Max A. Keller

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Keller Law Offices
Max A. Keller
Keller Law Offices

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1997

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2002, 2004, 2007

Keller Law Offices

310 S 4th Ave
Suite 1130
Minneapolis, MN 55415 Visit website


Attorney Max A. Keller is the founder and owner of Keller Law Offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A former prosecutor, Mr. Keller focuses his practice on criminal defense, representing clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area who have been accused of drug crimes, DWI/DUI, sex crimes, white-collar crimes and more. He has won DWI jury trials and won the first reversal of felony DWI conviction in the Minnesota Supreme Court. 

After graduating from Carleton College, Mr. Keller earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. Following his graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk for three judges in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where he conducted legal research and drafted opinions for the judges. He later served in the Office of Minnesota's Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General, prosecuting DWI cases across the state and representing state agencies including the Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services Division, and the Office of Pipeline Safety. He entered private practice in 2003 and began using his skills to defend people accused of crimes. He is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and Maryland state courts, as well as in Minnesota federal court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Mr. Keller has extensive experience in criminal defense and has brought many cases to trial. He has spoken on criminal defense topics at conferences and seminars throughout Minnesota. He has also testified before the Minnesota Legislature and the Minnesota Supreme Court on proposed legislation and proposed rules changes regarding criminal justice issues. 

Local and state bar associations that Mr. Keller belongs to include the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Keller has served as the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Criminal Law Section and as President and Vice President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, an invite-only group of the top 50 criminal defense attorney in Minnesota.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Appellate

Focus areas

Appeals, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Sex Offenses

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1997, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota Federal Court
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Chair, Criminal Law Section Council, Minnesota State Bar Assoc., 2018
  • Minnesota State Court
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Secretary, Criminal Law Section Council, Minn. State Bar Assoc., 2014
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • State of Minnesota
  • 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • President, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Speaker at CLE
Educational Background:
  • Carleton College, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
  • State v. Holloway, appellate court file # A16-1489.  Mr. Keller argued in Minnesota Supreme Court that denying the mistake of age defense to certain persons is unconstitutional.  , 2018
  • State v. Wertheimer:  Mr. Keller argued in the Minnesota Supreme Court and won the reversal of a felony DWI conviction based the argument that his client's conviction was not a fourth DWI in 10 years because it was actually 10 years and one day between his first DWI and his fourth DWI.  , 2009

Office location for Max A. Keller

310 S 4th Ave
Suite 1130
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 952-913-1421


9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2002, 2004, 2007

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