7900 Xerxes Avenue South , Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431

Call for a Strong Criminal Defense

The nine attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense bring an unparalleled blend of criminal defense experience together in one law firm - with over 140 years of combined criminal trial experience.

Halberg Criminal Defense annually receives numerous awards and individual recognition for our ethical and vigorous defense of people accused of criminal activity.

Our firm is recognized within the legal community for excellence in our legal services.

In addition to handling many of the "high-profile" cases in Minnesota, we pride ourselves in the discreet legal assistance we can provide to all Minnesota citizens experiencing criminal difficulties.

Individually, each lawyer has earned numerous awards. Proudly, Halberg Criminal Defense has earned Martindale Hubbell's highest "AV Preeminent" rating. This ranking is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that the firm’s peers rank it at the highest level of professional excellence. This award is based upon legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Contact Halberg Criminal Defense today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Sex Offenses
    • Rape
    • Statutory Rape
    • Prostitution
    • Solicitation
    • Exhibitionism
    • Pornography
    • Voyeurism

Call Halberg Criminal Defense today at 612-315-9647 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Marsh J. Halberg

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1984

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 1979
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A., 1976
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member, Criminal Law and Litigation Section)
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2007 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice

Attorney Tina H. Appleby

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 1983

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 1983
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A., 1977

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (Member)

Attorney Eric J. Nelson

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 2001
  • Wisconsin, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2009

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 2001
  • Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2006 - Present (Member, Past Board Member)
  • Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court, 2001 - Present (Member)

Attorney Douglas V. Hazelton

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 1993
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1993

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 1992
  • J.D.Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
    • B.A., 1989
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorney David J. Risk

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 1999

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 1999
  • Honors: magna cum laudeCarleton College, Northfield
    • B.A., 1994
    • Major: Religion

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

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

Attorney Debbie E. Lang

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 2002

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 2002
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
    • B.A., 1999
    • Major: Criminal Justice & Sociology/Anthropology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 2014 – Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014 – Present

Attorney Jeremy Kaschinske

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 2010
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011 – Present
  • Chaska Rotary Club, 2012 – Present

Attorney Christina Zauhar

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 2012

Education:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Certificate in Advocacy and Problem Solving
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A. , 2009
    • Major: English
    • Major: Sociology
    • Minor: Mathematics

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2012 – Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012 – Present

Attorney Andrew Wilson

Jurisdictions:

  • Minnesota, 2016

Education:

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., 2016
  • Honors: magna cum laudeSt. Olaf College, Northfield , Minnesota
    • B.A., 2012
    • Honors: magna cum laude

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