J. Anthony Torres

(Named among Minnesota’s Top Five Lawyers)

Minnesota Series

Direct Phone: 612-861-4926
Fax Number: 612-722-3109

J. Anthony Torres , a 1987 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law began his career as a civil litigator with Control Data Corporation and United HealthCare as corporate counsel.

In 1990, a change in career brought Mr. Torres into the arena of criminal defense, where he immediately made an impact by taking on one of Minnesota’s most highly publicized cases in State of Minnesota v. Robert Guevara. Mr. Torres’ acquittal of Mr. Guevara in 1992 moved him into the top echelon of criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota.

Proving that his litigation skills were not a fluke, Mr. Torres has accumulated more than 50 acquittals and dismissals within the past 15 years in both State and Federal Court.

Mr. Torres has received some of the highest honors bestowed on an attorney within the legal community. In 2009, Mr. Torres, along with 4 other Minnesota lawyers were recognized as the top and most highly touted Minnesota lawyers by a recent printing of Famous Lawyers, within the Minnesota History Publication.

Mr. Torres was also rated among the top 5% of Attorneys in Minnesota by Mpls/St.Paul Magazine, noted as among the best in his profession by Twin Cities Business Monthly, named Minnesota Super Lawyer from 2002 -2007, by Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics, received the Profiles in Courage Award by the Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association, and was a member of the Twin Cities All Star Legal Panel, appearing regularly on Twin Cities Public Television-Almanac Program.

Mr. Torres’ career has been recognized as one of the most successful in Minnesota by his peers.

Selected to:

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers 2007
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers 2006
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers 2005
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers 2004
  • Among top five percent of attornies in Minnesota (Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine)
  • Named one of Top Five most famous Minnesota Lawyers (Minnesota History Publications)