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Stephen Foertsch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Golden Valley, MN

Bruno Law, PLLC
4272 Dahlberg Dr, Golden Valley Executive Center
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Phone: 763-545-7900
Fax: 763-545-0834
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

A criminal defense attorney offering in-depth and staunch legal representation to his clients with an astonishingly resolute presence before a jury, Stephen Foertsch is a partner at the Golden Valley, Minnesota, law firm of Bruno Law, PLLC. A regular part of his practice includes defending the rights of those accused of minor traffic offenses to murder charges, assault charges, drug charges and DWI, as well as complex financial crimes, highly publicized murder charges and petty traffic violations.

Mr. Foertsch graduated with his bachelor’s degree in communication in 2009 from St. John’s University and captained the university’s football team. While completing his Juris Doctor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2013, he was awarded the William H. Thompson Award for Professionalism. In addition, he qualified for moot court and mock trial competitions throughout the country. He later returned to his alma mater and served as an adjunct professor.

A professional, knowledgeable and cordial trial advocate, Mr. Foertsch aims to achieve acquittals and dismissals of cases by carefully evaluating all evidence and identifying creative solutions. By leveraging insights gained from experience, he offers superior guidance that helps clients navigate through the judicial system. He treats his clients with extreme courtesy and keeps them informed at every step of the process.

Mr. Foertsch is licensed to appear before the Minnesota District Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. A board member of Alpha Human Services, Inc., he is deeply involved in several organizations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Stearns Benton Bar Association and the Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court.

For his service to the legal sector, Mr. Foertsch has been hallmarked with The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40; the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys’ Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award and the 10 Best Attorneys in Minnesota listing; and an “Excellent” rating from Avvo. A regular columnist for Bench & Bar, he has taught continuing legal education classes on jury selection, officer-involved shootings, expungement and forfeitures.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

Articles about Stephen Foertsch appearing in Super Lawyers

About Stephen Foertsch

First Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected by peers as a "Rising Star” 2020, 2021, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Minnesota, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota District Court, 2013
  • Alpha Human Services, Inc., Board Member
  • Stearns County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2018
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2017

Educational Background

  • St. John’s University, B.A., 2009
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Office Location for Stephen Foertsch

4272 Dahlberg Dr
Golden Valley Executive Center
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Phone: 763-545-7900

Fax: 763-545-0834

Last Updated: 7/14/2022

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