Eric L. Newmark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Newmark Storms Dworak LLC
150 S 5th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-455-7050
Fax: 612-455-7051
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 1999
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Appellate (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

A founding partner at Minneapolis-based Newmark Storms Dworak LLC, Eric L. Newmark defends people throughout the state of Minnesota who have been charged with having committed a misdemeanor or felony offenses such as drug possession, manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol and sex crimes. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism. He subsequently attended what was then known as Hamline University School of Law, and he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1995. He is admitted to practice law before all Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Over his 25 years of work as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Newmark has earned a reputation as a highly skilled representative for his clients. He is among the few attorneys in Minnesota and Wisconsin who have won dismissals or acquittals in homicide cases. Mr. Newmark is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and he also represents professionals who are facing allegations of misconduct before state licensing boards.

Mr. Newmark is a published writer and was a co-author of the 2013 edition of Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, a Thomson Reuters publication. He has also been a contributing author to the Minnesota DWI Deskbook. Mr. Newmark volunteers as an attorney with the Great North Innocence Project and previously worked as a volunteer investigator for the 4th District Ethics Committee in Hennepin County.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


22 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 1999

About Eric L. Newmark

Admitted: 1995, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Investigator, 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee
  • Volunteer Attorney, Minnesota Innocence Project


  • Selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters every year since 2000
  • MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • State of Wisconsin
  • State of Minnesota

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist.

Educational Background

  • Wayzata High School, 1988
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with distinction, Political Science/Journalism, 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Thomson Reuters, Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2013 , 2013
  • Minnesota CLE, Contributing Author, MN DWI Deskbook, 2013


  • “ Eric Newmark is an excellent criminal defense trial attorney. He is ethical, knowledgable, and extremely creative and thoughtful in his approach to the law. He is practical and is willing to advise his clients about the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, yet is persistent in obtaining a fair resolution for his clients.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Eric L. Newmark

150 S 5th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-455-7050

Fax: 612-455-7051

Last Updated: 12/8/2020

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