Appelman Law Firm

Firm Overview

Appelman Law Firm specializes in DWI, assault, theft, traffic, and drug related crimes. Our services consist not only of getting the best possible results for our clients, but providing support for our clients during this difficult time.

Appelman Law Firm is dedicated to offering our clients personal, compassionate and professional criminal representation. Our attorneys understand how difficult being charged with a crime can be. Clients experience anxiety, fear, and confusion about the legal process as well as their rights and obligations. Our attorneys are available 24-hours a day to answer any questions clients have.

At Appelman Law Firm we are concerned not only about our clients

Main Office
Appelman Law Firm
4501 Minnetonka Blvd
St. Louis Park  MN  55416
  • (952) 224-2277
  • (952) 345-0289
Criminal Defense
The experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorneys at the Appelman Law Firm are dedicated to providing clients with personal, compassionate, and professional representation.
At Appelman Law Firm, we understand that no two cases are identical. Our defense attorneys will represent your interests diligently to achieve favorable results. If you are facing criminal legal troubles, it is imperative that you have a criminal attorney you can trust. The criminal defense lawyers at Appelman Law Firm will provide you with individualized attention so that you understand what's happening at each step of your legal proceedings. Our defense attorneys are private, easy to talk to, and have a record of achieving positive results.
Our criminal defense lawyers are passionate about making sure clients' constitutional rights are upheld at all times. No matter what you are charged with, you have certain rights. Your most important constitutional right is your right to a defense attorney. If you are charged with a crime, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you through the legal maze and ensure that you are not cheated by the system.

Avery Appelman

Avery Appelman is a criminal defense lawyer and the founder of Appelman Law Firm. While his practice is primarily recognized for its work with DWI and related offenses, he has 16 years of experience working with clients on drug, assault, theft, traffic, criminal sexual conduct, and prostitution charges.

Avery's greatest strength is his ability to counsel in a way that assists clients in all aspects of their lives. He works in partnership with clients to streamline the judicial process, thereby enabling individuals to assist in their own defense. Mr. Appelman recognizes the impact of criminal proceedings on those surrounding the accused, which is why he also strives to mitigate the effects on clients' friends and family members.

Avery enjoys coaching soccer as well as reading historical and legal fiction. He also volunteers for many organizations throughout the Twin Cities.
  • Bar Number: License to practice
    Minnesota , 1996
  • University of Minnesota
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) , 1993
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) , 1996
    Syracuse, NY

Eric Doolittle

Eric Doolittle joined Appelman Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in February 2018. He graduated from Hamline University School of Law with Honors in 2012. While in law school, Eric competed in National Mock Trial competitions and won two CALI awards in the Mediation and Trial Advocacy categories. During law school he worked as a law clerk for the Washington County Public Defender's Office for two years before shifting to work for the Carver County Attorney's office for a year.

Eric then passed the Minnesota State Bar Exam in May of 2013 and accepted a role as an Assistant Carver County Attorney. While working for Carver County, Eric worked as a felony prosecutor and earned extensive litigation and trial experience with a focus on domestic assault, drugs, theft and DUIs. Few people are better suited to defend you against these charges than someone who previously worked to earn convictions against these charges He knows how the prosecution will attack your case and how best to defend you against the charges.

Eric opened his own practice The Law Office of Eric E. Doolittle in July of 2016 before accepting a role at Appelman Law Firm in February of 2018. Prior to jumping into the legal world, Eric had his sights set on helping the public in other ways by working as an educator for teens and adolescents. He has previous work experience as both a history teacher and a program director who helped counsel troubled youths. Eric describes his legal approach as holistic in nature, preferring to understand the full breadth of what each client needs in order to best serve their legal and personal needs.

On a personal level, Eric is the rare single father who raised his daughter Violet on his own. When he's not putting together a strong legal defense, you can find Eric cheering on the Vikings or on one of Minnesota's many hiking trails, although his favorite is the Superior Hiking Trail in North Shore.

For more information about Eric, or talk to him about your legal issues, reach out to Appelman Law Firm at (952) 224-2277.

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