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Christopher J Cadem

Christopher J Cadem

Cadem Law Group, P.L.L.C.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law ...
  • Minnesota
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For more than a decade, Chris Cadem has concentrated his practice on litigation matters in both criminal and civil cases in State and Federal Court. His experience includes more than 100 trials and roughly a dozen appeals, including multiple petitions to the Minnesota Supreme Court. He has successfully litigated cases spanning from simple speeding tickets to first degree murder and first degree criminal sexual conduct. His civil docket includes everything from contract disputes to complex multiparty, million-dollar financial matters. Chris’s clients include an Academy Award nominated actor, family members of court staff, a judge, and thousands of other Minnesotans.

Chris has been widely recognized by his peers for his experience and professionalism. He was named an “Up & Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer magazine, “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, repeatedly named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association, repeatedly named in the “Top 100” criminal defense attorneys by the National Trial Lawyer Association, and has received’s highest distinction as a “Superb Attorney 10 out of 10”

In rencent years, a number of Chris's trials have received national attention, including a 1st Degree Murder acquittal, a homicide acquittal, and a 1st Degree Rape acquittal.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both political science and psychology from the University of Minnesota Morris with Highest Distinction, where he was honored with the prestigious Scholar of the College Award and the Gieske Academic Award. He was also a Phi Kappa Phi honorary and presented independent research on the impact of social identity on voting behavior at the University of Minnesota Research Symposium and at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Louisville, Kentucky.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Juvenile Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Animal & Dog Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Defense
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Small Claims
  • Trials
  • Free Consultation
    We provide free initial consultations for up to an hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, AmEx.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Cadem Law Group, P.L.L.C.
Mr. Cadem is the principal of Cadem Law Group, P.L.L.C. Cadem Law Group is a general practice law firm which focuses on litigation and appeals in all Minnesota state and federal courts.
Associate Attorney
Hatling Law Office
Litigation attorney with a focus on criminal defense, personal injury, corporate compliance, contested probates, and appeals.
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. | Litigation and Appeals
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Minnesota - Morris
B.A. | Political Science/Psychology double major
Honors: Highest Distinction; Scholar of the College; Phi Kappa Phi; Dean's List - Career; Gieske Academic Award
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Law Firm of the Month
Attorney At Law Magazine
Cadem Law Group was featured in Vol. 7 No. 8 (2019)
Rising Star
Minnesota Super Lawyers
Chris was recognized by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine as an Rising Star. No more than 2.5% of all lawyers in Minnesota each year receive the recognition.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense
National Trial Lawyers--Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.
Up & Coming Attorney
Minnesota Laywers Magazine
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 within their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their achievements.
Professional Associations
Minnesota Super Lawyers
- Current
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Fergus Falls Lions Club
- Current
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Otter Tail County Bar Association
Secretary and Treasurer
- Current
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American Association for Justice
- Current
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Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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Minnesota Association for Justice
- Current
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Fergus Falls, Jaycees
Vice President of Membership, Treasurer; Former President
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
- Current
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Lawyers of Distiction
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National Trial Lawyers--Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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Ramsey County Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Advice for New Attorneys, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis
Minnesota CLE
Christopher Cadem was a guest speaker at Minnesota CLE's 2016 New Lawyer Experience. His advice to new lawyers included an emphasis on relationships with other attorneys, interviewing, and how to maintain a successful career through strong advocacy and compassionate representation of clients.
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Contact & Map
1014 Arcade Street
At. Paul, MN 55106
Telephone: (612) 222-6127
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
1005 Pebble Lake Road
Suite 209
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Telephone: (218) 739-4357
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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