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Steve Budke

Steve Budke

295 Marie Ave E #240
St. Paul, Minnesota 55118
United States

Telephone: 6518293572
Firm: Leverson Budke
Practice Overview:
We are St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyers located in Dakota County dedicated to providing the highest level of criminal defense. Our attorneys practice all across the state of Minnesota and have received favorable rulings throughout.


Professional Profile:
Steve focuses his practice in the areas of general criminal defense with a heavy emphasis on expungements and restoration of rights. He has negotiated numerous favorable outcomes for his clients and has successfully argued for dismissal in many others. If you have been charged with a crime, you need an attorney who understands the complexities of the law and the real life implications of all potential outcomes. Steve knows a good attorney does more than stand next to you while pleading you guilty. A good attorney fights for you and makes sure your rights are being protected. If you have already been convicted of a crime, and the effects of that conviction have lingered longer than necessary, Steve can help you ask the court to seal those records.

In addition to providing a high level of criminal defense advocacy, Steve has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Mitchell Hamline College of Law. He teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

Nick practices exclusively criminal defense with a focus in DUI / DWI, assault, and drug charges. Nick is a dedicated and passionate attorney that wants to fight for the best results possible in any criminal case. He understands that no one-size-fits-all approach will work for everyone. His representation is tailored to the individual needs and goals of each client. If the state has charged you with a crime, a good Minnesota criminal defense lawyer is essential. The state has an extraordinary amount of resources at their disposal. Simply put, you cannot fight them alone.

In addition to practicing criminal defense, Nick has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Mitchell Hamline College of Law. He teaches Criminal Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure.

UndergraduateSt. Cloud State UniversityLiterature2000
LawWilliam Mitchell College of LawJuris Doctor2015

Affiliations & Memberships:
Lead Council Rated
Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Top 10 Under 40
2018 American Institute of DUI/DWI Lawyers – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
2018 American Institute of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
Three Best Rated St. Paul DWI Lawyers
Minnesota Justice Foundation – Excellence in Public Service
CALI Award for Highest Grade in Poverty Law – William Mitchell College of Law
North Star Lawyer
Mitchell Hamline College of Law Adjunct Professor of the Year
2018 Attorney and Practice Magazines Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys