Samuel Edmunds

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Eagan, Minnesota

Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC
Samuel Edmunds
Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2007

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC

2640 Eagan Woods Dr
Suite 220
Eagan, MN 55121 Visit website

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Widely recognized in both the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin for his work in the field of criminal defense, Samuel Edmunds is a founding partner attorney at the Eagan, Minnesota-based Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC. A criminal prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, he has over 16 years of experience in total and has tried and defended countless cases for his clients in a wide range of matters involving criminal law.

A Bachelor of Science in business administration degree holder, Mr. Edmunds secured his undergraduate degree from Metro State University in 2002, where he was also awarded the Student Leader of the Year award. A year later, he joined the Minnesota State University to obtain his Master of Arts degree in public administration and concurrently also pursued law studies at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He graduated from law school in 2007, earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence. 

After passing the bar exam in the state in 2007, he joined a renowned firm as a criminal prosecutor. After a long period of seven years at the firm, he decided to switch sides and start protecting the rights of and defending the people who are charged with crimes such as traffic, DUI and assault offenses. His empathic nature combined with his ability to emotionally connect with people makes him very effective when presenting his clients’ stories or situations to the judges or jurors. 

Professionally, Mr. Edmunds is highly respected in his legal community and has received high praise, awards and honors from both peers and organizations, including the Top Lawyers Award from the Minnesota Monthly. While he was starting his career, he was named an Up and Coming Attorney by the Minnesota Lawyer and recently the Attorney of the Year. 

Mr. Edmunds is a prominent member of many associations and has previously served as the president of the Dakota County Bar Association and has been an integral part of several sections of the Minnesota State Bar Association, including the New Lawyers Section and the Practice Management and Marketing Section.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Dram Shop Laws, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2007, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://siebenedmunds.com/team/samuel-edmunds/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Fellow of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – Past Conferences Director
  • Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation – Board of Directors
  • Minnesota Supreme Court – Board of Continuing Legal Education – Past Member
  • Minnesota Supreme Court – Board of Legal Certification
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Specialization, Past Member
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Practice Management & Marketing Section, Past Chair 
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Elections & Appointments Committee, Past Chair
  • Treasurer - Minnesota State Bar Association, 2022
  • U.S. District of Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Secretary - Minnesota State Bar Association, 2021
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2021
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, YLD Leader, 2021
  • Assembly, Minnesota State Bar Association, Section Chair, 2021
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, 2021
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2021
  • Dakota County Bar Association, President, 2019
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 2019
  • Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal Education, 2019
  • Board of Directors, 360 Communities, Burnsville, Minnesota, 2013
  • National Conferences Coordinator, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2013
  • Chair, New Lawyers Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Master of Public Administration, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Metropolitan State University, 2002
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Consistently represent criminal expungement clients pro bono since 2008., 2019
Videos:
  • “I view my role as a criminal defense lawyer in a very holistic way. If someone is in trouble with the law, they sometimes might have deeper problems that we can address. I use my role as an attorney and advocate to get to the bottom of what’s going on, so that my client doesn’t have to call me again in the future.” Learn more about Sam Edmunds: https://siebenedmunds.com/samuel-edmunds/, Meet Samuel Edmunds, 2020
  • Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC, youtu.be/Eten3QJJ4PU, 2012
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Federal Court-Admitted to practice U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2020
  • Wisconsin Court System / Wisconsin Supreme Court Licensed to practice law, 2018
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Licensed to practice law, 2007
  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist - certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State v. R.E. Not Guilty verdict in Cook County., 2022
  • State v. W.B. Not guilty verdict in Ramsey County, 2021
  • State v. L.R. Not guilty verdict in Douglas County, 2021
  • State v. M.B. Not guilty verdict on Threats of Violence charge in Dakota County, 2017
  • State v. R.S. Not guilty verdict on domestic assault charge in Hennepin County, 2016
  • State v. B.S. Not guilty verdict on DUI charge in Hennepin County, 2015
  • State v. J.M. Not guilty verdict on aggravated DUI test refusal charge in Grant County. , 2015
Honors/Awards:
  • Sieben Edmunds Miller was voted a 2023 Gold winner in the Star Tribune Minnesota’s Best Readers Choice Awards. The firm was designated a Gold winner in the categories of both personal injury and criminal defense. This is a high honor since more than 800 businesses, organizations, and individuals competed to be named in the top three spots of their respective categories., Minnesota's Best Readers Choice Award, Star Tribune, 2023
  • In 2022, the Minnesota State Bar Association recognized 685 North Star Lawyers who certified that they provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services to low-income people at no fee and without expectation of a fee., North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2022
  • Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Their belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters., 2022 Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Sieben Edmunds Miller has been awarded the 2022 Readers' Choice Award for Best Attorneys by the SUN ThisWeek newspaper's Burnsville/Eagan edition. The winners represent select categories of businesses in the Burnsville/Eagan area, and were nominated and voted by local residents, Readers' Choice Award 2022 for Best Attorneys, SUN ThisWeek newspaper’s Burnsville/Eagan edition, 2022
  • The research for the Best Lawyers list was created by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to all lawyers in Minnesota. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in all areas of practice. Inclusion in Minnesota Monthly’s Best Lawyers is based solely upon one’s standing within their peer group. Listings in Best Lawyers cannot be purchased., 2022 Top Lawyer in Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly, 2022
  • Sieben Edmunds Miller has been awarded the 2021 Readers' Choice Award for Best Attorneys by the SUN ThisWeek newspaper’s Burnsville/Eagan edition. The winners represent select categories of businesses in the Burnsville/Eagan area, and were nominated and voted on by local residents., 2021 Readers' Choice Award for Best Attorneys, SUN ThisWeek newspaper’s Burnsville/Eagan edition, 2021
  • This award honors attorneys for their work in procuring a successful result in an important case or business transaction, leadership in professional associations, participating in newsworthy events in the legal community, performing significant public services or excellence in providing in-house legal services. https://minnlawyer.com/2020/12/16/minnesota-lawyer-announces-attorneys-of-the-year/, 2020 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2020
  • Every year Minnesota Lawyer honors the top attorneys throughout the state of Minnesota for their notable achievements., Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018
  • Outstanding Single Project, 2012 – 2013, Award: ABA-YLD
  • The Up & Coming Attorney recognition highlights those lawyers within their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their achievements. The criteria for selection are: professional accomplishment, leadership service to the community and the profession or achievement as in house counsel. Read more: http://minnlawyer.com/2013/07/05/minnesota-lawyer-announces-unsung-legal-heroes-up-coming-honorees-2/#ixzz2nCWvc7sI, Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2010
Industry Groups:
  • American Bar Association
  • Douglas Amdahl American Inn Of Court
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Sam is a very skilled attorney who knows the criminal law and has the experience to provide exceptional representation. He also makes the law accessible to the average person, freely sharing his knowledge and experience with people who have questions even when they don't turn out to be clients.”

“Sam is an excellent attorney and always works towards the betterment of the profession and the community.”

“Sam is a professional who is committed to assisting his clients by maintaining a high level of knowledge on changes in the law. He is a competent and diligent attorney who cares about his clients' legal issues.”

“Sam is an absolute expert on criminal law. With experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has the tools to get clients to the best outcome possible. I refer clients to him with absolute confidence in the level of service and responsiveness they will receive and the result Sam will obtain.”

“After spending the last 7 years as a prosecutor, Sam joined my firm this year and has had remarkable success. His practices now consists mainly of criminal defense cases. He has a knowledge of the law that few attorney's his age possess. Because of his time as a prosecutor, he brings a unique prospective to each case. Sam is also extremely active in the MSBA and the ABA. He was the chair of the Young lawyers Section of the MSBA and served on the governing counsel. Sam has also been named an "Up and Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer. I highly recommend Sam, he certainly is a Rising Star in the law.”

“Sam is quickly becoming one of the most successful criminal defense attorneys in the state. He is respected by his peers and the bench. His commitment to the profession can be observed by his many leadership roles with the MSBA and the ABA. Sam currently serves as secretary of the MSBA and will ascend to the presidency in just a few years. He is a Member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, an exclusive group limited to only 50 criminal defense members. I highly recommend Sam for Super Lawyer.”

“I write today to recommend Sam Edmunds for rising star. I have known Sam since our first year of law school and we have been colleagues in the legal community ever since. Sam has always impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I work exclusively as a criminal defense attorney while Sam works primarily as a prosecutor. I have found myself on the opposite side of the table as Sam on numerous occasions. Sam always is respectful and professional while dealing with others in the legal system but what amazes me most is that Sam is able to stand by and vigorously advocate his clients positions while remaining professional and respectful. Sam takes the time to look at each case individually and makes his decisions based on justice, not simply what the office policy may be. I greatly respect the work that he does and the commitment he has to criminal justice. I've witnessed Sam's participation in the bar first hand. Although Sam is very busy with his law practice, he somehow finds the time to be involved in multiple organizations. Sam attends every monthly meeting of our local new lawyers section and has held leadership positions since he started his involvement. Currently Sam volunteers as editor of the section's quarterly publication, Hearsay. Sam also recently became the sections next Secretary, a position that traditionally leads to election as vice chair and then chair of the section. Because of Sam's dedication to justice, his involvement in the bar, and his strong work ethic, I believe that Sam Edmunds is an excellent candidate for Law and Politics Rising Star.”

Office location for Samuel Edmunds

2640 Eagan Woods Dr
Suite 220
Eagan, MN 55121

Phone: 651-964-7577

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2 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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