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Richard Paul Ohlenberg

DUI and DWI Attorney at Saint Louis Park, MN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1997
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Richard P Ohlenberg served as Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the MSBA from 2016-17, and was actively involved with the Criminal Law Section for several years prior to becoming Chair. He also served on the Section's Executive Committee as the 2010-11 Criminal Law Section Treasurer. Mr. Ohlenberg is the principal of the Ohlenberg Law Office located in Prior Lake, MN. Mr. Ohlenberg also has a 2nd office located in St. Louis Park, MN. See addresses listed above. 


Mr. Ohlenberg has over 21 years of criminal defense experience and is licensed in both Minnesota federal and state courts. Mr. Ohlenberg has spoken at numerous Minnesota CLE seminars and was a featured speaker at the seminar entitled: "Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law" held on January 28, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Ohlenberg was a participant in the Minnesota Supreme Court's Criminal Justice Forum reviewing and recommending cost reduction proposals to the Court System chaired by Chief Justice Eric Magnuson (2008-09). Mr. Ohlenberg has been a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ) since 2008, which is a group of criminal defense attorneys who meet monthly to discuss current topics in the area of criminal law.

Mr. Ohlenberg graduated in 1997 from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, and also holds an MBA degree in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Mr. Ohlenberg has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at Inver Hills Community College which is part of the MNSCU system for the fall of 2011 teaching "Investigative and Interviewing Techniques" and "Constitutional Law"

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Ohlenberg Law Office
5775 Wayzata Blvd #700
Saint Louis Park, MN, 55416
Ohlenberg Law Office
16670 Franklin Trail SE, #250
Prior Lake, MN, 55372
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Posted by Richard | September 23, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My experience with Richard Ohlenberg
I may have driven through an extended school bus stop arm which was extended as I passed the bus. Much the same thing happened to my wife a year earlier! I'm not a scofflaw and have had little experience with police and the courts. I was worried and expected an immanent call from the police. On a referral from a friend of mine my wife had called Attny. Ohlenberg. Now I needed him. He explained to me that usually police don't know what has happened, it is their job to find out. He suggested what I might say if they did call and to call him regardless in a few days. That allayed some of my worry. I did call him again after a few days and he said since I had not received "the call," it was unlikely I would, which pretty much relieved all my worry. His experience and confidence were of great help to me. He was also genuinely interested in and we talked about my and my wife's travel plans, past and future to the Scandinavian countries. To conclude, when one is out their depth seek experienced and genuinely concerned council as I found Richard Ohlenberg to be.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Rich as a very competent and personable attorney
A friend referred me to Rich for a DUI situation. It was an extremely stressful experience to find myself in, and Rich helped guide me through the process in a very competent, helpful, and non-judgemental way. I always understood both my options as well as potential consequences. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Response from Richard Ohlenberg September 8, 2015
I have reviewed the comment which is very positive. I would like to add this comment to my AVVO profile. Thank you.


  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Ohlenberg Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Otten and Seymour, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2010


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Past Chair 2008-2009
  • 2015 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • MSBA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • MSBA
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice Institute - Minnesota
  • Handling a Felony Level Criminal Case in Juvenile Court
  • 2015
  • Monthly Chemical Dependency Class-Twin City Chemical Health Services
  • DWI law update
  • 2013
  • Criminal Justice Program-Inver Hills Comunity College
  • Constitutional Law Class Instructor
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich Ohlenberg is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is one of group of criminal defense lawyers that has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He passionately and vigorously defends his clients. He is always prepared and he is the consummate professional. I fully endorse Rich Ohlenberg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich Ohlenberg is well respected by judges, attorneys, court staff and professional colleagues. He has earned an excellent reputation as a smart, well-prepared and effective attorney. I have known Rich a long time, and I would gladly refer to him with confidence that he would do an outstanding job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich is a passionate criminal defense lawyer who is not afraid to take cases to trial. If you are looking for a serious lawyer who will fight your case, look no further."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a hard worker and I consult with him on many of my criminal law matters for his wisdom/advice. He is also down to earth and cares for his clients."

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Saint Louis Park DUI and DWI Lawyer Richard Paul Ohlenberg
Richard Paul Ohlenberg
DUI and DWI Attorney
Saint Louis Park, MN
Licensed for 26 years