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Tough Criminal Defense Representation.
Aggressive Personal Injury Advocacy.

Richard E. Student

Personal Injury & Civil Rights Attorney

Attorney Richard StudentI 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 the 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 of 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, Formerly

Contact Meshbesher & Associates online or by phone at (612) 200-1526 to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney in Minneapolis today.

  • AV Preeminent 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • MSBA
  • Lead Council Rated
  • National Board Of Trial Advocacy
  • Super Lawyers

Client Testimonials

  • “After hiring other attorneys that encouraged me to plead guilty and serve prison time, I reached out to Meshbesher & Associates because of their reputation for fighting criminal charges. ”


  • “Rich Student provided the legal guidance I needed during my recovery. Rich settled my claim against the driver who caused the accident for the liability policy limits. He then got me additional compensation”


  • “Steven is unequivocally the best attorney in town!”


  • “I asked for their help when I was beat up badly..5 police departments were involved! These guys wouldn't even take the time to look at my Police Brutality case. My life has been "he'll" since! Once you file a Police Brutality case...your life and your fami”

    Heather Westergaard

  • “Following my son being arrested I called Steve Meshbesher on a Saturday afternoon. We met an hour later at his office. Steve and his staff at Meshbesher & Associates were very helpful and organized. Steve is an incredibly talented criminal defense attorne”