Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

Christina M. Zauhar has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense since her graduation from law school, including assisting lead counsel in the high-profile Amy Senser...

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Eric Nelson

"Rising Star" from 2004-2013

"Super Lawyer" 2014, 2015 and 2016

Named one of the "TOP 40 UNDER 40" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

Since his admission to the Bar, Mr. Nelson has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense establishing a solid reputation as a highly skilled attorney...

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Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

For 15 years Douglas V. Hazelton has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense specializing in alcohol-related traffic offenses (DWI/DUI). He has successfully handled...

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Tina Appleby

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyer"

"Who's Who in Criminal Law"

Tina Appleby has been a criminal defense attorney for thirty years. Ms. Appleby has been named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers’ Association.

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Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

"Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys" (Mpls/St.Paul Magazine)

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

During his thirty years as a criminal trial lawyer, Mr. Halberg has attained a level of trial experience few attorneys can equal, having personally tried over 100 criminal jury trials and literally thousands of criminal court trials.

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Jeremy Kaschinske

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN's current breath-testing device)

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

"Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2014, 2015 and 2016

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

Jeremy Kaschinske is quickly becoming one of Minnesota’s most well-known criminal defense attorneys. Not only has he argued numerous issues to several district and appellate courts...

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Debbie Lang

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

Before moving to private legal practice, Debbie Lang worked in a City Attorney's Office in Anoka County and later represented thousands of clients charged with criminal offenses in...

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Dave Risk

Eight-Time Award Winner of "SuperLawyer - Rising Star"

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate

2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer"

Dave Risk has earned a reputation for excellence as a criminal defense attorney through his aggressive representation of thousands of clients over the past fifteen years. Dave has...

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Andrew Wilson

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

"Marshall Brennan Fellow"

Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

Andrew Wilson graduated from St. Olaf College. After his undergraduate studies, he attended law school at Mitchell Hamline where he graduated magna cum laude. Andrew has taught Constitutional Law as a Marshall Brennan Fellow....

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Why Choose Halberg Criminal Defense in Minnesota?

Criminal Defense Experience

Halberg Criminal Defense is Minnesota's Largest and Minnesota's Most Experienced criminal defense law firm. We have over 155 combined years of criminal law trial experience to create a powerhouse law firm that supports each attorney in the full defense of your case. Our practice is exclusively focused on criminal defense.

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Established Reputation in Minnesota

sub 1Halberg Criminal Defense annually receives numerous awards and individual recognition for our ethical and vigorous defense of people accused of criminal activity. Our firm is recognized within the legal community for excellence in our legal services.

In addition to handling many of the "high-profile" cases in Minnesota we pride ourselves in the discrete legal assistance we can provide to all Minnesota citizens experiencing criminal difficulties.

Individually, each lawyer has earned numerous awards. Proudly, Halberg Criminal Defense has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest “AV Preeminent” rating. This ranking is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that the firm’s peers rank it at the highest level of professional excellence. This award is based upon legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Results of Criminal Charges

sub 2We pride ourselves on approaching each case as a team. By pooling our collective knowledge and unique perspectives we maximize the potential for successful results.

The Halberg Defense attorneys continuously receive successful resolutions for their clients. Click here to read about some recent victories and newsworthy HCD cases.

The government agency prosecuting you has virtually limitless resources at their disposal. As Halberg Criminal Defense is the largest criminal defense firm in the state we have the ability to aggressively confront the Government and not be intimidated by its authority.

sub 2-2We use the most advanced methods available to assist in your defense. The combination of our access to the latest legal research tools, highly skilled investigators, established experts, and the earned respect of prosecutors and judges state-wide, will assure you that you have hired the right defense team.

Easy Accessibility in the Twin Cities

sub 3Convenient Location

Halberg Criminal Defense is conveniently located in the Wells Fargo Plaza Building in Bloomington, Minnesota.  The Wells Fargo Plaza is conveniently located on highway 494 between highways 100 and 35W.  The building is on the south side of highway 494 between the France Avenue and Penn Avenue exits.  The Wells Fargo Plaza is 24 stories high with a circular top.  Parking is convenient and free of charge in our parking lot and ramp.  

24/7 Live Attorney Access: At Halberg Defense a lawyer is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our after-hours line is answered by one of the experienced attorneys in the office, not an answering service like most law firms. In certain circumstances a lawyer can meet you at or near your home.

Prompt Response

Our firm has a policy to return all phone calls within a reasonable time frame (frequently the same day). Our office also provides you with copies of all records and corresponding coming into or out of our office so you are kept “in the loop” about your case. It is common practice to provide you with contact phone numbers and staff names so you will always have someone to talk to if you have questions about your case.

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