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Judge Erik J. Askegaard


Crow Wing County

Crow Wing County Courthouse
Phone: (218) 824-1310

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Oct. 19, 2009. Elected in 2012. Term expires Jan. 2019.

Education: 

University of North Dakota School of Law, JD, 1986

University of North Dakota, BSBA, cum laude, 1982

Admitted to Practice: 

US District Court, State of Minnesota, 1987

US District Court, District of North Dakota, 1987

Minnesota State Courts, 1987

North Dakota State Courts, 1986

Legal Employment: 

Primary Areas of Private Practice: Insurance defense, plaintiff personal injury, general civil litigation, court approved ADR neutral

  • Askegaard & Robinson, P.A. (1991 -2009)
  • Jeffries, Olson & Flom, P.A. (1987-1991)

Law Clerk to Hon. Justice Herbert Meschke, North Dakota Supreme Court (1986-1987)

Law Related Organizations when in Private Practice: 

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota Association for Justice

Minnesota State Bar Association

Articles: 

  • “The Occurrence Clause: Issues of Expectation, Intent and Conscious Control of Risks,” published in Minnesota Defense magazine, Spring 1992
  • “Professionalism in Settlement Negotiations,” published in Minnesota Defense magazine, Fall 1996
  • “Dealing with Unprofessional Conduct,” published in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s March 2003 manual, “Professionalism in Your Practice – A Discussion Guide for Your Firm"

Seminars --- was CLE presenter / lecturer as follows:

  • “Using Accident Reconstruction Experts in Trial – Why? When? How?,” presented at the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) 22nd Annual Trial Technique Seminar, 1997
  • “Motions in Limine – Strategies for Limiting and Excluding Evidence,” presented at the MDLA 24th Annual Trial Technique Seminar, 1999
  • “No-Fault Indemnity & Subrogation,” presented at the Minnesota Institute for Legal Education (MILE) No-Fault Seminar 2000, Mar. 2000
  • “Professionalism: Zeal and the Junkyard Dog,” presented at the Minnesota CLE Ethics / Bias Seminar, 2001
  • “Dealing with the New Jury Instruction Guides in Auto Accident Cases,” presented at the MDLA Annual Mid-Winter Meeting Conference, 2002
  • “Settling From Both Sides of the Fence,” presented at the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ)Annual Spring Seminar, Mar. 2008; and at the North Dakota Association for Justice (NDAJ) Annual Spring Seminar, May 2008
  • “Understanding Independent Medical Examinations from the Defense Perspective,” presented at the MNAJ Seminar, Sept. 25, 2008
  • “Evaluating and Investigating the Premises Liability Case – Avoiding the Pitfalls and Dangers of Taking the Wrong Case,” presented at the MNAJ Seminar, Sept. 18, 2009

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Qualified Neutral on Minnesota Statewide Neutrals Roster since 1997
  • Qualified Family Law Facilitative Neutral since 2006

Honors

  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (1995-2000)
  • Civil Trial Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association (Aug. 2001 to present)
  • Civil Trial Specialist, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (June 2002 to present)