Meet the Criminal Defense Lawyers Attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Meet Andy Birrell

Minneapolis, MN criminal defense lawyer Andy Birrell talks about how he deals with prosecutors as well as the honors, awards, and certifications he has received.

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i began my career as a prosecutor so i
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understand what their perspectives uh
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are in the law and i think in life
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the way that i deal with prosecutors is
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i treat them
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honestly and forthrightly and i demand
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that they treat
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my client and me honestly and
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forthrightly
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i have many great relationships with
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prosecutors both
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here in minnesota and throughout the
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united states
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i’ve received every meaningful honor
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that is available to a
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criminal defense lawyer i’m a member and
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fellow of the american college of trial
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lawyers
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which is limited to the top one percent
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of the lawyers
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in a given state i’m an elected member
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of the american board of criminal
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lawyers
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which is a invitation-only membership
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i believe there’s about 200 of us in the
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united states
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i’ve been certified by the national
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board of trial
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advocacy as a criminal trial specialist
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for over
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30 years i’m the current president of
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the minnesota
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association of criminal defense lawyers
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i’m one of the elected executive
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officers of the
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national association of criminal defense
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lawyers
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currently serving as the treasurer i
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have been appointed
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by the minnesota supreme court to be a
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member of the
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minnesota supreme court advisory
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committee on the rules of
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criminal procedure so these are examples
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of some of my
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certifications and achievements

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