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About me

I am a former prosecutor who now practices exclusively criminal defense.  I handle cases running the gamut of criminal defense from misdemeanor assaults and DWI to serious felonies such as burglary, criminal sexual conduct and murder.  By focusing my practice on one area of law I am able to stay on the cutting edge of criminal law and achieve the best result for my clients.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    24 years, 2.5 thousand cases



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  • Stephen John Behm

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allen Eskens for a long time and he is a very knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his clients. He pays strict attention to details and all factual nuances and his knowledge of criminal law and procedure is impressive. He has appeared before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals several times and he gives 150% for his clients in defending their legal rights.


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Contact info

Allen Eskens Attroney at law

525 South Front Street
PO Box 3003
Mankato, MN, 56002-3003


MNAuthorized to practice199208/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionNicollet County Drug Court2009
Service AwardMinnesota Public Defenders2006
Rutgers AwardJessup international Moot Court1991
InducteeMinnesota Inn of Court1991
Dillard AwardJessup Moot Court1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior partnerEskens, Gibson and Behm, Law Firm Chartered2001 - Present
Managing Partner / ProsecutorRockow Eskens Law Office1995 - 2001
PartnerBrandt and Eskens Law Office1993 - 1995
Judicial Law ClerkNicollet County Court1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeSource Code Coalition member2010 - Present
Nicollet, Brown and Watanwan Drug CourtDrug Court Team Member2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Waseca County Teen CourtJudge1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. N.P.DWI and Refusal to test charges - Dismissed
State v. J.L.Felony theft charges - DISMISSED
State v. B.K.Auto Theft and Terroristic Threat charges - DISMISSED
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minneapolis Star TribumeOur muddled views on medical marijuana cost this patient2014
Holding Court PodcastAttorney Allen Eskens discusses his controversial marijuana case2014
782 N.W.2d 579Published Opinion - State v. Sterling2010
690 N.W.2d 387Published Opinion - State v. Fitzpatrick2004
595 N.W.2d 223Published Opinion - In re M.H.1999
593 N.W.2d 720Published Opinion - In re A.V.1999
583 N.W.2d 296Published Opinion - In re G.A.S.1998
579 N.W.2d 152Published Opinion - In re A.L.F.1998
552 N.W.2d 576Published Opinion - State v. Bauman1996
522 N.W.2d 364Published Opinion - In re J.D.L.1994
Jessup Moot Court CompetitionJessup Moot Court CompendiumN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of MinnesotaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Paralegal Association ConferenceOverview of Criminal Litigation2007
Minesota Public Defenders Association ConventionTermination of Parental Rights2000
Course InstructorAmerican Civics2000
Course InstructorCrininal Law1996
Course InstructorLegal Writing1995
Course InstructotCorporate Law1994