Motivated by Justice. Success by Excellence. Aggressive by Nature.

Eric M. Palmer

Eric M. Palmer

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Practice Areas:

  • Truck Accidents
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury Claims
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims (UM and UIM)


Eric Palmer is a seasoned trial lawyer.  In a world where many personal injury lawyers shy away from the courtroom, Eric is known for his eagerness to take cases to verdict when necessary.  His reputation for securing significant jury verdicts has established him as one of the premier personal injury litigators in Minnesota.  

Eric focuses his practice on truck collisions and catastrophic injury.  He has represented families that have lost loved ones in fatal collisions and also people that have endured life-altering injuries.  No matter the circumstances, Eric strives to tell each the impactful story of each client in a sincere and compelling way.

In 2023, Eric was recognized as Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, the largest legal publication in the state.  He was also named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Minnesota Association for Justice, Minnesota’s largest collective of plaintiff’s attorneys.  These honors arrived after Eric secured multiple significant jury verdicts for his clients, including the largest personal injury verdict in Sherburne County history.

Through his compassionate engagement, Eric understands the injuries and their impact on each client’s life.  He often pays home visits and walks collision scenes to fully immerse himself in the situation.  He also regularly leads technology-driven collision reconstruction and vehicle inspections to assure a complete understanding of the collision specifics.  This level of understanding is part of how Eric tells the personal story of each client.


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 2007
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
    • Majored in Economics with an Emphasis on Business Management, MIAC Swimming All-Conference and NCAA All-American Academic Athlete (Div. 3) - 2004
  • Roseville Area High School
    • 2000
    • Honors: MSHSL Swimming, All-State and All-American Honors, Team Captain


  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2023
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2021
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyers, 2021-2022

Classes & Seminars

  • Big Companies; Small Limits, MAJ Trucking Litigation Seminar, 2024
  • Trucking Update: Bills and A Pending Decision, Sports, Torts & Ethics Seminar, 2024
  • Effective Closing Arguments, Powerhouse Mediations, 2023
  • Cell Phone Data and Punitive Damages, MAJ On-Demand Catalog, 2023
  • Effective Voir Dire, MAJ New Lawyer Bootcamp, 2023
  • Verdict Alert: Tough Liability, Big Damages (participant), MAJ Webinar Series, 2023
  • Premises Liability Deskbook Seminar, MAJ On-Demand Catalog, 2023
  • Truck Data Downloads, MAJ Truck Litigation Seminar, 2022
  • Discovery Tactics: You Do Not Have a Desk Job, MAJ New Lawyer Bootcamp, 2022
  • Bring the Thunder in Closing Arguments, MAJ Summer Convention, 2022
  • Bias Busting Voir Dire with Keith Mitnik (host), MAJ Webinar Series, 2022
  • Speed Trials with Joe Fried (host), MAJ Webinar Series, 2022
  • Verdict Alert: Post-Covid Edition (host and participant), MAJ Webinar Series, 2022
  • Verdict Alert: 7- and 8-Figure Edition (host), MAJ Webinar Series, 2022
  • Autonomous Automobiles: What the Future Holds, Torts, Litigation and Ethics IX, 2018
  • Autonomous Vehicles and the Law, Torts, Litigation and Ethics VII, 2017
  • Client Intake, MAJ New Lawyer Bootcamp, 2017
  • Negotiations Tactics & Coaching, University of St. Thomas, 2012-2017
  • Strategic Arbitration Presentation, Minnesota No Fault Benefit Update, 2017
  • Data Driven Crash Investigations, Torts, Litigation and Ethics VI, 2016
  • Defense Tactics in No Fault Benefit Denials and Arbitrations, 2016
  • ECM Data in Trucking Litigation, Successfully Handling and Litigating the Commercial Truck Case, 2016
  • Aggravation v. Eggshell: You Make the Call, Torts, Litigation and Ethics Seminar, 2015