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Zachary Chad Bauer

Criminal defense Attorney at Rochester, MN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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I have been practicing in the Rochester area since 2003.   I practice strictly in the area of Criminal Law and have had the opportunity to represent well over 1,500 clients in the last 7 years.  I have significant trial experience as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor.  In my free time I like to play golf, basketball and softball.  I also enjoy watching college football and baseketball. 


Meshbesher & Spence, LTD.
2001 2nd Street SW
Suite 105
Rochester, MN, 55902

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Posted by Chad | January 14, 2013
DUI/DWI Charge. Zach did a GREAT job.
I would highly recommend Zach. My DUI 2nd degree case took almost 2 years, as the arresting officer was deployed to military shortly after my DUI stop. Zach kept me informed durring the whole process. We had several challanges and he worked each one through to the end. He was empathetic to the situation and still "told it as it is" and not just what i wanted to hear. His office staff was always very polite, patient and kind. There are higher priced lawyers in town, but i don't know what they could have done for the extra money, that Zach and his staff didnt do for me. Thank you Zach, i hope to never see you again :)
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2010
A Lawyer who will fight for you and keep you informed
We hired Zach Bauer to represent our son who was charged as a juvenile with criminal charges. It was the most difficult thing that our family has faced. Since my son is a juvenile he could have received a court appointed representative but we saw how little time they are able to spend on cases and hiring Zach Bauer was the best thing for my son. When we met with Zach we did not know what was ahead of us. In our initial visit he was able to step us through the process and tell us what we needed to be concerned about and what we didn't have to worry about and we left feeling so much better. Zach was easy to contact with questions and he was able to work around our busy schedules to meet. We found Zach easy to work with, knowlegeable about the law and impressive in meetings and also in court. Zach was empathetic and has a good connection with teenagers. I would recommend Zach Bauer as a lawyer to family and friends or anyone who is facing crimianl charges. He will fight for you and make sure you understand what is happening with your case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2010
A Lawyer To Depend On
I found Zach Bauer a great help for me at the time of my harrassment charge. He told it the way it was and he went out of his way to arrange meetings at times that were convenient for me. He understands that oftentimes there is more to the story than a charge implies. His knowledge of the legal system was shown from day one and his confidence was always encouraging. When it came time for the court date, Zach had told me step by step what would happen, and it was so. I highly recomnend Zach Bauer as an excellent criminal defense lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Patterson Dahlberg
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Olmsted County Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Third Judicial District Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2006


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Luther College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Minnesota vs. Martini
  • Improper Stop Leads to Dismissal
  • State of Minnesota vs. Amundson
  • County Attorney forced to dismiss charges
  • Hatch vs. 2004 Honda Civic
  • Court returns Vehicle to Petitioner
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  • Olmsted County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Meshbesher & Spence on the Air
  • DUI
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working on matters with Zach and he does a great job of representing his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zachary Bauer is an experienced and zealous advocate for his clients. I recommend and endorse Zachary Bauer for matters involving criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach Bauer is a great criminal defense lawyer. I'd recommend calling him right away if you have a question about that area of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is an excellent lawyer and a tremendous advocate for his clients. He is always honest and upfront. I would recommend Zach Bauer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zach Bauer for his work as a criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend Zach Bauer to anyone that has been charged with a crime in Minnesota."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Zachary Bauer for his work as a Minnesota criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Bauer works in Rochester, Minnesota and the surrounding area. If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Bauer for a consultation."
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Rochester Criminal defense Lawyer Zachary Chad Bauer
Zachary Chad Bauer
Criminal defense Attorney
Rochester, MN
Licensed for 20 years
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