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Douglas Troy Kans

About me

Recently selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" Mr. Kans has been practing DWI and Criminal Defense law in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota for over 18 years.  He successfully represented and litigated numerous issues and cases throughout my career and has successfully achieved a reversal at the Minnesota Court of Appeals on a repeat DWI offender case on a search and seizure issie.  He has also been asked to speak by local news with regard to DWI related issues.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    21 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    21 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Anthony William Bushnell

    Doug is one of the top DWI/DUI attorneys in Minnesota. His knowledge and experience are a great asset to clients dealing with all types of DWI or drug offenses, no matter how complicated they may get. A sure bet.


    Anthony Bushnell Criminal defense Attorney
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    Doug Kans is a knowledgeable and tough defense attorney who works non-stop for his clients.


    Matt Little
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MNAuthorized to practice199507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 DWI AttorneyNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
10 Best 2014 Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2014
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2013
A ratingBetter Business Bureau2013
Who's Who in Criminal DefenseMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKans Law Firm, LLC2008 - Present
AttorneyDouglas T. Kans & Associates1996 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 1002013 - Present
Better Business BureauMembers2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member1999 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. LeversonReversal and Case Dismissed
State v. J.A.License revocation rescinded and criminal case dismissed
State v. John DoeBoth Criminal Vehicular and DWI charges were dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Maryland School of LawBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationWhat Non-Criminal Attorneys Need to Know about DWI Law: How to Get Your Clients the Best Help2014
Kare 11 NewsSegway Court of Appeals Decision2013
Channel 5 news KSTPCommunity Impact Statements2013