Erik Willer – Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Erik is an outstanding addition to our growing practice. Prior to joining TSR Injury Law, he worked for five years at a national litigation firm based in Minneapolis where he focused solely on representing injured individuals. Erik’s experience includes auto accidents, slip and fall claims, railroad/train accidents, dog bites, premises liability claims, wrongful death actions, and traumatic brain injury claims.
In November 2009, he co-chaired a Litigation Arbitration Continuing Legal Education Seminar for the Minnesota Association for Justice. The seminar was entitled “No Fault Arbitrations.”
Erik has just been named a 2010 Rising Star. This honor is reserved for the top 2.5% of outstanding, young lawyers in the state of Minnesota. The selection process for a Rising Star includes peer nominations and then extensive third party research and evaluation of professional achievements, representative clients, experience, honors, special licenses and certifications, pro bono and community service, and other outstanding achievements.
He is admitted to practice in Minnesota’s State and Federal courts and has also practiced in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Indiana, and West Virginia under special admissions rules. He has likewise represented clients from Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Colorado, and Washington.
Erik grew up in Monroe, Michigan. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1997, Erik moved to Washington, DC where he worked as a legal assistant at a large law firm and with the DC City Attorney’s office in the area of child abuse and neglect. In 2000, he returned to his Midwestern roots to attend the University of Minnesota School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Review.
Since entering the practice of law, Erik has worked tirelessly as an advocate for his clients. Through settlements, work in trial courts, the court of appeals, and even a successful case in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Granville v. Minneapolis Public Schools, he has stood up for his clients’ needs and interests.
Erik and his wife live in south Minneapolis. When he is out of the office, Erik enjoys spending time outdoors in one of Minnesota’s many state parks hiking and camping, taking in shows at the Guthrie Theater, golfing, playing softball, or walking his dog around one of Minneapolis’ many lakes.
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003 J.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1997
B.A., Political Science
Memberships and Committees: Minnesota Association for Justice
- Board of Governors – 2008 – present
- Publications Committee (co-chair) 2007 – present
- New Lawyers Committee (co-chair) 2005 – 2008
- Minnesota State Bar Association 2003 – present
- Hennepin County Bar Association 2003 – present