Eric FriskeAttorney, Associate
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In litigation, there are no universal answers. Each case is unique, and each party brings their own motivations and objectives. With those realities in mind, I find the opportunities hidden in each dispute and leverage them to advance my clients’ goals.

Time is a limited commodity, and you have little to waste. To protect that time, I have my eye on the big picture from day one, gathering critical evidence and executing strategically for optimal, cost-effective results.

As a business litigator, I understand that solving difficult disputes requires persistence and careful planning. Both inside and outside the courtroom, I will exhaustively build and develop your case, ensuring that no thread is left untangled. During this process, I will identify what is important not only to you, but also to your adversaries and the court. Once unraveled, each critical thread will be woven together to help build you a compelling case and bring about the results you need.

In my litigation practice, I help individuals and corporations resolve wide-ranging disputes during all phases of the business lifecycle, including:

  • business torts
  • construction defects
  • breaches of contract
  • intellectual property issues
  • employment disputes
  • real estate disputes

Prior to joining the firm, I served as a judicial extern to Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and as a staff attorney to Chief Judge Terrence E. Conkel in the First Judicial District of Minnesota.


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  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2013
  • M.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • B.S., Genetics and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2007 
  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® Edition, 2019-2020
  • 2018 Up & Coming Attorney Honoree, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018
  • North Star Lawyer, Honored by Minnesota State Bar Association for commitment to pro bono service, 2016–2017
  • Managing Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • Recipient, Law School Public Service Program Award, 2013
  • Recipient, Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship Award, 2010–2013
  • Fellowship, Biomedical Graduate Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2007–2009
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design, 2017–2021 appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton