Firm’s Mission


The Law Office of Douglas D. Rudolph is a Minneapolis-based law firm that specializes in criminal defense and personal injury cases involving drugs and alcohol. The firm’s practice consists of approximately 80% criminal defense and 20% personal injury. The firm’s job is to focus on your case, so you can focus on your life.

The firm’s mission is simple: to provide you with aggressive legal representation that compassionately focuses on your unique needs to achieve the best result. I limit my case load, so I can work closely with you to ensure your best interests are carefully served. My job is to establish an atmosphere of trust and respect, and understand the challenges you’re facing. I create and maintain open communication with you through all stages of your case.

Criminal Defense

I protect your rights while helping you navigate the criminal justice system. I understand that being a defendant charged with an offense can be one of the most difficult and trying experiences in a person’s life. From draconian drug laws stemming from the failed War on Drugs to complex DWI laws, employing the right lawyer can determine the difference between conviction and a dismissal of charges, or between jail time and a reduced sentence. I stand up for your rights and fight back against overzealous prosecutors and police officers. This may include negotiating with prosecutors to minimize penalties, finding expert witnesses to testify on your behalf and speaking with police and witnesses to expose any potential flaws or exaggerations in the accusations against you. I help you decide when to take a case to trial and when to seek the best possible plea agreement.

Personal Injury

I fight for people suffering from substance use disorder by holding healthcare providers accountable. Patients receiving medical treatment that involves prescription pain medication can be especially vulnerable, and have a right to a safe environment and effective care. Healthcare providers have a legal duty to keep their patients safe from harm. However, not all healthcare is created equal.

With the opiate and heroin epidemic on the rise, healthcare providers need to be held accountable. Patients with a history of – or are prone to – addiction should not be recklessly prescribed highly addictive pain medication.  I represent people who have been injured by the intentional wrongful acts or negligence of healthcare providers. I also represents clients who suffered a loss of a loved one through a wrongful death—a death caused by negligence or wrongful act of another. My goal is to prepare and present the strongest case possible to obtain maximum recovery and compensation.

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