Attorney Profiles

Michael Schatz

Michael Schatz has been an attorney for over 10 years, representing clients in the areas of criminal defense, worker’s compensation and personal injury law. He has a wealth of trial experience and a passion for helping people get through difficult situations. Contact Schatz Law Firm today for a free initial consultation. Michael would be happy to listen to your situation, assess your unique needs, and work to provide you with an effective solution.


Hamline University School of Law JD 2010

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire N/A 2006


Olmsted County Bar Association 2015 – Present

Minnesota Association for Justice 2012 – Present

Minnesota State Bar 2010 – Present

Minnesota State Bar Association, 10th District Bar Association 2010 – Present

American Bar Association 2010 – Present

Bill Murray has been with Schatz Law Firm since the summer of 2023. He provides representation to people facing criminal and financial challenges.

Bill represents clients in all criminal defense cases, but has a focus on DWI defense, where his approach has been marked by an attention to detail and a commitment to tailoring each legal solution to a client’s specific circumstances.

He also assists his clients with Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy and debt negotiations and is licensed in Federal Court.

Bill received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law, where he competed in three national mock trial competitions and received a Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Performance. After law school, Bill accepted a clerkship with the Third Judicial District Court in Rochester, Minnesota.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota Supreme Court (2022)
  • U.S. District Court (2023)


  • University of South Dakota School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of South Dakota School of Business
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • South Dakota State University School of Management and Economics
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics


Elma is the life blood of the office.  Without her, nothing would get done.  Elma can assist clients with many questions involving their case, provide documentation, take payments, and schedule appointments with the attorneys.  Basically, Elma runs the entire office and everything we do goes through her.  If you need assistance, please call 507-288-8888 to speak with Elma directly.

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