David J. Risk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Halberg Criminal Defense
 | 7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 952-224-4848
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David J. Risk is a partner at Halberg Criminal Defense in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mr. Risk dedicates his practice to criminal defense, handling state and federal cases involving assault, burglary, child pornography, drug crimes, DWI, forgery, fraud, hit and run, kidnapping, murder, probation issues, terroristic threats, theft, vehicle and property forfeiture, white collar crime and more. He represents clients in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Minnesota statewide.

A magna cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law (now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law), Mr. Risk has been admitted to practice in all Minnesota state courts since 1999. After beginning his legal career as a public defender, he began practicing private criminal defense in 2005.

Over the course of his career, he has litigated a wide range of cases, from those involving misdemeanor traffic offenses to those involving first-degree murder charges. In an effort to better represent defendants in DWI cases, he trained to become certified as an operator of two types of breath test machines that police commonly use to measure drivers' blood alcohol content.

Mr. Risk has lectured for other attorneys at continuing legal education seminars on DWI defense and a variety of other criminal defense topics. He served as a member of the board of directors for Criminal Defense Services, Inc., in 2003 and as a volunteer coach for the Hamline University School of Law mock trial team in 2004.

Active in professional organizations, Mr. Risk is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served as the president of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Criminal Defense: White Collar (0%): White Collar Crime

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Appellate: Appeals

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016 Rising Stars: 2004, 2006, 2008 - 2011

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About David Risk

Admitted 1999, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.halbergdefense.com/attorney-risk.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Magna Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1999
  • "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified operator of Datamaster DMT-G, State of Minnesota, 2011
  • Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 EN Operator, State of Minnesota, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Member and Current President, 2005
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

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
  • "Have Faith: Breath, Blood and Urine Tests implicate the 4th Amendment", The Challenger (MACDL Magazine)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court's Big New Decisions, 4th Amendment Consequences of GPS tracking, 2013
  • DWI Defense A to Z, DWI Defense, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court's Big New Decisions, Cell Phone Searches, 2014

Industry Groups

  • President Of Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice
  • Office Location for David J. Risk

    7900 Xerxes Avenue South
    Suite 1700
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    Phone: 952-224-4848

     

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