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Adriel’s areas of practice include personal injury and criminal defense law. Adriel is bilingual and able to assist English and Spanish speaking clients.

Adriel practica en la herida personal y la defensa criminal. Adriel es bilingüe y capaz de ayudar clientes en ingles o espanol.

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Current Employment Position:
Shareholder
Board of Directors

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 2006
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2007

Education:

J.D., University of St. Thomas, 2006
Dean’s Scholar
Dean’s Academic Award-Criminal Law

B.S.B.A., University of Nevada, 2003
Dean’s List of Academics

Honors:
Dean’s Scholar – University of St. Thomas School of Law
Dean’s Academic Award – Criminal Law
Recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine
2015 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Anoka County Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association (MN)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Association for Justice

Language Proficiency:
Spanish

Paralegals

Maldonado-Johnson, Eny

Articles by Adriel B. Villarreal:

Seminars and Publications:

Filing a Personal Injury Claim: What You Should Know

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 in Personal Injuries

It Is Crucial to Speak to an Attorney Before an Insurance Adjuster

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 in Personal Injuries

What to Expect from Your Minnesota DWI Case

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 in DUI/DWI Law

Why is the Insurance Company Offering So Little for My Injury?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 in Personal Injuries

Seven Reasons You Need an Attorney for your Personal Injury Case

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 in Personal Injuries

Prevent Car Accidents in Winter with These 11 Tips

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, March 5th, 2018 in Vehicle Accidents

Do I need an Expensive Lawyer for my Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Friday, February 9th, 2018 in Personal Injuries, Vehicle Accidents

How A Well Trained Dog Can Save Thousands

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in Personal Injuries

When Should I Give My Statement of an Auto Accident?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Personal Injuries

What is Legal Causation in Minnesota?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Personal Injuries

How to Shield Yourself from Common Personal Injury Suits

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 in Personal Injuries, Vehicle Accidents

5 Things to Look For in a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, April 18th, 2016 in Personal Injuries

Best Ways to Prevent a Car Accident

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Vehicle Accidents

What to Do If You’re Hit on a Bicycle

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 in Personal Injuries

STEP BY STEP GUIDE: Can I Get Criminal Charges Against Me Dismissed?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in Criminal Law

STEP BY STEP GUIDE: How to Behave If You’re Being Arrested

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 in Criminal Law

Driving in the Snow-We all Know it’s Coming

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 in News & Events, Personal Injuries

Issues Caused by Car Accidents in Minnesota

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Friday, August 14th, 2015 in Vehicle Accidents

Misdemeanors– Finding the Representation You Need

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 in Criminal Law

Felonies – Finding a Lawyer for a Serious Crime

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Criminal Law

What Does Contingency Basis Mean in Minnesota?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Friday, August 15th, 2014 in Personal Injuries

Should You Take Notes at the Scene of an Accident? You Bet!

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Personal Injuries, Vehicle Accidents

Dealing With a Dog Attack

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 in Personal Injuries

Is It Ever Best to Choose a Jury Trial?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 in Criminal Law

Premise Injuries on Public Property

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 in Personal Injuries

New Year, New Policy?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 in Personal Injuries

The Police Have Confiscated My Property. What Can I Do?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, January 6th, 2014 in Criminal Law

Do I Have to Tell My Employer I’ve Been Charged with a Crime?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 in Criminal Law

What is a Pre-Trial Diversion Program in Minnesota?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, December 30th, 2013 in Criminal Law

What Should I Do if I’m Pulled Over and I’ve Been Drinking in Minnesota?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Friday, December 27th, 2013 in Criminal Law

How Can I Get Bailed Out of Jail in Minnesota?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 in Criminal Law

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 in Criminal Law

What Should I Do if There is a Warrant Out for My Arrest?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 in Criminal Law

What Should I Do If the Police Bring Me in for Questioning?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, December 9th, 2013 in Criminal Law

What Are My Rights If I’ve been Charged with a Misdemeanor?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, December 9th, 2013 in Criminal Law

What Should I Expect if I’ve Been Accused of a Crime?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 in Criminal Law

What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Plane Crash?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, November 4th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

How Does a Product Recall Impact a Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

What Should I do if I’m injured in a Boat Accident?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

What Should I Do If My Child is injured at School?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Do All Personal Injury Cases Go to Court?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Dealing With Collection Calls during a Personal Injury Case

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, September 30th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

What Should I Do If I’m Bitten by a Dog?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

How Does Having a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

What is Building Security Negligence?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, July 8th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

How Soon Should I File My Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Is My Construction Accident a Personal Injury or a Workman’s Comp Case?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, July 1st, 2013 in Personal Injuries

How Long Does it Take to Get Compensation in A Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

When Should You Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, June 24th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Who Pays The Medical Bills for The Passenger in a Car Crash?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

What is Whiplash?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, June 17th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Am I Taking Unfair Advantage of a Property Owner if I Pursue a Slip-and-Fall Case?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Do I Lose Money by Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, June 10th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Defective Product – When Products Don’t Function as Planned

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, January 21st, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Facing an Animal Attack – Not Just in the Wild Anymore

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Tips to Fight a Construction Accident

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, January 14th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

How to React to Your Child’s Dog Bite

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Finding Help for Injuries – Slip and Fall Lawyers

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, January 7th, 2013 in Personal Injuries

Dealing with a Car Accident – What Happens Now?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 in Personal Injuries, Vehicle Accidents

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 in Personal Injuries

When Good Products Go Bad – Defective Product Injury

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Personal Injuries

When Nature Strikes – How to Handle Animal Attacks

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 in Personal Injuries

When Safety Fails – Dealing with Construction Accidents

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Monday, October 8th, 2012 in Personal Injuries

How to Deal With Dog Bites

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 in Personal Injuries

How to Feel in Control After an Auto Accident

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 in Personal Injuries, Vehicle Accidents

Avoid Overheating This Summer

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 in Miscellaneous

Texting While Driving Revisited

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 in Personal Injuries

What are “No-Fault Benefits”?

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 in Personal Injuries

Texting While Driving – A Dangerous Combination

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 in Personal Injuries

Homeowner’s Insurance: Dusting Off the Policy

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 in Personal Injuries

Small Town Friendly, Big City Experience and Expertise

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 in Personal Injuries

What to Expect During Your Initial Attorney Interview After An Injury

Posted by Adriel B. Villarreal on Sunday, December 20th, 2009 in Personal Injuries