About Jack

Jack is a storyteller and journalist.  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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3033 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 550

Minneapolis, MN 55416

Telephone: 612-227-1339

Fax: 612-824-0311

email:  jack@jackrice.org

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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?

Click here to listen to Jack's interview with Mark Urban.



[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?

Click here to listen to Jack's Interview with A. Scott Berg


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


[The Jack Rice Show] Jack Talks Tattoo Culture with Poohki

This week Jack sits down for a unique interview with tattoo artist Poohki. They discuss Poohki's entrance into the tattoo world and his personal evolution since. They also talk about how Poohki developed his amazing skills and they finish off with Jack's experience of having his tattoo done by Poohki himself.

Click here to listen to Jack's interview with Poohki.


[Rice Law Office, P.A.] Archive: How Did This Ever Happen?  


[Rice Law Office, P.A.] October 3rd: Not Guilty in Minneapolis

When the verdict came down in Minneapolis, my client's extended family jumped up and screamed and cried.  Not Guilty! The Judge wasn't happy but I didn't care.  They had the right to be pleased.  My client was looking at a 60 month mandatory commit to prison for possession of a handgun.  And because of prior contacts with the police, this was a mandatory mandatory minimum sentence, sort of like double secret probation. Thankfully, I was able to cross the police officer about his report and his testimony during the direct.  Apparently, and thankfully, the jury didn't believe what the police officer said.  

What a great victory for my client.  I'm absolutely thrilled.



[MSNBC Appearance] Wednesday, October 1st: Jack Talks Secret Service Director Resignation


[MSNBC Appearance] Tuesday, September 30th: Jack Talks White House Response to Security Failures


[MSNBC Appearance] Tuesday, September 30th: Jack Talks White House Response to Security Failures

I appear on MSNBC with Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday, September 30th at 6 p.m. e.t..  The White House is expected to respond to a series of Secret Service failures over the last few years.  Considering the numbers of protocols and procedures that were not followed, it should be interesting to what comes from this. 

Hope you can join me.