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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bloomington, MN

David J. Risk
Halberg Criminal Defense
7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431
T:Work 952-224-4848
F: Fax952-224-4840
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1999
Education: William Mitchell College of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%), Criminal Defense (30%), Appellate (10%)
Industry Groups: President Of Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice


David Risk has earned a reputation as an excellent criminal defense attorney through his aggressive representation of thousands of criminal defense clients. David began his career as a Public Defender in Ramsey County. David pursued private criminal defense in 2005.  He joined Halberg Criminal Defense as a partner in 2013 and devotes half of his practice to DWI and Implied Consent cases. David is particularly skilled at finding novel legal issues and successfully litigating those issues. David's representation has delighted clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanor driving offenses to first-degree murder. Although many peers in the legal community would note his intellect as his outstanding quality, David's clients have an appreciation for the compassion that he shows them during difficult circumstances. David is the 2014 President of Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015

Rising Stars: 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2011

Historical data is only available from 2003

About David Risk

Admitted: 1999, Minnesota

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Honors and Awards:

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified operator of Datamaster DMT-G , 2011
  • Certified Intoxilyzer Operator, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice, 2005
  • Member of Minnesota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Coach for Hamline University Mock Trial Team, 2004
  • Member of Board of Directors of Criminal Defense Services Incorporated, 2003

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • CLE (Lecture) on GERD (acid indigestion) as defense to breath tests, 2007
  • CLE (Lecture) on DWI Defense from the constitutional perspective., 2005
Last Updated: 12/3/2015
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