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Mark E. Arneson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Arneson & Geffen, PLLC
333 Washington Avenue N. Suite 405
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-293-6909
Fax: 612-465-8584
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Attorney Profile

Mark E. Arneson is a partner in the Minnesota law firm of Arneson & Geffen PLLC in Minneapolis. His firm serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas. Mr. Arneson focuses on general criminal defense and driving under the influence (DUI) defense cases. The firm's philosophy is that each attorney should focus on his own area of practice. This philosophy is precisely why attorney Arneson spends 100 percent of his time on criminal defense and also part of what makes him one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota.

Mr. Arneson's background as a prosecutor in four different cities makes him uniquely qualified to handle criminal defense cases. In 2000, he shifted his career focus from being a prosecutor to criminal defense. He has had great success in gaining acquittals and dismissals for numerous clients throughout his career. In addition to DUI defense, Mr. Arneson practices defense in several different areas, including criminal vehicular operation, drug and sex crimes, theft, assault and domestic violence.

As would be expected, Mr. Arneson's work has earned numerous honors, including being named as a Rising Star by Minneapolis Super Lawyers.  Other honors include the following:

Named Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Minnesota. (NACDA)

Named Top 10 Trial Attorney in Minnesota. (National Trial Associtation)

Named Top 100 DWI attorney. (National Advocacy for DUI Defense)

"Rising Star" Minneapolis Super Lawyers.

"Superb" rating by AVVO.

Mr. Arneson has over 19 years of experience dedicated exclusively to DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense. He firmly believes that every person is entitled to the best representation possible and continually works diligently for each and every client.

Expungement of criminal records is another area in which Mr. Arneson has expertise. He has successfully cleared criminal records for many clients during his years of practice. His success is one of the reasons for his firm's reputation as one of the best in the state of Minnesota for criminal expungement.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2004

About Mark E. Arneson

First Admitted: 1997, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute


  • Magna Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Mark E. Arneson

333 Washington Avenue N. Suite 405
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-293-6909

Fax: 612-465-8584

Last Updated: 9/2/2021

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