Maury Beaulier

Maury Beaulier

5775 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 700 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Areas of Practice

Practice Areas:
Criminal Defense
Divorce, Marriage, Alimony

Attorney Information

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Prior to his legal career, Maury Beaulier worked as an intern for Congressman Les Aspin, head of the Armed Service Committee of Congress and later appointed as the United State's Secretary of Defense. Mr. Beaulier's primary area of practice is criminal defense where he has been lauded as professional and aggressive often leading to favorable resolutions of client matters without a trial. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Beaulier has worked on several high profile homicide cases, successfully seeking the early release of an inmate convicted of murder. Mr. Beaulier's work in the area of post conviction relief was highlighted in an investigative story broadcast on Channel 5, KSTP-TV regarding the innocence of a man convicted of murder. As a litigator, Maury has broken new ground representing farmers in contract disputes related to the transmission of disease (Johne's disease) in bovine herds. These cases have resulted in large judgments that have helped to save several family farms. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Beaulier has developed a large and active family law practice dedicated to providing each family law client with detailed information about every element of their case. Mr. Beaulier has been described by his clients as "skilled", "aggressive" and "dedicated" to resolving complex and emotionally charged disputes. Mr. Beaulier continues his involvement in complex family law issues which include tribal court issues and appeals. Maury Beaulier has appeared in Nationally Syndicated column by Glenn Sacks and has authored numerous articles on minority shareholder rights, privacy law, construction law, criminal law and family law. As a recognized speaker on legal matters, Mr. Beaulier's media appearances include: � Air America, Minnesota AM 950 radio on child support issues. � WBAL Radio in Baltimore regarding child support issues. � WCCO Radio - Child Support Enforcement Tactics � National Fox Television Program "Fox & Friends." � Quoted in an Associated Press Article reprinted by Fox News. � Debates with Cynthia B- rown on WBAL Radio in Baltimore. � CBS program "Eye on America" with Dan Rather

Attorney Profile

About the Attorney:
Maury D. Beaulier is recognized as a leader in Minnesota law. He is described by his clients as aggressive and affordable. Over the years he has spearheaded aggressive defensive efforts at the district court levels and courts of appeals in criminal defense and DWI,. H has also aggressively represented parties in divorce, custody and property division cases simple and complex. Call today for a FREE consultation
Name of Law School Attended:
Hamline University School of Law 1991
Other Degrees:
Juris Doctor
Year admitted to the Bar:
1991 Minnesota 1993 Wisconsin
Admitted to Practice Law in the Following Courts:
8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals District of Minnesota Federal Court District of Western Wisconsin Federal Court
Admitted to Practice Law in:
Wisconsin Minnesota
Professional Association Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Assn Wisconsin State Bar Assn
"Maury has represented me for a few years dealing with multiple complex custody / family law matters. This has included spending several days with him in court." "Maury is an exceptional attorney. He is trustworthy, thorough, clever, responsive, and tenacious. Without any hesitation, I absolutely recommend him."

Firm Profile

Office Location(s):
St. Louis Park, MN
Year Firm was Created:
Firm Practices in These States:
Minnesota Wisconsin


"Maury has represented me for a few years dealing with multiple complex custody / family law matters. This has included spending several days with him in court."

"Maury is an exceptional attorney. He is trustworthy, thorough, clever, responsive, and tenacious. Without any hesitation, I absolutely recommend him."

Verdicts & Settlements

Some of our success stories
  • 2012 DWI case dismissed where the Court ruled a STate Trooper did not have a reasonable, articulable suspicion of particularized criminal activity to stop the driver's vehicle. 
  • 2011 DWI and possession of narcotics case dismissed before trial where Judge ruled officer did not have probable cause for an arrest when the search conducted of the vehicle was not based on sufficient probable cause. The Officer believed the driver was under the influence of narcotics but was not a drug recongition expert and provided insufficient indicia for the suspicion.
  • 2008 Client was acquitted of a Criminal Sexual Conduct charge after a four day trial. 
  • 2103 charges of burglary and assault dismissed in pretrial appearances. 

Criminal Sexual Assault Prison Sentence Avoided

POSTED: 2:12 p.m. CST January 31, 2008

CHASKA, MN - After a hearing to address the ability of the alleged six year old child victim's competency, a plea agreement was reached to avoid any prison sentence. Jose Ramirez was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with maximum penalties of up to thirty years in prison and a a presumptive sentence of twelve years. Based on the plea negotiations, Mr. Ramirez was released after serving less than one year in county jail.




Minneapolis Man's DWI dismissed

POSTED: 1:00 p.m. CST January 12, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS- In 2007, Law enforcement officers received a call that a vehicle was driving erratically. Officers responded and stopped the vehicle without observing any driving conduct by the defendant. The reasonable suspicion for the stop was attacked by defense attorney Maury D. Beaulier and after a probable cause hearing on the issue, the stop was deemed invalid and the charges dismissed without a trial.




Man Acquitted of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

POSTED: 7:24 p.m. CST November, 2007

JACKSON, MN- After a three day trial Max Sweldon was acquitted of fist degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Max was facing a presumptive sentence of twelve (12) years in prison if convicted.


Max was accused by his wife of sexually assaulting their four year old daughter. the allegations came as the couple was discussing divorce and custody issues. Maury D. Beaulier aggressively challenged the social worker's interview of the minor child and relying on the testimony of an expert witness was able to have it excluded at trial as highly suggestive and incompetent. In a competency hearing, the child was also deemed too unreliable to testify. The state proceeded with physical evidence that was attacked as speculative and indicative of many possible causes. A jury of twelve members acquitted Max Swelton of all charges after only fifty (50) minutes.




Officer Fails to Make Observation Sufficient to Conduct Field Sobriety Tests

POSTED: 9:29 a.m. CST April 24, 2007

BLOOMINGTON- A Bloomington Law enforcement officer stopped a vehicle after it entered interstate 494 when the vehicle failed to signal its lane change and crossed over a lane line. The driver stopped his vehicle immediately on the shoulder and was identified as John Halzinger. While speaking with Mr. Halzinger, the officer detected what he described as "an odor consistent with an alcoholic beverage." Based on that scent, the officer asked Mr. Halzinger to step from the vehicle and perform a variety of field sobriety tests including the walk and turn, one leg stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN). Finally, the officer had Mr. Halzinger provide a preliminary breath test (PBT) which registered in excess of .08 and placed him under arrest.


At trial, attorney Maury D. Beaulier cross examined the officer with regard to his reasonable belief that Mr. Halzinger was intoxicated. Mr. Beaulier asked the officer if he understood that alcohol, in its pure form, has no aroma. After conceding that point, the officer also acknowledged that a scent consistent with an alcoholic beverage could be consistent with non-alcoholic beverages as well including near beers, virgin daiquiries and other similar beverages. Mr. Beaulier also noted that the officer failed to include any observations that Mr. Halzinger displayed a lack of dexterity when presenting his license and registration or a lack of balance when exiting his vehicle. Similarly lacking were any observations that the driver had a flushed face, watery or bloodshot eyes or slurred speech.


At the conclusion of the trial, Mr. Beaulier argued that the officer lacked a reasonable, articulable suspicion that Mr. Halzinger was intoxicated and, as a result, did not have the requisite basis to proceed with field sobriety tests or any breath testing. After a deliberation, the court agreed and Mr. Halzinger's license revocation was rescinded and his license reinstated. The criminal case for DWI was similarly dismissed.



Bloomington Man's DWI license revocation rescinded and DWI charges dismissed

POSTED: 9:04 p.m. CST March 17, 2006

BLOOMINGTON- In 2005, Law enforcement officers received a call that a vehicle was parked along a curb in a residential neighborhood and that a man was passed out on the sidewalk area near the vehicle. After responding to the scene, officers found a parked vehicle with its lights on and roused an intoxicated the Mark Haman on the sidewalk who stated repeatedly that he had not been driving and that he had received a ride to the location from a third party. Police contacted the third party who denied driving. Police cited Mr. Haman with DWI and revoked his driving privileges.


In an Implied Consent hearing, Defense Attorney Maury D. Beaulier presented testimony from the reluctant third party. He agreed that he was at a house party with Mr. Haman. He also agreed that he left the party driving Mr. Haman's vehicle, however, Mr. Haman was intoxicated and belligerent. As a result, the driver became aggravated, pulled to the side of the road and called his girlfriend to pick him up.


The driver's girlfriend also testified that she picked the driver up. Neither witness could recall whether the vehicles lights were left on. The driver testified that he lied to police when the called because he was frightened. He, however, denied drinking.


The trial court found the witnesses were not credible and sustained the revocation and the DWI. Attorney Beaulier, believing that the ruling was contrary to the evidence appealed. However, before the appeal could be heard, the Attorney General's Office agreed that the evidence was weak and agreed to rescind the revocation. The DWI criminal charges were also dismissed.

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Clients Represented

Client Type:
Primarily Represent Business & Individual Clients

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Courts - Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Courts - District of Western Wisconsin
U.S. Courts - District of Minnesota

Law School

Law School:
Hamline University
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