Frederick J. Goetz

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Goetz & Eckland P.A.
 | Banks Building, 615 First Avenue NE, Suite 425
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-874-1552
Fax: 612-331-2473
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2008, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Frederick J. Goetz is an attorney at Goetz & Eckland P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Goetz has more than two decades of experience in areas of law including appellate advocacy, business litigation, civil rights, construction, criminal defense, day care defense, insurance defense, personal injury and product advocacy.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, Mr. Goetz attained his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota since 1987 and has been involved with a great deal of significant cases during his legal career.

Throughout his career, Mr. Goetz has served in many roles for a variety of professional and legal organizations. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, is a member of the Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court and has served on the board of stewards and the board of deacons for Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.

For his dedication to the legal profession, Mr. Goetz has received numerous accolades. He was named one of the “Best Attorneys Online” in the area of construction law in 2014 and one of the “Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys” in 2015 by A.M. Best. He also holds the rating of AV Preeminent*, the highest possible, from the attorney peer review group Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft

Civil Rights (30%): Police Misconduct

Personal Injury - General (20%): Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Police Misconduct, Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2008, 2011 - 2019

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About Frederick Goetz

Admitted: 1987, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.goetzeckland.com/index.php/attorneys/frederick-j-...

Honors/Awards:

  • Award Winner, “Super Lawyer,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000-2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Award Winner, “Rising Star,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 1998, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past-president, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013-present 
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003-2004
  • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Minnesota Trial Lawyer Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Assistant Coach, DeLaSalle High School Mock Trial team
  • Board of Stewards, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 - 2004
  • Board of Deacons, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2005 to 2007
  • Member, Plymouth Congregational Church

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequesnt Speaker at Criminal Defense and Civil Rights/Police Misconduct Seminars

Educational Background:

  • Carleton College, 1983

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Inn Of Court
  • Minnesota Association For Justice
  • Minnesota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Frederick J. Goetz

Banks Building
615 First Avenue NE, Suite 425
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 612-874-1552

Fax: 612-331-2473

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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