Aggressive, Experienced And Always On Your Side

Thomas Beito

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Assault
  • DWI
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Homicide


Tom’s passion is defending people in the toughest moments of their lives. For more than a decade, he has defended people in cases ranging from assault and DWI to criminal sexual conduct and homicide. He has represented thousands of people and won jury trials and dismissals all over the State of Minnesota. While his office is in Downtown Minneapolis he has won cases in counties all over the state, such as Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Wright, Anoka, Carver, Washington, Stearns, Chippewa, Brown, Swift, St. Louis, and others too numerous to mention. His career has been and will always be standing up for people against the vast power of the police and the government.

Being charged with a crime can be a life altering experience. The government has immense resources at their disposal when seeking a conviction and jail or prison sentence. If you’re in a tough situation, and the government or police are coming after you, Tom will stand up for you and fight to make your life better.

Tom was born and raised in Minnesota. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and St. Louis University School of Law. After graduating with honors, Tom was distinguished with the William F. Napier Award, given to the top trial advocacy student by the St. Louis Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year from 2009-2017. Thomson Reuters has recognized Tom as a Super Lawyer each year, spanning from 2019 to 2023. Tom is licensed to practice in state court by the Supreme Court of Minnesota and in federal court by the United States District Court for Minnesota.

Tom loves living in downtown Minneapolis with his dog Lena. You can often find them enjoying the outdoors around the rivers, parks, and lakes that make Minnesota great.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2003
  • St. Olaf College
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Norwegian

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2017
  • Super Lawyer, 2019 - 2023