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Jon Erickson has been involved in the practice of criminal law ever since his law school graduation in 1973.

During his first eight years of practice he was an Assistant Wabasha County Attorney and then an Assistant Anoka County Attorney handling all types of criminal cases from sex charges and drug cases to murder in the first degree.

In 1981, Jon became an Anoka County Public Defender and Tenth Judicial District Public Defender and then was appointed the Chief Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial District.

Since 1992, Jon has practiced primarily as a private attorney specializing in criminal defense cases. He represents the accused in all types of charges and in all Minnesota Courts.

Jon has helped thousands of people  with:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft/Property Crimes
  • Assault Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Expungement
  • and more from felonies to minor infractions

If you, or someone you care about, would like to talk to a lawyer about a Minnesota criminal court matter, please call Jon Erickson at 763-783-5145.  Jon has helped people like you and he can help you too.  He will treat you with the respect and courtesy you deserve and use his experience and knowledge to help your case.

Jon has been the recipient of honors and awards as a criminal defense specialist; including the highest rating given by a national publication, a “Super Lawyer” designation. In January 2012, Jon was named a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. This certified specialist designation is earned by less than 3% of all Minnesota licensed attorneys. MSBA Certification News Release. In September of 2000, Jon received the Distinguished Service Award as a Public Defender from the State Board of Public Defense. He has served on many committees that have focused on criminal law issues throughout his career. Jon is uniquely qualified to represent you, family members, friends, and colleagues in all types of criminal cases.

Current Employment Position(s):

Of-Counsel

Areas of Practice:

Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1973

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1973
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1970

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer: Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Justice Seminar Faculty

Bemidji Trial Advocacy College Faculty

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Criminal Law Specialist as Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Criminal Justice Institute Planning Committee

Minnesota State Board of Public Defense, Board of Directors, 1992 – 2000

Minnesota State Bar Association

Anoka County Bar Association
President, 1984-1985

Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,
President, 1998
Board of Directors 1996-2002

Criminal Defense Attorneys Nationwide

Past Employment Positions:

Wabasha County, Assistant County Attorney, 1973 – 1976

Anoka County, Assistant County Attorney, 1976 – 1981

Anoka County, Chief Public Defender, 1981 – 1990

Tenth Judicial District, Chief Public Defender, 1986 – 1992

Honors and Awards:
1985-2012 Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Minnesota Super Lawyer 2003 – 2005

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