John C. Conard

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Title: Trial Lawyer
Company:  John C. Conard PLLC
Location:  Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

John C. Conard, Trial Lawyer for John C. Conard PLLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in criminal law.

When speaking to emerging professionals in the legal field, Mr. Conard’s advice is as impactful as it is straightforward: “show up, work hard and constantly work to sharpen and strengthen the tools in your skillset.” Mr. Conard brings with him more than 15 years of experience to his role as a trial lawyer in the Minneapolis, MN, area. Previously, he found success in prominent roles including partner and trial lawyer for Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC, assistant public defender for the 10th Judicial District and assistant attorney for Ramsey County. Every year, Mr. Conard dedicates one week to presenting and learning the newest and most advanced trial skills as a returning graduate of the selective Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. In doing so, he has met with tremendous success thus far in his career. Notably, he has received multiple not-guilty verdicts for cases in matters of murder, conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, embezzlement, felony assault, assault, sex crimes, drug crimes and burglary. Considered an expert in his field, Mr. Conard speaks regularly for bar associations and he is distinguished as national faculty at the most selective and prestigious trial colleges including the Trial Lawyers College, MSBA, MACDL, NACD, the Minnesota Association for Justice and the Iowa Association for Justice.

Mr. Conard was inspired to enter the field of law through a blend of his own early experiences. Coming from a family with few resources, he found himself on the wrong side of the law on several occasions. After acting out a mock trial during high school, Mr. Conard was drawn to the field and envisioned himself making a difference in the lives of others through criminal justice work. To prepare for his career, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science, government, economics and philosophy from Central College in 1995. In 2006, he earned a JD in trial practice from the William Mitchell College of Law. From there, he began his career and quickly established a reputation of excellence. To support his career further, Mr. Conard became board certified as a criminal law specialist and became involved with prominent industry experts. Today, he holds memberships with the Trial Lawyers College, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association.

In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Mr. Conard has consistently achieved the honor of Super Lawyer for five years consecutively. He has been listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Top Attorneys in Minnesota. Further, he was the recipient of a Client Distinction Award. As he looks ahead to the future, Mr. Conard has no intent on slowing down in his profession. He plans to keep working hard and positively impacting the lives of his clients.

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