F.T. Sessoms

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI/DWI Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

F.T. Sessoms Minnesota DWI Lawyer
 | TriTech Office Center, Suite 840, 331 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-254-6652
Fax: 612-344-1506
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2007, 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2007, 2011 - 2018

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About FT Sessoms

Admitted: 1982, Minnesota

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Educational Background:

  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 1974
Office Location for F.T. Sessoms

TriTech Office Center, Suite 840
331 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-254-6652

Fax: 612-344-1506

 

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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