Knuesel Law Firm

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Located at 166 West Third Street in Winona, Minnesota, Knuesel Law Firm is conveniently located across the street from the Winona County Courthouse and the Winona County Adult Detention Center. In addition to being strategically located to provide immediate service to clients during regular business hours, the Firm also maintains a twenty-four hour access number for use after hours or on weekends. Providing clients with immediate legal advice, whenever they may need it, is the goal of Knuesel Law Firm. Whenever and wherever you need a criminal defense lawyer, Knuesel Law Firm can help.

The Firm provides criminal defense services throughout Southeastern Minnesota, including Caledonia, Houston, La Crescent, Lewiston, Rochester, Rushford, Preston, St. Charles, Wabasha, and Winona.

Kurt J. Knuesel – Attorney At Law

Kurt J. Knuesel is a Winona native who graduated from Winona Cotter High School in 1990. After graduating from law school in 1999, Kurt returned to the area and has been practicing law in Winona County and the surrounding counties ever since. Kurt’s practice is focused in the area of criminal defense. Kurt has extensive experience in defending thousands of clients who have been accused of all levels of criminal conduct. Kurt is an experienced trial attorney who has enjoyed great success in several high profile cases. Kurt has also successfully argued cases to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Kurt is active in the Winona County Bar Association, having served as the President of the Association and chair of the Criminal Law Committee. He is also a member of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (www.winonacountycjcc.org) and serves on the Council’s Courts Committee, which monitors and addresses various issues arising in the criminal justice system in Winona County.


University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1999)
Ranked #19 Best Law School in America by U.S. News and World Report
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Hamline University (B.A. 1994)

Cotter High School (1990)


The Firm in the News:

Wrongly convicted man aided by Winona atty. (2/15/2016)

Murder getaway driver to be released (2/15/2016)

Five accused in Winona shooting make court appearances (12/28/2015)

Man acquitted of sexual assault charges (8/15/2014)