Blair W. Nelson:

Certified Criminal Defense Attorney in Bemidji, MN

At Blair W. Nelson Criminal Law, we recognize what you are going through and are here to defend your rights. Our firm focuses exclusively on criminal defense and we understand exactly what it takes to be a successful Bemidji criminal lawyer. Our number one goal is to be an advocate for you.

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Primary Practice Areas

While we are experienced in all areas of criminal law, we specialize in a few primary practice areas. If you need help understanding or defending your gun rights in Minnesota, have been denied permit to carry, defending yourself in self-defense cases, or have been charged with any crime in Minnesota, we are here to help.

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Core Values:

Since 2001

We have helped our clients earn favorable outcomes by dedicating ourselves to our clients’ defense. We are involved in every step of the process, pride ourselves on maintaining ethical practices, and are knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal law.

About Blair:


Blair has been licensed to practice in Minnesota State Courts since 1996, licensed to practice in North Dakota since 1997, and admitted to the Federal District court of Minnesota in 2001. He is known as one of the most trusted Beltrami county attorneys with the experience to back the statement.

Blair has extensive experience working with and defending Native American cases since 1999. He has worked with the White Earth Criminal and Juvenile Defense Corporation, Leech Lake Juvenile and Criminal Defense Corporation and is a current member of the Federal Defender C.J.A. Panel.

While Blair defines himself as a criminal defense lawyer, he relaxes by hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending quality time with his family.

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“I am an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer and have achieved complete acquittals for my clients on charges ranging from attempted murder, vehicular manslaughter, and arson to failure to yield the right of way. I believe that every criminal and traffic accusation is serious, and I strive to protect my clients on every level. I have a great deal of experience since earning my license to practice in Minnesota State Courts in 1996 and can help you.”


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If you or someone you know is searching for an experienced Beltrami county criminal defense attorney for Minnesota or North Dakota, contact our firm today.