Alumni Q & A: Dane DeKrey ’14, Criminal Defense Attorney

Minnesota Law alum Dane DeKrey ’14 began his legal career at Zimmerman Reed in Minneapolis working on class action suits on behalf of plaintiffs until he felt a different calling which led to a move to Fargo, North Dakota, where he became an assistant federal public defender. From 2019-21 he led the ACLU of North Dakota. He missed practicing law, so in 2021 he co-founded the boutique law firm, Ringstrom DeKrey PLLP. Its primary focus is state and federal criminal defense, with a growing civil rights practice. The firm is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, where DeKrey lives with his wife, two sons, and identical twin daughters. 

Read the Q & A with Dane DeKrey ’14 in Minnesota Law magazine