Successful criminal defense at prices you can afford.

Criminal defense is often perceived as an expensive and painful process, but with Keil Defense, you get successful results at affordable prices. We are aggressive client advocates with a “get it done” mentality and, because our clients are the top priority, we work with them to agree on payment options they can afford — not a huge bill at the end of a case.

Whether the charge is for a minor offense or a serious felony, all clients receive the same level of attention and best defense strategy to ensure a favorable outcome.

When you need experienced criminal defense attorneys with a solid reputation and history of success, Keil Defense should be your first call. We have represented thousands of clients on criminal matters across Minnesota.






Domestic Assault

Sex Crimes






Criminal Damage to Property


Theft/Receiving Stolen Property



False Imprisonment

White Collar Crimes


Terroristic Threats

Drug Crimes


Probation/Parole Violations


All cases are based on a flat-rate fee, and because our clients are the top priority, we work with them to agree on payment options they can afford.

Our clients don’t get charged for every phone call or email and, there’s never a surprise or hidden fee at the end of a case. Contact Keil Defense to receive your free, “no-strings-attached” consultation and learn how we can work together to get the result you deserve.

Keil Defense has won acquittals on Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault and Criminal Sexual Conduct, among other criminal charges.

Moreover, Keil Defense has had numerous cases dismissed as a result of the violation of constitutional rights from police officers and having evidence suppressed.

"I'm very satisfied with your legal services and will always use Keil Defense for my legal representation."

- Joe Ann, Minneapolis

"Keil Defense demonstrated incredible communication during the time(s) of urgency and unfailing support when it was needed the most. You come with a 5 star rating and I will continue to refer you to those in need of a notable and devoted lawyer."

- Lisa, Minneapolis

"I couldn't have made a wiser choice in selecting an attorney. I debated between several lawyers but decided on Mr. Keil because he answered my questions and [I] felt like he genuinely cared about me and my case. I was dead-to-right on my case, but he was able to get me a continuance for dismissal. For prospective clients, please understand that you will not find a better attorney to represent you."

- Tony, Minneapolis

Keil Defense is dedicated to providing clients with legal advice and resources. To learn more about criminal offenses in Minnesota or commonly asked questions about the legal process, visit our FAQ page. To get more information on how Keil Defense has helped, check out the news clips below.

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Travis M. Keil

Travis M. Keil, Attorney at Law

Keil Defense was started by Travis M. Keil, who is a Minnesota criminal defense attorney that specializes in state and federal criminal cases. He has handled offenses ranging from DUI’s and assaults, to criminal sexual conduct and first degree murder.

Travis spent a significant portion of 2010-2011 monitoring the trial of accused Nazi war criminal, John Demjanuk, in Munich, Germany and, was also intricately involved in the Minnesota Justice Foundation.

Travis believes that everyone charged with an offense should be able to utilize a private criminal defense attorney, and was one of two individuals who volunteered over 600 hours of criminal defense services to those in desperate need of legal assistance. It’s because of this belief that he works with every client to develop the best defense strategy while ensuring the price will fit within their budget.

Travis has represented over 1,000 clients charged with criminal offenses and has extensive experience working with expert witnesses to gather evidence to be used at trial. For example, he has worked with experts in the areas of cell phone and computer forensics, eyewitness identification and, medical analysis, which have contributed to successful defense strategies. He has a lengthy list of successful results with a trial success rate of over 80%. Read More...

Kyle D. White

Kyle D. White, Attorney at Law, Of Counsel

As a Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Kyle’s advocacy has helped change the legal landscape. He has won several cases before the Appellate Courts involving minority populations, which include upholding individual’s constitutional rights and ensuring their voices are heard. One such case is State v. Miller, where the Wisconsin Supreme Court granted religious freedom to the Amish community. Additionally, he represented the defendant in State v. Vue, which is a case cited by all criminal defense attorneys when arguing racial bias for individuals charged with crimes.

Kyle has been a panel attorney for Outfront Minnesota, where he has represented LGBT individuals throughout the criminal justice system. He handled the appellate cases State v. Rushing and State v. Pinkal, which are cases that protect the rights of gay individuals in criminal court.

Presently, he is one of the leading authorities on individuals with mental illness that are involved in the criminal justice system and, he is often cited or contacted by the local media to comment on such cases. He is the past president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Minnesota Chapter as well as frequently presents on issues affecting the mentally ill in criminal courts. Read More...

Frequently asked questions about criminal law and the legal process. Contact Keil Defense for more information or a free consultation.

What type of crime have I been charged with?

There are four different levels of offenses in Minnesota and are defined by the possible sentence you could receive if convicted of the offense.

  • Petty Misdemeanor — a non-criminal offense punishable by a maximum $300 fine.
  • Misdemeanor — punishable by up to 90 days in jail, and/or a $1000 fine.
  • Gross Misdemeanor — punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $3000 fine.
  • Felony — punishable by over one year in prison and/or more than a $3000 fine.

Should I talk to the police?

If you are the suspect in an investigation, you should not speak with any law enforcement officer without speaking to an attorney first. The primary goal of law enforcement is to build a case strong enough to send to the local prosecutor for charging. If you are asked questions by the police, tell them that you would like to call your attorney before talking.

What should I do if I’m pulled over for a DWI/DUI?

If arrested, know you have rights guaranteed to you by the Constitution -one of those is the right to an attorney. Respectfully tell the officer that you want to have an attorney present prior to answering any questions. Also, decline to submit to field sobriety tests as this will only be used as evidence against you. While the law enforcement officer will most likely place you under arrest, you will have prevented yourself from giving the police any incriminating evidence. Throughout the process, remain as polite and courteous as possible.

If you are taken to the police station, tell the police you want to call Keil Defense before you submit to any further testing. Do not answer any questions about where you were going or coming from, whether you were drinking or not, what you were drinking or how much, or whether you feel impaired.

Contact Keil Defense to receive a “no-strings-attached” consultation and learn how we can work together to get the result you deserve.

Call, email, or write to us at our Hennepin or Ramsey County locations:

Keil Defense

Phone: 1-651-315-3097


P.O. Box 44295

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

332 Minnesota Street

Suite W1610

St. Paul, MN 55101

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