Gretchen Gurstelle

Gretchen Gurstelle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Ballard Spahr LLP
 | 2000 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2119
Phone: 612-371-3211
Fax: 612-371-3207
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Gretchen is a skilled advocate and litigator with experience trying cases to juries and judges in federal and state courts. Gretchen is a member of Ballard Spahr's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Group. Gretchen guides clients through all stages of federal and state civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings, from responding to government subpoenas and conducting internal investigations to negotiating with government representatives and litigating any resulting claims or charges. Gretchen's practice also focuses on complex civil litigation. She has represented clients in contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and False Claims Act cases.

Gretchen's white-collar experience includes representing clients facing allegations of federal mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, theft, and embezzlement. Gretchen is a member of the Office of the Federal Defender Criminal Justice Act panel for the District of Minnesota. She served as a Special Assistant Public Defender in both Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. She also served as a clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota.

About Gretchen Gurstelle

Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Minnesota Lawyer's 2012 Up & Coming Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota 2009 
  • Minnesota State Bar 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office Location for Gretchen Gurstelle

2000 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2119

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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