Ramsay Law Firm
Address: 2780 Snelling Avenue North, Ste. 330,
Category: Dangerous Drugs & Supplements Drinking and Driving Offenses Drugs / Controlled Substances
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist (MSBA)
Board Certified DWI Defense Law
(As recognized by the American Bar Association, not MSBA)
Starting in 1995, after his honorable discharge from service in the United States Army, Charles (“Chuck”) Ramsay founded Ramsay Law Firm . . . and has been practicing criminal defense ever since. Chuck has built a nation-wide reputation as the “go-to” guy for defending DWI cases, and along the way gained acquittals in every type of case imaginable (and in non-DWI cases, up to and including First Degree Murder). While he still handles the occasional non-DWI case, Chuck’s passion rests in defending anyone charged with a DWI. A well-known trial attorney, Chuck has brought more DWI cases to trial than most defense attorneys have even taken on. And his passion extends beyond trial; Chuck has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court in approximately 75 cases.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Felony DWI
- Street Drug Related Offenses
- Alcohol-Related DWI
- Other (Non-DWI) Crimes
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisonsin, Madison, WI.
Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN.
Graduate, Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety at the University of Indiana
HONORS & AWARDS
1999 First of many selections as “Super Lawyer” as recognized by Super Lawyers
2007 First of several selections as “Top 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys” as recognized by Minnesota Law & Politics (acquired by Thompson Reuters / Super Lawyers in 2010)
2011 “Attorney of the Year” as recognized by Minnesota Lawyer
2016 Second selection as “Attorney of the Year” as recognized by Minnesota Lawyer. As this was Chuck’s second selection as Attorney of the Year, he is also now included in the “Circle of Excellence.”
Founding Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), a non-profit, nationwide bar association dedicated to improving the trial and advocacy skills of defense attorneys who focus on alcohol and drug related driving offenses.
Faculty, National College for DUI Defense (NCDD, a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as an area of law practice.
Member, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ), an exclusive invite-only college of approximately 50 Minnesota defense attorneys, gathered together to “promote justice by supporting changes in the law – both legislatively and through litigation in the courts.”