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Attorney Cadem Named Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyer Magazine

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 »

T.S. Acquitted of All Six Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct

After a week-long jury trial, but only three hours of deliberation, an Otter Tail County jury acquitted T.S. of all six counts (involving two girls) of criminal sexual conduct. He was facing a presumptive sentence of 180 months in prison if convicted. “This was a very difficult and emotional trial because it was a he… Read more »

Defiel Acquitted of First Degree Murder

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

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

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 »

Congratulations to Chrisopher J. Cadem, Up & Coming Attorney

Christopher J. Cadem was recognized at the Hyatt in Minneapolis on September 10th, 2015, by Minnesota Lawyer magazine as a 2015 Up & Coming Attorney. Each year Minnesota Lawyer magazine recognizes a small group of new attorneys “off to a fast start in their legal career.” The Up & Coming Attorney recognition highlights those lawyers… Read more »

Family Law: Legal Custody

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 »

Cadem and Burghart File Appeal in Child Welfare Case

On July 2, 2015, attorneys Cadem and Burghart filed an appeal in the case of In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: M.P.J. and J.J. Issues raised on appeal include whether the District Court erred by placing the child in non-relative foster care despite the availability of many relatives to provide care,… Read more »

Penalties for DWI Increase Dramatically Statewide

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 »

Cadem Named North Star Lawyer by MN State Bar Association

Attorney Christopher J. Cadem has been named a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association. To be named a North Star Lawyer, an attorney must provide at least 50 hours of of pro bono (low or no-cost) legal services to low income people and/or non-profit organizations. Mr. Cadem continues to devote a considerable… Read more »