I am a trial lawyer and am certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Law Specialist. I am a Winona native and attended Winona Senior High School, Winona State University and the University of Minnesota Law School. I practiced with a national law firm in Minneapolis for several years before returning to Winona in 1988 and joining the law firm of Darby, Delano and Price. While with the firm, I tried a number of major felony cases, including robbery, narcotics, burglary, assault and criminal sexual conduct. In addition, I successfully represented many injured persons in accident and negligence cases. I left the firm in 1993 to enter government service with the Third Judicial District Public Defenders Office, where I served as Chief Trial Lawyer, handling serious felony trials across southern Minnesota. I left government service in 2003 to join with Michael J. Price and John Paul Plachecki to form the law firm of Price, McCluer and Plachecki.
I have been lead counsel in over 250 jury trials, including homicide, robbery, kidnapping, narcotics, criminal sexual conduct, burglary and assault.
Outside of legal practice, I served as a faculty member at Winona State University from 1988 to 2011. I am active in teaching traditional Japanese martial arts, and serve as counsel, officer and board member for several non-profit organizations.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1982||11/17/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Minnesota Superlawyer Criminal Law||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Minnesota Superlawyer Criminal Law||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Minnesota Superlawyer Criminal Law||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Minnesota Superlawyer Criminal Law||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||1982 - Present|
|Winona County Bar Association||President||2004 - 2008|
|Winona State University||N/A||N/A|
|University of Minnesota Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Sat Apr 29 2017