Brockton D. Hunter, Esq. 

Brock Hunter

With more than 10 years of Minnesota criminal defense experience Brock Hunter has handled thousands of cases ranging from 1st Degree Murder to DWI. He has been named a “Rising Star” in the area of criminal defense by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine from 2006 through 2009.

Brock currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and, as their Legislative Chair, leads efforts for criminal justice reform at the Minnesota Legislature.

Brock is also a veteran who served as a Recon Scout in the U.S. Army. He now devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing psychologically-injured Iraq and Afghan war veterans who find themselves in the criminal justice system. Brock has handled a number of high-profile veteran cases, including a homicide case profiled in the New York Times. In 2008, Brock drafted and lead passage of pioneering Minnesota legislation that encourages treatment over incarceration of veterans whose psychological injuries played a role in their criminal offense. Brock regularly speaks across the country on the issue of combat veterans in the criminal courts, educating legal professionals, law makers and military members on how we, as a nation, can avoid mistakes made with past generations of veterans and truly “Support Our Troops.”  Brock is the chief editor and an author of the book entitled The Attorney’s Guide to Defending the Veteran in Criminal Court, published in early in 2012 by the National Veterans Foundation.

To recharge his batteries between cases Brock enjoys outdoor adventure sports, particularly exploring Lake Superior’s remote wilderness islands via sea kayak. In 1999, Brock, along with four other kayakers, completed an 88-mile unsupported sea kayak crossing of Lake Superior to draw attention to the Lake’s imperiled health.

If you have any questions for Brock, please call 612-874-1625 or e-mail him at


Ryan Christian Else, Esq.

Ryan is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s class of 2011; where he participated on a finalist moot court team in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, wrote a work that was published in the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, and served as President of the Military Law Society.  Prior to admission to the Minnesota Bar, Ryan was a law clerk for Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. for a year and a half  and an extern with the Honorable Judge Anne McKeig in the Hennepin County Family Court before being brought on as an associate.  Along with Brock, Ryan has served as an editor and an author of the book entitled The Attorney’s Guide to Defending the Veteran in Criminal Court.  

Prior to law school, Ryan served seven years as an Army Infantryman, reaching the rank of Sergeant and serving in Kosovo in 2004.  He then studied International Studies at American University, focusing on transnational crime and corruption and earning a Bachelor of Arts with Summa Cum Laude honors.   

If you have any questions for Ryan, please call 612-874-1625 or e-mail him at