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About ERIC

Eric Newmark has been representing individuals accused of crimes when the stakes are highest since 1996. Eric has earned jury acquittals or dismissals in nearly every type of criminal cases including first-degree murder, criminal sexual conduct, felony drug charges, driving charges with fatalities, theft, and many others.

Eric represents individuals throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin accused of crimes in both State and Federal court. Eric is on a very short list of attorneys who have earned jury acquittals or dismissals in homicide cases in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Eric represents individuals in all types of criminal cases including violent crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, white collar/fraud offenses, and driving offenses including DUI/DWI. He also represents individuals in appeals in both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as the 8th Circuit (Federal) Court of Appeals.

In addition to his criminal practice, attorneys, judges, doctors, realtors, nurses, insurance agents and other professionals rely on Eric to represent them against allegations of unethical or unprofessional conduct before licensing boards such as the Minnesota Board of Professional Responsibility, the Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and the Department of Commerce.

Eric is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Trial Specialist. Eric is a former adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law where he taught criminal procedure and trial skills. He has given analysis on Minnesota legal matters for the Los Angeles Times, the national cable television station MSNBC and local TV outlets WCCO-TV, Fox 9 and KSTP-TV. He has been invited to speak before the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on drug interdictions and has been a speaker at legal seminars throughout Minnesota on a range of topics including crime scene investigations, jury selection, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and other topics.

Known for his tough, pragmatic approach to defending the accused, Eric is respected by colleagues and adversaries alike, having been recognized every year since 2000 as a “SuperLawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine published by Thomson Reuters as selected by other attorneys. Eric was one of the youngest attorneys to earn this recognition

Prior to establishing Newmark Law Office LLC, now Newmark Storms Dworak LLC, Eric was a partner at the Minneapolis law firm of Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP, where he co-founded the criminal practice group. Prior to that, Eric was a partner in the Minneapolis criminal defense firm Birrell & Newmark, Ltd.

Eric is 1988 graduate of Wayzata High School, a 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BA with distinction-Political Science/Journalism) and earned his J.D. in 1995 from Hamline University School of Law (cum laude)

He is the co-author of Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2013 edition., and the MN DWI Deskbook, 2013 edition.

Eric is a volunteer attorney with the Minnesota Innocence Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to innocent persons convicted of crimes. He previously was a volunteer investigator for the 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee.



J.D., Hamline University School of Law (1995), cum laude
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison(1992), with distinction


Bar Admissions

State of Minnesota
State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals



Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2013 ed., Co-author
MN DWI Deskbook, 2013 ed., Co-author



MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters every year since 2000

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