Eric J. Nelson

Eric Nelson is a founding partner of Halberg Criminal Defense, Minnesota’s Largest and Most Experienced Criminal Defense Firm.  Over the past 18 years, Eric’s extensive criminal practice has included successful representation of thousands of people charged with all types and levels of criminal activity.  Eric’s jury trial experience includes First Degree Murder, Criminal Vehicular Homicide, and Criminal Sexual Conduct.  He has handled some of the most highly publicized and recognizable criminal cases in Minnesota.

Eric joined the MPPOA LDF Attorney Panel in 2015. In that capacity he has successfully represented numerous members of the LDF in critical incidents and job-related investigations.

Eric is a past Board Member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Eric is a member of the Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  From 2005-2013, Eric was recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, Rising Star.  From 2014 through 2019, Eric has been recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer.  He has previously been named a “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers and a Top Ten Trial Attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Eric is a current member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ).

Eric is admitted to practice before the Minnesota and Wisconsin State Courts, The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Western District of Wisconsin and The Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Education (College/Law School): Eastern University, St. Davids, PA (B.A. 1996) Hamline University School of Law (J.D. 2001)

Rising Star (2005-2013), Super Lawyer (2014-2019)