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Steven J Meshbesher

Personal injury Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.4   16 reviews
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  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 6 years
    Wisconsin - WI 24 years
    Minnesota - MN 42 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2017
    Pro Hac Vice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1999
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1981
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Steven J. Meshbesher has been relentlessly pursuing justice for his clients for 35 years. After earning his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, he learned the ins and outs of criminal defense from his uncle before founding Meshbesher & Associates in 1997. Steve maintains a legacy of attentive, personalized service and positive results for personal injury, criminal defense, and civil rights cases. He proudly devotes his time and energy to every case, to help his clients get the results they deserve.


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Meshbesher & Associates, P.A.
9800 Shelard Parkway
Ste. 310
Minneapolis, MN, 55441


4.4 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by josh | June 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in town!
Steve Meshbesher took my case on a Friday morning and returned to court on Monday morning when my probation violation hearing took place, and was able to turn my violation into a discharge from probation! I can't thank him enough. I would recommend to anyone looking for a top notch attorney!
Posted by Donald | January 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome!
With 4 criminal charges leveled against me last spring, my case had the potential of a jail sentence. Mr. Meshbesher thoroughly reviewed the evidence and his strategy with me, assuring me he would get the charges dismissed. Though I had some doubts (about the outcome at pre-trial hearings), Steve's wisdom and many years of experience prevailed! Three of the four charges were dismissed outright. The judge ordered one year of probation with the fourth charge to be dismissed upon successful completion of probation. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome! Mr. Meshbesher's deft handling of the legal complexities and the excellent support of his firm's staff brought about a happy ending to one of the worst nightmares of my life!! Huge Thank You to Steve and the great people at Meshbesher and Associates!!
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Posted by Heather | January 31, 2023
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Legal Genius
Mr Meshbesher not only knows and understands the law, but he knows how to get things done. His knowledge of the law allows him to guide his clients through the legal process smoothly. His thorough communication conveys to his clients the situation, the choices to be made, the consequences and what his recommendations are so the client can make an informed decision on how to conduct themselves and process decisions. Having worked with other attorneys and professionals in both personal and business transactions, I can say Steve and his team are top notch. You need look no further-hire Steve!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An EXCELLENT attorney
I’m reviewing Steve for a second time due to the conclusion of my case. This is my second “5-star” review. Steve handled every aspect of my case with ABSOLUTE precision and professionalism. I know for a fact if I were to have hired any other attorney my case would’ve turned out extremely different and NOT for the better. With regard to the outcome of my case, I could not be happier. No jail. Very limited probation. Steve got me off probation two years early. No fines. Steve is INCREDIBLY well respected in the legal community, and for good reason. He EARNS his reputation! Thank you Steve!
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Posted by Chandler | December 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Steve Meshbesher the Mircale Worker
If you are looking to change a difficulty into a miracle, look no further! You have already found the answer. Steve Meshbesher is by far the best Lawyer MN has ever seen. I used to toss and turn at night dealing with my criminal past, rest assured.... Steve will turn nightmares into beautiful dreams that you cannot even fathom. God Bless from the Orcutt family to yours. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
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Felony theft case
I’m currently working with Steven Meshbesher regarding a felony theft case. Steven has excellent communication and I know cares about me and the outcome of my case. Steven also provided a unique solution with an out-of-state theft counselor that will help my case. I trust his expertise. I trust his staff. And I would definitely recommend hiring him if you are in need of a criminal law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2019
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Saved Me
I was looking at 4-6 years in prison Im a serious offense. He did things beyond his power and fought till the end. Luckily I was let go with probation and if it weren’t without his experience and hard work, I don’t know where I’d be. I recommend Steve with all trust.
Posted by Kenny | September 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Steve Meshbesher will stop at nothing to win your case! He means business when it comes to protecting his clients. He has gone above and beyond his duties as my lawyer to assure protection of my rights! He is an absolute MUST hire if your in trouble with the law. He is the most efficient, sincere, friendly lawyer I’ve ever met. If your looking for someone to get the job done and done right Steve Meshbesher is the man!
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Posted by Loten | April 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Guidance!
I was very impressed with the help I received from Steve Meshbesher's team. Although they ended up not practicing in the type of case I needed help with, they were extremely helpful and referred me to another excellent lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Steve Meshbesher & his team are THE BEST!
Steve and his team defended me for an automobile violation and they were incredibly helpful. I feel like they were there for me every step of the way. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2013
I've been using Steve since 2001 and from the first day on he earned his money . When I first decided to hire Him I was in jail because I got charged with another crime while out on $100,000 bail. The judge revoked my bail and raised it to $250,000 . I could not afford to make that high of a bail so I retained Steve . My very next court date he got my bond reduced to $90,000 and my $100,000 reinstated this ment I was getting out plus getting $10,000 returned... I was sold and have been using him every since! Make no mistake he's not cheap at all but he commands the courtroom I do believe he is well worth every penny!
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Posted by Tom | August 17, 2012
ATTY Steve Meshbesher - A+ in my book
I was very glad to have had Steve on my side during a recent minor offense. Steve, Lori, Marie and the entire staff of Meshbesher & Associates are fantastic to work with!!!! I highly recommend this firm!
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2010
Excellent compared 3 other lawyers I hired and wasted Money on in my criminal case.
Much more thro and had investiagtors on call and retainer. Started on my case instantly. I hired 3 other lawyers since my criminal case started, all 3 lawyers didn't deman discovery and missing police reports. Where as Steve spent mulitple hours before retaining and instantly after. Spent the whole next day explaining to me about my case, what needed to be done and how it was going to happen. Also little things I asked other lawyers about my case didn't matter. Ex ; like missing police reports, discovery, or officers investigation in order to obtain a warrant. But it did make a difference to Steve and to my case. Like my gut feeling.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
lost the spark
used Steve about 12 years back, he was engaged and great. last time I used, he had a guy from his office help. the guy failed to show up for a hearing. I called the office, Steve was there two hours later. Judge was mad, Steve mad at me. Never dealt with the other guy again, Steve took over. But Steve was not engaged, went throught the motions. In the end we took the deal offered a year before. im on as I need a attorney again, not going to Steve.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2009
Not worth the price
Charges a lot, does very little. All talk, no action. Not prepared for hearings. I've used him a few times over the years and he used to be real good, now he doesn't have the passion he one had for defending his clients. Just a status quo lawyer. I've switched to a new lawyer who is honest and doesn't make false promises.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
Office does not show up for sentencing.
Mr. Meshbesher's law office was paid in advance to represent my son. When it came to the final sentencing his law office did NOT show up. When asked for a partial refund Mr. Meshbesher refused.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Meshbesher & Associates, P.A.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Meshbesher, Birrell & Dunlap, Ltd.
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Meshbesher, Singer & Spence
  • 1981 - 1989


  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $2.5 Million Judgment for Family in Wrongful Death Case
  • Damages in the amount of $2,500,000 were awarded to the decedent's family.


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Certified Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1983

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Minneapolis Personal injury Lawyer Steven J Meshbesher
Steven J Meshbesher
Personal injury Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 42 years
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