Andrew Poole

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Duluth, MN

LaCourse, Poole & Envall, P.A.
 | 130 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-727-5384
Fax: 218-727-5385
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Andrew Poole is committed to representing clients in Duluth, Minnesota. He focuses his practice on criminal law defense, handling the following matters: homicide, kidnapping and stalking, criminal sexual conduct, assault, domestic assault, harassment and restraining orders, solicitation and prostitution, arson, burglary, theft and shoplifting, drug sale and possession, driving while impaired, and hit-and-runs. Mr. Poole also handles cases involving military law, student crimes, trespassing, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, obstruction and resisting arrest, probation violations, vehicle forfeiture and expungement.

    In 2007, Mr. Poole received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and Spanish from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 2010 from the William Mitchell College of Law. While in law school, he served as editor of the school’s Law Raza Journal of Law and Diversity.

    Starting his career with the public defender’s office, Mr. Poole gained valuable experience protecting the rights of those accused of committing a crime. Using strict attention to detail and aggressive representation, Mr. Poole routinely obtains dismissals and reduced charges for his clients. For his successes, he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and the American Society of Legal Advocates has listed him in its Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.

    An active participant in the legal community, Mr. Poole holds memberships with the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, he is on his third term as President the City of Duluth’s Charter Commission; he holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a Assistant Group Judge Advocate.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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    About Andrew Poole

    Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://northlandlawyers.com/our-team/andrew-t-poole/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rated as a Top Attorney with a perfect 10.0 rating and average review of 5/5 stars.  , Top Attorney, Avvo, 2019
    • Named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers. 

      , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Rated as a Top Attorney with a perfect 10.0 rating by Avvo.com.  

      , Top Attorney, Avvo, 2018
    • Recognition of serve as a part-time public defender in Northern Minnesota. , Gideon Award, Minnesota 6th Judicial District Public Defender's Office, 2017
    • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers.

      , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
    • Name a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers.

      , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Avvo Client's Choice - 2016, Client's Choice, Avvo, 2016
    • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of 3 years of service to the Drug Court Team in the capacity of Defense Counsel.  , Certificate of Appreciation , Minnesota 6th Judicial District Drug Court Team, 2015
    • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers.

      , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers. 

      , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Superb Rating, Clients' Choice, Superb Rating, Client's Choice, Avvo.com, 2014
    • Recognition of Outstanding and Dedicated Service, William Mitchell College of Law, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
    • President, 11th District Bar Association's New Lawyers Section, 2013
    • Supreme Court of Minnesota
    • Member, University of Minnesota ROTC Alumni Association
    • President, Duluth City Charter Commission, 2019
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
    • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Defense Attorney, South St. Louis County Drug Court Team, 2013
    • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Served as Co-Editor of the Minnesota DWI Deskbook, specifically Chapter 14 regarding DWI sentencing.  , Co-Editor , Minnesota DWI Deskbook, 2018
    • Served as co-editor/author of the Minnesota DWI Deskbook, specifically in charge of editing/authoring the chapter on DWI sentencing. , Co-Editor/Author , Minnesota DWI Deskbook, 2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Driving While Impaired, Not Guilty Verdict, 2019
    • Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree, Not Guilty Verdict

      , 2018
    • Third Degree Assault, Dismissed

      , 2018
    • Child Custody Trial, Husband Awarded Joint Custody and 50/50 Parenting Time.

      , 2017
    • Domestic Assault, dismissed prior to trial, 2014
    • Posession of a synthetic cannibinoid, dimissed after challenging probable cause, 2013
    • Felony Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance - Not Guilty Verdict, 2016
    • Prostitution, dimissed after arguing client's due process rights were violated, 2013
    • Order for Protection, dismissed at the conclusion of trial, 2014
    • Fifth Degree Possession, dismissed, 2014
    • Domestic Assault, dimissed prior to trial, 2013
    • Felony Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance - Not Guilty Verdict, 2016

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Promoted to Major in the United States Army Reserves.

      , 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Minnesota State University, Mankato; BA Spanish and Economics; Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Deans List
    • The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, JAG; Honors: Commandant's List; Top 20%
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    Office Location for Andrew Poole

    130 West Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

    Phone: 218-727-5384

    Fax: 218-727-5385

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    Last Updated: 1/23/2020

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