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John C Conard

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  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    2 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
  5. Domestic Violence: 15%



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sarah Emily Fisher

    John is one of the best trial lawyers I have ever seen in action; his courtroom skills are impressive. He is smart, reasonable, and tenacious, a zealous advocate for his clients, and formidable foe!


    Sarah Fisher Debt collection Attorney
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  • Stacey Elizabeth Hall Sorensen

    John Conard is an excellent lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and hard working. John is also a master in the courtroom. I have known John for over 5 years and I truly admire his skills. John also gives back to the community and helps shape the lawyers of tomorrow by coaching high school mock trial.


    Stacey Sorensen Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of John C. Conard

8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN, 55439

Law Offices of John C. Conard

7582 Currell Boulevard
Suite 212
Woodbury, MN, 55125

Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

8050 W 78th St
Edina, MN, 55439



MNAuthorized to practice200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certification Criminal Law SpecialistMSBA2015
Top LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Magazine2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certificate of Appreciation for Exemplary WorkRamsey County Attorney's Office2010
Public Service AwardMinnesota Justice Foundation2006
Excellence for the Future Award- Securities RegulationCALI2005
Excellence for the future Award- ContractsCALI2004
Founder's ScholarshipWilliam Mitchell College of Law2003
G.D. Boat Scholarship for excellence in Political ScienceCentral College1993
Vander Luct Award for excellence in philosophyCentral College1993
Wormhoudt Pre-Law ScholarshipCentral College1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner- Criminal Trial PracticeLaw Offices of John C. Conard at Hellmuth & Johnson2014 - Present
Trial LawyerLaw Offices of John C. Conard2011 - 2014
DNA SpecialistTenth Judicial District Public Defender2010 - 2011
Felony Trial ProsecutorRamsey County Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Assistant Public DefenderTenth Judicial District Public Defenders2005 - 2008
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender2005 - 2006
Summer AssociateFredrikson & Byron2005 - 2005
DirectorSteinair, Inc.2004 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2012 - Present
American Academy of Forensic SciencesMember2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 10th District Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Anoka County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Chisago County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Steinair Inc.Board of Directors2004 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Jane DoeJury Verdict NOT GUILTY
State v. John DoeCase Dismissed
State v. Jane DoeFelony Charges Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases, West Publishing.Forensic Evidence: The Criminal Defense Attorney's Never-Ending Education2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial PracticeGrad II2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial PracticeGrad II2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial PracticeGraduate II2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial PracticeGraduate II2011
DNA Defense--National Institute for Science and TechnologyN/AN/A2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeJury Trial PracticeF- Warrior2010
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Central CollegePolitical Science, Philosophy and EconomicsBA1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MSBA Criminal Trial SchoolAdvanced Cross Examination2015
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Practice-Faculty2015
MSBA Criminal Trial SchoolTrial Practice- Cross Examining Experts2014
Advocacy for JusticeCross Examination of Forensic Experts2014
BCA Criminal Justice TrainingSearch Warrants Current Law2011
Public Defender District TrainingBrief Writing: Clarity and Persuasion2008