Think the Twins are doing well? Meet Christina Zauhar, who has achieved what might be termed a legal grand slam. She has a string of four consecutive complete trial acquittals — not guilty on all counts.
Zauhar, who began practicing law in 2012, also has scored numerous pretrial dismissals on cases ranging from criminal sexual conduct to driving while impaired. She takes great pride in that record because to her it means she has successfully defended individuals’ constitutional rights against government overreach.
A contributing author to Minnesota’s DWI Deskbook, Zauhar is an active member of Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She volunteers at her alma mater each semester, presenting in-panel discussions, judging moot court and conducting informational interviews. She has made firm-wide fundraising for Special Olympics Minnesota an annual tradition at her law firm.
Zauhar grew up in Duluth, steeped in the legal process. Her mom was a career sheriff’s deputy, her dad a police detective. But the Hamline University Law School grad thinks her zeal for criminal defense developed while clerking for Halberg Criminal Defense, where she now works as an attorney.
“I want to do criminal defense my whole career,” she said. “I am in love with it.”