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Mr. Siefken has been appointed to the position of District Court Judge, and will no longer be a practicing attorney, effective June 6, 2014.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    20 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    20 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    20 years, 200 cases
  4. Banking: 10%
    20 years
  5. General Practice: 10%
    20 years


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Formerly with Christian & Peterson, PA

314 Broadway S
Albert Lea, MN, 56007-4527


MNAuthorized to practice199507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of MinnesotaThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2004
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2003
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderChristian & Peterson, PA1995 - 2014
Assistant Public DefenderThird Judicial District Public Defender's Office1995 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law SectionN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Myer v. ThalackerAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law ForumGrandparent Custody: Protecting the Rights of the Mixed Generation Family,2011
Aspatore PublishingInside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases2010
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaImpaired Rights? DWI Testing and the Right to Counsel2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Northern IowaPublic RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MLM's Practice Management Webcast SeriesAvoiding Malpractice and Ethics Complaints in a Criminal Law Practice2014
48th Annual Criminal Justice Institute, Aug. 26th & 27thEthics and Criminal Defense2013