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Judith Ann Samson

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   82 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Judith

Learn Judith’s areas of practice.

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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Location

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  82 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I can’t imagine a better experience!
I can’t say enough good things about Judith. She is an absolute miracle worker! I had never been in trouble with the law before and I was freaking out more than I can put into words. Judith was calm and reassuring when I called her on a SATURDAY MORNING (and she answered on the second ring), losing my mind over the trouble I was in. I honestly thought I was totally screwed and this one mistake would change my life forever. Judith worked her magic and not only am I going to keep my perfectly clean record, but the fine I paid was minimal, I never had to physically go to a courthouse, and she handled EVERYTHING for me. I literally didn’t speak one word to the judge or the prosecutor or anyone. She did all the talking and negotiating, solved my case SUPER FAST, and achieved an outcome that I honestly thought was out of reach. She’s completely amazing. You’d be foolish to go with anyone else. Highly highly HIGHLY recommended!!!!
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Posted by Sean | October 4, 2023
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Excellent attorney
Judith represented me in Criminal Court. She made the process very smooth, while also providing clear explanations along the way, which gave me peace of mind. I was charged with a Gross Misdemeanor, and it will be reduced to a Misdemeanor after I fulfill my two years of probation. Judith knows what she is doing, and that's the kind of attorney you want when you walk into the courtroom.
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Posted by T | October 4, 2023
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Best lawyer I’ve dealt with
Very helpful, competent, professional and expeditious. Would highly recommend choosing her for your legal representation!
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
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Strong, Skillful, & Knowledgeable Representation
Judith Samson is the best attorney I have ever hired to represent me in on a legal matter. I came to Judith for help obtaining a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) against a third party that was causing harm to my personal and professional life. From my first call with Judith through the day I was awarded my HRO, her knowledge and skill in handling these types of proceedings was highly evident. Judith has carefully honed her craft and can navigate even the most complicated issues with ease, strategy, and focus. My case was not a straightforward or simple matter, but Judith educated and coached me through each step of the way, expertly assembled evidence for my hearing, and despite what seemed an impossible task due to the nuances of Minnesota Law that can make obtaining an HRO difficult, she was successful in helping me obtain my HRO. Judith was very accessible and responsive throughout my whole case and trust me when I say your case could not be in more capable hands than Judith’s. She is a force to be reckoned with in the court room – her presence is strong and focused on resolving your legal issue as quickly and painlessly as possible to reach your best possible outcome. If I ever find myself in a situation like this again, Judith will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Ashish | July 1, 2022
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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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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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| Hired Attorney
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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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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| Hired Attorney
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!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

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

Education

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

Sample of 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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