"From the people, for the people"

Tommy Leavitt is a life-long resident of South Minneapolis and a former Minnesota Golden Gopher
"Call me today and I will be proud to fight for your rights"


Thomas P. Leavitt, Attorney at Law


  • Admitted to the Minnesota State Supreme Court
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science

A Proud Minneapolis Background

A Proud Minneapolis Background

Thomas “Tommy” Leavitt was born and raised on the South Side of Minneapolis and is proud to continue to call that community home. He attended high school at Minneapolis Washburn, where he played both basketball and football. On the gridiron is where he truly shined, earning a scholarship to play for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Leavitt was known for being both a smart and aggressive player, two traits he proudly carries into the courtroom.
A Prestigious Education:

A Prestigious Education:

Tommy Leavitt earned his Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. U.S. News and World Reports ranks St. Thomas as the top private law school in the state of Minnesota. In 2017, UST Law was named the #2 law school in the United States for practical training by National Jurist. In his third year, Leavitt was given the Dean’s Award for Negotiations. A practitioner with a natural feel for his adversary’s strengths and weaknesses, he will do everything in his power to maximize his client’s advantage at the negotiation table and in the courtroom.
Legendary Mentors:

Legendary Mentors:

To be the best, you need to surround yourself with the best. Leavitt spent two years being mentored by prominent defense attorney Earl Gray. Gray has spent a long career winning some of the highest-profile cases in the state. He most recently made national headlines defending Jeronimo Yanez in the Philando Castille shooting. Leavitt first met Gray when Gray gave him a job as a research assistant during law school. Leavitt then spent two years being mentored and observing Gray in state and federal court on cases ranging from felony drug crimes to murder.

After law school, Leavitt worked for and was mentored by noted trial attorney Sam McCloud. McCloud is known for his no-nonsense attitude, which lead him to accrue a larger-than-life reputation and win hundreds of jury trials while making groundbreaking case law in the state of Minnesota. Leavitt has continued to work for McCloud on several high-stakes felony narcotics cases.

Tommy Leavitt now offices alongside skilled trial attorney Ryan Pacyga. Pacyga is a well-known criminal law expert regularly heard on radio and seen on local and national television. The honor to learn from legends of the profession is not to be taken for granted. The opportunity to make his mentors proud and follow in their footsteps motivates Mr. Leavitt to work as hard as possible for every client he represents.
In The Field

In The Field

Since founding his law office, Thomas Leavitt has aided people in achieving the best possible outcomes in cases involving issues such as DWI, drug offenses, robbery, theft, and violent crimes. It is always his goal to mount a solid defense and see the charges against his clients reduced or dismissed whenever possible. Whether they have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony offense, he understands the uncertainty and fear clients may be experiencing. Standing by clients’ sides through every stage of the process, he works to limit anxiety and stress during what may be one of the most trying experiences of their lives. Whatever level of accusation you are facing, Thomas P. Leavitt will zealously fight for your rights.

Areas of Practice


  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Violent Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Weapons & Firearms
  • Theft / Burglary / Robbery
  • DWI
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Expungement
  • Probation Violations

Strategy and expertise at every phase

The investigative phase of my representation starts the moment a client hires me. The first step is reviewing police reports and identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. I work closely with my clients to discuss events and gather all details that might be relevant to our defense. To obtain a conviction in a criminal case, the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It is my job to unearth evidence that creates doubt. Authorities do not question my client unless I am at their side. In the event you have been exposed to media coverage, I will expertly handle the media to represent client interests in a professional manner and to prevent clients from making statements that could jeopardize their case. Strategy underpins every stage of the process, from pre-trial motions, discovery, jury selection, courtroom presentation, cross-examination, and closing argument. Statements are products of intense scrutiny and deliberation to create a desired effect on the overall case strategy.

Equal commitment to clients in all types of cases

Whether defending against misdemeanor or very serious felonies charges, I understand that your case has the potential to impact the rest of your life. I take my job very seriously and care deeply about my clients. Your case will always get the maximum amount of commitment possible.


Thomas P. Leavitt Criminal Defense is located on the 28th floor of the 31-story Accenture Tower.

Completed in 1987, Accenture Tower is conveniently located on 7th Street directly across from the Hennepin County Government Center. The building can be entered from 7th Street, 8th Street, or 4th Avenue. There is an underground 4–level parking garage and the building is connected to the skyway. There is street meter parking outside and an additional parking ramp to the south on 8th Street. For those that want to avoid downtown traffic, the light rail train stop is one block away.
  • (612) 900-9684
  • 333 South Seventh Street #2850 Minneapolis, MN 55402


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