Michael J. Colich

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Michael Colich has practiced criminal law for over forty years. He spent his first seven years in practice as a Hennepin County Prosecutor trying more than ninety felony cases. Of those cases, he lost only one. In 1984, he formed Colich & Associates—now one of the most highly regarded criminal defense firms in Minnesota. Mr. Colich has tried hundreds of criminal cases throughout Minnesota and the United States. Those cases have included over forty murder trials. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and the United States Federal Courts. 

Mr. Colich’s clients have included professional athletes, public personalities, corporations and their employees, political figures, attorneys and police officers. During his career as a defense attorney, Mr. Colich has represented clients charged with a wide variety of crimes, ranging from serious felonies to misdemeanor offenses. He has represented clients charged with murder, criminal vehicular homicide, criminal sexual conduct, child abuse, money laundering, drug offenses, white collar crime, fraud, theft and DWI. 

Minnesota Lawyers and Judges selected Mr. Colich as:

  • “Most Well-Prepared”

  • “Wins Most Cases” 

Mr. Colich has been selected every year as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota by: 

  • Minnesota Law & Politics

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

  • Twin Cities Business Monthly

In 2006, the Consumer Business Review name Mr. Colich “Defense Attorney of the Year.” He has been voted a “Super Lawyer” every year from 1994 to the present. 

In his nomination of Mr. Colich as a Super Lawyer, a prominent Minneapolis criminal defense attorney wrote:

Michael Colich is a man immediately recognized throughout the State of Minnesota and throughout the United States for his zealous, tireless and outstanding representation of the criminally accused. With his nearly four decades of experience as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, there are few lawyers who know the ins and outs of a courtroom as well as Michael Colich. His successes are not easily counted, but what sets him apart—other than his relentless successes in the courtroom—is his dedication to mentoring and supporting young attorneys; Mr. Colich is approachable, knowledgeable, and supportive of every attorney he encounters, sharing legal knowledge and supporting young attorneys.


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