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Michelle Speeter Margoles Alan D Margoles

Alan Margoles founded the law firm of Margoles & Margoles, P.A. in 1978 when he established his criminal defense law practice. During his more than 40 years of practicing law, Alan earned a stellar reputation as one of Minnesota’s most successful criminal defense attorneys. His successful and innovative technical defenses, attacking the evidence in even the most serious cases, are known throughout the state and federal systems.

Alan D. Margoles

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Protecting clients’ rights

Alan has successfully helped countless individuals resolve state and federal criminal cases across Minnesota. You can rely on him for professional legal advice anytime.

Criminal law, juvenile law ranging from serious felonies to minor citations – Michelle Speeter Margoles is the person to get in touch with!

Zealously defending adults and juveniles

Relentlessly fighting to protect his clients’ rights, Alan has successfully helped thousands of individuals resolve state and federal criminal cases across Minnesota. When he first started practicing law in 1977, he worked as an assistant county attorney; however, he quickly realized that he would rather protect individuals’ constitutional rights and fight for them than try to imprison them or scar them for life with criminal records. Alan quickly became known as a strong, successful, and creative defense attorney and was the first to try and win on a mental illness defense in an attempted murder or murder case in Minnesota in over two decades.

 

Alan’s reputation for effectively defending sex offenses is well-known throughout the state of Minnesota. Focusing much of his practice in the area of sex cases, he has extensive experiences with the special sex offense sentencing guidelines, predatory offender registration, psychosexual evaluations, and other procedures and consequences specific to sex offense cases.

 

Throughout Alan’s almost four decades of practice, he has received many professional honors and recognitions for his zealous and successful representation of clients, including being named one of Minnesota’s first “Superlawyers” by his peers.

 

 

 

Successfully resolving state and federal cases since 1977

How to get in touch with us:

120 South Sixth St, Suite 1515

Canadian Pacific Plaza

Minneapolis, MN 55402

 

Phone: 651-690-1729

Fax: 651-690-1114

 

Email:

Alan: adm@margoles.com

Michelle: msm@margoles.com

Each case is unique.

Michelle thoroughly researches her clients’ cases, advises them of their legal options, explains what they can do to help their own cases, and tailors her representation to the individual demands of each case.

 

Unlike many attorneys who use the same strategy with similar-looking cases, Michelle believes no two cases are alike and no two clients are alike.  She enjoys working directly with clients and takes time to determine the best route for each particular client.

 

Michelle Speeter Margoles

Michelle Margoles practices primarily in the areas of criminal law and juvenile law. With extensive experience at trial and on the appellate level, she zealously defends both adults and juveniles charged with committing crimes, ranging from serious felonies to minor citations. Michelle’s successful attacks on illegally obtained evidence and confessions have resulted in dismissal of charges, including First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Felony Assault, and DWI.

Looking beyond the charges.

Michelle understands that criminal charges and juvenile delinquency petitions carry many direct and indirect consequences on individuals’ lives, such as loss of freedom, loss of employment, financial burdens, predatory offender registration, loss of driver’s licenses, forfeiture of property to the government, academic consequences, and many others.

 

Michelle recently taught a seminar to other criminal defense lawyers on Predatory Offender Registration laws and how to avoid it.  Her extensive knowledge of search and seizure law was used by the Honorable Alan F. Pendleton as a resource in his book, entitled Minnesota Handbook on Motor Vehicles: Stops, Warrantless Searches, Seizures.  She has also repeatedly received the honor of being recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a "North Star Lawyer".

 

Michelle spends her weekends mentoring high school students through writing instruction in Minds Matter – Twin Cities Chapter as the Director of Writing and Critical Thinking and Executive Committee Member.

     

 

 

 

  • Criminal Defense

  • Juvenile Delinquency Defense

Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court

  • United States District Court – District of Minnesota

  • United States Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit

  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Honors

  • Named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Named “Superlawyer”

  • Listed in Swarthmore’s “Who’s Who” Registry of Business Leaders

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Ramsey County Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

  • Cum Laude

University of Minnesota, B.A.

  • Summa Cum Laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Criminal Defense

  • Juvenile Delinquency Defense

  • Restraining Orders

Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court

  • United States District Court – District of Minnesota

  • United States Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations

Education

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Ramsey County Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Carleton College, B.A.

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Community Involvement

  • Tubman; Safety Project Volunteer Attorney

  • Minds Matter – Twin Cities; Director of Writing & Critical Thinking and Executive Committee Member

Professional Publications, Presentations & Honors

  • Contributor to Minnesota Handbook on Motor Vehicles: Stops, Warrantless Searches, Seizures, by the Hon. Alan F. Pendleton.

  • Continuing Legal Education instructor on Predatory Offender Registration, 2017

  • Minnesota State Bar Association “North Star Lawyer

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

  • Cum Laude

  • Graduated with Honors

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

We've been defending clients since 1978 with aggressive and individualized representation.

 

Contact Alan or Michelle today for unmatched criminal defense.