Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rochester

Why These Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Rochester Criminal Defense Lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Austin J. Swisher Law Office

Austin J. Swisher Law Office offers legal defense for clients in Rochester and throughout the city's nearby communities. Its legal team is focused on helping its clients fight charges that have been brought against them for crimes such as assault, fraud, and solicitation. Its team also handles DUI/DWI defense and expungements. Managing attorney Austin J. Swisher is admitted to practice in state and federal courts throughout the state of Minnesota.

2746 Superior Drive Northwest
Rochester, MN 55901


Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd.

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd. is a multi-practice law firm that handles criminal cases for clients in Rochester. Its legal team handles all matters related to criminal law, including prostitution, DWI, drug offenses, and bail and bond. Kohlmeyer Hagen holds memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Minnesota State Bar Association. It's been named to the Top 100 list by the National Trial Lawyers and has been included in the Minnesota Super Lawyers list.

2212 2nd Street Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902

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Patrick Arendt Criminal Defense

Patrick Arendt Criminal Defense has more than 20 years of experience providing defense services for clients in the Rochester area. The firm handles all type of cases, including sexual misconduct, controlled substance offenses, terrorism, and theft. Founding attorney Patrick Arendt has been practicing in Minnesota since 1996. He's a member of the Minnesota State Bar. Mr. Arendt strives to ensure all of his clients have their chance at a fair trial.

828 7th Street Northwest
Rochester, MN 55901


Rolsch Law Offices

Rolsch Law Offices has been providing legal counsel for clients in the Rochester area since 1984. This firm handles all types of criminal law cases, including state, federal, and capital offenses. Managing attorney Steve Rolsch is admitted to practice in state and federal courts throughout Minnesota. He holds memberships in several professional associations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.

423 3rd Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904


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