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Jill A. Brisbois

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

The Jab Firm
121 South 8th St, Suite 1425
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 651-222-9990
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Brisbois Defense PLLC, Jill A. Brisbois represents clients in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, and throughout the rest of the state in matters related to criminal defense. A former public defense for the Tenth Judicial District, she is a board-certified specialist in criminal law, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Throughout her career, she has earned jury acquittals in many criminal defense matters such as driving charges, assault, criminal sexual conduct and first-degree murder.

In 2000, Ms. Brisbois graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities before moving on to law school. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and was admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota in 2005.

Ms. Brisbois was recently named one of the Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer magazine, and she is extremely involved in the local legal community. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Rules of Criminal Procedure within the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee.

When needed, Ms. Brisbois still takes time to help the local public defender’s office. She also co-counsels with fellow attorneys in legal areas such as personal injury, custody, dissolution of marriage, condemnation, real estate, bankruptcy and eviction matters. During her career, she has represented a wide range of individuals in various stages of life and is committed to providing the same level of advocacy to cases both big and small.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


5 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

About Jill A. Brisbois

First Admitted: 2005, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • , "Super Lawyer", Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • 2020's "Attorneys of the Year", Minnesota Lawyer
  • , "Rising Star", Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2013-2017

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • MSBA Board Certified Specialist - Criminal Law

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota, B.A. in Sociology, Law, Crime, & Deviance, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the City of Roseville Human Rights Commission, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Speaker at Criminal Justice Institute, "Representing Non-US Citizens", 2015
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), Board of Directors


  • “Ms. Brisbois' ability to come up with creative and out of the box resolutions for her criminal clients is unmatched. Not only is she a skilled negotiator, she tries many cases as well. In 2012, she obtained an acquittal in a high profile first degree criminal sexual conduct case in Anoka County. She is prompt, prepared and professional.”
  • “Ms. Brisbois is, by far, one of the most talented criminal defense attorneys in the state.”
  • “Jill is an excellent trial attorney. She has handled multiple high profile felony jury trials this year, and done so with extreme proficiency and dedication to her clients.”
  • “Jill is a fantastic criminal defense lawyer, who has obtained fantastic results with the public defender's office and privately. Her trial experience and acumen makes her a great asset to our firm.”
  • “I worked with Ms. Bisbois for several years and worked on multiple trials with her during that time. She is a poised, articulate advocate that can captivate a judge or jury. She has a vast knowledge of the criminal law and trial practice in Minnesota. I have had the opportunity to watch her in trial on several occasions recently and she was masterful in handling a very complex, high profile, difficult case. I have and would again refer close friends and family to Ms. Brisbois.”
  • “Jill is a highly intelligent and experienced criminal defense attorney.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Jill A. Brisbois

121 South 8th St
Suite 1425
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 651-222-9990

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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