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Matthew Schmidt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Apple Valley, MN

McDonough, Ho & Schmidt, LLP
14501 Granada Drive, Suite 200
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952-431-1222
Fax: 952-431-4090
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew Schmidt is an attorney with McDonough, Ho, & Schmidt, LLP, in Apple Valley, Minnesota. A top-rated trial attorney with more than nine years of legal experience, Mr. Schmidt focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Twin Cities region and all across the state who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

A fourth generation St. Paul resident, Mr. Schmidt has deep ties to his community, and he has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of his area. As such, he delivers highly personalized representation to all he serves to help them make the best-informed decisions regarding their cases while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes for them both inside and outside of the courtroom.

From his efforts, he has secured a long record of dismissals, acquittals and reductions of charges for the accused, and he has handled a wide range of criminal matters, from traffic violations and DUI charges to serious felonies and violent offenses. He has also assisted many clients with obtaining expungements and sealing their criminal records from public view.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Schmidt worked as a public defender, and he has provided much-needed pro bono representation to low-income clients as well as veterans in need of quality and effective defense counsel. Although a tenacious and experienced trial attorney, he makes a concerted effort to obtain dismissals for his clients before ever reaching court. However, should a client's case have to go to trial, he has a unique insight into the prosecution's tactics, which makes him a more effective advocate for his clients in the courtroom.

A 2005 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Mr. Schmidt earned his master's degree from Hamline University in 2010. That same year, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and he received the Law Student Volunteer Award from the Minnesota Justice Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Matthew Schmidt

First Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • South St. Paul Lions Club
  • Defense Counsel for Dakota County's DWI Court, known as Safe Streets First.

Educational Background

  • Master's in Public Administration - Hamline University School of Business, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota, 2010
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Office Location for Matthew Schmidt

14501 Granada Drive
Suite 200
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: 952-431-1222

Fax: 952-431-4090

Last Updated: 4/26/2021

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