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 Major (O-4) and military lawyer (JAG) 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 starting his own practice, 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 is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota Bar Association. Less than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field. 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 – 2019). 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.
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 (Major) 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 88th Readiness Division Command (operations) based out of Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. His previous assignments include the 16th Legal Operations Detachment (defense counsel), the 372nd Engineer Brigade (trial counsel), and the 214th Legal Operations Detachment (legal assistance). 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.
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|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014-2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014-2019|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014-2019|
|Public Service Award||William Mitchell College of Law||2008|
|Outstanding Service Award||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||2007|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Keyser Law, P.A.||2008 – Present|
|Judge Advocate/Major||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|
|Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota||Member||2018 – Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||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|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD – Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Minnesota||English||BA – Bachelor of Arts||2005|