Eric J. Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Halberg Criminal Defense
 | 7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 612-470-5064
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Eric Nelson is an attorney with Halberg Criminal Defense in Minneapolis, Minnesota’s largest and most experienced criminal defense firm. He has dedicated his career to representing clients charged with all types of crimes, from high-profile cases to minor traffic accidents. His experience includes defending homicide, sex offenses, assaults, drug offenses, DWI and alcohol-related traffic offenses. He has also represented individuals facing civil commitment as a sexually psychopathic personality or a sexually dangerous person. Mr. Nelson offers high-quality representation and astute legal advice to individuals involved in criminal cases throughout Minnesota.

Mr. Nelson has a wide range of criminal defense experience. His practice areas include defense for assault, burglary, criminal sexual conduct and child pornography, drug crimes, drug and alcohol testing, DWI, expungement, forgery, fraud, homicide, hit-and-run, kidnapping, probation, terrorism threats, theft, white collar crime and more. Mr. Nelson is a frequent speaker on criminal law and serves as a judge for moot court and mock trial competitions. He has contributed to the Minnesota DWI Deskbook, a comprehensive source for DWI attorneys in Minnesota.

Mr. Nelson is admitted to practice before all state courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as the federal bar in Minnesota and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Mr. Nelson is a cum laude graduate of Eastern College, and he received his Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law.

Practice Areas
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Criminal Defense (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2013

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About Eric Nelson

Admitted: 2001, Minnesota

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Honors and Awards:

  • Minnesota Rising Star, 2004 - 2013
  • "Who's Who in Criminal Law", 2004 - 2008
  • Who's who in Criminal Defense, 2004 - 2009
  • Judge in Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Past Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. Federal Court
  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer on Various Criminal Topics Including Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

Representative Clients:

  • Washburn Counties
  • Barron
  • St. Croix
  • Dunn

Educational Background:

  • Eastern College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1996
Office Location for Eric J. Nelson

7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431

Phone: 612-470-5064


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Last Updated: 12/4/2017

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