Douglas T. Kans
If you’ve been charged with a crime, your choice of lawyer may just be the most important decision you’ll ever make. It is important to note, then, that Douglas T. Kans established the Kans Law Firm, LLC with only one goal – to defend individuals charged with criminal offenses and provide them with the best possible defense.
Mr. Kans is highly respected among his peers in the legal community. He is often sought for his opinion by the media on various legal topics relating to DWI and Criminal Defense. Quite often, he is asked to lecture or speak at seminars for other lawyers on various topics pertaining to criminal law or drunk driving related issues. He has also been selected as a “Top 100” trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.
For more than 20 years, Douglas T. Kans has devoted his law practice to DWI defense, defending individuals who have been charged with crimes. Over this extended period of time, he has litigated and negotiated countless criminal cases throughout his career, thus garnering a remarkable reputation and earning the respect of fellow colleagues, prosecutors, and even judges from all over the state of Minnesota. While he has numerous achievements to be proud of, none of them is as important as the sense of personal satisfaction he receives from working hard and helping his clients achieve positive, advantageous results.
Mr. Kans, a former prosecutor, previously prosecuted countless criminal offenses. It is these experiences that have given him the ability to look at all his cases through the eyes of a prosecutor, thus helping him create the best legal strategies possible in defense of the firm’s clients.
Mr. Kans also maintains close, quality relationships with the clients he works with, treating every single one with respect and integrity with regard to their objectives, goals, and needs. He listens and communicates openly with his clients, and explains to them everything they need to know about state and federal laws, as well as the unique challenges of Minnesota DUIs.
Douglas T. Kans studied at the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating in 1989 from the prestigious Robert H. Smith School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, and then earning his Juris Doctorate from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. He is licensed in both Federal and State Court, and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, and the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Robert J. Kouba
Robert J. Kouba studied at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. He is licensed in the State of Minnesota, and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Kouba had the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working in the Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office, the Anoka County Public Defender’s Office, the City of Richfield Prosecutor’s Office, and the City of Edina Prosecutor’s Office. While there, Mr. Kouba gained valuable experience with Minnesota’s criminal law system; experience he now brings to his clients.
Mr. Kouba values communication, reliability, and respect when it comes to his clients. He listens carefully and communicates with his clients, explaining everything regarding DUIs in Minnesota. His experiences as a clerk prosecuting cases, Mr. Kouba gained valuable insight on the legal process in Minnesota, and he uses that insight to create sound legal strategies for his clients.
Mr. Kouba was born and raised near the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin. He enjoys philosophy, working on computers, and attending sporting events with his fiancé.
Pamela brings to Kans Law Firm, LLC a vast amount of experience in the legal field. Pamela previously held the title of senior legal assistant for 16 years with the Carver County Attorneys’ office in Chaska, Minnesota. In that position, she provided litigation support to both the Assistant County Attorneys and the County Attorney.
After leaving the Carver County Attorney’s office, Pamela worked for 2 years as a legal assistant for another private DWI/criminal defense firm located in Eagan, MN before joining our firm. Pamela takes great pride in being a top-notch legal assistant and truly provides a great asset to our clients.