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My practice consist of criminal defense and family law. I am in court daily. Right now there is exciting news regarding criminal records.  


There is a new bill in Minnesota that allows people to clean up their records through expungement.  


See other articles about it here. Contact my office, Knutson+Casey, to talk about expunging your record. 



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    13 years
  2. Family: 20%
    13 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    13 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    13 years
  5. Child Custody: 20%
    13 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Elizabeth Lynn-Hayes Weinandt

    I endorse Patrick Casey without hesitation. He is a talented, well-respected, diligent lawyer who represents his clients well.


    Elizabeth Weinandt Family Attorney
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  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

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Contact info


196 St Andrews Dr #100
Mankato, MN, 56001


MNAuthorized to practice200308/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board of DirectorsMACDL2013
Business of the MonthMadelia Chamber of Commerce2013
Law Firm of the YearMankato Magazine2013
Board of DirectorsMinnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Criminal Law Section CounselMinnesota Bar Association Criminal Law Section2011
Patrick J. Moriarty Outstanding Trial LawyerState of Minnesota 5th Judicial District2009
DNA Analysis CertificateState of Minnesota2008
Trial Institute CertificateState of Minnesota2007
CALI Excellence for the Future Award Medical MalpracticeThomas Jefferson SL2003
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence International LawThomas Jefferson SL2003
Graduate with Honors Magna Cum LaudeThomas Jefferson SL2003
CALI Excellence for the Future Award International LawThomas Jefferson SL2003
CALI Excellence for the Future Award Corp. & White Collar CrimesThomas Jefferson SL2003
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence Corp. & White Collar CrimesThomas Jefferson SL2003
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence Medical MalpracticeThomas Jefferson SL2003
Assistant EditorThomas Jefferson Law Review2002
Judicial Honors ProgramThomas Jefferson SL2002
SecretaryStudent Senate2002
Pro Bono Honors ProgramThomas Jefferson SL2001
Law Review MemberThomas Jefferson Law Review2001
Center for Law and Technology GrantThomas Jefferson SL2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKnutson + Casey2014 - Present
ShareholderFarrish Johnson Law Office Chtd.2014 - 2014
Contract AttorneyMinnesota Public Defender's Office 5th District2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyFarrish Johnson Law Office Chtd.2010 - 2014
Associate AttorneyBirkholz Law L.L.C2005 - 2007
Assistant Public DefenderMinnesota Board of Public Defense2005 - 2010
Legal Collection SpecialistCavalry Portfolio Services2003 - 2005
Legal InternCalifornia Transportation2002 - 2003
Judicial ClerkSan Diego County Courthouse2001 - 2002
Law ClerkCalifornia State Public Defender's Office2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMock Trial Judge2013 - Present
MACDLMember2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2010 - Present
YMCAFlag Football Coach2010 - Present
KiwanisMember2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
6th Judicial District Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationCriminal Law Section2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationCriminal Law Section2003 - Present
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2012 - 2013
Minnesota State Bar AssociationCriminal Law Section Counsel2011 - 2012
5th District Public Defender's OfficeContract Attorney2011 - 2012
SERTOMAN/A2005 - 2009
Saint James Youth Football6th Grade Head Coach2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. BastianNot Guilty
In Re the Matter BidneFindings of Maltreatment Dismissed
State v. HasseNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Saint JamesClient Report2015
KEYC NewsClient Report2014
Madelia Times MessengerMaking Partner2014
Saint James PlaindealerMaking Partner2014
New Ulm JournalJudge takes Reinarts-Braulick motions under advisement2012
Sleepy Eye HeraldAttorney’s argue for dismissal in Reinarts vs. Braulick SBM case2012
Mankato Free PressJennifer Nibbe's father ordered to return items to family2012
KEYC TV MankatoPossible Civil Litigation2012
New Ulm JournalSBM involved in another lawsuit2012
New Ulm JournalSwanker case settled Estate receives $39,000, keeps certificates2012
New Ulm JournalJudge takes SBM case motion under advisement2011
Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewAssistant Editor2003
Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewInternational Human Rights Symposium2003
WebsiteMankato Criminal Defense LawyerN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawTrial AdvocacyJD - Juris Doctor2003
Ripon CollegeHistory & Politics and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Central College ParalegalsFamily Law & Criminal Defense Practice2014
Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial2014
Minnesota Mock Trial JudgingMock Trial2013
Criminal Defense ParalegalsCriminal Defense Practice2013
MSBA Civ EDVoter ID Requirement Legislation2012
Guest Speaker Program South Central CollegeCriminal and Family Paralegals and Legal Assistants2012
Guest SpeakerJury Trail Practice in Minnesota2012
InductionCriminal Defense Lawyer2010
College CourseCriminal Law and Paralegals2010
Pre-Law Saint James High SchoolConstitutional Law2008
Southern Minnesota Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial Judge and Discussion2007
SERTOMACriminal Defense Practice2007
International Human Rights SymposiumUnlawful Combatants2003