Attorney John L. Fossum
John L. Fossum has been practicing law since 1993. He is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, and Macalester College. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts of Minnesota. The Eighth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In 2014, John Fossum was named to the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers by Superlawyers.com. He is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. In 2013, Mr. Fossum was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Fossum has significant experience in litigation both in civil litigation and criminal defense and in both state and federal courts. He has argued cases in Minnesota and federal courts of appeal, and is also experienced in drafting enforceable and understandable contracts which can help avoid litigation.
In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Fossum served as a Justice Advisor for the Justice Sector Support Program in Afghanistan. He was stationed in Jalalabad, and later Kunduz, as part of a U.S. State Department program training Afghan Police and Prosecutors to improve the Afghan criminal justice system.
Mr. Fossum is an Advanced Certified Faciliator for the University of Phoenix where he has taught business law, criminal law and ethics course since 2004. Mr. Fossum frequently speaks as training classes for attorneys and speaks to civic and other organizations.
John L. Fossum is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried jury trials in state and federal courts in Minnesota and many court trials. He has appeared in court in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and more than 20 different counties in Minnesota. If you have a case in Shakopee, Hastings, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Bloomington, Faribault, Waseca, Owatonna, Albert Lea, Austin, or elsewhere in Minnesota contact Fossum Law Office, LLC today. If you are charged with a crime in Federal Court and are looking for a lawyer, contact Federal Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Fossum at the Fossum Law Office, LLC to represent you. If you have a business and need a business lawyer, or have been injured in an accident and need a personal injury attorney, attorney John L. Fossum can help.