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Douglas T. Kans


Douglas Kans

Minneapolis and Twin Cities Metro Area Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas Kans

Douglas Kans is one of a few criminal defense attorneys to be selected as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers Associations.

If you have been accused of a crime, you may feel overwhelmed. The window for selecting the right attorney is a brief one, yet you want to be sure that your attorney has the experience necessary to craft the strongest possible defense. Additionally, you want to feel confident that your attorney will listen to you and treat you with compassion and respect. Douglas Kans is that attorney.

Education and Experience

Mr. Kans earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He went on to earn his J.D. from the William Mitchel College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1995.

A former prosecutor, Mr. Kans now devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defense. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. Licensed in both State and Federal Court, Attorney Douglas Kans has handled hundreds of criminal cases during his career. He prides himself on providing the best possible outcome for each and every client.

Practice Areas

Mr. Kans uses his experience as a prosecutor to provide high quality criminal defense for clients throughout the state of Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities Metro Area. His practice areas include:

  • Assault, including domestic violence
  • Drug crimes, including possession and sales
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Probation violations
  • Sex Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes, including theft and fraud

He prides himself on providing a cutting-edge defense and developing strong working relationships with his clients.

Defense Philosophy

Mr. Kans knows that unfortunately, bad things sometimes happen to good people. His goal is to shape a defense strategy that will maximize the chances of success while treating his clients like the individuals they are. He pledges to listen closely to your story, make sure that you understand what is happening throughout the process, and answer any questions that you have.

Some attorneys focus their efforts on retaining clients, only to pass them along to less experienced colleagues once the dotted line has been signed. That is not Mr. Kans’ philosophy. He is committed to providing each of his clients the personal attention they expect and deserve. If you want a dedicated and tenacious criminal defense attorney on your side, contact Douglas Kans.