Jerzy T. Guzior
Jerzy’s practice is primarily focused on immigration, but also includes criminal defense and international commercial transactions. In 1995, he joined the Polish law firm of Soltysinski Kawecko Szlezak, where he practiced in the area of international business transactions. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a public defender in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Since 1997, his practice has focused on immigration law. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). His interests include fishing, mushroom hunting and cheering for his favorite hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.
Russian, Polish, Ukranian
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Law Degree, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Admitted to Practice: Minnesota, 1996.
Matthew M. Armbrecht
Matt’s practice includes criminal defense, family law, and immigration law, including appeals.
Prior to entering law school, Matt was involved with democracy-building initiatives in Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law
B.A., Lawrence University (Wisconsin)
Admitted to Practice: Minnesota, 1999; United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2003; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2003; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2006.
Timothy R. Maher
Tim’s practice includes commercial and civil litigation, transactional law, business formation, real estate, estate planning, and criminal law.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Law, Tim worked as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Joan N. Ericksen and Hennepin County District Court Judge Franklin J. Knoll.
J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law with honors (1999)
M.A., Philosophy, University of South Carolina (1996)
B.A., St. John’s College (Santa Fe, New Mexico) (1993)
Admitted to Practice:
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (2001)
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2001)
United States Supreme Court (2003)
Joseph D. Kantor
Joseph Kantor is a skilled trial lawyer who has tried automobile, personal injury, legal malpractice, employment, commercial collections, small business disputes, aviation and dissolution/child custody cases to juries and judges over the past decade. Joseph is particularly gifted at telling his client’s story with compassion and empathy, using language that allow judges and jurors connect with while avoiding overly complicated legal terminology. Litigation can be difficult, emotional, and extremely disruptive to the lives of those involved. Joseph recognizes that his clients need both an advocate in court and a counselor to understand the process.
Some of Joseph’s representative cases include:
• Representing a commercial landlord in a matter against a tenant which resulted in a 7 figure judgment and a mid-6 figure recovery.
• Representing a pedestrian who was struck by a motorist in a cross-walk, resulting in injuries that will limit him for the rest of his life. At the conclusion of the matter, Joseph obtained a recovery in the low six figures for the client including medical, disability, and compensation for future loss of enjoyment of life.
• Representing a parent, and later other members of a family, in a case that involved intentional alienation of parental affection, kidnapping, and absconsion with children across multiple county jurisdictions in 7 states. After extensive investigation and working with multiple jurisdictions, the case was proceeded to trial and the children were reunited with family in Minnesota.
• Representing the family of a man who died after the plane he was piloting crashed. John discovered that a faulty part in the engine was responsible for the accident. As a result of this product liability/wrongful death claim he secured a settlement of $4.5 million for the loss of support and relationship for the family.
University of Minnesota, J.D. (cum laude)
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, M.B.A.
Macalester College, B.A. (magna cum laude)
LICENSES / MEMBERSHIPS / CERTIFICATIONS
Admitted to practice in Minnesota state courts
Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Admitted to practice in California state courts
Admitted for practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Admitted for practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Minnesota Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association (previous)
Ramsey County Bar Association
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
American Bar Association (previous)
International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (previous)
Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
Apprentice real property appraiser
Volunteer / Pro bono activities
Minnesota Assistance Counsel for Veterans
Spending time in the north woods; fishing, hiking, skiing