Gregory S. Bachmeier

Gregory S. Bachmeier, J.D. has practiced in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury law since 1999.  He has successfully represented thousands of clients.   Because a criminal conviction can be devastating to a non-citizen's immigration status, Greg has become an expert at negotiating criminal plea bargains and sentences to minimize or avoid immigration and collateral criminal consequences. Greg has also become adept at post-conviction work saving clients from deportation. 
Criminal Law

Greg has successfully defended felony theft, assault, criminal sexual conduct, prostitution, driving under the influence, juvenile, drug and numerous other offenses.  Many of which have resulted in dismissals and acquittals.   He also does post-conviction work, including vacating criminal convictions, withdrawing guilty pleas and reducing prior criminal convictions as well as the expungment of criminal records.  

Immigration Law

Greg regularly handles immigration cases (no matter how complex) including asylum, family-based petitions, relief from deportation, waivers, and naturalization at every immigration level including the USCIS, EOIR, BIA and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Personal Injury Law

Greg also handles personal injury cases, ranging from automobile accidents, slip and falls, premises liability cases, and excessive force claims against law enforcement officers.  Note the following recoveries:

Case Results: 
  • Greg served as co-lead counsel in a case brought by a vulnerable adult male who was the victim of sexual abuse while institutionalized in a state mental hospital. We recovered $140,000 for our client in this matter.
  • Greg served as lead counsel in a case against two police officers who illegally tasered and falsely arrested our client.  I recovered $25,000. for my client in this matter.
  • Greg served as lead counsel in a case brought by an inmate that was attacked by another inmate against the Minnesota Department of Corrections.  I recovered $25,000 for my client in this matter.
  • Greg served as lead counsel in a case in which my client was injured in a head-on car crash.  I recovered $250,000 for my client in this matter.
  • Augsburg College
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States District Court of Minnesota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights – Mentor
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Post-Conviction Relief in State and Federal Courts