“Respected. Reliable. Resourceful.”

Experienced Criminal Defense in Duluth

Mikkel A. Long




(218) 726-1220



Mikkel A. Long has provided high quality criminal defense services in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2002.  His practice is exclusively devoted to criminal defense litigation.  He has successfully defended people against allegations at all levels of the criminal justice system, including in the most serious felony matters.

Mr. Long began his legal career as a prosecuting attorney.  He transitioned to the field of criminal defense when he joined the Indian Legal Assistance Program, and later the Sixth Judicial District Public Defender's Office.  He has maintained a private criminal defense practice for over 12 years.  Mr. Long prides himself on bringing professional and compassionate representation in all of his cases.  He has extensive jury trial experience.  He is attentive to the needs of his clients and treats them with dignity and respect.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1997
  • Wisconsin, 2001


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: Named to the Order of Barristers
  • University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Eleventh District Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 44th Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute Faculty

Past Employment Positions

  • Sixth Judicial District Public Defender Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2005 to 2015
  • Indian Legal Assistant Program, Staff Attorney, 2002 to 2005
  • Dakota County Attorney's Office, Assistant County Attorney, 2001 to 2002
  • Carlton County Attorney's Office, Assistant County Attorney, 1998 to 2001