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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Joseph S. Friedberg
Joseph S. Friedberg, Chartered
Suite 300, 701 Building, 701 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone Work 612-339-8626
Fax Fax 612-339-8627
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1966
Education: University of North Carolina School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%), General Litigation (20%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2015

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 years bottom-image

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Minneapolis attorney Joseph S. Friedberg has extensive experience in litigating criminal, white collar and complex civil cases. His vast experience includes litigation in state and federal courts across the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. For more than 45 years he has been representing physicians, bankers, lawyers, chief executive officers, athletes and police officers.

Mr. Friedberg has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a criminal trial specialist, and he has been honored by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers with their Distinguished Service Award. He is president of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Friedberg was named by Minnesota Law & Politics as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in Minnesota and listed on their Minnesota's Legal Hall of Fame. A frequent lecturer at law schools and continuing legal education seminars, he also provides his legal expertise in television and radio programs.

About Joseph Friedberg

Law School: University of North Carolina School of Law

Admitted: 1966, Minnesota

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Honors and Awards:

  • Teaching Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1963
  • Juris Doctor with Honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1963
  • Order of the Coif, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1963
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2012
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Distinguished Service Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy  - Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, 1981
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • American College of Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992
  • Member, Executive Committee, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1987
  • Minnesota, 1966
  • Member, Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Section on Criminal Justice, American Bar Associations
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Associations
  • Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1979-1980
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education - Annual Criminal Justice Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, B.S., 1959

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Last Updated: 2/11/2014
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