I've been a criminal defense lawyer in the most prestigious criminal defense firms in the Twin Cities area for the last 33 years. I was a founding partner of Halberg Criminal Defense where I now enjoy the status of Senior Partner.
The best part of this career for me is the opportunity it provides to get troubled, stressed-out, confused, anxious and depressed people the best result I can --- and, oftentimes, the best shot possible at a new and better chapter in their lives. I'm a kind of "rough-and-tumble Christian". By that I mean I'm compassionate and "try to try" my best --- but also am blunt enough and human enough to use a curse word now and again. I place a great deal of value on the sanctity of life and the promise and obligation that we all have to make the world a better place, --- no matter what we may --- or may not --- have done, and no matter what we may --- or may not --- have messed up for ourselves and/or others thus far. I believe that God has called me to help people, absolutely.
I have a lot of energy and persistence. I'm a hard worker. I know that every client I have is an individual with a unique fact situation and set of circumstances. Over the years I've obtained innumerable dismissals, "not guilty" verdicts and great results for thousands of people charged with every offense from speeding tickets to murder. I don't seek the public spotlight and I do not like to ask people to promote my accomplishments. Of course, I am very grateful to know that my efforts are appreciated and that my clients' lives are going well. Many previous clients keep in regular touch with me --- even ones from as many as 30 years ago. Great results in court and a client that winds up happy will always motivate me to continue my efforts. I have come to respect, admire, and develop a genuine affection for so many people that I have represented over the years.
As for the rest of my life, I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, auntie, and friend and neighbor to many wonderful and different kinds of people. My dog Bianca and I are a certified pet therapy team that cheer people up in memory-care and assisted living facilities. They love the dog and I love leading the residents in all sorts of songs even though I can't really sing very well and certainly have had no training in that regard. We also tutor reading to little children that struggle with the written word but enjoy the prospect of reading to a dog. I enjoy the outdoors immensely --- I'm a "nature-girl" that loves to spend time at our lake place. You won't find me fishing, but I love to be on a boat or jet-ski. I do hunt deer and grouse and also can be found foraging for mushrooms and collecting wild flowers and leaves.
I guess that's about it, except to say that if you'd like to work with me, I promise that you're in good hands and I'm confident that you'll obtain the best possible outcome, whatever the case may be.
|MN||Authorized to practice||1983||02/14/2020|
|Founding Partner/Senior Partner||Halberg Criminal Defense||2005 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Allan Caplan and Associates||1990 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||Bauer and Associates||1985 - 1990|
|Associate Attorney||Meshbesher and Bauer||1983 - 1985|
|Hamline University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
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