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Attorney Sammi D. NachtigalAttorney Sammi D. Nachtigal

Growing up on my family’s farm in rural South Dakota, I learned at a young age that achieving any goal requires dedication, perseverance, and resilience. I learned to have grit. As an attorney, this is the type of representation I provide to my clients.

I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2015. I attended the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated in 2019 with a concentration in criminal justice. Prior to graduating from law school, I worked for two years as a certified student attorney for the Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic where I helped defend parents facing child protection proceedings. I also worked as a certified student attorney for the City of Minneapolis – Criminal Division where I represented the city in petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor cases. I was a staff member and editor for Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.

I began working as a law clerk at Meshbesher & Associates in January 2018. After being admitted to the Minnesota Bar, I was hired as an associate to work on criminal defense and personal injury cases. If you are in trouble or have been injured, I am happy to speak with you today about your case.

Areas of Practice:
Bar Admission:
  • Minnesota

J.D., cum laude,University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, 2019. Honors: National Association of Women Lawyer’s Outstanding Law Student Award; Article Published: The Potholes of Offender-Funded Driving Diversion: How Minnesota’s Driving Diversion Program Fails the People It Is Supposed to Help, 37 Law & Ineq. 443 (2019); Robina Summer Public Interest Fellow; Minnesota Justice Foundation Volunteer Service Award in recognition of 50+ hours of law-related community service.

B.S. with distinction, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2015.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
Pro Bono Activities
  • Minnesota Street Law, Instructor, Formerly
  • National Lawyers Guild, Legal Observer
  • AV Preeminent 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • MSBA
  • Lead Council Rated
  • National Board Of Trial Advocacy
  • Super Lawyers

Client Testimonials

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  • “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”


  • “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”


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