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Eric David Satre

Employment and labor Attorney at Bloomington, MN

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1987
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor

    36 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Litigation

    36 years, 350 cases

I have spent most of the past 33 years helping individuals and companies solve their employment issues.  My expertise in the field has been recoginzed by my peers [fellow lawyers and law firms] who have sought me out to help them sucessfully resolve their employment litigation issues and colloborate on their cases.

In addition, much of my work has come from referrals mainly from long time practitioners who recognize my passion for providing lasting solutions for my clients. 

I have also been active in the community having previously served on a site counsel for my children's elementry school as well as the financial counsel for my parish.  More recently I have been active in coaching athletics including 15 years coaching youth and AAU basketball as well as youth football and soccer teams. 



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Satre Law Firm
International Plaza
7900 International Drive Suite 300-7044
Bloomington, MN, 55425

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Posted by Mina | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive, experienced advocate
Eric was very organized and delivered results in a timely fashion. He stayed on top of matters and checked in with me regularly with thorough updates. Many thanks to Eric and his team.
Posted by Preston Buckhanan | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric has handled a number of my work related Lawsuits
Eric is the only Lawyer I will ever call if I was fired for reporting workplace violations or A wrongful termination.. He has a friendly and caring demeanor like he is your family or friend he goes the extra mile to make sure you as a client is taken care of .. He is not in it to put Money in his Pocket.. He is a Lawyer to get justice for the victims who were wrongfully terminated by an employer.. I have seen how alot of Lawyers do business and how they treat their clients, I can tell you that Eric is not like the other Lawyers I have dealt with in the past He handles everything in your case with care And gets it resolved quickly. Eric has handled a number of my work related lawsuits and if I have problems in the future with any employer I have the confidence to know I have a friend I can call that will answer anything I need answered on the spot without hesitation..Fyi I am an actual client of Eric Satre I was not paid to write this review. I have known Eric since 2002 when I was wronfully terminated by a large corporation he got justice for me and my family. If you go with any other lawyer your making a big mistake. Its A Small Law firm but bigRResults, Its like family. Do not be afraid to call Eric Satre today you will be glad you did!!!
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Posted by charles | October 12, 2015
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Eric David Satre
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case, Eric worked with me and was always available to answer any and all questions I had. He always had my best interests first and worked very hard to resolve my case. I was very pleased to have him on my case and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a lawyer that will put his his whole heart into righting a wrong that has been done.
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Posted by Rania | September 3, 2015
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Unsurpassed Legal Knowledge and Strong Negotiation Skills
If you want an attorney who will work for your best interest, has unsurpassed legal knowledge and expertise and is powerful both at the settlement table as well as in court, then Eric Satre is definitely the best attorney you can choose. I have had two cases with Eric and both ended positively in my favor. Eric knew which avenues to take to help me achieve an amazing final decision that turned out to be the best possible outcome! It was so much more than I had ever expected or asked for. His legal knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed. He will refer to laws both in the courtroom and on the negotiation table quickly, efficiently and with rigor. His negotiation strategies are extremely powerful and will have the other side working! When conducting a deposition Eric will ask all the right questions as well as ones that they will not be expecting. He is both vigorous and effective at taking different avenues to get more information from the other party as well as help you learn which portions will strengthen your case. I was in awe of his ability to quickly refer to every legal strength possible for my case. He was always responsive and would contact me with helpful information and ideas to help win both of my cases. He included me in all decisions and paid so much attention to every detail. As rare as this is with attorneys, I can tell you that Eric will work extremely hard for you because he actually cares and has your best interest at heart. He genuinely believes in justice and wants you to receive what you truly deserve. Eric is my attorney for life. Hands down the best attorney around!
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Posted by Kathy | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, compasionate, and ethical.
When confronted with an employment situation that jeopardized the present and future well being of my family, I was fortunate enough to have been referred to Eric by a former client who had only great things to say. He is an effective, compassionate, and ethical lawyer who advised us on the pros and cons of my case. Ultimately, I retained his services and he fought diligently against a corporation with lots of resources. The outcome was more than I could have hoped for. My family and I are in Eric Satre's debt for taking my case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Satre Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Jones Satre & Weimer PLLC
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Connor Satre & Schaff, PLLC
  • 1991 - 2008
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Robert Brenner & Assoc.
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Tax Attorney
  • Touche Ross
  • 1987 - 1988
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  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • BA in Economics, Cum Laude
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rania Yang v. Woodbury Cafe
  • The court almost tripled the damages for my client and my fees were paid by the Defendant.
  • Rania Yang v. Woodbury Cafe
  • The court almost tripled the damages for my client and my fees were paid by the Defendant.
  • Wieneger v. Lee Johnson, et. al.
  • Our client prevailed and our frim made new law.
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1st District Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 1996 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2002
  • Top 40 Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2001
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 1999
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  • Employment Practices Liability: Guide to Risk Exposures and Coverage, 2nd Edition
  • The FLSA and Retaliation Chapters
  • 2012
  • National Underwriters
  • Employment Practices Liability: Guide to Risk and Exposure Coverages, Second Edition
  • 2012
  • Employment Law for Plaintiff's Lawyers, MILE
  • Turning Doors into Windows
  • 2002
  • Sexual Harassment following Faragher and Ellerth
  • Sexual Harassment following Faragher and Ellerth
  • 1998
  • The Accountant's Business Manuel
  • Chapters on Valuation and Obtaining Financing
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hennepin County Bar Association Luncheoin
  • Minnesota Human Rights Act Pre-emption
  • 2006
  • Minnesota Instistitute of Legal Education
  • The Business Case for Diversity
  • 2003
  • Lavendar Law 2003 St. PAul
  • Recent Cases in religion and Prefrence
  • 2003
  • First Judiicial DIstrict CLE
  • Employment Law For Non-Employment Lawyers
  • 2002
  • Employment Law for Plaintiff's Lawyers
  • Turning Doors Into Windows
  • 2002
  • NELA Minnesota Monthly Meeting
  • Sexual Harassment following Faragher and Ellerth
  • 1998
  • Employment Law 1996
  • Handling Difficult Clients
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Eric
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Satre is knowledgeable in the area of complex employment litigation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Eric Satre for over twenty-five years and have had the pleasure of working with Eric on a number of employment cases. He is an excellent attorney and a tireless advocate for the employees he represents. Eric is a knowledgeable and skilled employment attorney who gets the best possible results for his clients. Eric is respected in the legal community as an attorney who zealously represents his clients in a highly ethical manner."
Discrimination Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. Eric Satre is one of the preeminent Plaintiff's employment attorneys in Minnesota. We practiced together in a small firm many years ago. We worked as co-counsel and tried cases together, during and after our work at that firm. Eric's caring and thoughtful advice to me and our clients over the years has been outstanding. His hard work, insight, and practical knowledge regarding so many areas of employment and discrimination law has helped us win or settle many cases and resolve employment disputes. Eric Satre is the first person I call when I want to discuss a complex case in the employment arena. He never disappoints, and often suggests a legal theory or solution that is practical and sound, but creative and original."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is very experienced in the area of employment law. He is professional, articulate and very fair. We worked on an employment case that most employment attorneys are not willing to work on. Because of his expertise in the area, we achieved a better outcome than the client expected."
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Bloomington Employment and labor Lawyer Eric David Satre
Eric David Satre
Employment and labor Attorney
Bloomington, MN
Licensed for 36 years