Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you've been charged with a crime — any serious crime — you are probably going through hell right now. It is demoralizing and frightening to realize that your very freedom — your ability to do what you like with your life — depends on a verdict handed down by strangers. It is the biggest trouble you have ever faced.

The best response to this trouble is to hire an assertive defense lawyer with a proven track record of effectiveness.

‘Aggressively Protecting Your Rights’

Bruce Rivers of Minneapolis has every important credential a defense lawyer can boast.


He’s board-certified in criminal defense by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and as a criminal trial specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association.


He has over 20 years of trial experience, representing over 2,000 clients on charges ranging from drunk driving to white collar crime to murder in the first degree.

Known and respected.

Rivers became a familiar figure to Twin Citians as a frequent TV commentator during the 2013 Amy Senser vehicular manslaughter trial.


Bruce Rivers has achieved acquittals in practically every type of criminal case, at both the state and federal levels.

Every case Bruce Rivers takes teaches him something new.
“Every case is a learning experience,” Rivers said. “If you don’t
learn something from every case, you’re in the wrong business.”

– From a profile in Attorney at Law Magazine

Don’t Make The Biggest Mistake

In criminal defense, everything depends on your choice of lawyer. People who choose poorly or have no good choice are the people who go to prison, whose lives are put on indefinite hold.

Choose wisely.

Call your local attorney Bruce Rivers at 612-915-0355 for a no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation.

NBTA National Board of Trial Attorney

We accept cases in the

Twin Cities, the seven-county metro area and throughout Minnesota. We handle homicide cases wherever they may be tried.

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Choose wisely. Choose Bruce.

Get started on your no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation.

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