Maxwell S. Shek

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Shek Law LLC
Maxwell S. Shek
Shek Law LLC

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

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2020

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024
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Shek Law LLC

150 S 5th Street
Suite 1320
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website

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Maxwell S. Shek is a passionate criminal defense attorney and the owner of Shek Law LLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With deep familiarity with Minnesota criminal laws, he is committed to providing his clients with the kind of outstanding legal assistance and representation they need to mount a strong defense. He takes on cases relating to:

  • Theft and burglary
  • Drug and alcohol violations
  • Probation violation
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Murder and assault
  • Sexual offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Weapon offenses
  • Juvenile crimes

Hailing from the upper Midwest, Mr. Shek graduated his Bachelor of Science degree with honors at Michigan State University and his MBA at the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School with dean's list honors. He was permitted to practice law in Minnesota in 2020.

After law school, Mr. Shek went on to work for one of the biggest banks in America, where he was involved in banking regulation. He learned the ins and outs of following meticulous protocols and breaking down complicated processes into their component parts. He founded Shek Law LLC because, despite enjoying his job, he felt he could do more to aid others.

Inspiring people to speak up for their rights and setting new standards in the process, he takes great pride in providing cutting-edge legal assistance. He has been honored with the Avvo Client’s Choice Award for several years in a row. Additionally, he has been listed in the Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch and The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40. He has also been recognized by Expertise.com and Better Business Bureau.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

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

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2020, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://getshek.com/dwi-attorney-max-shek/

Educational Background:
  • The University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Michigan State University, B.S., With honors
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, 2021
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2022
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2021
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2021
  • American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Member, 2022
  • American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Member, 2021
  • National College of DWI Defense, Member, 2022
  • National College of DWI Defense, Member, 2021
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, 2022
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Central Minnesota Legal Services, Volunteer, 2022
  • Central Minnesota Legal Services, Volunteer, 2021
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 1st degree Criminal Sexual Conduct charge dismissed by the State due the alleged victim's conflicting statements. Isanti County. , 2023
  • Misdemeanor disorderly client charge dismissed by state after speedy trial demand. Represented client in dismissing HRO alleged victim filed against him and obtaining HRO client filed against alleged victim in contested hearings prior to criminal charges. Stearns County., 2023
  • Felony Terroristic Threats dismissed by state after the start of trial on the basis they could not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Hennepin County., 2023
  • Felony gun charge dismissed, State attempted to use out of state charge that went through diversion and did not result in a conviction. Hennepin County., 2022
  • DWI dismissed by State, after contested hearing and speedy trial demand, client admitted to marijuana use days prior. Lyon County., 2022
  • Client acquitted on texting while driving charge, the statute at the time client was charged required that my client was accessing information on his phone, not just holding it. Dakota County., 2023
  • Mistrial granted in Otter Tail County. The State, on error, published video to the jury including client's statements to past criminal conduct., 2023
  • Felony Drug Sale Jury Trial Acquittal-Prosecutor previously filed a motion for upward departure to execute the entire twenty-five-year sentence in Chippewa County, MN., 2022
  • Tenant successfully evicted during COVID after allowing family to bring illegal drugs onto premises., 2021
  • .29 BAC level pled into careless driving in Meeker County, MN. -Unaware of higher BAC level pled into careless driving., 2022
  • 1st Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Sexual Misconduct charge dismissed in Ramsey County, MN. Client pled to 3rd Degree Sexual Conduct and a substantially lesser sentence., 2021
  • DWI dismissal in Pine County, MN after law enforcement did not offer my client a urine test after refusing a blood test pursuant to a warrant. The Attorney General's Office also rescinded the revocation of my client's license., 2022
  • Felony Domestic Assault case dismissed by the prosecutor ahead of trial in Hennepin County, MN., 2022
  • Felony Dishonored Check Dismissal in Beltrami County, MN -The prosecutor filed a complete dismissal with prejudice after Attorney Shek filed a motion to dismiss the case based on the client offering check for prior consideration., 2022
Honors/Awards:
  • Selected for Client's Choice Award by Avvo.com, Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2023
  • Selected as a member of Elite Lawyers in Criminal Defense., Elite Lawyers Recognition, Elite Lawyer, 2023
  • Selected for Client's Choice Award by Avvo.com, Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2024
  • Over 40 hours of volunteer work., Pro Bono Award, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2020
  • Selected as a member of Elite Lawyers in Criminal Defense., Elite Lawyers Recognition, Elite Lawyers, 2022
  • Selected for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch., Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Selected for Client's Choice Award by Avvo.com, Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2022
  • Selected for Client's Choice by Avvo.com, Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2021
  • Selected as top 40 under 40 criminal defense lawyers by National Trial Lawyers., Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Selected for Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Plymouth by Expertise.com, Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Plymouth, Expertise.com, 2022
  • Selected for Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minneapolis by Expertise.com, Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minneapolis, Expertise.com, 2021

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

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Office location for Maxwell S. Shek

150 S 5th Street
Suite 1320
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 888-652-2402

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

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