Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP

Toll Free 866.397.4497

Local         612.333.9500

333 South Seventh Street #3000

Minneapolis, MN 55402

One of Minnesota’s Elite Criminal Defense Firms

We are experienced and successful criminal defense lawyers who bring superb trial skills, years of experience and intense preparation to bear on our clients' difficulties in a wide range of criminal matters from murder to mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, criminal conspiracies and in many other types of criminal law and related matters.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been accused of a criminal act, arrested and charged, or are simply under criminal investigation, then you know that your future and well-being are at risk. A conviction of a felony crime can be followed by substantial prison time and a permanent criminal record. A conviction can significantly limit your options later on in life for pursuing employment or even determine where you are allowed to live. Our professional attorneys don’t want this to happen and understand the value of a person’s freedom and good name. The time to act is now and top Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers Andrew Birrell and Paul Dworak are here to help.

Protecting Your Rights

Just because you have been charged with a crime, does not mean that you are instantly a criminal and certainly does not mean that you are guilty. Each and every person has a set of rights that our forefathers fought for us to have. The experienced Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers at G|B|B|S are on your side, fighting for your rights in and out of the courtroom. Our veteran trial lawyers have extensive litigation experience to help build you a successful defense. We’ll make sure that your voice is heard and ensure that your rights are protected.

Top Minnesota Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers

• Andrew S. Birrell – Managing Partner

Attorney Andrew Birrell is widely regarded by his peers and adversaries as one of Minnesota’s top criminal defense lawyers. He is a former prosecutor, who has been a criminal trial lawyer for 30 years and has been trying federal criminal jury trials since 1984. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Andrew Birrell is one of only the top 1% of all lawyers in the state to receive this prestigious recognition. Mr. Birrell has been certified as a criminal trial specialist for more than 20 years by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The Minnesota State Bar Association also recognizes Mr. Birrell as a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. In his career, Mr Birrell has successfully handled virtually every type of criminal matter from cases alleging the federal death penalty, federal fraud, conspiracy and tax cases to murder, aggravated assault, criminal sexual conduct, and criminal vehicular operation.  He has also handled many grand jury and corporate criminal investigations. He has won reversals of criminal convictions in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and has argued before the United States Supreme Court in a case making a federal constitutional challenge to the federal bribery statute. These qualifications illustrate the passion and dedication Mr. Birrell has in representing his clients. Combined with his proven track record of success in both state and federal level cases, Minnesota criminal defense lawyer Birrell is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom.

• Paul Dworak – Associate

Paul Dworak is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.  While in law school, Paul became the first and only student in the history of the law school’s largest moot court program to win both the best brief and best oralist awards.  At G|B|B|S, Paul continues to work on both trial and appellate matters in the criminal law area in the federal and state courts.  As a former commercial and private banker, Paul has an expertise and interest in matters involving banking and financial issues.

Our seasoned criminal defense lawyers have years of litigation experience in the toughest of criminal law matters. Over this time span they have honed and developed their trial skills and are now widely regarded as the top defense lawyers in the state. Having our experienced lawyers on your side is key in building a successful defense.

Defense Areas

Our firm defends clients accused of a wide range of crimes. Some of the cases we may be able to help you with in the Twin Cities metro area include:

In all cases we will offer you an aggressive, tough, and well thought out defense. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers take this approach as it has a proven track record of success. Serious allegations demand equally serious attention. The veteran Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers here at G|B|B|S understand this is a terrible time for you and your family and we are here to help. Covering the Twin Cities metro, greater Minnesota area, and Wisconsin, as well as federal and state courts throughout the United States, the top criminal defense lawyers at our office are dedicated to vigorously defending the rights of the accused.

If you have been arrested, charged, or are currently under investigation for a criminal act, contact one of our top Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers today. You can reach our law firm at 612.333.9500. Call today, your future and freedom may be at risk.

We are here to help.

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