Steve Budke focuses his practice in the areas of general criminal defense with a heavy emphasis on expungements and restoration of rights. He has negotiated numerous favorable outcomes for his clients and has successfully argued for dismissal in many others. If you have been charged with a crime, you need an attorney who understands the complexities of the law and the real life implications of all potential outcomes. Steve knows a good attorney does more than stand next to you while pleading you guilty. A good attorney fights for you and makes sure your rights are being protected. If you have already been convicted of a crime, and the effects of that conviction have lingered longer than necessary, Steve can help you ask the court to seal those records.

In addition to providing a high level of criminal defense advocacy, Steve has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Mitchell Hamline College of Law. He teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic
  • Drug Charges
  • Expungement
  • Gun Rights Restoration
  • Murder Homicide
  • Sexual Assault


Education & Qualifications

Law Office Affiliations:                Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experience / Training:                  Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law
Practice Area:                               Minneapolis, St. Paul & The Greater Minnesota Area
Certifications:                               Lead Certified
Pre-Law:                                       St. Cloud State University
Law School:                                  Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Law Degree:                                 Juris Doctor
Bar Exam:                                     Bar Number: 396402
Leadership Roles:                        Adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline College of Law
Education:                                    Bachelor of Arts in English Literature


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