Joseph S. Friedberg

Top rated white collar crimes attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joseph S. Friedberg Chartered
Joseph S. Friedberg
Joseph S. Friedberg Chartered

Practice Areas: White collar crimes, Criminal defense, General litigation

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1966

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 1991, 1993 - 2022
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Joseph S. Friedberg Chartered

701 4th Avenue South
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415 Visit website


     Joseph S. Friedberg is a Minneapolis attorney with extensive experience in litigating criminal, white collar and complex civil cases. He's been doing this for over half a century and knows the system better than anyone. He's a certified criminal trial specialist both regionally and nationally. You want someone in the know? You better call Joe. 

His vast experience includes litigation in state and federal courts across the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. For more than 50 years he has been representing physicians, bankers, lawyers, chief executive officers, athletes, police officers, and many others.

Joe has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a criminal trial specialist, and he has been honored by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers with their Distinguished Service Award. He is president of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Joe was named by Minnesota Law & Politics as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in Minnesota and listed on their Minnesota's Legal Hall of Fame. He is also a frequent lecturer at various law schools and continuing-legal education seminars.  Joe can also be found on various television channels and radio programs, providing legal expertise and answering legal questions.

Practice areas

Criminal defense: white collar, Criminal defense, General litigation
  • 40% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 20% General litigation

First Admitted: 1966, Minnesota

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy  - Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education - Annual Criminal Justice Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina, B.S., 1959
  • Juris Doctor with Honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1963
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Distinguished Service Award
  • Teaching Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1963
  • Order of the Coif, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1963
  • Attorney of the year, Attorney of the Year,, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association-Criminal Law Section: Member Certified Specialist, 2020
  • Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1979-1980
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Executive Committee, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1987
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Section on Criminal Justice, American Bar Associations
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • Member, Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • Minnesota, 1966

Office location for Joseph S. Friedberg

701 4th Avenue South
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-339-8626

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