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David R. Lundgren

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Lundgren & Johnson, PSC
121 South Eighth Street, Suite 893
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-767-9643
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, but possessing civil rights experience as well, David R. Lundgren is a partner at Lundgren & Johnson, PSC. From the firm's office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he furnishes representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts, Mr. Lundgren is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Mr. Lundgren defends people who have been charged by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. He had handled a wide variety of cases, including homicide, drug possession and distribution, burglary, assault, theft, and white collar crimes, and he has also represented clients at the appellate level. Mr. Lundgren has been able to obtain positive outcomes in many of these matters, whether as the result of the negotiation of favorable plea agreements or through acquittals or dismissals after a trial. He has also appeared in administrative disciplinary proceedings, defending college students who have been accused of sexual harassment or other violations of internal student conduct codes and school policies. Mr. Lundgren's successful track record in all of his professional endeavors has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

Mr. Lundgren attended the University of St. Thomas as an undergraduate and in 2008 received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in sociology. Remaining in Saint Paul, he pursued his legal education at what was then known as the William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2012. His memberships include the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About David R. Lundgren

First Admitted: 2012, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, State v. Client, 906 N.W.2d 526 (Minn.App.2017)
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, State v. Client, 876 N.W.2d 310 (Minn.2016)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Your Cell Phone and the Fifth Amendment: More than a Rule of Thumb” Hennepin County Bar Association CLE (2019)


  • Super Lawyers – Selected as a Rising Star
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
  • Lead Counsel Verified – Criminal Law
  • CALI Award Winner: White Collar Crime, Torts and Workers’ Compensation, William Mitchell College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Educational Background

  • University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A. with cum laude



  • “David is an excellent criminal defense attorney. Whenever I need a second opinion about an issue I contact him.”
  • “Best criminal lawyer”

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

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Office Location for David R. Lundgren

121 South Eighth Street
Suite 893
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-767-9643

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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