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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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Summary

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 Avvo.com’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
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Small Claims
  • Trials
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We provide free initial consultations for up to an hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, AmEx.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Professional Experience
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Cadem Law Group, P.L.L.C.
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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
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Litigation attorney with a focus on criminal defense, personal injury, corporate compliance, contested probates, and appeals.
Education
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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Awards
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
Honorary
- Current
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Fergus Falls Lions Club
President
- Current
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Otter Tail County Bar Association
Secretary and Treasurer
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador
- Current
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Minnesota Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Fergus Falls, Jaycees
Vice President of Membership, Treasurer; Former President
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Lawyers of Distiction
Member
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National Trial Lawyers--Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Member
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Ramsey County Bar Association
Member
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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.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Contact & Map
1005 Pebble Lake Road
P.O. Box 1063
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
USA
Telephone: (218) 739-4357