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Mark Arneson - Minneapolis, MN

333 Washington Avenue NorthSuite 405 Minneapolis, MN 55401

Updated: 11/12/2014

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer


Mark Arneson has practiced law since 1997 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from William Mitchell College of Law. For three years, Mark was the lead prosecutor for the cities of Waite Park, Buffalo, St. Joseph, and Albany. In 2000, Mark took the knowledge he gained as a prosecutor and began practicing in the area of criminal defense. Since that time, Mark has secured numerous acquittals and dismissals for his clients in a variety of cases, including felonies, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors. Mark has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Minneapolis Magazine, “Law and Politics.” He also has been a selected speaker at the Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute, the state’s largest criminal law continuing legal education course for Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys. Mark’s other honors include:

- Named a Top 100 DWI Attorney in Minnesota by National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC;
- Named a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Minnesota by ten National Trial Lawyers Association;
- Named a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minnesota by the National Academy of Criminal
Defense Attorneys; and
- A “superb” rating with AVVO (an independent attorney review website).

In 2009, Mark partnered with his friend and colleague Jon Geffen to open Arneson & Geffen, PLLC. Together, Mark and Jon have built a firm centered around client empowerment and high-quality legal work. Mark is an approachable, capable, and experienced attorney who seeks the very best outcome for each of his clients. Mark’s extensive knowledge of Minnesota’s criminal law is also an indispensable asset to Arneson & Geffen’s work on criminal expungement cases. To learn more about the services that Mark provides and for a free consultation, please contact him at or (612) 465-8581.

About Mark Arneson

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI/DUI Defense
  • Expungement

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner



  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1997
    Honors: magna cum laude

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute


Other Sources of Feedback About Mark Arneson

Included on the 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Mark Arneson on Super Lawyers


  • "Rising Star" by the Minneapolis Magazine, "Law and Politics"
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys in Minnesota, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Minnesota, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minnesota, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • “Superb” rating with AVVO


Office Information


333 Washington Avenue NorthSuite 405 Minneapolis, MN 55401

Accepts Credit Cards


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Excellent law firm!!! M. Arneson simply does his job on 5+ on scale of 5. He brings a his knowledge and skills to get you out from mistakes what were made! Highly recommended!!!


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