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J. Matthew Holson

Associate Attorney

Criminal Defense, DWI, Probation Violations

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I have practiced criminal law in Minnesota for more than a decade and I understand that being charged with a crime is incredibly stressful. The consequences of a criminal conviction can be significant including jail or prison, fines, and probation. During my career, I have guided thousands of clients through the judicial process to avoid or minimize the potential consequences that accompany being charged with a crime. I have assisted client charged with offenses such DWI, Domestic Assault, Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct and Murder.

I will be with you every step of the way from your first appearance, to pretrial/settlement conference hearings, and ultimately trial if we are unable to get the charges dismissed or resolve the case favorably. I will work to identify legal and factual shortcomings in the case to ensure the best possible result for you. If you have been arrested for a crime, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that all evidence and facts are thoroughly reviewed.

Criminal Defense | DWI Attorney

I am an advocate on your side and work hard to protect your rights while guiding you through the legal process. I have years of experience assisting clients in Minnesota to reach fair resolutions to criminal cases. After careful review of the evidence, I guide you through the initial consultation, into the negotiation phase, and represent you at any hearings. Throughout the process, I ensure that you understand the process and potential outcomes.

If you have been arrested for a DWI or other crime, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that all evidence and facts are thoroughly reviewed.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Assault
  • DWI | DUI
  • Probation Violations
  • Traffic Violations
  • Order for Protection Violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Harrassment Restraining Orders
  • Murder
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate – 2002
    • Cum Laude
  • Furman University – Greenville, South Carolina
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1999
    • Cum Laude
    • Double Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1999 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Stearns County Public Defenders Office : August 2004 - March 2017
  • Hennepin County District Court, Law Clerk for the Honorable Katherian Roe : May 2002 - August 2004
  • Hennepin County Public Defenders Office, Law Clerk : June 2000 - May 2002

Additional Experience

  • Instructor, Minnesota Sentencing Advocacy Institute : 2011
  • Instructor, Minnesota Public Defender Trial Institute : 2010 - 2011

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