Richard E. Student

Richard E. Student

Minneapolis, Minnesota

I believe the best results begin with a collaborative attorney-client relationship, and are realized through hard work and perseverance. That is why I take a hands-on approach to my clients' cases from the start, and fight until their goals are achieved. My focus at Meshbesher & Associates is plaintiff's-side personal injury and civil rights cases. I have extensive experience in these areas from pre-claim investigation, through settlement negotiations, litigation and trial. I attribute my track record of success to dedicated and personalized attention to each case I handle.

I earned my bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I double majored in economics and philosophy. I then came home to Minnesota in 2006 and attended the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating in 2009. During law school, I was a staff member and editor with the Minnesota Journal of International Law. I am admitted to practice with the Minnesota State Bar, the Federal District Court in Minnesota and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Since joining Meshbesher & Associates in 2012, I have handled hundreds of personal injury and civil rights cases - ranging from small but important claims involving temporary injuries, to wrongful death and major civil rights cases, some of which have gained national media and government attention. I am more than happy to speak with you directly about your potential case today.    

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2011


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Article Published: China’s New Anti-Monopoly Law: Addressing Foreign Competitors and Commentators, 17 MINN. J. INT’L L. 503 (2008)
    • Law Journal: Journal of International Law , Note and Comment Editor , 2008 - 2009
    • Law Journal: Journal of International Law, Staff Member, 2007 - 2008
  • Miami University
    • B.A. - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network