Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

Attorneys in the MPPOA Legal Defense Fund


Eric J. Nelson

Attorney at Law

7900 Xerxes Ave S
Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431

Office:  (612) 333-3673 - 24 Hours
Cell: (612) 747-3154

Eric J. Nelson

Eric Nelson is admitted to practice before the Minnesota and Wisconsin State Courts, The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, The Western District of Wisconsin and The Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Eric is a founding partner of Halberg Criminal Defense, Minnesota’s Largest and Most Experienced Criminal Defense Firm.  Over the past 14 years, Eric’s extensive criminal practice has included successful representation of hundreds of people charged with all types and levels of criminal activity.  Eric’s jury trial experience includes First Degree Murder, Criminal Vehicular Homicide, and Criminal Sexual Conduct.  He has handled some of the most highly publicized and recognizable criminal cases in Minnesota.

Eric is a past Board Member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Eric is a member of the Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  From 2005-2013, Eric was recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, Rising Star.  In 2014 and 2015, Eric was recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer.  He has previously been named a “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers and a Top Ten Trial Attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Eric frequently lectures at legal and community organizations.  Past topics include civil commitment of sexual offenders, manufacturing of methamphetamine and cell site analysis.

Eric attended Hamline University School of Law.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA.  He is a life long resident of Minneapolis.  He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and three children.