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Thomas Mark Beito

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Tom Beito


Licensed for 19 years

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Tom’s passion is defending people in the toughest moments of their lives. For more than a decade, he has defended people in cases ranging from assault and DWI to criminal sexual conduct and homicide. He has represented thousands of people and won jury trials and dismissals all over the State of Minnesota. While his office is in Downtown Minneapolis he has won cases in counties all over the state, such as Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Wright, Anoka, Carver, Washington, Stearns, Chippewa, Brown, Swift, St. Louis, and others too numerous to mention. His career has been and will always be standing up for people against the vast power of the police and the government.

Being charged with a crime can be a life altering experience. The government has immense resources at their disposal when seeking a conviction and jail or prison sentence. If you’re in a tough situation, and the government or police are coming after you, Tom will stand up for you and fight to make your life better.

Tom was born and raised in Minnesota. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and St. Louis University School of Law. After graduating with honors, Tom was distinguished with the William F. Napier Award, given to the top trial advocacy student by the St. Louis Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year from 2009-2016. Tom is licensed to practice in state court by the Supreme Court of Minnesota and in federal court by the United States District Court for Minnesota.

 

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/29/2022

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

Contact Thomas

Thomas Mark Beito
310 4th Avenue S.
Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Reviews

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Posted by Rosie | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Tom was beyond helpful during the long wait for my initial court appearance. He calmed my nerves and explained to me exactly what to expect. I am so thankful he was there all the way with me. He managed to work with the prosecutor to reach an extremely favorable outcome for my first DUI offense. He is a diligent and hard worker - I cannot recommend him enough!!
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Posted by Kayla | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
Tom went to bat for us when we felt like we had no hope. The prosecutor wasn't willing to work with us, but Tom reassured us that he would fight for us, and get the charges dismissed. He did not disappoint! At each court date he was confident and knowledgeable, which put us at ease throughout a stressful, and scary situation. So thankful for all he did for me and my sisters! Tom, you truly are a rockstar! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I ever need representation again, you will be the first person I call. Thank you, Thank you! -K.D.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
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Dismissed
Tom is a one of a kind lawyer. He went out of his way to get my case dismissed. He never stopped going above and beyond through the entire case. He was always 10 steps ahead of the courts. He never took the easy way out, and he kept encouraging me to do the same. He is very knowledgeable and informative. I am still in awe of the drive he has to do his absolute best at his job. Tom I can not thank you enough for everything you did! SD
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Posted by Jordon | July 29, 2019
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What a rockstar
Tom- let me start out saying thank you. You are one hell of a lawyer. I appreciate you taking on my case and seeing it first what it was. You knew I was nervous and worried for what might come. You assured me that everything would work out and that we would come out on the winning end! You were right!! Case dismissed!!! I and my family thank you for your hard work. Thank you Tom
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Posted by Christine | May 4, 2018
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DWI dismissed
I’m so glad I called Mr. Beito when I was pulled over for a DWI. He immediately got to work with my case and answered all my questions. Then amazingly he was able to get my case dismissed— I can not thank him enough for all of his hard work and will definitely use him again in the future. He really goes above and beyond.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI – charges dismissed
Tom is knowledgeable and trustworthy. Tom uses his knowledge of the law and works diligently to get positive results for his clients. The money I spent on his fees was the best investment I have ever made! Tom was able to get me out on bail within hours of hiring him, even though it was a holiday weekend and no judges were on duty to set bail. He continued to work diligently throughout my case, on both the civil and criminal charges. He reviewed my arrest record of the DWI and found details that he could work to my advantage. Tom was able to get my breath test results withheld and all DWI charges (civil and criminal) dismissed. Due to Tom’s knowledge and use of the law, my driver’s license was reinstated and I did not have to serve time in jail time, obviously having a huge impact on my life. Tom was always professional and always made sure all of my questions were answered. I would strongly recommend Tom to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Felony charges
We hired Tom and were completely satisfied. His communication was fantastic and he found lack of evidence for reasonable cause to do a breathalyzer. Two charges were dismissed and I am so pleased with Tom’s service. He was clear concise and very professional at all times. Best investment made for long term positive outcome.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony charges dismissed
Tom was able to file for dismissal on two felony charges, and got both of them dismissed due to lack of evidence. Throughout the entire case Tom was helpful and did an excellent job of defending me. Stayed professional and went above & beyond to see that justice was served. Would recommend him to anyone facing criminal charges.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Conceal and carry permit
I hired Mr. Beito to handle a permit situation. I was very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Grace | July 30, 2015
The best lawyer, will use again!
Tom really went above and beyond throughout my whole ordeal. He was very great at communicating throughout the scary and veiled situation. He is trustworthy and genuinely wants to help. Words can't express how thankful I am for Tom and his wealth of knowledge and respect for my situation. I highly recommend Tom Beito; I will be using him again!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Beito & Lengeling, P.A.
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • State vs. Sari
  • Dismissed
  • State of Minnesota vs BRAUN
  • Dismissed on all counts
  • State of Minnesota vs ROBERTS
  • Dismissed on all counts
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Associations

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Norwegian
  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • 19 Best Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in Criminal Defense
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Milton F. Napier Award
  • St Louis Lawyers Association
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Misdemeanor Defense Panel
  • Answering Questions About Your Criminal Case
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (22)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom manages the expectations of this clients really well and gets good results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a great criminal defense lawyer. I fully endorse his abilities to represent anyone charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a very intelligent and passionate defender on behalf of his clients. From many conversations I've had with him over the years, I know he truly cares about the outcome of his cases and he takes great pride in his work. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom has a reputation for getting excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom and I have practiced together for over 10 years. He is bright, hard working and aggressively defends his clients' rights to the best of his ability."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a sound attorney and practices all over the metro. Experienced and from what I have seen, takes a common sense approach in handling criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and has tried cases all over MN."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a very knowledgeable, assertive and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Has trial experience and knows the Judges and procedure very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Beito is a good attorney to call if you need any help in the area of criminal defense in Minnesota!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Beito is a zealous and highly skilled advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a good person and a good lawyer. I endorse Tom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the honor of being sponsored by Mr. Beito for my admission to the Federal District Court of Minnesota. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and competent in the field of Criminal Law and DWI. You would be very fortunate to have him fighting for you."
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