Ronald I. Meshbesher

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Ronald I. Meshbesher is a trial attorney and president of the Minnesota law firm Meshbesher & Spence.

Early life and career[edit]

Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, Meshbesher began practicing law at the age of 24 in the Hennepin County Attorney's Office as a prosecutor, where he tried 45 felony cases in his first three years with a 92% conviction rate.[citation needed] He founded the law firm of Meshbesher & Spence in 1961. The Minneapolis Star Tribune called him "a dean of the Minnesota criminal-defense bar for 45 years".[1]

In 1992 Mr. Meshbesher wrote the Trial Handbook for Minnesota Lawyers.[2] He has also founded or served as president or vice president of numerous legal associations, including the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1984–85)[3] and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

The Joel and Ethan Coen film A Serious Man shot a scene at Meshbesher's Minneapolis law office and mentions "Ron Meshbesher" as an attorney in the film.[4]


  1. ^ "Inside Track: Meshbesher's moment". Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Trial Handbook for Minnesota Lawyers, 2008-2009 ed.publisher=West Law". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Past Presidents". 
  4. ^ C.J. (October 2, 2009). "Meshbesher's star turn". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 

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