What made you decide to become a lawyer?

Winona, MN Criminal Defense Attorney J.P. Plachecki shares his story of deciding to become a lawyer.

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Phone: (507) 452-3341


To this day, I don’t know what the answer is. Several weeks before college was to start I still had no plans. I asked two of my friends what they were doing and they said we’re going to St. Mary’s College so I thought maybe I’ll go there. And I pretty much took the same approach after graduating top five percent of my college class. I didn’t know what I was doing afterward and I think 10 days before school was starting I applied for law school.