It's your case. Know your rights. Know the right lawyer.

Perennially recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, Andrew Irlbeck is the premier civil rights and criminal defense attorney in the upper Midwest. Trusted by his clients, respected by his opponents, and well-recognized by his peers, Andrew Irlbeck is the right lawyer for your worst problems. The Firm practices solely in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and complex civil litigation. Results, accolades, and other information are detailed on the pages below.



Civil Rights & Civil Litigation

Every one of us deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. When your rights have been violated, when your reputation is on the line, Andrew Irlbeck is here. He pairs eloquence and innovative thinking with the informed legal judgement needed to bring about the best outcome for you.  A passion for civil rights litigation pushed Andrew Irlbeck to pursue a career in law and he has spent that time working in the trenches, litigating cases for the disadvantaged and marginalized. 

Criminal Defense

Andrew Irlbeck is here to protect, defend and guide you through your case. He is more than just your advocate; he is the experienced voice you need. With a proven record of successes, informed by diligence and expertise that have set him apart from other lawyers, Andrew Irlbeck will stand up time and again to overbearing prosecutors and pushy law enforcement. He will not be intimidated or bullied. He will leave no stone unturned when pursuing your legal defense.


  • My experience with Andrew Irlbeck is that he is authentically willing to help, especially in civil rights matters. I could tell that he was committed to helping fight for the rights of those who may not be best positioned in the power structure to stand up for themselves. Andrew is also extremely intelligent and supportive, and with an added sense of humor!
    — L.N., Client
  • I had a great time working with Drew. What makes him different is his ability to communicate with me...He makes you feel comfortable. Doesn't come off as a lawyer...After just a few conversations with Andrew I knew his satisfaction came by helping his clients. He takes pride in all the families he has helped.
    — R.Y.T, Client
  • I was assaulted by the police and charged with a felony that I did not commit. Nobody believed in me, until I met Andrew. Andrew took my case to trial and won. I was acquitted, and released from custody the same day. I've been in trouble before, and I've never had a lawyer who was as dedicated to my case or as good in front of a jury as Andrew Irlbeck.
    — D.T., Client
  • It was a pleasure working with Andrew and Paul. They made my entire family feel welcomed and comfortable in the federal court system. The outcome of our situation was better than we expected due to their hard work!
    — A.K., Client
  • After spending many months trying to find a competent lawyer to represent me in an extremely unethical and complicated case (spanning civil rights, criminal, family and domestic violence law), he took me on and I won the lawyer jackpot. I have never in my life felt so supported and held by such strength, eloquence and competency.
    — M.O., Client