before the hearing.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
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Perfect!
I was very scared and didnt know what to do going into the court system, as I have never been in trouble before. Judith was very reassuring and answered every question I came up with. She made court a breeze and we had a great outcome in the case. I'm very happy to have had her as my lawyer. She is kind, understanding and very intelligent. All in all a great person to have representing you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
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Quick and painless
Judith was very communicative and helped get the exact outcome I was looking for!
Posted by Julian | June 23, 2021
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Best lawyer I have ever met
Judith has represented me in a very difficult case and with her hard work, experience and dedication, she was able to get me the best result possible. She is the first lawyer I have ever met where money and fees are not her primary focus. She kept in contact with me even when she was overseas on vacation. I will always be grateful to her. Julian Haas, M.D
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Posted by Lance | June 23, 2021
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Great attorney!
Judy went above and beyond to help me in my case. Great communication always responsive to getting back to me when I needed to I did great legal representation. I couldn't have been happier.
Posted by Steve | April 11, 2021
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I’m glad I chose Judith
I was a little skeptical when Judith said she could get me a favorable outcome for my first time theft charge for less money and in less time than the other lawyers I was in contact with but boy was I glad I went with her. Judith was upfront and called out the bull the other lawyers were pitching to get more money from me. This was probably partly due to COVID but everything was done over phone or text but that made it pretty convenient for me to continue with my normal everyday life. She explained things clearly, settled my case outside of the courts, and did so within 30 days of first contacting her. I was able to make a deal and pay a minimal fine to get my charge dropped. I am so glad I chose Judith to represent me otherwise I’d still be worrying about this case/charge affecting my life and possibly going onto my record. Thank you Judith.
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Posted by Jacob | April 2, 2021
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Mr.
Very good and helpful! Highly recommend her expert opinion if you need a lawyer.
Posted by Tony | March 31, 2021
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Recommend
Judith was very helpful and gets the job done . I will recommend her to my friends and families and will definitely come back to her if needed anything .
Posted by Tim | March 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Judy was excellent. I was caught off guard with a case and had a million questions when I needed a lawyer asap and she was patient and answered all of them and put me at ease. She met with me the very next day (on a Saturday even). Her knowledge, expertise and confidence showed as she had it under her control the minute I hired Judy. No making appointments to ask her a question. She was always ready to help. Highly recommended..
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Posted by Gary | March 31, 2021
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Great Job
Efficient, to the point and resolved my case. Exceeded expectations. I would hire again.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Did her best considering what she was given. This was my third dwi/dui in ten years and she saved me from jail time and a few other things.
Posted by Matt | March 31, 2021
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Timely responses
I really appreciated how Judith answered all my questions thoroughly, but what was really special was how timely she got back to me.
Posted by Ali | October 17, 2019
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Maintained my clean record because of Judy!
Judy is one of a kind. She knows what she does and you can tell she's experienced and knowledgeable the moment you speak to her. I was worried that two misdeamnors would go on my clean record, I'd pay a high fine and end up serving some time in jail for a mistake I made when I was a minor. She assured me that that will not happen and made the whole process easy for someone as worried as me. I had a Public Attorney before and they didn't weren't help at all in helping me achieve the goals I've set for my situation. Judy was able to assess and handle my case in a timely manner when we were on a time crunch to appear for jury trial. Her fees are affordable and there was no hidden costs whatsoever. I'm glad I made the right choice in picking her. I would recommend Judy to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
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EXCEPTIONAL Attorney !
Judith was provided our family with exceptional care and results. She is exactly the kind of attorney you want on your side. She helped our family with a horrible nightmare. We felt so much more confident moving through this system with her on our side. She is extremely knowledgeable and got the job done right. She had no hidden costs and we very good at communicating with us. She listened to our concerns and did what she could to help ease our worries. She is truly are remarkable attorney. We will never forget what she did for us. We are forever grateful. This is the one and only call you should make. She is hardworking, trustworthy and simply outstanding. We got very positive results and she changed our lives for the better. She gets it! Judith gets it and she gets it done! She is calm and professional and reassuring and everything good in an attorney. The only regret you will have is not calling her. Trust us!
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Posted by Michael | July 10, 2019
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Highly Recommended
Very understanding and responsive and made my mind at ease about the whole thing. I would recommend Judith to anyone for her services!
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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First offense EVER withheld from record!
I am a single mother who works full time and recently received my bachelor's degree, i like to think i have things going for myself! I am a Law Abiding citizen and hope to work in a public service career, however, after the loss of a close loved one and a depression that overcame me, i found myself gambling more than usual and resorted to stealing one night after i had lost all my money. Reality hit HARD as i was faced with criminal charges! I have never gotten in trouble, as a matter of fact i have numerous police friends, I was extremely embarassed (i still am)! I searched for attorneys online and came across Judith Samson. I emailed her the same exact night my incident occurred. The next day i did not only receive a response email, but also a phone call. She was willing to help me work through my first ever offense. She was very quick with her responses to the numerous questions i had on email and text. She worked with me on my payment towards her service. And ultimately, i still have a clean record as long as i follow stipulations and paid a fine, which i gladly accepted as an alternative! I would definately recommend Judith Sampson, her and her assistant were wonderful to work with, and considering the circumstances, the outcome was to my satisfaction!
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Posted by Theresa | March 5, 2019
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She is truly excellent
I was very pleased with how judith handled my case in 2018 January ,she made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. I will strongly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Christina | February 22, 2019
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Above and Beyond
Judith Samson is not only an amazing lawyer but also a great person. She went above and beyond to help me through my situation. I took a chance when I found her through a lawyer website and I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made. She was available for me 24 hours, for whatever I needed. She is kind but tough. She will fight for you to get you the best outcome she can. I would and will suggest her first to anyone that needs a lawyer. She couldn’t have made the experience any better. Very Happy client
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Posted by Mario | February 18, 2019
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Scared of jail? Call Mrs. Samson
Mrs. Samson was just an amazing lawyer. My case was about "violation on an order for protection". I was scared about it and as soon as I talked to Mrs. Samson I felt relieved. She was very polite and professional. She talked to me straight to the point about the possible outcomes and I was confident with that. She knew what she was doing and got the job done. Her fees were affordable to me and there was no extra or hidden fees after so. She always answered all my questions with patience and straight to the point, very ethical lawyer and smart. I 300% recommend Mrs. Samson for your case. God bless her!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Samson Law Office
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mohs and Associates
  • 1998 - 1999

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1998
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1998
  • University of Louisville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Domestic Assault
  • Case dismissed
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Case Dismissed
  • Assault 5 (road rage)
  • Disorderly Conduct

Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court
  • 1999 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • criminal law CLE, Investigators
  • 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • New Lawyers Experience
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Judith
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Judith is an exceptional lawyer who cares a great deal about her client and their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Samson is an excellent criminal defense attorney. We have worked together on several cases. She achieved impressive results for my clients. She cares a lot for her clients and works tirelessly to help them. I strongly recommend Ms. Samson for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Judy and I used to be on opposite sides. I admire her tenacity and high level of skill in every case that she has. Ms. Samson is an attorney that I, myself would call if in the need of legal help. Not to mention she is confident, a great listener and always tells it to you straight!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Judy is an excellent advocate for her clients. She is thorough in examining potential defenses to the crimes with which their charged, while being creative in seeking out options for resolution that meet their specific circumstances."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is known as highly efficient and does more with less."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Judy is an excellent and capable lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judith Samson is an excellent criminal defense attorney that has earned the respect of judges, prosecutors and fellow attorneys Minnesota. I fully endorse her."
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