Nicole A. Kettwick

Nicole A. Kettwick

Background

Nicole prides herself on client service. Many clients charged with a crime need someone who is willing to understand and seek the very best course of action. Nicole is committed to her clients’ best interests and reaching a just result. Client service begins with a free consultation to determine how she can help. Nicole prides herself in exploring all options and works hard to achieve the best outcome for the client.

Nicole began her criminal defense career in 2008, first as a Law Clerk and then as a full-time attorney in downtown Minneapolis before joining Brandt Criminal Defense. She is currently admitted to all Courts within the State of Minnesota, as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nicole has worked with people facing a variety of charges ranging from minor traffic offenses and DWI crime to Assault and Criminal Sexual Conduct. Nicole works closely with her clients to determine their goals and reach the best possible resolution in each case.

As a Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Nicole plans Continued Legal Education courses for criminal attorneys throughout the Twin Cities metro area. She volunteers her time with local Bar Associations and judging moot court and mock trial competitions for law schools and colleges around the Twin Cities. She is also a mentor for a law student each year through the University of St. Thomas – School of Law.

Education

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of St. Thomas – School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts– Philosophy and Sociology, Cum Laude, University of St. Thomas

William Mitchell College of Law

Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States District Court- District of Minnesota
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Results

Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Topic

Association

Date

The Importance of Mentor Relationships, Developing These Relationships Through Networking

Building a Constellation of Mentors

2014

Hennepin County Bar Association

2013

Just What the Doctored Ordered – Prescription Drug DWIs and Revocation

2014 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
29th Annual DWI Seminar

June of 2014


If Cheech and Chong Come to Town – An Update on Minnesota Marijuana Law

Minnesota CLE

September 2014


An Update on DWI Forfeiture

Minnesota CLE

March 2013

Publications

Publication

Hennepin Lawyer


Hearsay (MSBA New Lawyers Section)



Minnesota CLE


DWI Deskbook

Hennepin Lawyer



The Champion magazine

Date

2014


2013



2012


2012-present

2012



2011

Memberships

Position

Co-chair

Vice Chair

Delegate

Member

Member

Member

Member

CLE Director

Association Name

Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Division

Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section

Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section

American Bar Association

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

Hennepin County Bar Association

MACDL

Hennepin County Bar Association

Community Service

KARE 11 Ask a Lawyer Phone-a-thon

KARE 11 Phone-a-thon

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Mentor for law students at UST


Judge for the MSBA Mock Trial Team

Mock Trial


  • Judge for the Law School Moot Court Competition
  • Ethics investigator for the 21st district

  • Office Phone: (763) 421-6366
  • Cell Phone: (612) 787-7778

Email:nkettwick@brandtdefense.com

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