Posts By: Cadem Law Group

Attorney Cadem Named Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyer Magazine

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Attorney Christopher Cadem has been named a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyer Magazine for 2018. He will be featured in this year’s Super Lawyer magazine, as well as upcoming editions of Mpls/St. Paul and Twin Cities Business magazines. “I am honored to have been nominated, much less selected to receive this honor…. Read more »

Defiel Acquitted of First Degree Murder

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On September 20, 2016, Mr. Defiel was indicted by a grand jury for 1st Degree Murder of his father. On February 23, 2017, after a 7-day trial and more than six hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury found Mr. Defiel not guilty of Murder in the 1st Degree. After the acquittal of the 1st Degree… Read more »

Attorney Cadem Files Petition to Supreme Court in Second Degree Murder

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Attorney Christopher Cadem has filed a petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of D.M. challenging his conviction for second degree murder. D.M. was convicted of murder stemming from an incident in which the victim and his co-conspirators attempted to rob D.M. using counterfeit money. When D.M. discovered the money was counterfeit and attempted… Read more »

Family Law: School Choice

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As summer comes to a close, family law attorneys and judges are inundated with issues surrounding school choice. Unfortunately, many of these disputes between parents are brought to the courts attention at the last minute leaving uncertainty for many families and school districts. Parents who share joint legal custody must make major decisions regarding the… Read more »

Family Law: Legal Custody

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Custody in Minnesota is distinguished by two distinct types: both legal custody and physical custody. It is important that the two are looked at and considered separately. A parent having legal custody, means that they have the right to determine the child’s “upbringing, including education, health care, and religious training.” See Minn. Stat. 518.003. In… Read more »

Penalties for DWI Increase Dramatically Statewide

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In August 2015, the alcohol content for a gross misdemeanor DWI will be lowered from .20 to .16. Attorney Christopher Cadem commented: “In my experience, this will dramatically affect a large number of the DWI cases I litigate. It is quite common for my clients to have an alcohol content over .16 but below a… Read more »