Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC Attorney at Law
Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC Attorney at Law

Derk Karl Schwieger J.D., LL.M

Derk Karl Schwieger J.D., LL.M

Managing Attorney
Edina, Minnesota
(952) 854-2900 (Main Line)
(651) 303-3809 (Cellular)
(952) 854-2909 (Fax Line)

Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC

Derk Schwieger, J.D., LL.M.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - May, 2016
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Journal: ABA Appellate Practice Journal, Editorial Assistant
    • Law Journal: Eight Circuit Appellate Practice Guide, Minnesota CLE, Editorial Assistant
  • Drake University, Des Moines, IA, USA
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Honors: President's List
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • State v. Williams (Burglary, Kidnapping, Domestic Assault with a Weapon) (Iowa District Court 2000)
  • State v. Hatcher (Methamphetamine Manufacturing with Weapons) (Iowa District Court 2000)
  • State v. Washington (Escape from Custody) (Iowa District Court 2001)
  • State v. Wolfe (Criminal Sexual Assault) (Iowa District Court 2001)
  • In re the Interest of C.M. (Termination of Parental Rights) (Iowa District Court 2002)
  • Hasslen v. Hasslen (Dissolution of Marriage, Custody & Property) (Minnesota Court of Appeals 2004)

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Seal Award, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Domestic and Sexual Assault Outreach Center

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Board of Directors
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, New Lawyer's Co-Chair
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, Misdemeanor Defense Panel
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • National District Attorneys Association, Former Member
  • Iowa County Attorneys Association, Former Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Former Member
  • Sports Lawyers Association, Former Member
  • Humboldt County Bar Association, Past President, 1999 - 2002
  • Political Party Vice Chair, County Central Committee
  • Chairman, Political Party County Convention
  • Political Delegate, State, District and County Conventions
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Council

Past Employment Positions

  • Dakota County, Minnesota, Contract Public Defender
  • Humboldt County, Iowa, County Attorney, Appointed 1999, Elected 2000 & 2002
  • Dennis J.C. Owens, Esquire, Kansas City, MO, Associate and Law Clerk
  • Missouri Attorney Generals Office, Kansas City, MO, Student Attorney
  • Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP, Overland Park, KS, Law Clerk
  • Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Boston, MA, Law Clerk
  • United States Army, West Point, NY, Active Duty Soldier
  • CS-76, Inc. Dows, IA, Vice President of Agricultural Organization

Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC
You have rights. I protect them. TM

7101 York Ave. South

Suite 309

Edina, MN 55435

(952) 854-2900 (Main Line)
(651) 303-3809 (Cellular - for emergency only)
(952) 854-2909 (Fax Line)