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Jonathan Matthew Holson

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Cloud, MN

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Matt Holson

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%

    19 years, 6,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

    19 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Sex crime
    10%

    19 years, 500 cases

  4. Violent crime
    10%

    19 years, 3,000 cases

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    19 years, 1,500 cases

PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS UNDER MINNESOTA LAW

I have practiced criminal law in Minnesota for more than a decade and I understand that being charged with a crime is incredibly stressful. The consequences of a criminal conviction can be significant including jail or prison, fines, and probation. During my career, I have guided thousands of clients through the judicial process to avoid or minimize the potential consequences that accompany being charged with a crime. I have assisted client charged with offenses such DWI, Domestic Assault, Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct and Murder.

I will be with you every step of the way from your first appearance, to pretrial/settlement conference hearings, and ultimately trial if we are unable to get the charges dismissed or resolve the case favorably. I will work to identify legal and factual shortcomings in the case to ensure the best possible result for you. If you have been arrested for a crime, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that all evidence and facts are thoroughly reviewed.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021
Client's Choice
2023 2021
Top Contributor 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Top Contributor
2023 2022 2021 + 3 ...

Location

Law Offices of Kenneth L. Wilson

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Hannah | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Matt was wonderful to work with. I was extremely nervous to go through the legal process regarding my offense because it was my first time and I didn’t know what to expect. but he has a calming demeanor and I trusted his judgement and to act in my best interest.
Posted by Susan | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes above and beyond!!
I had a felony DUI case in Hennepin County, I hired Mr. Holson and he exceeded my expectations!! Great communication with phone calls or emails. He took the fear of the unknown away with what I was facing. Highly recommend!!!
Posted by Emerald | August 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
honestly saved my career
Matt was supportive and understanding of my situation from the start. He saw me for the person I was, not the charges I was facing. He worked hard to help me, and without him I could have been charged with a misdemeanor and potentially lost my nursing license. He truly saved me
Posted by Brenden | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I was in a weather-related Car accident a few months back, and received charges that I felt were clearly unfair and unjust given the situation. Court was required for the charges which threatened hefty fines and/or jail time, and I did not feel comfortable proceeding without legal representation. I spent over a month calling countless attorneys daily, before finding attorney Holson- every attorney I contacted prior to him either told me they don’t handle this type of case, or they would take my name and number, and I’d never hear from them again. Attorney Holson was by far the most responsive attorney I contacted during all of this, and was down-to-earth and kind. He was willing to handle my case, even though I live hours away from his location. He kept me in the loop every step of the way, and today let me know that he was able to get the whole case including charges FULLY dismissed. I am confident that I would not have had the legal knowledge to get the same outcome without his representation. Very greatful, and HIGHLY recommend Attorney Holson!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
would recommend him
Matt helped me through a very difficult time. I was unsure what to do. He guided me and stood by me through all my pre trials. He got me what I needed in the end also. He is polite, thorough and has your back!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mar was a great advocate, very knowledgeable and helpful through a very confusing process. I would certainly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney. Intelligent, smart, and works quick!
I had never had any criminal history or run-ins with the law before- I had never been in a court system or knew how any of it worked. I called his office and he got back to me fast and he filled me in on everything. He doesn't speak confusing nor does he put in a bunch of lawyer jargon- he speaks to the point and you can understand him- even if you've never been a court before. He knows his stuff and tells you exactly what to do. The best part is, he knows how to stay calm and keep you happy when it seems like your world is falling apart. He gave excellent advice to me when the police showed up at my door and told me to say nothing to them but let him talk to them. He reassured me the whole time, responded to my calls and emails quickly, and saved me from making things worse on myself. He gives you the REAL advice. He doesn't beat around the bush and lie to you, he doesn't say you're magically going to be acquitted on all charges- he gives you a very realistic goal but often exceeds it and gets you an even better deal. I was in a very complicated situation involving sexual crimes- to say the least. And he made an incredible game plan that worked and I thankfully was never convicted of anything. Without this attorney- I don't think I would even be posting this right now unless they have a computer in jail. This also isn't an attorney looking for a cash grab either. He has fair prices and is more than accommodating in finding payment plan options. You can tell that this guy genuinely likes being an attorney and isn't in it for the cash- he really cares about you individually and working your case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
super helpful
whether its law about children all the way through Adult crimes. He's the one who answers right away and reads his books before bed. Great guy and straight forward. Doesn't leave a 1 sentence response. But really digs into it with only a few short sentences
Posted by Andrew | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful from the start.
I felt confident in his abilities and knowledge right from the start, always replied promptly to any questions I had. He's a good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Jonathan took the time to answer specific questions about my case after answering my initial question posted online. He was very helpful and brought me some much needed peace of mind in a stressful time.
Posted by Greg | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order of Protection Hearing
Matt did a great job representing myself and family against a OFP order that came out of no where. He acted quickly and responded quickly as well. Highly recommended. His knowledge regarding the situation was spot on and realistic.
Posted by Nicholas | February 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jonathon is wicked smart!
He provided me with quick and sound advice during our consultation regarding my case. Great guy! Amiable and accommodating
Posted by Dennis Stawski | June 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Matthew was very professional and knowledgeable when it came time to go to the court dates. Very respectful and straight to the point. Price was more than fair and will recamonded anyone I know to Matt! Thank you again for a great experience!
Posted by Jacob | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough
Jonathan represented me last minute for my court case after my previous lawyer took a leave of absence. I was extremely nervous about the situation and the possible outcome but Jonathan was confident and thorough about getting brought up to speed on my case and helped me out immensely. I would not hesitate to ask him to represent me again if the need ever arises.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
I had a case involving a traffic citation that if it had gone through what it had significant implications for me. He sat down with me explain my options and helps me through the whole entire process answering any questions I had promptly. I would highly suggest him and would use him again although I hope that i do not need to
Posted by Gary | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult
I was accused of financial exploitation of my Dad who is a vulnerable adult. We met with our attorney 3 times. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Our attorney accompanied us to a meeting with the County social worker to address the issues that I was being accused of. We answered all the questions and it was found that there was no evidence of this accusation. Our attorney provided follow-up documentation in a timely manner.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Martin & Wagner
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Stearns County Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • University of Minnesota
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Development Weekend
  • Tips and Tricks for New Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Trial Practice Institute
  • Faculty
  • 2011
  • Sentencing Advocacy Institute
  • Faculty
  • 2011
  • Trial Practice Institute
  • Faculty
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt thoroughly reviews his cases for any weaknesses in the prosecution's case. He is very professional and fights hard for his clients to achieve the best outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Since joining Avvo, I've come to appreciate all of Jonathon's input in Avvo's Q and A. His responses are thoughtful, on-point, and demonstrate his vast knowledge of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is well prepared and he fights hard for his clients'. Matt is responsive to his client's needs and is aware that each client and is unique and requires an individual approach. I would not hesitate to have Matt represent me if I were facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt really knows his practice, very professional attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Cloud Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Cloud, MN
Licensed for 20 years
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