Eric Nelson

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(a small introduction about myself)

Eric Nelson

Attorney from Minneapolis

I have been practicing for 16 years, with two of those years spent working as a law clerk for the Hennepin County District Court. Since then, my practice has included a diverse assortment of specialties, including products liability, intellectual property and for the last 9 years, construction litigation.

My experience includes work in all facets of litigation, including trials, depositions, motion practice, and appellate work. Most notably, in 2010, I tried a multimillion dollar case to verdict in that resulted in a zero verdict for my client. The following year, I was honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in the field of construction litigation.

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Legal Skills

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Analytical ability

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Attention to detail

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Logical reasoning

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Sound judgment

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Writing ability

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Work Experience

(previous associations)

Present -
Apr 2012

Nelson Law Office


● Practiced in construction litigation with an emphasis on roofing related disputes
● Expanded practice to include civil claims related to agriculture and agricultural equipment
● Volunteered pro-bono in Hennepin County Housing Court

Apr 2012 -
Aug 2003

Reding & Pilney, PLLP


● Represented building contractors and subcontractors in disputes related to the construction of residential and commercial projects
● Primary responsibility for all aspects of case handling, client contact, discovery, and litigation strategy, including first chair trial experience
● Honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, in the field of Construction Litigation

Aug 2003 -
Feb 2002

Leffert, Jay & Polglaze


● Represented a wide variety of clients in litigation involving copyright, trademark and patent infringement, insurance coverage, and insurance subrogation
● Assisted with the representation of subrogation interests in a product liability claims against contractors and product manufacturers
● Defended clients in multiple federal jurisdictions in lawsuits brought by Microsoft Corporation for, among other things, copyright and trademark infringement

June 2001 -
Aug 2000

Faegre & Benson, LLP

Staff Attorney

● Assisted in the defense of a major pharmaceutical company against numerous class action lawsuits involving claims of products liability, consumer fraud, and personal injury
● Concentrated on pretrial and case preparation activities, including extensive document review and preparation of both privilege and confidential document logs

July 2000 -
June 1998

Hennepin County District Court

Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Lindberg

● Prepared orders, memoranda, and findings of fact in civil cases brought before the Court
● Researched the law to assist the Judge with the resolution of issues raised during motion hearings and trials
● Performed clerking duties in the courtroom during civil and criminal proceedings, including guiding jury selection, tracking exhibits, and taking notes for the Court

June 1998 -
Dec 1997

Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A


● Prepared motions, memoranda, discovery, and jury instructions in a nationally visible complex litigation case
● Researched and prepared memoranda on a variety of legal issues, including antitrust, products liability, torts, consumer fraud, evidence, and trial procedure
● Assisted senior counsel with legal issues and contributed to formulating and developing legal theories and defenses
●Assisted in coordinating exhibits and outlines for examination of witnesses at trial

Education & Diplomas

(academic accomplishments)


Juris Doctor

University of Minnesota Law School

● Cum Laude
● Dean’s List
● Maynard Pirsig Moot Court Team


Bachelor of Arts

Hamline University

● Cum Laude
● Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
● Eliza A. Drew Prize for Undergraduate Research in History
● Dean's List 1990 - 1994
● Double major in History/Political Science
● GPA 3.67/4.00

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Contact details

Minneapolis, MN

(612) 208-3148

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