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Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher Keyser

 

Christopher Keyser is an award-winning criminal defense lawyer, representing individuals criminally charged in Minnesota state and federal courts. He consistently obtains dismissals, acquittals, and reduced charges in cases ranging from homicide, assault, criminal sexual contact, robbery, burglary, theft, and DWIs.

 

Known for his level temperament, candor, and professionalism, Mr. Keyser has earned the respect of prosecutors, judges, and clients throughout Minnesota. Before starting his private practice, Mr. Keyser clerked for several federal government agencies. He currently serves as a Captain and military lawyer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

 

Mr. Keyser offers complimentary consultations to discuss strategy, potential case outcomes, and likely scenarios. He gives honest advice, offers practical solutions, and brings a unique blend of criminal, immigration, and military experience to his clients. With a consistent record of success, Mr. Keyser’s clients take comfort in knowing they have a skilled, personable, and zealous advocate fighting for their best interests.

 

More information about Mr. Keyser can be found below. Call our office at (612) 338-5007 for a free case evaluation.




Delivering Experience and a Reputation for Excellence

 

Mr. Keyser has earned the respect of prosecutors and judges throughout Minnesota for his preparedness, professionalism, and dedication to his clients. Before creating his own firm, Mr. Keyser clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he investigated, prosecuted, and litigated matters on behalf of the U.S. Government.

 

Awards and Recognition

 

Mr. Keyser brings his unique blend of criminal, immigration, and military experience to his Minnesota state and federal criminal cases. His continued success and excellent results have garnered recognition within the legal community. Mr. Keyser is selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2014 – 2017). No more than 2.5% of lawyers in Minnesota are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor annually. He is also listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

 

Client Testimonials

 

Mr. Keyser’s priority is exceptionally serving his clients, who represent the service quality he provides. Mr. Keyser has earned the Client’s Choice award from Avvo.com every year since 2010. Actual client testimonials showcasing real case results can be viewed here.

 

In the Media

 

Mr. Keyser and his cases are frequently showcased in the media. Outlets where Keyser Law, P.A. or our cases have appeared include:

 

 

Defending Our Military Service Members

 

As a military officer (Captain) and Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army Reserve, Mr. Keyser fiercely defends our military’s service members. He completed the Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Virginia. He completed the Direct Commission Course (boot camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2011. Mr. Keyser currently serves with the 16th Legal Operations Detachment based out of Fort Hamilton, New York. To show his appreciation for our military, Mr. Keyser provides representation to veterans and service members at a reduced rate.

 

The Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Advantage

 

The consequences of a charge or conviction can be life-altering. Being charged with a crime is frightening, whether a DWI, assault, burglary, or other criminal offense. The Government’s resources are enormous and fighting a case may seem impossible. A charge alone has devastating effects to reputation and emotional stability. Convictions carry a criminal record, loss of employment or housing, jail, and the stigma of being labeled an offender.

 

Do not face the Government alone. Navigating our criminal justice system can be frightening, confusing, and emotionally stressful. Engaging an experienced advocate is a must when liberty, reputation, and livelihood are at risk. A fierce advocate always puts your interests first. A trusted lawyer explains the law and guides you to the best possible outcome, regardless of charge or severity level.

 

Contact Minnesota Defense Attorney Christopher Keyser

 

We are serious about obtaining the best possible result in your criminal case. Contact our office at (612) 338-5007 for a free case evaluation. You can also fill out our simple online consultation form.




Awards


Award Grantor Date Granted
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2014-2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2014-2017
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers Association 2014-2017
Public Service Award William Mitchell College of Law 2008
Outstanding Service Award U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2007


Work Experience


Position Company Duration
Criminal Defense Attorney Keyser Law, P.A. 2008 – Present
Judge Advocate (JAG) Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserve 2010 – Present
Clerk U.S. Department of Justice 2008
Clerk U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) 2007 – 2008
Clerk U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USCIS) 2007


Associations


Association Position Duration
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Member 2014 – Present
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2009 – Present
Minnesota State Bar Association Member 2008 – Present
Hennepin County Bar Association Member 2008 – Present
Washington County Bar Association Member 2009 – Present


Publications


Publication Title Date
Minnesota Judges Criminal Benchbook Juvenile Delinquency Chapter 2016

 



Education


School Major Degree Graduated
William Mitchell College of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2008
University of Minnesota English BA – Bachelor of Arts 2005


Speaking Engagements


Conference Title Date
2017 New Lawyer Experience How to Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know 2017
2016 New Lawyer Experience How to Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know 2016
2015 New Lawyer Experience How to Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know 2015
Minnesota CLE Live Webcast Minnesota’s New Expungement Law 2014
Life After Mitchell Legal Career Development 2012
Law Student Networking Mixer From Classes To Clients 2012
Immigration Workshop Conquering Family & Employment Immigration Forms 2012
Hangin’ Out a Shingle Tips On Starting Your Own Law Practice 2012
English Undergraduate Career Panel English Undergraduate Career Panel 2012
2012 New Lawyer Experience Candid Advice for New Lawyers 2012







If You Need a Top Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Call 312-338-5007

MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

MINNEAPOLIS