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David J. Risk - Minneapolis, MN

7900 Xerxes Ave. S.Ste. 1700 Minneapolis, MN 55431- 1134

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Updated: 11/20/2016

Minneapolis Criminal Law Lawyer


Dave Risk has earned a reputation for excellence as a criminal defense attorney through his aggressive representation of thousands of clients over the past seventeen years. Dave has represented people charged with all types of crimes ranging from misdemeanor driving offenses to multiple counts of first-degree murder.
Dave began his career as a public defender in Ramsey County after graduating seventh in his law school class...

About David J. Risk

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • MACDL, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice, 2005 - Present (Past President)


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • Carleton College, Northfield, 1994
    Major: Religion

Classes and Seminars

  • Cell Phone Searches, U.S. Supreme Court's Big Decisisons , 2014 - Present
  • DWI Defense A to Z, Hennepin County Public Defender's Office, 2014 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About David J. Risk

Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David J. Risk on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2016
  • Rising Star (7 times)

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Office Information


7900 Xerxes Ave. S.Ste. 1700 Minneapolis, MN 55431- 1134


  • 952-224-4840

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards




  • Have Faith: Breath, Blood and Urine Tests Implicate the 4th Amendment, The Challenger (MACDL Magazine), 2015
  • Recent Developments in DWI Laws, IV (MACDL Magazine), 2017

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