Minneapolis Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Cain  

State of MN v. N.S.

County: Ramsey
Charges: 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Outcome: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial

Preserving your interests is #1

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, sustained a personal injury or are in a civil dispute, you need competent legal representation. What most people in these situations want is a skilled attorney who personally cares about their situation and is committed to doing whatever it takes to get it resolved. That's me.

I am attorney Michael Cain, and I have personally handled more than 300 criminal cases and litigated close to 50 personal injury cases-the majority of which have been settled in my clients' favor.

I am proud to practice interest-based representation. In addition to gathering the facts concerning a legal situation, I find out what my client's personal interests are, in priority order, and use those priorities as guidelines to address the specific legal situation.

For example: I represented a client who was charged with theft. The individual's number one interest was to become a U.S. citizen in the future. Since theft is a crime of mortal turpitude (i.e., conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty or good morals), if the client were to enter a certain plea or try to settle the case in a certain way, it could have remained on his record permanently and prevented him from ever becoming a U.S. citizen. Therefore, we approached the case in a manner most appropriate to preserve his interest in becoming a U.S. citizen.

Personal attention sets me apart

Criminal, Civil, Personal Injury Litigation in Minneapolis

With litigation experience in several counties throughout the Twin Cities area, I will advocate for your best interests.


  • Hennepin
  • Ramsey
  • Dakota
  • Washington
  • Scott
  • Carver
  • Anoka


  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Expungements

I provide compassionate legal representation, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to represent my clients effectively the first time. I am straightforward and will provide my clients with the facts. If trial is needed, I will aggressively present your case.  I have a high success rate at trial.

I truly find great personal satisfaction in working with people who feel helpless or have had something bad happen with the law, such as a criminal charge. I have the education and experience to represent your interests with competence, compassion and diligence.

To discuss a legal situation and the services I can provide, please contact me.