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Halberg Criminal Defense

Criminal justice attorney in Minneapolis, MN
Reviews: 58 | Overal Rating: Good
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Review Left On 03/02/2020
Morgan Skidmore

Zach Graham is an excellent attorney! Very professional and knowledgable, he's willing to go the distance and look at all the angles.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Drew Spenny

Great law firm, very responsive and professional. Deb specifically was very knowledgeable and went the extra mile.
Review Left On 03/02/2020

Not a good law firm. Really dropped the ball on one of the cases that I witnessed. Not happy with how they handled the case. I recommend going back to law school. (Eric and Doug).
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Christopher Marshall

Without a doubt, Marsh Halberg's legal defense gave my family the greatest Christmas gift EVER! To be witness to and the beneficiary of your artful legal council was phenomenal and inspiring. I am filled with nothing but praise and thankfulness for the seemingly miraculous final results you achieved for us. While we were in the midst of deep fear and intimidation from the numerous and serious legal jeopardies being faced, you consistently gave us calming clarity and valuable instructions throughout the process. My gratitude is profound for what you have done for my family! It is for moments like this that you should know “why you are here, doing what you do”. The fact that you’ve achieved the acknowledgment and awards of “Super Lawyer” by your peers is no mystery! ANYONE facing serious legal challenges COULD NOT BE better served than to hire Halberg Criminal Defense! For my family, you were our “Dream Team”…the Best of the Best! Thank YOU so very much!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Connor Hart

The services offered to me by all the attorneys I worked with at Halberg Criminal Defense was nothing short of excellent. After going through a very rough time in my life, Marsh, Jeremy, and Andrew Wilson offered me great expertise, excellent communication, and professional relationships I felt like I could trust and count on. I’m very grateful for the services they offered me. What could have been lifelong issues with an inadequate defense, was essentially pain free and easy through the help of Halberg Criminal Defense! I’d highly recommend Halberg Criminal Defense to anyone who doesn’t want their legal issue to consume them for years going forward. Thanks again guys!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Dave Berg

I can honestly say that I cannot think of a time in my life when I have been more thankful for someone's service than Halberg Defense. I was referred to Halberg Defense by a friend and would highly recommend them if you ever need legal defense. Marsh Halberg is simply the best and represented me very well in my case, leading to the best possible outcome in my situation. His Wisdom, knowledge of the system and working on my behalf and in my defense was absolutely tremendous. A big thumbs up!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Vicki Seiler

I have personally worked with Dave Risk from Halberg Criminal Defense. I could not have been more blessed to be appointed to such a kind, knowledgeable, ethical and honest man. He represented me in two DWI situations. The first one with Dave's professionalism and knowledge was able to prove that I was not driving at the time and that case was dismissed. The next one I was found guilty. They wanted to give me jail time. Dave spoke with the prosecutor and explained my situation in detail and advised against incarceration for me. I did not do any jail time. When I got my 2nd DWI Dave informed me that he does not like repeat business. He likes referrals. I have spoken to Dave regarding other situations with family members and he has advised me on my best options. He is straight to the point and tells it like it is. I have 11 years sober and Dave was an intricate part of my sobriety. I have his phone number programmed in my phone. I call him every year on my sober date to thank him once again. I would highly recommend Halberg Criminal Defense to anyone as well as Dave Risk. If a circumstance arises they are the first people that come to mind for help. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family Dave.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Eric Johnson

My time with Debbie was driven by unfortunate circumstances, but she was really great to work with. She has continued to be a great resource for information long past the point where the legal process was concluded. I highly recommend her, and her firm.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Heather Luethje

I would highly recommend Halberg Criminal Defense! Marsh and his team went out of their way to accommodate myself and my family learn and understand the facts and help us interpret the law. After my case was finished, Marsh and his team continued to be there for us and went above and beyond to help our lives get back to normal!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Mike Viola

Jeremy was referred to our family by another lawyer. What a tremendous recommendation. This firm is personable and have approaches that fit each situation. It is not one size fits all! They are very knowledgeable and work with passion.the effort put forth to get a positive outcome was outstanding. We will work with or recommend Jeremy and the Hallberg team whenever a need arises. They are the best.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Ruta Johnsen

I have worked with Halberg Defense on several cases and have been very happy with the collaboration and the results. Halberg Defense attorneys are highly skilled professionals, who are passionate about their work and the best legal interest of their clients. I have had the pleasure of experiencing firsthand the advocacy skills of Andrew Wilson. I have been nothing but impressed with the attention detail, out of the box thinking, and client centered approach of Mr. Wilson and his colleagues.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Jeremy Osterberg

By far the best experience I have had with a lawyer Christina Zauhar was the best . When she wasn’t available the rest of the team was always there to make sure I was represented. When I was aressted I got halberg defenses number . It’s was rather late on a Friday night Christina z answered advised me on what I should do and then came to talk to me in person the following day . I can’t say enough good things about Christina and the rest of the team !!!!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Doug Hoffstrom

I've came to these people twice and had the wonderful Christina Zauhar. I got a couple new chargers and I already had one prior. I couldn't of asked for a better outcome at court for each one. Everyone here is personal, friendly and wants to help you. Christina even gave me advice after court, on what I should do going forward with my probation. Obviously I recommend her, but you can't go wrong with anyone here!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Lora Wilkins

I have referred several people to this firm and all have thanked me for doing so! All of the attorneys are great to work with - they are professional, experienced, down-to-earth, and fight zealously for their clients. I would absolutely recommend this firm.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Linda Kussman

Eric and Doug did such an excellent and professional job. They walked our family through the confusing legal process and made it understandable. Their presence in the courtroom was effective and we appreciated all their hard work on our behalf.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Todd Kussman

Eric and Doug were very responsive to questions our family had, conducted themselves as supremely professional throughout the trial, and we got a not guilty verdict to top it all off!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Erika Borgos

Eric and Doug are top notch. We appreciated their guidance, answering of questions and the strong case they presented at trial. #notguilty
Review Left On 03/02/2020

Amazing attorneys that really care and really know their stuff. MN's Premier attys undoubtedly. They are real and will give it to you straight. Eric and Doug are standout counsel
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Alicia B

I found myself in a horrible situation, we were referred to Halberg Criminal Defense by a friend and was the best choice I ever made. Wes Abrahamson and his team were incredible. Always available, professional, concerned and kept me up to date with everything. I got the very best outcome for my case and am so very thankful!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Shane Colberg

In September of 2017, I was charged with 2, 1st degree felony sexual assault charges as well as 2 gross misdemeanors and 2 petty misdemeanor charges. At the time, I was the owner and operator of a very successful chiropractic clinic. The allegations of sexual assault were false but the county decided to charge me without reviewing the evidence that they were given at the time of my arrest. My case was extremely and highly publicized based on this false information. At the time, it absolutely destroyed my life. I was referred to Dave Risk of Halberg Defense from a friend that had used him in the past and was highly pleased with his results. Dave took my call initial call on a Sunday and met with me the next day at his office. At our first meeting, my family and my fears were put at ease by the professionalism and knowledge of Dave Risk. My case was extremely complicated due to all of the charges but Dave navigated them masterfully. This was a huge case for the prosecutor of my county and she was hell bent to convict me of these false charges because anything less was going to make her look very foolish after charging me. Dave Risk, however, worked relentlessly and was able to have all 6 charges dismissed. He helped reestablish my name and reputation that had been ruined by this false accusation and incompetence of the county. Also, during this time, my license to practice chiropractic was suspended and I was no longer able to practice chiropractic. Once my criminal case was resolved, however, Dave Risk and Marsh Halberg were able to masterfully negotiate a resolution to have my license returned that both the chiropractic board and I felt was fair. I will be eternally grateful to Halberg Defense for helping me get my life back. Thank you Dave and Marsh!
-Shane Colberg
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Cha Noetzelman

Very professional. Jeremy K handled everything for me and always kept me in the know of what was going on as well as the plan moving forward. Highly recommend, I’ve used them a few times and never been disappointed.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
S MacElree

If you’re looking for a criminal defense team, this is the place you want!! Our family was unfortunately in a situation with our son, and Halberg was recommended to us. I am SO thankful for the recommendation. Jeremy K. stood by us through the whole process. He was so supportive, encouraging, and truly there for us. He made a stressful situation manageable, so that we help our son continue with less anxiety, knowing Jeremy and the rest of the firm had our back. There were never any surprise fees. If anything, we got way more than what we paid for. I rarely write reviews, but I feel so strongly about Halberg and its staff, I wanted other people to know they are the place to go if you are ever in an unfortunate situation.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Dan Crittenden

When I got in a car accident this January my friend recommended me to Halberg Criminal Defense. I had been in car accident similar to the one she had experienced years before, and she told me that her experience with partner Jeremy Kaschinske was overwhelmingly positive. I'm happy to report that my experience was no different.

I was represented by Marsh Halberg, and I can't stress enough how much he inspired confidence during every stage of the process. It is clear that this law firm is run with the highest level of dedication and integrity. I hope I will never need this kind of legal assistance again, but I couldn't be happier that I was represented by Halberg Criminal Defense.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Diana Lindeman

I Have Known Jeremy K for the last 8 years he has been wonderful to my family and friends. WE met when he represented my family in a few cases and has become a person that I tell everyone about if you need a great firm, that cares about you and your family please go to Halberg Criminal Defense. They don't just treat you as a client they treat you as Family. They make you feel like your very important to them, they answer there phone when possible or return as soon as possible when you call, even for the small questions. I don't know where I or my family would be without Jeremy and the Halberg team to help us when we were down and out. If you ever need a Lawyer don't hesitate to call Jeremy he will be there for you!! THANK YOU FOR EVRYTHING!!!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Bob Stein

Handled a case I am aware of in the most professional manner and received the best possible result. I would recommend Eric Nelson and Christina Zahar and the rest of the firm 100%.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
MF Fer

I highly recommend Debbie Lang!!! Debbie provides excellent knowlegde of the law, timely responses to my questions and concerns and dedicated to providing exceptional service throughout the whole court process. Debbie also knows her way around the court room and made me feel comfortable at court. We had a very successful and happy outcome. I can't thank Debbie enough for your hard work! I would absolutely recommend Debbie Lang!!!!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Laura Cramer

I cannot say enough positive things about Debbie Lang and Halberg Criminal Defense! Debbie represented me in two separate criminal cases. I was so impressed with her work in my first criminal case that I did not think twice when I needed legal representation again.
Debbie is reliable, organized, extremely knowledgeable, honest and an amazing client advocate! She regularly shared updates, promptly returned phone calls and emails, and always took the time to thoroughly answer all my questions.
Debbie and the entire Halberg team are very professional, patient, and caring. I was always treated with respect. Their dedication and commitment to a successful outcome reassured me during a very difficult time in my life. They were also very clear about fees associated with the work they provided. And I can say it was worth every penny!
The outcome of my case was better than I could have ever expected and I am forever grateful to Debbie Lang and everyone at Halberg Criminal Defense!!
Review Left On 03/02/2020

Beware of this law firm billing rate!!!! The free initial consultation was represented well with the most experienced attorney but after retainers is retained, you are working with Attoney with few years experience only. When ask for summary of billing charged, they charge 30min for each text message, email, and phone calls. Even charge for the Initial consultation for both attorneys time. I Requested for summary of phone call conversation and email note summary, they can’t provide it! For the little three Weeks of service, nothing was done on my case beside few phone calls, couple emails and text message cost over $5000! Do your research before hire someone! They claim to be the top attorney according to their firm but it only about money! They are NOT there to help you!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Ridion Wolfblood

Decent enough man
Swears alot
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Michelle Burke

When my son was arrested while in college, and I had no idea where to turn to help him, a friend suggested Halberg Criminal Defense. My call was answered on a weekend, and Jeremy treated me respectfully and without judgment. He negotiated well for my son and was with us every step of the way. Even though my son's case is over now and he is doing well, Jeremy has also answered questions for me on other small matters for other family members. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone needing help.
Review Left On 03/02/2020

I was a represented by Zach Graham. I could not have asked for a better attorney to handle my case. He was very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Brian Torkelson

There have been very few times in my life that i have been truthfully scared, and one of those times was when i got wrongly accused of a crime. I cannot thank Christina Zauhar enough for making me feel so at ease. She knew exactly what to say and how to say it. The prosecutor kept trying to scare me and getting me to agree to a plea deal. Christina advised me on what could happen if I accepted a deal or if I did not accept the deal and told me no matter what I chose to do she would be there to help me either way. I decided not to accept the deal because i had done nothing wrong and we decided to take it to trial. The day before trial I got a voicemail from the prosecutor saying that they would not be showing up because they had no case against me.

Thank you again Christina and everyone else at Halberg Criminal Defense for making one of the worst times in my life feel not as bad
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Wendy Underwood

A family member struggling with addiction needed representation. I asked friend whose husband is a cop who he least liked to see on the other side. The answer was unequivocal: Halberg Defense. After meeting with Debbie Lang, we retained her on the spot. She understands the legal challenges that result from addiction and showed passionate advocacy for treatment, not confinement. She was able to negotiate plea deals much more favorable to my loved one than any court appointed representative would have had the time and energy to achieve. It isn't cheap to hire a lawyer with this skill, but I have no regrets at all. And yes, my loved one is succeeding in life now. Thank you, Debbie.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
Brody Beise

Marsh was a wonderful attorney to have. He went above and beyond my expectations. Would reccomend his services to anybody.
Review Left On 03/02/2020
John Allison

Staff was very professional and handled any questions I had. Marsh was a great guy and very upfront with his thought process and asked for any input, which was very much appreciated.
Review Left On 03/02/2020

I have nothing but great things to say about Christina and Halberg Criminal Defense. Christina was always available to answer any questions that I had. Through her knowledge and expertise, she made a very stressful time for myself and my family feel very comfortable and secure. If you’re in need of a great lawyer, I would highly recommend Christina!!!
Review Left On 03/02/2020
George Weller

Christina Zauhar was great to work with! The circumstances by which I required her services caused me a great deal of anxiety but she immediately put my mind at ease during our initial visit. Prior to my hearing she very patiently coached me while I occasionally ranted about my case. On the day of my hearing I arrived 15 minutes early and she was already there waiting for me, which immediately gave me peace of mind. During the hearing she was on-point the entire time, and really owned the proceedings. After my case was dismissed (we won!) the court reporter AND judge both complemented her on her courtroom presence. Her work was worth every penny, and while I hope that I never need her services again, I would not hesitate to rehire her. Thank you Christina!
Review Left On 02/27/2020

Can't say enough good here. Top notch professionals who know what they are doing. You really can't do better.
Review Left On 02/17/2020
Danny Todd

I will recommend Eric Nelson to friends, family and everyone else. You will not be disappointed.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
John Sullivan

Dave Risk was my lawyer for a criminal case that lasted around 2 years. I could tell from the instant I met him he was my lawyer. He was incredibly knowledgeable about my case. He obtained a verdict for our trial that I did not see achievable, but it was great news. I wish I could put into words how much Dave helped me out, but I will say his passion and intensely in the court room is second to none. He saved me in my time of need and also worked with me on things he didn't need to such as navigating the court system and waiting with me to get paperwork done. Lawyers get paid a lot of money and its scary as a layman being in the courtroom but Dave stayed by my side at all times and that made me feel very confident!! Do your self a favor and enlist his help. He cares deeply about his clients and I wont forget how much this man helped me get a second chance!!!
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Haley Lamm

I was very lucky to find Halberg Defense, specifically Marsh Halberg, to help with my case. I was dealing with a charge and not located in Minneapolis. Marsh was the best attorney I could have imagined. He is very personable and cares about his clients. He kept me updated on the things I needed to know, was very straightforward with me, and made the experience as enjoyable as it could be. Marsh was able to get me a result that was far better than I expected. I highly recommend Marsh and his team for any legal needs but more than that Marsh is a great person who will do everything he can to help you.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Milly Kukral

Had an unexpected need for an attorney and got excellent representation from Halberg. Thank you Jeremy Kaschinske.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
SE Yochim

We had an incident where we needed to contact a defense attorney for consultation on an unusual event. After explaining our situation, we met with attorney Doug Hazelton who listened to our issue and patiently explained everything to us - we had no idea about the justice system and what was a frightening situation became much clearer and ended with a very positive outcome. Doug looked into everything for us and worked through every possible avenue for the best resolution for all concerned. We were very happy with his services as well as the entire law firm. Doug was kind and compassionate and always available for any questions we had. No one wants to find themselves in a bad situation but having an attorney who can navigate the system as well as educate you is invaluable. We are grateful we had such effective and supportive representation.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Charles G

I would recommend Jeremy to anyone I can. When I was charged with a serious felony, I was scared to death. I felt instantly better after talking to Jeremy for the first time. Jeremy oozes confidence and he lived up to it by resolving the case without me being convicted of anything. He built a phenomenal relationship with the prosecutor and finessed the case perfectly to get an excellent result. Jeremy made me feel like we were a team. He was available every time I needed to talk to him, and always made me feel like my opinions mattered.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Jackie Main

Jeremy has been an excellent attorney for me! He is very respectful, professional and very friendly. Every outcome has been better than I expected!
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Amy Dols

Doug Hazelton is the BEST! He is very thorough in explaining all details, follows up extremely fast, and truly understands the ins and outs of the law and peoples rights. Highly recommend him and the company as a whole.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Madeline Strid

I had a great experience with Jeremy. He got me out of a tough situation that had a lot of holes in it. He is awesome!!
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Tom Kanthak

When we needed Doug Hazelton, he was compassionate, professional, competent, and on his game. He is a highly respected and a national authority on DWI/DUI law. During a tough time for our family, he helped us maintain our dignity and our legal rights. Thanks so much, Doug.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Tom Goff

I’ve always have fantastic experiences with my dealings with Doug Hazelton And Marsh Halberg and the other attorneys in the firm
Always professional and very knowledgeable.
I would highly recommend this law firm to anybody who needs highly experienced attorneys In criminal defense.
They are the best in my book !!!
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Aaron Boatz

Eric Nelson is an extremely intelligent attorney who is always available with to help with any concerns or questions his clients may have. I would recommend him to anyone in a difficult situation.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Charles Dundas

Zach Graham was great to work with!! I was very happy with how he represented me, if anyone asks me about a good lawyer I will always send them Zach’s way.
Review Left On 02/10/2020
Fiffanella Yang

Debbie Lang is hands down the best lawyer of all time. She was there every step of the way, she is full of knowledge, the sweetest and most professional lawyer. She was able to answer all of my questions at any given time. She made me feel comfortable during the most stressful time of my life. Debbie made sure to keep in touch with me at all times and she was On top with everything during the whole case. I could have not asked for a better lawyer. Guaranteed, Debbie is worth every penny. Thank you to Halberg Criminal Defense and Debbie Lang!!!! You are “10” STAR ⭐️ In my book !!!!
Review Left On 11/02/2019
Tracy Wentland

They get the jod done.
Review Left On 11/02/2019
Mr Camp

Worth every dollar
Review Left On 09/02/2019
Elliot Williams

Hands down the best experience in a bad situation. Dave Risk was my attorney for all 6 of my dwis from the age of 17-25. Always put my needs first, Walked me through every step of what was to be expected. Honest man and always made sure I understood what was going on. Very personable, professional. Makes you feel safe while going through the legal system. He actually cares about you, takes the time to get to know you.This man will go the extra mile for you, I know because he did it for me. Now I can only speak on my experience with Dave Risk as far as personal level, but I would trust anyone at that law firm with any legal advise because of my experience with Dave. If I ever have another legal problem, I know where to go, you can’t beat this representation. Thank you Dave and all his associates for all of the hard work you guys put in, it doesn’t go unnoticed!
Review Left On 08/02/2019
mike kaselnak

David Risk was exactly what you want in an attorney... professional, factual and understanding. If you ever find yourself or your family in need of an attorney, I would turn to David. We felt we were in good, caring hands... even though in the end, he actually told us we really didn't need his or any attorney's services. Honesty as well! How refreshing.
Review Left On 03/02/2018
Nathan Gabriel

I have unfortunately needed a trial attorney more than 5 times during this past decade. Every time for every single case I have used the services of Mrs. Appleby. No case has been the same; however, STILL every single time for every different case from felonies and below she has represented me on she has been able to accomplish more than I ever imagined would be possible. She is one of if not the most respected lawyer in the state of Minnesota IN AND OUT of the court system. Tina not only meets her obligations to ALL of her clients, but far surpasses any reasonable person's expectations. She is a natural born fighter with grit, elegance and intelligence that is simply unmatched. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE DOUBT that If not for Tina Appleby I would certainly be behind bars with a very, very limited future. I owe this woman MY LIFE and if you are in need of a fantastic attorney that will care about you and battle for every inch on your behalf then she is the one for you! Don't just take my word for it, set up a FREE consultation with her and you'll immediately see the bold statements above are a reality not only for me and many others, but possibly for you as well. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU TINA APPLEBY and THANK YOU ALL OF YOU HARD WORKING FOLKS AT HALBERG DEFENSE!
Review Left On 03/02/2017
Nate Nelly

Very nice law firm. Will give you a professional opinion on what you might need or will be looking at. Very expensive!

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