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 Boulevard
Suite 100
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

Geoff Saltzstein

Geoff Saltzstein is an associate attorney at the Appelman Law Firm. He served three years at the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office writing winning motions and supporting briefs. Upon graduating from the University of St. Thomas Law School, Geoff clerked for the Honorable Phillip Bush in the Hennepin County felony division. He brings his experience from behind the bench to the courtroom, compassionately advocating for his clients' rights. Geoff focuses his practice exclusively on criminal and DWI defense.


In his spare time, Geoff volunteers at organizations throughout the Twin Cities/Metro area. He enjoys spending quality time with his fiancee and two bulldogs named, Happy and Charles.

  • Bar Number: License to practice
    Minnesota , 2009
  • University of Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) , 2000
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of St. Thomas
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) , 2009
    Minneapolis, MN

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