Debbie Lang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Halberg Criminal Defense
 | 7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 612-470-5064
Fax: 952-224-4840
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
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, Ramsey, Carver, Scott, Washington, Wright and Dakota counties who face charges for criminal offenses such as:

    • Criminal sexual conduct
    • Possession of pornographic work involving minors
    • Homicide
    • DUI/DWI
    • Assault/Domestic assault
    • Drug possession and possession with the intent to sell

    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.

    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 has listed her among its ranks. 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
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    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, DUI/DWI


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2017

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    About Debbie Lang

    Admitted: 2002, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota, 2002
    • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
    • Member, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ),2012–present
    • Juris Divas - Women in Law
    • 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
    • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; 2014–present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Top fundraiser, Twin Cities Animal Humane Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Editor of the statewide DWI Deskbook, Editor, Minnesota DWI Deskbook, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2018
    • Organized all aspects of seminar including topics & presenters, Co-Chair, 34th Annual MSCJ DWI Seminar, 2019
    • Organized all aspects of the seminar - from location to speakers and topics, Co-Chair, 33rd Annual MSCJ DWI Seminar, 2018
    • Co-editor of the Minnesota DWI Deskbook.  , Editor, Minnesota DWI Deskbook, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2017
    • Adjunct professor, Hamline University within the Legal Studies department
    • 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
    • CLE presenter on DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 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
    • CLE presenter at Minnesota's Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) on the topic of Parole Violations., Presenter, Parole Violations, Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), 2015
    • CLE organizer and moderator of the "Dirty Dozen" at the Criminal Justice Institute., Moderator, Criminal Justice Institute, 2015
    • Presenter at Minnesota CLE's "Minnesota DWI Advanced Practice" seminar - Presentation on practice tips and strategies for Opening Statements., Presenter, Minnesota CLE, 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

    Educational Background:

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

    Industry Groups

    • MSCJ
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    Office Location for Debbie Lang

    7900 Xerxes Avenue South
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    Phone: 612-470-5064

    Fax: 952-224-4840

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    Last Updated: 2/27/2020

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