Emilie Keuntjes Erickson

Associate

Overview

Emilie Erickson is a dedicated attorney with extensive experience in product liability and mass tort defense, focusing on cases involving medical devices and orthopedic implants. With a strong background in asbestos litigation and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Emilie brings valuable knowledge to her clients. In addition to her role in drafting pleadings, briefs and court documents, Emilie has actively participated in trial teams, contributing her insights and experience to complex multidistrict litigations (MDLs). She understands the intricate nature of these cases and is skilled at developing effective strategies to achieve favorable outcomes for her clients.

Emilie's involvement in custodial interviews and document reviews allows her to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex businesses involved in litigation. This knowledge enables her to piece together crucial information and insights that help strengthen her case presentations. Furthermore, Emilie's commitment to thorough research on legal issues ensures she is well-prepared to develop case strategies and craft persuasive pleadings. Her skills in major brief writing highlight her ability to communicate complex legal arguments effectively. Overall, Emilie Erickson is a highly capable attorney who combines her experience in asbestos litigation and pharmaceutical manufacturing with her participation in trial teams, deposition taking and major brief writing. Her dedication and experience make her a valuable asset in navigating the intricacies of product liability and mass tort cases.

Prior Experience

Emilie gained experience interning for a solo practitioner on a major death penalty case. She drafted memoranda and contributed to the opening brief for the inmate’s appeal in the Supreme Court of California. Emilie was also a summer associate with the firm in 2020 through the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice program as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) fellow, and later rejoined the firm for the summer 2021 program.

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Emilie enjoys reading a good book, hiking and spending time outdoors with her dog June, and exploring the Twin Cities’ culinary scene with her husband.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Languages

French
Spanish

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Minnesota Law Review (lead online editor) (2022)

University of Wisconsin
B.A. in Spanish and Environmental Studies, magna cum laude (2019)

Honors

  • University of Minnesota Law School — Dean’s List, 2021-22; Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship; Avis & Russell Lindquist Scholarship; Legal Writing Section Honors; Book Award in Legislation & Regulation
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2019)
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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