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Richard Edward Edinger

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fargo, ND

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 27 years
    Minnesota - MN 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State ND
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2005
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Discipline: Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2005

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details

About Richard

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Since June 1996, Mr. Edinger has been a sole practitioner in the Fargo-Moorhead area. His practice has focused primarily on criminal defense and DUI defense. From July 2001 to January 2006, he was a public defender for Cass County, North Dakota. He has literally defended thousands of criminal cases and hundreds of DUI cases. He had a wide range of experience in all kinds of criminal cases--driving under suspension cases, DUI cases, drug cases, assault cases, domestic violence cases, murder cases and many other types of cases. Mr. Edinger also has extensive appellate experience, having represented clients in dozens of appeals.

 

Mr. Edinger is currently licensed in the State of North Dakota, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Location

Richard Edward Edinger
118 Broadway, Suite 802
Fargo, ND, 58102

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Reviews

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Posted by Becky | March 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
His experience turned out to be immensely valuable. Fantastic attorney. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Erika | June 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice for All
Too often, thanks to the media, the Criminal Defense attorney is painted as an unscrupulous character who gets criminals off the hook. What I would like to state, for the record, is that the role of a Criminal Defense attorney is to ensure justice for all, the innocent and guilty alike. I personally experienced the shock and hurt of someone near to me taking vicious aim at my character, my career, and my livelihood by filing a false accusation against me. The accuser either counted on me to represent myself at the hearing, or perhaps he counted on me not showing up at all. What he did not count on was Mr. Richard Edinger. He did not count on a Criminal Defense attorney who took my case seriously and worked swiftly and tirelessly to analyze and prepare for every angle my accuser could take. Thanks to Mr. Edinger’s knowledge, expertise, and masterful presentation, the court dismissed the case outright. I had been advised to find the best Criminal Defense Attorney in the City of Fargo. I believe I found him. Five stars, highest recommendation, and heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Mr. Richard Edinger.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and very professional
Luckily Richard has not had to represent me, but I have had to ask him for legal advice in the past. He is very knowledgeable and professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Richard was very clear on the process and what options were. He turned my tough case into a dismissal. You want a great attorney, he is your man.
Posted by David | October 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Straight shooter
I was accused of a serious crime. Mr. Edinger believed in me and fought for me. He knew the law and legal system. But most importantly he was a straight shooter. He did not sugar coat things. He told me things I needed to hear not what he thought I wanted to hear. He fought for me and the situation turned out favorable for me.
Posted by MOHAMED | March 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Case handling
Mr Richard was Unprepared for my case based on my experience i would not recommend to someone who is concerned about the outcome of the case he was suspended in the past
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in ND, 2005
updated on 06/12/2013

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in North Dakota.

Suspension issued in MN, 2005
updated on 03/01/2010

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Richard Edinger Law Office
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • North Dakota State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Associations

  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies in Defending DUI Cases in North Dakota
  • DUI
  • 2014

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Fargo DUI and DWI Lawyer Richard Edward Edinger
Richard Edward Edinger
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fargo, ND
Licensed for 27 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details