Law Offices of John Conard

The lawyer you choose is the single most important decision you will make

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Firm Overview

As a former felony trial prosecutor, John Conard knows how the government puts a case together, and how to fight back.

Your case is unique and critically important to you. Your case may impact your life for many years to come. You do not want your case to be handled by a high volume firm taking a one size fits all approach.

We take only as many cases as we can fully litigate. We prepare each case for trial and investigate the matter fully and thoroughly. Even if the case does not reach trial, being ready, willing, and able to fight brings the best results for our clients.

We provides aggressive, thorough and compassionate representation. Each case is litigated with a unique and creative approach combining John Conard's trial experience and technical knowledge about Forensic Evidence.

Main Office


7616 Currell Boulevard
Woodbury  MN  55125

Phone
  • (651) 264-3050
Fax
  • 651-204-2127

Other Offices


  • IDS Center 80 South 8th Street
    Suite 900
    Minneapolis,  MN  55402
Criminal Defense
From DWI to Murder, John Conard knows how to fit and win.
Criminal defense is a complex area of law. Charges can range from a simple misdemeanor to a life sentence case. But even the simple cases have lifelong impact on your ability to find and keep a job, a professional license, hunt, or even find housing.

We are a low volume firm which means we take the time to find unique and winning strategies for every case. John Conard is one of only a few criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota that is a member of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College. He is also one of only a few criminal defense lawyers admitted as a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science. With more than 2,000 cases handled, John Conard brings the experience, knowledge, and skill to fight for victory in your case.
Sex Crimes
Accused of a sex crime? Terrified? These cases are pursued aggressively, and the consequences are life shattering. John Conard's experience, expertise in forensic science and dedication to his clients make him the first lawyer you should call.
As a former felony prosecutor, John Conard has handled serious sex crime matters from both sides. He is one of only a few lawyers admitted to the American Academy of Forensic Science, and to the prestigious Trial Lawyer's College.

Whether you are innocent and afraid of wrongufl conviction, or guilty and hoping to avoid a lengthy prison sentence, the first lawyer to call is John Conard.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I have always seen myself as a people's lawyer. After significant experience as a prosecutor I discovered that I wanted to defend people, not lock them away. I fight every day for justice and to defend my client's rights. I love to help good people fight back in their darkest moments.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

I have worked on more than 2,000 cases and have tried serious felony matters as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Knowing how police and prosecutors work, from an inside perspective gives me a unique ability to create winning strategies for each case.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We do not take and warehouse dozens of cases each month. We have decided to limit the number of cases so that we can deliver outstanding service and results. Good legal work is difficult and takes time. We are prepared to devote the resources of the firm to each case.

We focus on trial preparation. By preparing each case to fight and win we work to uncover whatever weakness we can find in the State's case. Even if the matter is settled, the settlements are better for our clients because we fight the case until we get what we want.

John Conard

Even in high school I knew I would be fighting for others as my life's work. I started debate and mock trial in seventh grade. By the time I graduated I was the first in my highschool to win the National Forensic League Seal of Superior Distinction.

I went to college on a debate scholarship where I won the National Attorney Award, and won most regional tournaments three years in a row. By the time I graduated, I had completed more than 90 mock trials on a national stage.

I went to law school on scholarship where I graduate third in my class with top honors. I was selected to law review twice and was selected to represent my school in the Nation Trial Lawyers competition.

I have worked as a government lawyer and prosecutor and have also defended more than 2,000 criminal cases.

When I started my firm I decided to focus on quality rather than volume. I take each case seriously and fight the matter vigorously. I know that my clients are human beings who are scared and who need someone that will defend their rights and dignity.

License
  • Bar Number: 386618
    Minnesota , 2006
  • Bar Number: Federal Court MN
    Minnesota , 2006
Education
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
    F-Warrior , 2010
    Du Bois, WY

    Each year a select group of lawyers is picked from around the country to spend 3 weeks with legendary trial lawyers. Graduates become F- Warriors, lawyers for people.

  • William Mitchell College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    St. Paul, MN

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude, top honors, ranked third in his law school class. While at William Mitchell, John Conard was selected for law review twice, on the dean's list all semesters, and selected to represent William Mitchell at the Nation Trial Lawyers College competition.

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
    Graduate , 2011
    Graduates of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College can attend graduate programing each year. Advanced trial practice and preparation with national experts is perfected in these sessions.

    Graduates can also work on current cases with focus groups to identify the best strategy for victory.
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
    Graduate II , 2012
    Each year John Conard returns to the Trial Lawyers College to perfect trial skills and work with national experts on current cases. This dedication to excellence serves all of his clients.
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