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Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyers

Facing criminal charges? Our team is here to help.

At Brandt Criminal Defense, we take more than three decades of combined legal experience and put it to work for our clients to provide zealous representation that safeguards their rights and helps put their life back on track. With our 30 years of experience, we are able to anticipate the prosecution’s case so we can build the strongest possible defense for our clients. All of our attorneys are highly respected and all three of them have been voted SuperLawyers or Rising Stars—an award given to less than 6% of lawyers. In addition to being recognized by our peers as SuperLawyers and Rising Stars, the team at Brandt Criminal Defense is frequently called upon to teach continuing legal seminars and act as mentors for new attorneys.

Recognized attorneys offering unparalleled representation

Criminal charges call for serious representation. Whether we’re defending our clients against harsh drug charges or DWI, we approach each case with equal parts zeal and compassion. As a well-respected firm, we offer our clients the following:

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  • Compassion and integrity—Our attorneys have gained the respect of our clients by listening to them, putting together a plan of attack, and carrying out that plan—whether that means litigation or negotiation. We put our clients’ interests first. Period.
  • Our reputation—The attorneys at Brandt Criminal Defense have earned a reputation as leaders in the criminal defense field. We are trusted with referrals from lawyers, judges, probation officers, prosecutors and countless former clients. That reputation has resulted in Mike Brandt being recognized as a SuperLawyer for 12 years running and certification by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Trial Specialist.
  • Our promise to you—At Brandt Criminal Defense we don’t make outlandish promises to clients to get them to hire us. We give honest advice and what we can promise is that when we represent a client, that client will get top-notch representation from beginning to end. That we will promise you.


MSBA Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
Mike Brandt – President of MACDL
Mike Brandt – Chosen Expert for New Lawyer Website
Recognized as a Superlawyer for 12 Years
Nicole Kettwick Recognized as a Rising Star
Kelly Keegan Recognized as a Rising Star
Voted in the Top 40 Superlawyers

Two Locations

Brandt Criminal Defense

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Anoka Office: 45.199654, -93.387372
Hopkins Office: 44.924094, -93.411436
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Anoka Office
2150 3rd Ave North
Suite 210
Anoka, MN 55303
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Hopkins Office
25 9th Ave North
PO Box 458
Hopkins, MN 55343

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This information was taken from a KMSP broadcast by Lindsey Bell and posted on the web Aug. 26, 2013.