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LaCourse, Poole & Envall, P.A. is a law firm located in Duluth, Minnesota. Our lawyers have diverse experiences in a variety of legal practice areas in the Northland, from workers’ compensation, personal injury, social security disability criminal defense, DWI, and divorce. At different times in your life, you or your loved ones may find yourselves in each of these situations. Unfortunately, finding skilled, high-quality criminal, injury, or divorce lawyers can take a lot of time and effort. Do you really want to go through it every single time you need a different type of attorney? Wouldn’t it be better if there was a Duluth law firm you could turn to for all of your legal needs?

Our lawyers have over 49 years of combined experience in Duluth, Minnesota, and our proven track record and recognition speaks for itself. We do not merely want to help you reach a positive resolution on one specific case. Rather, our goal is to be your law firm of choice whenever a legal matter pops up in your life. Call us today for a complimentary and confidential consultation.

Criminal Defense

Over the years, Attorneys Andrew Poole and Brent Olson have handled thousands of criminal matters in Duluth, MN and the surrounding area, to include Virginia, Hibbing, Carlton, Grand Rapids, Pine City, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais. They routinely helps clients get their charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. Whether you are charged with DWI or criminal sexual conduct, trust the experience and reputation of Attorneys Andrew Poole and Brent Olson*. Call now for a complimentary consultation.

*Also licensed in Wisconsin.

Personal Injury Workers Comp & Social Security

Duluth injury lawyers Russell LaCourse and Ronald Envall understand the significance of a work injury in Northern Minnesota, and have a proven record of fighting for fair compensation. Accident rates in Duluth are high, and our lawyers have collected millions and will help recover what’s fair for your personal injury. If we don’t win your fee, you pay us nothing.

Family Law

When you find yourself facing a family law matter, such as divorce, parenting time, custody, or an order for protection, you want the person representing you to have an in-depth understanding of Minnesota or Wisconsin law. Just as importantly, you want to work with someone who will put the needs of you and your family first. Attorneys Brent Olson and Andrew Poole know just how complicated and emotional these types of cases can get and will strive to be your voice of reason and support.

Duluth Criminal Lawyer | Personal &
Work Injury Attorney | Divorce Law

It is one thing to say that our firm can help you with criminal, personal injury, and family law matters – but what does that mean specifically? Below are the types of charges, claims, and issues we handle on a regular basis.

Injury, Compensation & Social Security Law

No one should have to pay for the mistake of another or suffer because of a work injury. Unfortunately, where personal injury cases are concerned, that is often exactly what happens. Not only does the victim have to go through the pain of the injury itself and the difficulty of recovering, they tend to end up with extensive expenses related to medical care, missed work, and more.

Criminal Defense

If you are convicted in Duluth Minnesota, the penalties tend to be severe. Depending on the crime in question, you could find yourself having to pay high fines, spend years behind bars, and more. Our criminal and DWI lawyer in Duluth will listen to your side of the story, explain your options, and build your best defense.

Our criminal practice areas include:

Family Law

These types of cases run the gamut. They can impact husbands and wives. Boyfriends and girlfriends. Roommates. Exes. Children. The one thing they all have in common is that they are personal and can have a huge impact on your life. We have been able to help people with a variety of family law matters, including:


Russel J. LaCourse

Of Counsel

A past past 11th District Volunteer Attorney of the Year recipient and a founding members of LaCourse, Poole & Envall, Russ LaCourse received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and graduated from the William Mitchell School of Law in 1981. He has been successfully representing people who suffered injuries due to the negligence of others since 1985.


Managing Partner

A Minnesota, Andrew Poole has seen just about everything over the course of his legal career, and having been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for 3 consecutive years, he has the recognition to prove it. Whether you need help in getting your criminal charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, or need someone with compassion to assist you on a family matter, you will not find anyone more dedicated to your cause. Mr. Poole practices in all areas of criminal defense, DWI, and family law, in Duluth, MN and is happy to discuss your case today.

Ronald R. Envall

Managing Partner

A Duluth native, Ron Envall helped all kinds of people get the compensation they needed in personal injury and workers' compensation cases for years before helping to found LaCourse, Poole & Envall, P.A. As a result of his skills, dedication, and stellar track record, Ron has been named a Rising Star, and Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine designated him a Super Lawyer from 2003-2006 -- a distinction that puts him in the top five percent of all Minnesota workers' compensation attorneys.

Brent R. Olson

Managing Partner

Attorney Brent Olson has been practicing law in the Twin Ports for over 9 years. He is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced in many areas of the law. He is committed to helping Northland families navigate their Family Law issues and to helping injured workers with their Workers' Compensation issues. Brent is also an experienced Criminal Defense attorney who is excited to bring a team approach to complex cases.

Why Duluth Residents Choose US

Choose LaCourse, Poole & Envall, P.A. for Criminal, Personal Injury, and Family Law Matters

Regardless of the type of legal issue you’re facing, there are several different things that you should be looking for when searching for a lawyer in Duluth, MN to represent your injury, criminal law, or divorce law need:

Experience. Our Duluth lawyers can help in a variety of legal areas because we are comprised of multiple skilled lawyers, each of whom has been working in their respective field for years. We know our courthouses, we work closely with insurance companies, and our lawyers have been routinely recognized for their skills. In other words, you are not getting an attorney who dabbles in a bunch of legal areas without mastering any of them, but true professionals with an unparalleled understanding of workers’ compensation, personal injury, social security disability, criminal defense and DWI, and divorce law.

Background. All of our lawyers are either Minnesota natives or have been living in or around Duluth for decades. This matters because it means they have a real understanding of what life is like for regular Minnesotans, and how the court system in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding area operates. While you may be tempted to seek a lawyer from a big city, our background as seasoned Duluthians and Minnesotans will set you and your case up for success.

Recognition. Our attorneys are Lead Counsel rated. They have been named Rising Stars. The National Trial Lawyers has put them in their Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Minnesota Law and Politics magazine has designated them as Super Lawyers. They have top Avvo ratings. These things all point to the stellar work each of our attorneys has done over the course of their careers.

Results. Experience, recognition, and knowledge are all nice; when it comes right down to it, though, you want to be able to see that the lawyer you choose has handled cases just like yours and gotten positive results. Our lawyers routinely help our clients win favorable settlements in personal injury and family law cases and get their criminal charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.


The Highest Standards. The Most Satisfied Clients.

From start to finish I was enormously pleased with the way Andrew Poole handled my divorce. He listened to what was important to me and delivered exactly that. He went the extra mile every step of the way. He was always accessible and extremely accomodating and flexible with scheduling apppointments. He was detail oriented and brought to my attention many things I would not have considered in a divorce. He always keep my best interest in mind. My divorce was handled quickly without some of the lengthy delays I've seen many go through. I am 100% satisfied with my custody agreement and financial situation post divorce. I was very happy Andrew's rates, this divorce costed less than I had anticipated. He handled delicate situations professionally and with kindness. He made an unpleasant situation as painless as possible. He is an excellent advocate and I would go back to him in a second if I needed any legal representation in the future.

- Anonymous

Mr. Poole is the best attorney i have ever had and he was my public defender. He seen i really changed my life and believed in me and fought hard for me and got me probation on a 1rst degree drug charge he is amazing i would have paid him 20 thousand if i could. I would be in prison as we speak if he wasnt the best attorney around!!!

- A.B.

We couldn't have had a better turnout . My case went smooth the entire time and I have only Andrew and his staff to Thank. Excellent job all the way around. If you need assistance in an uphill battle against the law, Andrew Poole is your lawyer !! I guarentee it.

- Anonymous

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Contact our Duluth Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

Whatever legal matter you face, time matters. If you delay in a criminal case, certain types of evidence may no longer be available to use. If you hold off on your personal injury claim, the statute of limitations could pass you buy. Moreover, waiting potentially helps the other side get a head start, and it could mean your attorney has less time to prepare your strategy.

The first step in seeking out our help on your case is to get in touch for a free initial consultation. You can do this by filling out our simple online contact form, sending an email to Andrew@NorthlandLawyers.com, or calling one of our two convenient numbers:

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