About The Firm | Bauer Law Office

I am Thomas Bauer, an experienced criminal defense attorney dedicated to providing you with skilled legal services. I am the founder of this law firm. I offer recognized and accomplished representation in both the defense and prosecution arenas.


I am honored by the following professional associations:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association ~ Criminal Area
  • The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice

I have served as a police school instructor at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Normandale College. I have been an adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and the Hamline University College of Law. I am a contributing author to Bench & Bar.

I am a U.S. Army Veteran and proudly served our country from 1966 to 1968.

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Your Criminal Case Matters At Bauer Law Office

Through my law practice at the Bauer Law Office, I apply my talents, skills and efforts to the service of clients facing pressing criminal defense needs.

Whether your criminal matter is a federal court case, a state felony or a municipal misdemeanor, my staff and I are focused on pursuing the best possible results.

You aren't just a crime and a dollar amount to us. You're a valued person, and we care about the outcome of your case. This is one reason Bauer Law Office frequently receives referrals.

Even when I am in court, my trained professional staff is available during office hours to assist you with your questions regarding police reports, Minnesota Department of Public Safety procedure and any other troubling questions you may have. We consider it our responsibility to keep our clients advised of the many facets of their pending legal matters.

A Reputation Of Success In Criminal Defense

Since opening in 1983, Bauer Law Office has successfully resolved numerous critical cases, including:

  • State v. Williams, murder one (battered woman syndrome)
  • State v. Hanson, assault one, kidnapping, partial acquittal (court trial on insanity defense, post-traumatic stress disorder, Vietnam vet, hostage taking at the Minneapolis airport)
  • U.S. v. Michaeloff, federal white collar crime (Budget Travel multimillion-dollar bust-out scheme)
  • State v. Hennessey, forgery, DWI (dismissal of felony in which postal worker allegedly forged and filed his own death certificate with the court to escape multiple DWI convictions)
  • In re: T.W., arson one, dismissal (juvenile defendant who confessed to the arson of the $90 million Norwest Bank/Donaldson's fire, the largest arson case in Minnesota history)
  • Precharge investigation into Black Tie Limousine (federal money laundering allegations, largest outcall prostitution enterprise in the state as represented by the press)

Contact The Law Firm Today

Arrange a free initial consultation by calling Bauer Law Office, serving Plymouth, Brooklyn Park and area communities, at 763-445-9911 or send an email inquiry.