As a member of the Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell and Erickson team, I work with highly skilled attorneys, including a certified real property specialist and a certified labor and employment specialists, to provide comprehensive care to the needs of my clients.
I am a seasoned trial lawyer with over a decade of courtroom experience. I welcome complex family law matters including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody, child protection and child support.
As a former prosecutor I offer my criminal defense clients aggressive, and highly competent, protection of their constitutional and statutory rights.
Hourly ($280/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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Jake will explore every possible way to advocate for his clients. He seems to have limitless energy and willingness to go above and beyond to obtain the best result for his clients. He does not shy away from difficult cases. Jake is a sharp tactician with a fine understanding of the law and the legal system.
Benjamin Colburn Family Attorney
Mr. Erickson is an experienced, well-respected attorney practicing in the criminal defense and family law practice areas throughout Minnesota. He vigorously represents his clients and has both the expertise and the skill to get them the best possible result.
Julie Fisk Employment and labor Attorney
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2003||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|"10 Best" 2 Years Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|"10 Best" 2 Years Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||The National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|"10 Best" Attorneys for the State of Minnesota||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|"10 Best" Attorneys for the State of Minnesota||American Institute of Criminal Law Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Partner||Smith, Paulson, O'Donnell and Erickson, P.L.C.||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Smith, Paulson, O'Donnell & Associates, P.L.C.||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Smith, Paulson, O'Donnell & Associates, P.L.C.||2012 - 2013|
|Associate||Vermeulen Law Office, PA||2005 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|John E. Simonett Inn of Court||Member||2003 - Present|
|State of Minnesota v. J.A.T.||Case dismissed by State prior to trial|
|State of Minnesota v. D.W.J.||Dissmissed by State prior to trial, but after OPS|
|Kalenburg v. Klein||Our clients preserved thier summary judgment award.|
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|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Gustavus Adolphus College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|