About Jack

Jack is a criminal defense attorney, journalist and storyteller.  As a lawyer, Jack practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and DWI/DUI defense.  He is unique across the entire state of Minnesota and the U.S. as the only criminal defense attorney who is also a former Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as a former prosecuting attorney. Jack's extensive experience, aggressiveness and passion speak for themselves and he is most proud of his reputation as a fighter for the rights of his clients. He has a national reputation and can be seen frequently on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, and other networks across the country.  He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.



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[MSNBC Appearance] October 25th: Jack Talks Lone Wolf Attacks and ISIS

I appear on MSNBC on October 25th at 2:20 p.m. e.t.  With the recent attacks in Canda as well as events in Frankce and England, there is a real concern in the beltway about lone wolf attacks.  These are attacks by people not directly connected to IS but rather inspired by watching them from afar.  This is much different that what we saw from Al Qaida and IS is purposely trying to push out and recruit these people.

This should be an interesting conversation.


[RT TV] October 22nd: Jack Talks Blackwater Mercenary Convictions


[The Jack Rice Show] Archive - Jack Visits the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Gift Shop


[The Jack Rice Show] Introducing Jack


[Kare 11 Appearance] October 22nd: Jack talks recent attack in Canada

I appear on Kare 11 in Minneapolis today at 5 p.m. c.t. to talk the recent attack in Canada. What is most disconcerting about this recent attack or series of attacks is that it may have been inspired by recent online appeals from ISIS/ISIL.  We are seeing other recent converts taking matters into their own hands including three young women recently arrested in Germany and another Australian recent seen on a video in Syria.  The implications are pretty huge.

Hope you can watch.


[The Jack Rice Show] Jack talks the Sordid History of U.S./Latin American Relations with Dr. Alejandro Velasco

NYU Professor Dr. Alejandro Velasco joins to discuss the effect of the United States meddling in Latin American politics and how it has affected the region. The rise of Brazil, the fall of the Venezualan government post Hugo Chavez and the roll the CIA has played. 

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[The Jack Rice Show] Jack Talks with BBC War Correspondent Mark Urban about Why the U.S. Likes Dictators

Mark Urban, the Diplomatic and Defence Editor of 'Newsnight BBC' joins to discuss the Middle East, we're still fighting in Afghanistan, still have troops stationed in Iraq, an ongoing civil war in Syria, still unrest in Egypt and a whole lot more...what does all this mean to the US and its European allies? What does the future hold for the region? Should we walk away or by doing that are we risking more terrorism across the world?

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[KARE 11 TV] October 17th: Jack Talks the Law and Security Implications of Ebola

















I appear on KARE 11 on Friday, October 17th at 11 p.m. e.t.  Watching the news media regarding the ebola outbreak has been pretty disgusting.  While I'm not suggesting that it isn't horrible, and it is, my concern is that the media is creating mass hysteria where it is not necessary.  Frankly, cholera is a far larger problem than ebola is at the moment.  However, the instability that health care crises cause is the region is something that the U.S. truly does need to look at.  I will apear on KARE 11 to talk about the national security ramifications of instability.  

Click here to watch the interview.  Hope you can watch. 


[The Jack Rice Show] Jack Interview's Pulitzer Prize Winning Author A. Scott Berg

Pulitzer Prize winning Author A. Scott Berg joins to discuss his new book 'Wilson'. They discuss the complex legacy and complex person that leaves Woodrow Wilson a question mark in America's history - a progressive President who fought for peace, yet entered us in WWI. Wilson was the first man to put African Americans into government jobs, yet he also supported Jim Crow laws in the south. Should Mrs. Wilson be considered the first President of the United States?

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[RT TV] October 16th: Jack Talks the NGA: Is it the Most Secret U.S. Intelligence Agency?