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Eric W.M. Bain

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Bain Law
3201 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-206-3767
Fax: 612-824-0311
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
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Attorney Profile

As the owner of Bain Law, Eric W.M. Bain takes pride in representing the rights and liberties of those accused of criminal charges throughout Minnesota. He has experience in all facets of criminal law and has handled a variety of cases throughout his career. These cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary and theft
  • Sex crimes and prostitution
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI/DWI, vehicular homicide and other traffic violations
  • White collar crimes
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Expungements
  • Probation violations

A dean’s list graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Mr. Bain earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science in 2005. He then received his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College Of Law in 2014. While there, he served as an assistant editor for the school’s law review and worked as a law clerk at the State of Minnesota Public Defender's Office for the First Judicial District.

Mr. Bain also gained extensive experience by working for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda’s Prosecutor, Appeals and Legal Advisory Division. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Amdahl Inn of Court. He also serves as the president of the Anoka County Bar Association.

With a wealth of court, litigation, and legal experience, Mr. Bain handles every case with a well-thought-out logical strategy. As a result of his accomplishments, he was listed in the Top 40 Under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers. He also holds an “Excellent” rating on Avvo and a five-star rating on Google.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 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, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

About Eric W.M. Bain

First Admitted: 2014, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.ericbainlaw.com/about.html

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Twin Cities Rise

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Anoka County Bar Association, President
  • Mitchell Hamline Mentors Program
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Fourth District Ethics Committee, Investigator
  • Amdahl Inn of Court
  • State of Minnesota 

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts, School of Journalism, Strategic Communication, Political Science, 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • HENNEPIN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE, “Forfeitures - Differing Legal Perspectives on how Criminal and Civil Law Interact Throughout the Forfeiture Process”, 2019
  • REPRESENTATION IN TRANSITION: MEDIA PORTRAYAL OF THE UN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WAR WITH IRAQ (ANALYZING MEDIA PERSPECTIVES WORKING PAPER GROUP, 2003), Accepted for presentation at International Communication Association (ICA) 2004 conference
  • HOW INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS FRAMED THE PRE-IRAQ WAR DEBATE, IN CYBERMEDIA GO TO WAR 55, (Ralph D. Berenger ed., 2006) (co-presented at 2003 Assoc. for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention)
  • ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO FIX DISCRIMINATION IN DISCRIMINATION LAW, 38 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1434 (2012)
  • NEVER FORGET NAZI GENOCIDE — AND HEED MASS ATROCITIES OCCURRING TODAY, MinnPost (Dec. 4, 2013)
  • NEW TO THE BENCH: HON. HILARY LINDELL CALIGIURI, THE HENNEPIN LAWYER, (Sept. 1, 2014)
  • CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR AND PRESENTER FOR DWI DESKBOOK CHAPTER ON FORFEITURES
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE, “Chapter 609 Forfeitures in Minnesota”, 2015
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE, “Current and Future Developments for Forfeitures”  , 2019
  • ANOKA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE SERIES, “Current and Future Developments for Forfeitures”, 2019
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Office Location for Eric W.M. Bain

3201 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: 612-206-3767

Fax: 612-824-0311

Last Updated: 1/12/2022

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