Dan is a partner at Meshbesher & Spence, where he has practiced law since graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 1989. He is one of two criminal defense attorneys at the firm, where he represents clients in both state and federal courts throughout Minnesota. He advocates persuasively for his clients’ causes, insists they be treated fairly, and is committed to upholding the high standards of Minnesota’s criminal defense bar.
Throughout his career, Dan has been a respected, well-liked member of Minnesota’s criminal justice community, building and sustaining relationships with prosecutors, judges, probation officers and others necessary to achieving positive results for his clients.
Dan is skilled in all felony and misdemeanor offenses, including:
- Drug & Sex Offenses
- Gun Cases
- Theft & Embezzlement
- DUI & Traffic Violations
- Expungement & Forfeiture Law
He is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried over 80 cases to juries. He also does appellate work, perfecting dozens of appeals. Most importantly, Dan cares deeply about his clients. His objective at the conclusion of each case is to know his client is in a better place, with a more positive outlook on life than when he or she first met him. He believes that success at the end of a criminal case is defined by how well you were treated.
Dan is a member of the:
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (where he served as President)
- Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
When not working, he likes to spend time with his large, extended family. He also enjoys gardening, photography and occasionally taking in the vast array of art, music and culture the Twin Cities have to offer. His friendships go way back, and he is often found enjoying the company of lifelong friends in his West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul watching Twins, Vikings, Wild and Gopher games.
Every individual deserves the right to a fair trial and professional legal representation. That’s exactly what you’ll receive when you hire our team to defend your case.