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Zorislav R. Leyderman

Zorislav R. Leyderman

Police Brutality, Civil Rights, First Amendment, Jail/Prison Abuse
  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Minnesota
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Zorislav Leyderman moved the U.S. from Ukraine (former Soviet Union) when he was 11 and grew up in St. Paul. He obtained his B.A. degree at the University of Minnesota, where he studied politics and the American criminal justice system. After college, Zorislav continued his education at the William Mitchell College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. and graduated with honors.

While in law school, Zorislav Leyderman worked for the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) Clinic and the William Mitchell Law Clinic, representing low-income people and Minnesota prisoners in both criminal and civil cases. Zorislav also worked for the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office where he helped protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants who were unable to afford legal representation.

While working in these positions, Zorislav quickly realized that in many cases, our legal system is simply out of reach for those who need it most. Many people face harassment, discrimination, and injustice every day but do not have the resources or the knowledge to do anything about it. Some victims of civil rights violations have been traumatized to such extent that they can no longer find the strength to stand up and fight back. Others, on the other hand, do everything they can to make their voices heard but are turned away and ignored every step of the way until they simply give up.

It is for these reasons that Zorislav Leyderman started his own practice where he focuses exclusively on representing victims of civil rights violations in state and federal courts. Zorislav Leyderman is never shy to stand up for the rights of those who have been abused, and he works closely with each and every one of his clients to make sure that their voices are heard and that they are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

Professional Associations
State Bar of Minnesota  # 0391286
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Police Brutality and Misconduct
  • Excessive Force
  • False Arrest
  • Deadly Force
  • Police Dog Attacks
  • Tasers
  • Wrongful Imprisonment
  • Jail/Prison Neglect
  • Defamation
  • First Amendment
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Zorislav R. Leyderman
222 South 9th St., Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Telephone: (612) 876-6626