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Mark Arneson | Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer

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Mark Edward Arneson

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Mark E. Arneson is a partner in the Minnesota law firm of Arneson & Geffen PLLC in Minneapolis. Mr. Arneson has over 19 years of experience dedicated exclusively to DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense. He firmly believes that every person is entitled to the best representation possible and continually works diligently for each and every client. Mr. Arneson's background as a prosecutor in four different cities makes him uniquely qualified to handle criminal defense cases and is also what makes him one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota. He has secured numerous acquittals and dismissals for his clients throughout his career and has earned numerous honors including, but not limited to, the following: Named Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Minnesota. (NACDA) Named Top 10 Trial Attorney in Minnesota. (National Trial Associtation) Named Top 100 DWI attorney. (National Advocacy for DUI Defense) "Rising Star" Minneapolis Super Lawyers. "Superb" rating by AVVO. Mark and Jon have built a firm centered around client empowerment and high-quality legal work. Mark is an approachable, capable, and experienced attorney who seeks the very best outcome for each of his clients. Mark’s extensive knowledge of Minnesota’s criminal law is also an indispensable asset to Arneson & Geffen’s work on criminal expungement cases. To learn more about the services that Mark provides and for a free consultation, please contact him at mark@arnesongeffen.com or (612) 465-8581.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I represented a client who was charged with a felony assault. He was not a permanent resident and was looking at being deported if convicted. We had an excellent case of self defense, however the county attorney would not budge on the felony charge. We stuck to our guns and set the matter for trial. On the day of trial, the county attorney dismissed the case.

How did you build a successful practice?
By earning the respect of judge, prosecutors and clients. I truly fight for my clients. If a case needs to go to trial because the State is being unreasonable, then that is what will happen.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Experience and reputation are huge factors to consider. Clients need a lawyer that listens to them and is available to talk when they need to.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Huge. If you don't know the local judges and prosecutors you have a high likelihood of getting the cold shoulder. I like the fact that I grew up on a farm in western Minnesota. I always bring that up when I'm handling a case in the rural areas of Minnesota.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I provide all information a potential client wants. Knowledge is power.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
As much information as possible. Charge, county/city, prior record, facts of the case.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I fight for my clients and prosecutors know that! Further, as a former prosecutor so I am able to view a case from both sides and use that to my clients advantage.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Seeing the relief on the faces of my clients when their case is successfully resolved.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
Outdoor activities, former arctic cat factory sponsored snowmobile racer.

Position Organization Location Duration
Partner Arneson & Geffen N/A Present
Associate Attorney Meshbesher Law Office N/A 1999-2001
Prosecuting Attorney Rajkowski Hansmeier N/A 1997-1999
School Degree Major Graduation
William Mitchell College of Law J.D. Law School 1997
Minnesota State University Moorhead B.A. Criminal Justice 1994
State / Court Date
Minnesota 1997
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member | 2010 - Present
    Hennepin County Bar Association | Member | 2010 - 2011
    Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section | Member | 2010 - 2011
    Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section | Member | 2010 - 2011
  • Named Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Minnesota! (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys)
    Named Top 100 Trial Attorney in Minnesota! (National Trial Lawyers Association)
    Named Top 100 DWI Attorney! (The National Advocacy for DUI Defense)
    Named a “Rising Star” by “Minnesota Law & Politic
  • Minnesota State Bar Association | Urine Testing in DWI Cases | 2010
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(1997) Licensed as Attorney in Minnesota. Verified with Minnesota Judicial Branch. June 14, 2017

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Update Date:2016-06-15


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