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Xavier John Martine

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 3 years

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About Xavier

Learn Xavier’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Martine Law understands that criminal charges are frightening. No matter what crime you’re charged with, we will know exactly how to help you. We have an excellent track record on a wide range of criminal defense cases.

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    If you have been charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in Minnesota, it’s critical for you to assert your constitutional rights immediately. A DWI conviction can have serious and lasting consequences.

  3. Immigration
    20%
    Martine Law successfully represents clients in all immigration matters, including immigrant and non-immigrant visas, adjustment of status, citizenship, asylum, removal proceedings, and much more.

  4. Family
    10%
    Martine Law successfully represents people in domestic relations disputes including divorce, legal separation, child support, child custody, alimony, property and debt distribution.

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    When you are accused of a crime like assault, you may feel stressed, frightened, and worried. Martine Law can guide you through the court system and make sure your constitutional rights are protected.

  6. Drug Crime
    5%
    Anyone who possesses any controlled substance or narcotic drug in the State of Minnesota without a valid prescription may be charged with drug possession and could face imprisonment and/or fines. We know how a drug charge can impact your life.

  7. Violent crime
    5%
    Affordable quality legal services. We fight for you and protect our client! Our mission is your success!

Attorney Xavier Martine grew up in Saint Paul. As a Minnesota native, he has always sought to help others. Xavier served in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Engineer. He then went on to law school at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and graduated with honors magna cum laude. He participated in Law Review and two Moot Courts. In addition, he served as the President of the Mitchell Hamline Latino Law Student Association.

Xavier is licensed in the Minnesota District Courts and Federal Court. He is also a member of the:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Associations
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
Client's Choice 2021
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Licensed for 3 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2019
Updated 10/28/2022

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

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Xavier John Martine
310 4th Ave S Ste 1050
Minneapolis, MN, 55415-1030

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Xavier received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Bill | October 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great criminal attorney, collaborator
I had a family law client facing a significant criminal charge. We contacted Mr. Martine to discuss the matter and he gave the client great advice. I have referred several clients to him in my short time practicing. As an attorney myself, I have a great deal of trust and respect for Xavier and his willingness to collaborate for the best interests of the client!
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Posted by Gabriela | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer and Team
I reached out to Xavier and his team regarding my sisters immigration case as she was detained in another state. We were told her hearing was about a week away from when I contacted Xavier. Xavier’s team was able to figure out that her hearing was actually the next day! Not only did they work on such short notice, they were able to file all the paperwork necessary to represent her for her hearing the next day. Rayeed, a lawyer that works with Xavier, was able to use his knowledge and expertise to get the lowest bond and have her released. They were readily available for my questions/concerns. I am very grateful! Me comuniqué con Xavier y su equipo con respecto al caso de inmigración de mi hermana, ya que estaba detenida en otro estado. Nos dijeron que su audiencia estaba a una semana de cuando me comuniqué con Xavier. ¡El equipo de Xavier pudo darse cuenta de que su audiencia era en realidad al día siguiente! No solo trabajaron con tan poco tiempo de aviso, sino que pudieron presentar todo el papeleo necesario para representarla en su audiencia al día siguiente. Rayeed, un abogado que trabaja con Xavier, pudo usar su conocimiento y experiencia para obtener la fianza más baja y liberarla. Estaban disponibles para mis preguntas / inquietudes. ¡Estoy muy agradecida!
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Posted by Andy | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall review
It was a pleasure working with Xavier. I don’t want to go into details but it took close to two years to handle my case and this happened over the course of 2019-2021 during COVID, yet Xavier was able to stay on track and guided me every step of the way. I’m glad I was able to get in touch with him as my life wouldn’t be the same without his professionalism and diligence he brings to the table. Thanks again Xavier it was a pleasure working with you. Recommend 10/10
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Very professional and sharp attorney. He's one of the good guys, and will work diligently to represent you!
Posted by Mike | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Human
Xavier handled my case in a professional manner, keeping me informed and offering help, throughout the entire process. I found him to be not only a professional but, also bright, energetic and a genuine good person.
Posted by Michelle | December 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney!
I used Xavier Martine for a criminal defense matter. He walked me through the entire process and explained each step thoroughly. I was terrified and he immediately put my worries to rest by providing me the information I needed to proceed through the court process. He was always very responsive to my calls. I would recommend his legal services to anyone!
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Posted by Todd | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Xavier Martin review
I consulted with mr. Martine then hired him as my lawyer; from that moment on I received nothing but excellent representation. In return his knowledge and professionalism landed us a favorable judgement. Highly recommend him as an attorney!
Posted by Alexis Iserman | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
Amazing to work with! On time and very easy to communicate with and won my case!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mr. Martine did an excellent job with my divorce and was able to negotiate the financials in a fair and diplomatic manner. I am so grateful to have a met an attorney who didn't waste time and dollars. He was direct and effective at wrapping things up quickly. I would highly recommend him any legal matter.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Lead Attorney
  • Martine Law PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Contreras & Metelska, PA
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Carol M. Hanks
  • Waseca County District Court
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Extern to the Honorable Federal Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • 2016 - 2017
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Education

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Hamline University
  • Economics
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • 3rd Degree DWI
  • Case dismissed.
  • Theft of Property
  • Stay of Adjudication
  • 2nd Degree DWI
  • Careless Driving
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Associations

  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Ramsey County Corrections Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Latino Law Student Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Best Child Support Lawyers in Minneapolis
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under Age 40 in Minnesota
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Dean's List 4 semesters
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • 2017
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Mitchell Hamline
  • 2017
  • William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
  • Mitchell Hamline
  • 2016
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Publications

  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2016
  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • The 56th Annual Criminal Justice Institute
  • Criminal Law
  • 2021
  • 2020 Summer Session
  • DUI Defense
  • 2020
  • Winter Bootcamp
  • Winter Bootcamp
  • 2020
  • Family Law Institute
  • Family Law Institute
  • 2020
  • Challenging Times, Challenging Practice - Representing Clients in Immigration and Federal Court
  • Immigration
  • 2020
  • Immigration and Criminal Law
  • Crimmigration
  • 2019
  • Sentencing Update – Using the New Guidelines
  • Sentencing Guidelines
  • 2019
  • Will This Affect My Driver’s License
  • Driver's License
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Xavier is an amazing attorney! He will always go the extra mile for his clients. He is professional, honest, and diligent. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Since joining Avvo, I've come to appreciate all of Xavier's input in Avvo's Q and A. His responses are thoughtful, on-point, and demonstrate his vast knowledge of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Xavier is very knowledgeable, professional, and good at what he does. He has all the necessary skills you want in a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Martine is a highly competent attorney who demonstrates authentic compassion and empathy for his clients. I have known Mr. Martine for several years and have referred several clients to him, which is a testament to my trust in his abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Friend
"Xavier is a diligent attorney, who fights hard for his clients. I have known him since law school and he is intelligent & trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Xavier for several years since we were in law school together. Mr. Martine has an excellent knowledge of the law and displays a natural comfort in the courtroom. He is a fervent advocate who is also easy to approach and eager to help others. Above all he is trustworthy, and I recommend Mr. Martine without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege to work with Xavier in criminal court for several years. I always found him to be creative, thoughtful and extremely competent. In particular, I found that he could think on his feet and adapt when it was needed This is a rare skill. As importantly, his arguments are persuasive and he stands out among criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of attending Law School with Xavier Martine and appearing as opposite counsel to him in criminal court as a student attorney. He is knowledgeable, supportive, and easy-going. We have kept in touch since. He is always in a good mood and easy to talk to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Xavier's a great lawyer. I met him in the courtroom. I'm happy he's a member of the BAR and have personally observed him getting outstanding results for his clients."
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Minneapolis Criminal defense Lawyer Xavier John Martine
Xavier John Martine
Criminal defense Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 3 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available