About: Affordable, Experienced, and Uncompromising



Criminal Defense

Barry S. Edwards is a thorough, uncompromising Criminal Defense Attorney.

I personally handle all of my law office’s work.  I am eager to work on creative solutions that help best achieve my clients’ goals.

I have represented people in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Wright, Carver, Scott, Dakota, Sherburne, McLeod, and Washington Counties.

Personal Service

I will work with you in person, and will be thoroughly familiar with your case and your needs. I am directly available by phone and e-mail. I respect the fact that time is important to you and your case, and I always return voice mails and e-mail messages promptly throughout the day.


I keep costs down by maintaining a low overhead, and shorten litigation time whenever possible, to save my clients money as well as time.

My fee arrangements are tailored to each client’s needs and means. For some types of cases, I charge a flat fee – a one-time payment of an amount you and I agree to. For others, I bill hourly. In some situations, a mixed, flat-fee / hourly arrangement fits best. We’ll discuss this during our initial consultation.


I have practiced in criminal law, family law (dissolutions/divorce, custody, maintenance), administrative appeals, and many other areas of law in counties throughout the metro area. I am admitted to the state and federal courts, and am a member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations.

I was born and reared in Oklahoma. I graduated with a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1987 with a degree in English. I worked in Washington, D.C. as a managing editor of the “Ripon Forum,” a bi-monthly journal of politics.

Before law school, I worked as an English professor at local colleges and universities (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995).

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude), I clerked at the Hennepin County District Court as the law clerk for then Chief of the Civil Division, Hon. Gary Larson, and later for Hon. Diana Eagon.