About Criminal Defense Attorney Justin Schiks

 I am attorney Justin Schiks. A Minnesota native, I am a graduate of Forest Lake High School, the University of Minnesota-Morris and William Mitchell College of Law.

Perhaps the greatest education I received came from my parents, who taught me about service, hope and respect. Inspired by their example, I use my skills to help people who are at low points in their lives — those who are accused of a crime or injured through the negligence of another.

During my college years, I began learning about the law as an intern for the Stevens County Attorney’s office. While in law school, I spent several years with the Washington County Public Defender’s office. I represented hundreds of clients in bail hearings, arraignments and pretrial hearings. In addition, I worked with the Edina city attorney, prosecuting misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors. My experience prosecuting cases has been invaluable to my work as a criminal defense lawyer.

After earning my Juris Doctor degree, I founded Schiks Law Office, P.A., where I focused on DWI representation and criminal defense. I have successfully represented countless clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, achieving dismissals and resolutions resulting in no conviction. Later, as managing partner of Mohammad, Schiks & Jaafar, P.A., I practiced personal injury law as well as criminal defense.

Today I am a proud member of member of the Washington County Criminal Defense Panel and the Washington County Criminal Defense Clinic.

In 2014, I had the honor of being selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The members of this prestigious invitation-only organization are selected as the top trial lawyers in their states who exemplify superior qualities of leadership, influence, public profile, reputation and stature. I was also chosen by AVVO.com, an attorney rating website, to receive their “2014 Clients’ Choice Award,” which is given to attorneys who achieve superb client ratings and reviews.

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“I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”- Dean