James R. Behrenbrinker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Behrenbrinker Law
 | 412 South Fourth Street, Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1413
Phone: 612-294-2605
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%)
Attorney Profile

Minneapolis attorney James R. Behrenbrinker represents individuals in a wide range of legal matters, including motor vehicle accidents and police misconduct resulting in personal injury or death, and all types employment discrimination. For almost 16 years, his firm, Behrenbrinker Law, has served clients in in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Mr. Behrenbrinker's firm handles cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, including car accidents and other forms of negligence. Mr. Behrenbrinker represents individuals and their families, who have been the victims of excessive force - police misconduct resulting in serious personal injuries or death. He handles all types of cases involving employment discrimination, as well as cases involving consumer fraud, deceptive or unfair trade practices. Finally, Mr. Behrenbrinker represents individuals, who have been charged by complaint or indictment with serious criminal offenses in state or federal court. Whatever the circumstances, Mr. Behrenbrinker approaches every case with compassion for his clients and dedication to their interests.

Mr. Behrenbrinker graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota and magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. After law school, he served as a clerk in Minneapolis for U.S. District Judge James M. Rosenbaum for two years. He later worked as an associate and partner at the Minneapolis office of the law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P. After several years with the firm, Mr. Behrenbrinker decided to start his own law practice, in order to represent a diverse set of clients in a variety of types of cases.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Law, Felony

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Civil Litigation (10%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense: Criminal Law, Felony

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About James Behrenbrinker

Admitted: 1987, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://behrenbrinkerlaw.net/about-me/

Honors and Awards:

  • "Top Trial Lawyers in America"
  • Life Member - Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member - Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • "Minnesota Lawyer" - Circle of Excellence Honoree 2012
  • "Minnesota Lawyer" - Attorney of the Year Honoree 2012 and 2010
  • Accredited by Better Business Bureau - A+ Rating on a scale of A+ to F
  • Magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1987

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science with distinction
Office Location for James R. Behrenbrinker

412 South Fourth Street
Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1413

Phone: 612-294-2605


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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

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