Erick G. Kaardal

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Practice Areas:

  • Governmental Relations – Litigation & Appellate Practice
  • Banking/Real Estate and Corporate Practice
  • Trusts, Estates, Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Trial Practice


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Harvard College
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court

Representative Cases

  • Republican Party of Minnesota v. White (U.S. Supreme Court victory 5-4), 2002
  • Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (U.S. Supreme Court victory 7-2), 2018


  • Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Liberty, Institute for Justice
  • Minnesota Lawyer, Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Life Legal Defense Foundation "Defender of Life" Award Winner – 2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Republican Party of Minnesota, Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • John Adams Society, Past Chairman
  • Minnesota Chapter of the Federalist Society, Advisory Board Member

Past Positions

  • Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, PA - since January 1, 2000
  • Trimble & Associates, Ltd., Associate Attorney, 1994-1999
  • Faegre & Benson, Associate Attorney, 1992-1994
  • U.S. Army Reserves, Minnesota and Illinois National Guard, Field Artillery Officer, Captain (retired)