F.T. Sessoms

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

F.T. Sessoms Minnesota DWI Lawyer
331 2nd Ave S, Suite 840
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-344-1505
Fax: 612-344-1506
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2007, 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%), Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

With previous experience as a prosecutor, F.T. Sessoms of the law firm of F.T. Sessoms knows how criminal defense works from both sides of the courtroom. Those who are facing allegations of DWI, DUI, murder, criminal vehicular homicide, criminal vehicular operation, domestic assault, criminal sexual conduct, robbery, kidnapping or mail fraud in Minnesota benefit from his comprehensive approach to defending all who have been charged with a crime.

Mr. Sessoms began his career with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College and Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School. A regularly published author, he shares what he has learned as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney in private practice. DWI and DUI are his focus areas, but he also handles cases of prostitution, sex trafficking, child pornography, possession or sale of drugs, mail fraud, wire fraud, mortgage fraud, theft, embezzlement, gun offenses, arson, disorderly conduct and interfering with a 911 call. He assists clients with expunging their record and has an Avvo “Superb” rating for his outstanding service.

A former president of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, he also served as chairman of the Amicus Committee, and he is newly elected to the National College for DUI Defense, and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Sessoms was also a former member of the board of directors for the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Providing defense in both state and federal court, Mr. Sessoms has been successful in defending hundreds of clients in matters of DWI and DUI.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 50%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2007, 2011 - 2021

About F.T. Sessoms

Admitted: 1982, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.sessoms.com/attorney-profile/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Ascher v. Commissioner of Public Safety
  • Hamilton v. Commissioner
  • Davis v. Commissioner of Public Safety
  • Kuhn v. Commissioner of Public Safety

Educational Background

  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 1974

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), 2013-2014
  • President, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 1998-1999
  • Chairman, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), Amicus Committee
  • National College for DWI Defense
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), 2014
  • Member, National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Honors/Awards

  • Included in the book "Best Lawyers in America," 2007 and 2008
  • Named a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
  • Listed as "Top 40 Defense Lawyer," Minnesota Monthy Magazine, 2007
  • “2012 Minneapolis Defense Lawyer of the Year for DUI/DWI Defense,” The Best Lawyer Organization

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, "Minnesota Case Law Update," at the Annual DWI Defense Seminar presented by the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 2010
  • Speaker, "Ethics and the late-night caller," Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice DWI seminar, 2014
  • Lecturer, "A New DWI Forfeiture Defense," Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice, June 17, 2016  
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Office Location for F.T. Sessoms

331 2nd Ave S
Suite 840
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-344-1505

Fax: 612-344-1506

Last Updated: 4/9/2021

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