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Avery Appelman is a criminal defense attorney and founder of Appelman Law Firm.

While his practice is primarily recognized for its work with DWI and related offenses, he has 15 years of experience working with clients facing drug, assault, theft, criminal sexual conduct, traffic, and prostitution charges.

Avery's greatest strength is his ability to counsel in a way that assists clients in all aspects of their lives. His team works in partnership with clients to streamline the judicial process, thereby enabling individuals to assist in their own defense. He also recognizes the impact of criminal proceedings on those surrounding the accused, which is why he strives to mitigate the effects on clients' friends and family members.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    20 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gerald A Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Avery for several years. He is a smart, tenacious lawyer that works extremely hard for his clients. I give him my full endorsement.


    Gerald Miller DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Kevin Andrew Sieben

    Avery is a zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him to potential clients. He will fight to win every case.


    Kevin Sieben Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Appelman Law Firm

4501 Minnetonka Boulevard
Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416


MNAuthorized to practice199607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Minnesota Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Minnesota Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder, Criminal Trial LawyerAppelman Law Firm2009 - Present
Managing PartnerAppelman & Olson, P.A.2002 - 2009
Associate AttorneyAllan H. Caplan & Associates1996 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesoccer CampGeneral ManagerN/A
Minneapolis Jewish FederationYoung Leadership Networking ChairN/A
Oak Ridge Country ClubBoard MemberN/A
Woodland Creek Homeowner's AssociationPresidentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. D.C.Driver's License Reinstated
State vs. E.M.Case Dismissed
State vs. J.S.Charges Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
CriminalDefenseLawyer.comProstitution in Minnesota: Criminal Charges, Penalties and Defenses2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of St. Thomas Business LawMinnesota Criminal Law2011
Community Success DayMinnesota DWI's: Know Your Rights2011