Debbie Lang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Halberg Criminal Defense
 | 7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 612-333-3673
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Debbie Lang is a partner at Halberg Criminal Defense, a highly respected Bloomington, Minnesota, law firm. As a partner in the Twin Cities firm since 2013, Ms. Lang represents clients from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and surrounding Hennepin, Carver, Ramsey, Scott and Dakota counties who face charges for criminal offenses such as:

  • Domestic assault
  • Drug possession and possession with the intent to sell
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Homicide
  • DUI/DWI

Ms. Lang began her legal career in 2002 after earning her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and her approval to practice in Minnesota. After graduation, she took a position as a public defender in the Ramsey County Public Defender's Office. For five years, she honed her legal skills in that role before joining a well-known Minneapolis criminal defense firm, where she remained until joining Halberg Criminal Defense.

In the 15 years since she began practicing law, Ms. Lang has earned a reputation as an invaluable ally for her clients and a formidable opponent in the courtroom. Her skills and knowledge have earned her several honors and awards from both state and national organizations. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 listed her among its ranks in both 2013 and 2014. The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, also honored her by listing her among the top 100 attorneys in Minnesota.

In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. Lang is an active member of the legal community. She is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice and the Juris Divas, a women's legal association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

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

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2017

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About Debbie Lang

Admitted 2002, Minnesota

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Rising Star/Super Lawyer, Minnesota Lawyer, 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota , Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Rising Star/Super Lawyer, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Rising Star/Super Lawyer, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Elected member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ). Membership in the MSCJ is limited to fifty Minnesota defense attorneys. A criminal defense lawyers association, MSCJ is operated as a College of criminal defense attorneys. Membership is by invitation only, by vote of the existing membership when vacancies come up, 2013
  • Minnesota, 2002
  • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; 2014–present
  • Member, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ),2012–present
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
  • Juris Divas - Women in Law

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Top fundraiser, Twin Cities Animal Humane Society

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter at Minnesota CLE's "Minnesota DWI Advanced Practice" seminar - Presentation on practice tips and strategies for Opening Statements., Presenter, Minnesota CLE, 2015
  • CLE organizer and moderator of the "Dirty Dozen" at the Criminal Justice Institute., Moderator, Criminal Justice Institute, 2015
  • CLE presenter at Minnesota's Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) on the topic of Parole Violations., Presenter, Parole Violations, Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), 2015
  • Authored an article for Attorney at Law Magazine regarding forfeiture of vehicles in DWI cases when the owner is not the driver/offender.  , Author, My Car Is WHERE?!? DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Even When the Owner is Not the Driver, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2013
  • CLE presenter on DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Requested Speaker, Criminal Justice Institute, 2013
  • CLE presenter on Minnesota's forfeiture laws. The seminar contained information regarding property forfeiture associated with DWIs, drug crimes, white collar crimes, and prostitution, Requested Speaker, Criminal Justice Institute, 2013
  • Co-authored an article summarizing the extensive changes to the DWI laws that were to take effect July 1, 2011, Co-author, The Challenger, 2011
  • Adjunct professor, Hamline University within the Legal Studies department

Educational Background:

  • Gustavus Adolphus College, Criminal Justice & Sociology/ Anthropology, 1999

Industry Groups

  • MSCJ
  • Office Location for Debbie Lang

    7900 Xerxes Avenue South
    Suite 1700
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    Phone: 612-333-3673

     

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    Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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