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Marsh Halberg

Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

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

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

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Tina Appleby

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"

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Eric Nelson

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

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Doug Hazelton

Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

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Jeremy Kaschinske

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

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Debbie Lang

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

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Lee Orwig

Lee Orwig

Trial Counsel - State's Largest criminal case (4,400 Defendants)

Criminal Defense Special Recognition Award (2011)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

Criminal Law Co-chair (2010-2012)

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Dave Risk

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"

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

"Marshall Brennan Fellow"

Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

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Christina Zauhar

Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

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Attorney Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson of our firm was recently quoted in PEOPLE magazine regarding the possible use of the Good Samaritan Law as it relates to the Prince death investigation.

Read more about the case here:

www.people.com/article/andrew-kornfeld-criminal-charges

 

Halberg Criminal Defense

Halberg Criminal Defense has received extensive multi-state and international coverage regarding the successful defense of 19 year old Levi Acre Kendall for charges of Second Degree Intentional Murder and First Degree Reckless Homicide in Polk County, Wisconsin.

Read more about the case here:

www.startribune.com/verdict-reached-in-st-croix-stabbing-case/361800581/

 

Attorney Marsh Halberg

Attorney Marsh Halberg contested the validity of the stop of our client's boat in a BWI (Boating While Intoxicated) case. The District Court agreed that the stop was based on an illegally-enforced municipal ordinance and dismissed all charges. The prosecutor appealed. Following arguments from the State and Attorney Doug Hazelton of Halberg Criminal Defense, the Minnesota Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the District Court's order to dismiss, finding that the local ordinance conflicted with state law and therefore could not be used as a justification to stop our client's boat and arrest him for BWI. As a result, all criminal counts against our client were dismissed and his boating privileges were not revoked.

Read more about the case here:

www.startribune.com/legal-loss-swamps-lake-minnetonka-boating-rules/329366981/

 

Appleby Helps Client Avoid Murder Charges

April 28th, 2015

Tina Appleby's case was recently featured in the Star Tribune. Through significant negotiation Appleby was able to help her client enter into a negotiation that included the dismissal of murder charges. Appleby's client also avoided going to prison as part of the negotiation.

Read more about the case here:

startribune.com/local/east/301502311.html?section=/

 

Murder Case /Not Guilty /Use of Insanity Defense

January 31st, 2015

Kare 11 recently asked Marsh Halberg for his view on the New Hope straw buyer who allegedly provided the firearms that were used in the attack at New Hope City Hall. Marsh commented that the man could possibly face federal fraud charges.

Watch the full story here:

Alleged New Hope shooter straw buyer could face charges

 

Murder Case /Not Guilty /Use of Insanity Defense

June 11th, 2014

Marsh Halberg defended a young man in Dakota County for over four years arguing the “McNaughton Defense” of legal insanity. In a ruling described as “incredibly rare” the court ruled in our client's favor. This defense is so rarely successful that in a television interview about the case, a law professor stated:

"I’m sure today or tomorrow, whoever is teaching criminal law in law school in Minnesota, will be talking about this case."

DWI Jury Trial -Not Guilty

July 7th, 2014

Marsh Halberg and Lee Orwig were co counsel together in the successful defense of a man accused in Hennepin County of driving under the influence of alcohol. A "road rage" incident had been called into the police who arrived at our client's house shortly after the 911 call and determined our client was intoxicated. The successful defense asserted that the man had consumed a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time after arriving home and therefore he had not been impaired at the time of driving.

Pioneer Press Article Features Halberg Defense

June 5th, 2014

Our firm was recently featured on the front page of the Pioneer Press. The article explained why we do what we do for our clients. Click the image to read more.

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Halberg Defense in the News

June 1st, 2014

Marsh Halberg was recently featured on Fox 9 and WCCO and Eric Nelson was on Kare 11. Marsh was asked to comment about the recent resignation of the Robbinsdale Police Chief as well as the decision not to charge the driver in the fatal crash in St. Louis Park last year. Eric gave his opinion about the newly proposed legislation to require all vehicles to stop and investigate any collision, no matter how minor. Click the images to watch the full stories:

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Autographs with Chuck Foreman

We were proud to sponsor free autographs from Viking Legend Chuck Foreman recently at He-Fest. Chuck signed hundreds of autographs for Vikings fans of all ages. He was a pleasure to meet and everyone had a great time!

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Two Felony DWI Cases - No Prison

Marsh Halberg represented a middle aged businessman with two felony DWI cases, both pending in Ramsey County at the same time. While the presumptive sentence for such cases is presumptive prison, Mr Halberg worked diligently with his client to establish the clients' sincere and responsible efforts to finally maintain a life of sobriety. By presenting legal concerns in the case and arguing neither society nor our client benefited from him being imprisoned, the Court agreed to not send our client to prison.

Two Counties, Two Dismissals

Recently, one of Doug Hazelton's clients was charged with three separate counts of Felony Drug Possession (cocaine) occurring in two different counties on three different dates. As a result of Mr. Hazelton's efforts, two of the three felony charges were dismissed and one was resolved as a Stay of Adjudication - meaning that the client will have no conviction and no criminal record so long as he remains law-abiding for one year.

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