A firm belief in the rights of all people to receive just and fair treatment was the catalyst for Andrew Irlbeck's legal career. As a Minnesota native who has lived both abroad and in the mid-Atlantic region, Andrew has spent his life immersed in not just the region's progressive legal and political movements, but also those of other cities and countries. He combines his analytical acumen and oral advocacy prowess with an understanding of the diverse voices and experiences of our community to secure excellent results for his clients.
Andrew Irlbeck graduated magna cum laude from the Hamline University School of Law, now Mitchell Hamline Law School. As a student, he interned for the Honorable Judge Donovan W. Frank in U.S. Federal District Court and worked as a clerk for Applebaum Law Firm and Earl Gray Defense in St. Paul, MN. Andrew then began his career as a lawyer with these distinguished litigators, working to create strategies that gave downtrodden or disfavored clients a fighting chance in tough cases, often securing victories against long odds. Andrew now works alongside a team of such distinguished litigators bringing a compassionate, focused approach to each of his cases
Mr. Irlbeck has owned and operated his own Twin Cities practice since 2011. He has extensive experience litigating federal constitutional tort cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and defending criminal charges in state and federal courts, as well as extensive motion practice and appellate work. He manages and executes litigation of civil rights, criminal defense, and complex civil cases from initial interview through trial, and appeal.
Mr. Irlbeck is also an adjunct professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, teaching civil rights litigation to the lawyers of tomorrow.
Mr. Irlbeck is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota, the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.