Robert Ambrose

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC
 | 120 South 6th St, Suite 2050
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-547-3199
Fax: 612-392-9696
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC, Robert Ambrose provides defense counsel to his clients in a wide variety of criminal law matters including, DUI and DWI charges, fraud and other white collar crimes, and drug possession and distribution cases. He also assists individuals seeking to have their criminal records expunged. With offices in both Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Ambrose provides representation to clients throughout the state.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Indiana University Bloomington in 2003, Mr. Ambrose went on to pursue his legal studies at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. While in law school, he served as the executive editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. Mr. Ambrose was associated with an area law firm before founding his own firm in 2015. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Active in a variety of legal organizations, Mr. Ambrose is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Hennepin County Bar Association, among other groups.

Mr. Ambrose enjoys an excellent reputation among his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has appeared in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and in the Nation's Top One Percent list compiled by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys, Mr. Ambrose has delivered presentations on criminal law topics at continuing legal education seminars.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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About Robert Ambrose

Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://ambroselaw247.com/criminal-attorney-st-paul-mn/robert...

Honors/Awards:

  • Rated Superb: 10/10, Avvo
  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Drunk Driving Defense, Lead Counsel Review Board (Thomson Reuters), 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Organization, 2015
  • Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Organization, 2014
  • 10 Best DWI Attorneys in Minnesota, American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ramsey County Bar Association - Member, 2015
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Member, 2015
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member, 2015
  • Hennepin County Bar Association - Member, 2015
  • US District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • State of Minnesota
  • Washington County Bar Association - Member, 2015
  • Federal Bar Association - Member, 2015
  • National College of DUI / DWI Defense - Member, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • VA Legal Clinic Volunteer, 2015
  • Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel - Member, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • State v. Y.H. - Sole charge of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct dismissed at a pre-trial hearing after discussing with the prosecutor the lack of sufficient evidence against Defendant for the charge. , 2015
  • A.B. v. Commissioner of Public Safety - motion to rescind client's driver's license revocation granted based on violation of right to counsel. , 2015
  • L.V. v. Commissioner of Public Safety - Motion to Rescind Driver's License Revocation granted based on constitutional violation. , 2018
  • Juvenile Case in Ramsey County - Stay of Adjudication on Felony Possession of a Firearm. , 2015
  • State v. E.G. - motion to suppress blood test granted based on violation of client's 4th Amendment right to be free from an unconstitutional search., 2014
  • State v. H.K. - Gross Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property charge dismissed with plea to Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. , 2015
  • State v. D.S. - motion to dismiss granted for DWI Refusal Charge based on violation of client's right to counsel., 2013
  • State v. K.B. - Misdemeanor Fleeing a Police Officer on Foot continued for dismissal. , 2015
  • State v. M.S. - Criminal Vehicular Operation charge dismissed with plea to Misdemeanor Careless Boating., 2013
  • State v. C.M. - 2nd Degree DWI, third offense within ten years, dismissed with plea to Misdemeanor Reckless Driving. , 2015
  • State v. D.S. - Motion to Dismiss Stalking charges granted., 2016
  • State v. E.S. - Probation Violation of a 2nd Degree DWI dismissed. , 2015
  • State v. Y.A. - Acquittal after three-day jury trial on charges of domestic assault and disorderly conduct., 2018
  • M.H. v. Commissioner of Public Safety: Motion to rescind driver's license granted for insufficient basis to administer a PBT and lack of probable cause for arrest on suspicion of DWI. My client was able to get his CDL reinstated based on this outcome., 2015
  • Commissioner of Public Safety v. D.M. - motion to rescind driver's license revocation granted based on violation of right to counsel. , 2014
  • State v. J.W. - DWI Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance charge dismissed with plea to Careless Driving. , 2015
  • State v. A.B. - motion to dismiss granted for DWI Refusal Charge based on violation of client's right to counsel., 2014
  • State v. A.A. - Misdemeanor Trespass charge continued for dismissal. , 2015
  • State v. D.S. - Carrying a Firearm While Under the Influence of Alcohol dismissed after discussing the lack of sufficient evidence with the prosecutor at a motion hearing. , 2013
  • State v. E.C. - Misdemeanor Domestic Assault charge dismissed and stay adjudication on Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct., 2015
  • State v. C.D. - Motion to Dismiss DWI Charge granted based on constitutional violation., 2016
  • State v. N.K. - Stay Adjudication on Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation. , 2015
  • State v. A.M. - Motion to Dismiss Disorderly Conduct charges granted based on lack of probable cause. , 2018
  • State v. Q.L. - Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct both continued for dismissal. Defendant had three prior domestic violence related convictions in the past ten years. , 2015
  • State v. S.K. - Gross Misdemeanor Interference with a 911 Call continued for dismissal. , 2014
  • State v. J.P. - Acquittal after four-day jury trial on charges of criminal sexual conduct., 2018
  • State v. E.H. - Felony 3rd Degree Distribution of a Controlled Substance charge dismissed; and Stay Adjudication on Felony 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. , 2015
  • State v. M.B. - motion to suppress breath test granted based on violation of client's right to obtain an independent test., 2014
  • State v. S.A. - Felony Terroristic Threats charge dismissed with plea to Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct., 2015
  • State v. D.K. - DWI in a Commercial Vehicle continued for dismissal. , 2012
  • State v. I.S. - Stay Adjudication on Gross Misdemeanor Solicitation of a Prostitute., 2015
  • State v. T.B. - Motions for Acquittal granted after four-day jury trial resulted in a hung jury. , 2017
  • State v. S.S. - 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance deferred into a diversion program that results in dismissal of case. , 2015
  • State v. L.S. - Motion to Suppress breath test in DWI case granted. , 2018

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University at Bloomington, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2003

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
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Office Location for Robert Ambrose

120 South 6th St
Suite 2050
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-547-3199

Fax: 612-392-9696

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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