Lee Orwig

Lee Orwig

Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney

"I wouldn't use anybody else. Mr. Orwig was a lifesaver." S.B.

Prior to practicing law, Lee worked for the Ramsey County judiciary and served as a mediator in several Hennepin County Courts. Lee practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He has argued criminal issues before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and has tried numerous jury trials with successful results.

Lee has experience with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony cases. His practice areas include DWI crimes, forgery crimes, juvenile crimes, criminal sexual conduct, drug crimes, assault crimes and criminal expungements. Lee practices across the state of Minnesota with many of his cases occurring in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Goodhue, Sherburne, and Washington counties.

He was recognized as an Attorney of the Year in 2011 for his contributions to the largest criminal case in Minnesota's history. In that same year, he was awarded the Criminal Defense Special Recognition Award by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

For the last three years he has been selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star - an accolade given to less than 2.5% of attorneys.

Lee is proactive in his approach to criminal defense law, and he is a tough negotiator who always puts his clients' interests first. Recently, he represented a client who had been arrested for driving under the influence and secured the return of the person's driver's license and the dismissal of the charges in one week. His skill and tenacity as an attorney led the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice to extend an invitation for him to join its exclusive ranks; the only way to become a member of the Society is by invitation and confirmation by its members.

Lee is very involved with the Hennepin County Bar Association and regularly instructs other criminal law attorneys in up-to-the-minute changes in Minnesota law as co-chair of the Criminal Section. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law. He lives in Eden Prairie with his wife.

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