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|MN||Authorized to practice||1996||02/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Minnesota Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Minnesota Super Lawyer||Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine||2004|
|Founder, Criminal Trial Lawyer||Appelman Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Appelman & Olson, P.A.||2002 - 2009|
|Associate Attorney||Allan H. Caplan & Associates||1996 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesoccer Camp||General Manager||N/A|
|Minneapolis Jewish Federation||Young Leadership Networking Chair||N/A|
|Oak Ridge Country Club||Board Member||N/A|
|Woodland Creek Homeowner's Association||President||N/A|
|State vs. D.C.||Driver's License Reinstated|
|State vs. E.M.||Case Dismissed|
|State vs. J.S.||Charges Dismissed|
|See all legal cases|
|CriminalDefenseLawyer.com||Prostitution in Minnesota: Criminal Charges, Penalties and Defenses||2010|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|University of St. Thomas Business Law||Minnesota Criminal Law||2011|
|Community Success Day||Minnesota DWI's: Know Your Rights||2011|
Posted by Phyllis
I have known Avery for nearly 20 years, naturally Avery was my “goto” criminal lawyer when I was cited for traffic violations time and again. Avery just knows the law and has experience unlike other criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota. He immediately put me at ease and lays out a plan to achieve my goals. Avery is careful to explain the nature of my problem and potential defenses, if you are like me and want to have all the information to make important decisions, Avery will sit with you, coach you through the process and relate even the smallest detail so you feel comfortable. The best thing about my experience with the Appelman Law Firm is the attentive service, they respond to your calls quickly, they talk to you, they demonstrate compassion and really want to help. I recommend people to the Appelman Law Firm because I know they are compassionate professionals who have the knowledge, experience and connections to get the job done!
Posted by Christina
After a getting into a verbal argument/disagreement with my sister; things went from yelling at each other to a physical fight and the police were called. We went our separate ways after that. A few days later I received a charge in the mail for domestic assault and the county was requiring me to go in for finger printing. With the type of career I am in; I was very terrified and upset regarding the charge and the significant impact would have on my career. My husband had used Avery's law firm in the past and he was the first name that popped into my head. Avery is AMAZING!!! He is very calming and after each conversation I had with him I was able to relax and BREATH knowing that he would take care of me and do what he could to make sure my career was not in danger. His office contacted me right away (in fact I wasn't even done filling out the online form and one of his paralegals were already calling me to assist). Avery called and emailed pretty much every day keeping me informed of what was happening and what steps I needed to complete before our case went to court. He even retained a lawyer for my sister!!! With Avery's amazing skills, the charges were greatly reduced and a minimal fine. (I attended an anger management class as well as had a chemical assessment eval done prior to court per Avery's recommendations. At court he was early and even checked me in!!! He had the paperwork ready for me to sign and made this nightmare of an experience go smoothly and the only word I can use is that I felt very safe and protected by him. Life is back to normal and my career is safe!! All thanks to Avery!!! He truly is one a kind and THE BEST!!! He has a very calming demeanor about him. I felt comfortable talking with him. I knew after our first meeting I was in great hands and he would take care of me!! I have not had personal experiences with lawyers (my step son and husband have) and Avery blows all of them out of the water!! He is prompt when returning phone calls and emails and is honest about the law and the facts. I would HIGHLY refer him to anyone!!! He is AMAZING!!! And very easy to talk to!
Posted by Alyssa L. Jones, J.D., Esq.
I was extremely worried about an Inattentive Driving citation I received from an accident in Ramsey County on September 7 of last year. Due to this ticket, I was unable to be licensed as an attorney in Minnesota, even after passing the bar! I was unable to be considered unless my matter had a final disposition, basically I had to pray the prosecutor would dismiss the citation against me or I had to plead guilty. Not knowing where to turn, I called Appelman Law Firm searching for help. Mr. Appelman's paralegal, Corey, was my first initial contact. She was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. She set up an appointment with Mr. Appelman, who met with me on my schedule! I had a free consultation with Mr. Appelman who was very sympathetic to my situation, told me the process from here, and laid out a plan on how he could help. I hired him! Mr. Appelman held my hand every step of the way. He kept me informed and attended my court appearance with me. The case against me was dismissed! I am lucky for Mr. Appelman's representation, as he has played a huge role in helping me obtain my attorney license and fulfilling my dreams. I'll never be able to repay him for that.
James Greeman, Social security Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have been fortunate to have known Avery for nearly 20 years. As a practicing lawyer, I have met many criminal defense attorneys, Avery’s knowledge, compassion and willingness to serve his clients makes him the greatest criminal defense attorney I know. Through the years I have referred many clients to Avery for criminal representation. I know that a referral means that my name is associated with the other attorney. I know Avery will provide all of his clients with a vigorous knowledgeable defense. A factor I look for in criminal lawyers is their availability, it is critical. Some lawyers don’t make time in their day for their clients. Avery is unlike these stereotypical lawyers, Avery he is a very down to earth guy; Avery is easy to feel comfortable around, open up to and work with. Avery partners with his clients, develops an action plan and encourages his clients to help them help themselves. I believe that Avery has a true calling for being criminal attorney.