Robert J. Shane

Robert J. Shane


  • Minnesota criminal defense attorney in private practice since 1983
  • Wisconsin criminal defense attorney in private practice since 2001
  • Federal criminal defense attorney for District of Minnesota since 1985
  • Majority of cases result in either  acquittal or dismissal


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (1983)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., Philosophy (1980)

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Panel Attorney for Criminal Defense Services, Inc.
  • Volunteer at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Volunteer at Chrysalis Center for Women
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Dedication to Clients

  • Prompt return of phone calls, emails, text messages, and letters
  • Phone answered nights and weekends
  • All defenses and loopholes fully exploited
  • No pressure to plea bargain
  • All clients treated with dignity and respect
  • Frequent updates on case status

Personal Background

  • Married 31 years with three sons ages 17, 24, and 27
  • Plymouth resident
  • Leisure time spent fishing, hunting, playing golf, and downhill snow skiing
  • Avid fiction reader
  • Born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

If you or someone you know in Minnesota or Wisconsin needs the assistance of an experienced Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney, call Robert J. Shane any time, day or night, at (612) 339-1024, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.