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Contact and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Being arrested and charged is a confusing and intimidating process. Our attorneys aim to help you obtain the best possible outcome for both you and your future relating to your misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony charges. Every case deserves a fair, just, and timely resolution, and obtaining an attorney is your best bet in making that happen.

Bernatz & Van Beek is an established law firm in Winona with a solid reputation for getting the job done — and done well. We strive to obtain optimal results in every legal matter we handle without the unnecessary fanfare that can devalue the overall outcome. When you work with the experienced lawyers at our firm, you are gaining access to attorneys who are willing to do the hard work you need to safeguard your rights with a clear focus on your goals. As a full-service law firm, we provide straightforward legal counsel aimed at effective legal solutions in a wide range of practice areas. Based in Winona, we serve southeastern Minnesota with integrity.

Call today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Theft Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drugged Driving
  • Restraining Orders
  • No Contact Orders
  • Expungements

Having an experienced lawyer in your corner can be a valuable asset. However, we understand how difficult it can be to choose a lawyer. For that reason, we offer free initial consultations in a relaxed atmosphere. Call Bernatz & Van Beek today at 507-457-9808 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Beau J. Van Beek


  • Minnesota


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • South Dakota State University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Winona County Bar Association


“I came to Bernatz & Van Beek because I was arrested and charged with a DWI. Beau explained and helped me through the entire process. He was ultimately able to have the DWI charges against me dropped. I would definitely recommend Bernatz & Van Beek because they got me serious results at a very reasonable price.”


“My husband and I have retained Beau as our attorney on a couple different files, and we have been happy with his work every time. From the very start to the end, he really showed that he genuinely cared about our problems and did his best to solve those problems as quickly as possible with our best interest in mind. He always provided us with updates and we never felt like we didn’t know what was going on.”


“Mr. Van Beek helped me with a conflict that was probably a small deal to a lawyer, but it was a big problem for me. He genuinely cared about the problem and helped solve it. I’m glad to have found Mr. Van Beek and I would highly recommend his legal services to others.”


Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Michael D. Bernatz

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Real Estate Since 2015
Probate Since 2015
Estate Planning Since 2015
Practice Area Year
Real Estate Since 2015
Probate Since 2015
Estate Planning Since 2015
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