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About Barry S. Edwards

I try cases from misdemeanors to murder, and I don’t back down.  If you want an advocate who can negotiate a hard bargain or take your case all the way to trial, Barry’s got your back.

A member of the exclusive Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, National College of DUI Defense, and multiple-time selection as a Super Lawyer, my expertise has been recognized and rewarded over and over. I have also taught litigation strategy, especially in DWI cases, many times to lawyers all over the state of Minnesota. I am also one of fewer than 100 Certified Criminal Law Specialists in the State of Minnesota.

I grew up in Oklahoma. I graduated with a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1987 with a degree in English. I worked in Washington, D.C. as a managing editor of the “Ripon Forum,” a bi-monthly journal of politics.  I went on to earn a Ph.D in English from the University of Minnesota, in 1995, and taught English at local colleges and universities for several years before beginning law school.

I make a point of working directly with you, from our initial consultation through to resolution.  I will be thoroughly familiar with your case because I handle all aspects of it. I personally do all writing for your case, I personally accompany you to all appearances, and — if necessary — I personally represent you in court.  You can reach me directly by phone and email; I answer immediately when I can and respond quickly to messages throughout the day.  I know your time is valuable.

It’s my job to work closely with each of my clients to understand the matter before us, determine what the best possible outcome is, and implement the right strategy to get there.

My interests — other than the law, civil liberties, and defendants’ rights — include rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals, running (eight-time marathon finisher), playing very low stakes poker, and listening to early 1970s rock.

I live in south Minneapolis with my wife, son, large dog, and two troublesome cats.

Attorney Barry Edwards
Barry S. Edwards

Personalized Approach

I make a point of working directly with you, from our initial consultation through to resolution. I will be thoroughly familiar with your case because I handle all aspects of it. I personally do all writing for your case, I personally accompany you to all appearances, and — if necessary — I personally represent you in court. You can reach me directly by phone and email; I answer immediately when I can, and respond quickly to messages throughout the day. I know your time is valuable.
It’s my job to work closely with each of my clients to understand the matter before us, determine what the best possible outcome is, and implement the right strategy to get there.

I have represented clients in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Wright, Carver, Scott, Dakota, Sherburne, McLeod, and Washington counties. I know the system, and will personally navigate it for you.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – Grinnell College (1987)
  • Doctor of Philosophy – University of Minnesota, (1995)
  • Juris Doctorate – University of Minnesota Law School

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Eyewitness ID Jury Instruction and Litigation Strategy Group
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Licenses

  • State of Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Court
  • Minnesota Federal Court

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