Meet the Criminal Defense Lawyers Attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Meet Ian Birrell

Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Ian Birrell talks about why he became a defense attorney and what he does outside of the office.

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well when i was
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um in law school and as a young lawyer i
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worked in a lot of different
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fields of the law so i did some
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immigration law some business law and
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some complex corporate law
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but the difference for me has always
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been my clients i really value the
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relationship i have with my clients
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and criminal law is unique in that what
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you’re looking at is
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and you look at it from the case names
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alone it’s the state of minnesota versus
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someone or even the united states of
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america versus someone
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and there’s a lot of power that’s being
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put on one individual person
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i really find it a great honor and a
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great privilege to be able to help
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someone in the toughest time of their
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life
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i’m a very competitive person i love
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challenges love competitions and i love
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games one of the things i like to do is
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i’m a tournament level card player and
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i’ve
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i’ve played in a couple world series of
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poker events and and i’ve done all right
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there
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and i love the challenge i love the uh
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the going to war there in the
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competition
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and i think there’s a lot of overlap
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there actually between criminal defense
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and and
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playing games at this high level playing
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cards so
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even when i’m getting away from the law
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i still like to to do some of that

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