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About Price McCluer & Plachecki | Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Founded in 1893, we have provided quality legal services to clients in this area for over a century. Our firm, Price, McCluer & Plachecki, has a rich history of representing clients in a wide range of legal matters throughout Southeastern Minnesota. We have become a trusted name in the legal community.

We take pride in our commitment to our clients and our community and strive to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in everything we do. Our team of experienced attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each case, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive a favorable outcome.

Learn About Our Team

Our practice areas include criminal defense, estate planning, family law and personal injury. We understand that legal issues can be complex and emotional. We are here to provide our clients with the guidance and support they need during these challenging times. Learn more about our attorneys below:

Michael James Price

Michael James Price is a highly accomplished lawyer who has dedicated his 52 year career to representing southeastern Minnesota in criminal, personal injury and general legal matters. After earning his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Minnesota, he served as an assistant Winona County Attorney. He later joined the law firm of McMahon, Darby, Price and Brooks. He also taught civil and criminal law courses at Winona State University for over a decade and has been actively involved in various community organizations.

Richmond H. McCluer, Jr.

Richmond H. McCluer, Jr. is a highly skilled trial lawyer who has been practicing for 41 years. He is a certified criminal law specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He returned to Winona in 1988 after practicing with a national law firm in Minneapolis and joined the law firm of Darby, Delano and Price. During his time with the firm, he tried numerous felony cases and successfully represented clients in accident and negligence cases. He later entered government service as Chief Trial Lawyer for the Third Judicial District Public Defenders Office. Eventually, he formed the law firm of Price, McCluer & Plachecki in 2003. Richmond was also elected President of the Winona County Bar Association in 2004.

J.P. Plachecki

J.P. Plachecki is a highly accomplished lawyer, focusing his practice on representing accused individuals in criminal matters across the Midwest for 37 years. A Winona native and graduate of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and Hamline University Law School, he served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue before returning to his hometown in 1994 to join the law firm of Darby, Delano & Price. Plachecki has earned several accolades for his exceptional legal skills, including being selected for inclusion in the Minnesota Superlawyers list several times and being selected as one of Minnesota’s top 40 criminal defense attorneys by Minnesota Law & Politics in 2007 and 2008.

Comprehensive Legal Solutions

Our law firm is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal representation across a range of legal areas. If you have been accused of committing a crime, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair trial.

Our firm focuses on criminal law, and we have extensive experience representing clients facing criminal charges. We understand the nuances and complexities of criminal law and use that knowledge to provide you with an aggressive defense.

As part of our criminal law services, we can help you in areas such as drunk driving, drug crimes and sex offense charges. We approach each case with compassion and understanding and work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome for you.

We are here to assist you with estate planning and guide you through developing a comprehensive plan that meets your unique needs and goals. For family law matters, such as filing for divorce, we provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the entire process.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of others, our attorneys are here to fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We understand that personal injury cases can be emotionally challenging, and we will support you every step of the way.

Get Support Today

Our law firm is committed to providing you with the highest level of legal representation, with a particular focus on criminal law. Count on us to be your fierce advocates in the courtroom, protecting your rights at every turn. To make an appointment for your free consultation in our Winona office, call 507-384-6106 or contact us online.