Internationally, Nationally and Regionally Recognized
Aggressive, Experienced, Effective.
I'm Jack Rice and I am a tenacious and dedicated criminal defense lawyer with more than two decades of experience. I have successfully represented thousands of people across Minnesota who were charged with everything from simple traffic cases to DWIs, to assault and drug charges, to rape and murder. As a former prosecuting lawyer, I stood on the other side of the aisle and put people in jail and prison. As a result, I know how they do it. As a former Central Intelligence Agency Officer, I bring my unique background to each and every case. It is this combination of background and experience that makes all the difference in the world.
While these characteristics are important when representing clients, I believe my most critical skill as a trial lawyer is knowing how to tell a compelling and believable story. In fact, standing in front of twelve jurors in a courtroom, crafting a precise lens for them to see through my client's point of view, is often the difference that puts cases in our favor. This skill is far rarer than one might think. It was John Quincy Adams who said, "Whoever tells the best story wins." And it's true!
I am also the co-founder of Trial Skills International. We teach rule of law and trial advocacy skills around the world. We have taught lawyers in the Republic of Georgia, Russia, Uganda and here in the United States.
Finally and simply, I am not intimidated by the government, by prosecutors, by cops, or by judges. Because they claim something doesn't make it true. I am not intimidated walking into a courtroom, standing up for my clients, or establishing their case with full force. In fact, I relish the opportunity. Knowing that I stand beside them in a courtroom gives my clients confidence, they know they are not alone and we are both there for justice.
If you or a loved one are facing charges, know these accusations do not define who you are now, but will absolutely define who you will be for the rest of your life. I fundamentally believe that the presumption of innocence means everything.