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David L. Ayers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Mendota Heights, MN

Ayers & Riehm, Professional Association
Suite 100, Riverwood Place, 880 Sibley Memorial Highway
Mendota Heights, MN 55118-1736
Phone: 651-552-8400
Fax: 651-552-2207
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1997, 2001 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Dave Ayers has over 40 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer with a successful trial record in a wide range of cases – from misdemeanors to murders – in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is experienced in high-profile cases, often involving professionals. For over 15 years, as a lawyer for MPPOA, Dave represented officers facing critical incidents and criminal charges. Dave is one of only eight lawyers in Minnesota to be named in three categories of the Minnesota Judges’ Choice Awards, including: Wins the Most Cases and Most Prepared. Since 1998, and again this year, Dave has been selected as one of Minnesota’s Super Lawyers.  Dave was also selected for inclusion in both ATLA’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Minnesota and in all 3 catergories - Criminal Defense: General; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Criminal Defense: DWI - by   The Best Lawyers in America, where he was Lawyer of the Year in 2016 and again in 2021. Dave has a reputation for focusing on details and meeting the personal needs of each client. These qualities, coupled with his proven success in the courtroom, generate referrals from previous clients, police officers, lawyers, and judges. Although a former Golden Gloves boxer, Dave now restricts his battles to the courtroom.

About David L. Ayers

First Admitted: 1979, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Judges' Choice Awards Leading American LawyersSuper LawyerWho's Who in Criminal Law Who's Who in Personal Injury Top 40 Criminal Law SuperLawyers The American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Lawyers The Best Lawyers in America - Criminal Defense : White Collar - Criminal Defense : Non-White Collar - DUI/DWI Defense - 2016 Lawyer of the Year : Criminal Defense

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Minnesota Bar Association Wisconsin Bar Association Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court Minnesota Association for Justice The American Trial Lawyers Association

Educational Background

  • Cretin High School, 1970
  • University of Minnesota, 1975

Industry Groups

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Assoc. Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice
  • The Best Lawyers In America.
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Office Location for David L. Ayers

Suite 100, Riverwood Place
880 Sibley Memorial Highway
Mendota Heights, MN 55118-1736

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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