Erica Holzer, an attorney in Maslon’s Litigation and Appellate Groups, has been elected to serve as Secretary and Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Appellate Practice Section beginning July 1st, 2019. The Appellate Practice Section of the MSBA helps educate appellate practitioners, offers opportunities for those practitioners to connect with the bench, and provides pro bono training and opportunities in the appellate arena.
To learn more, go to: MSBA — Appellate Practice Section.
Erica represents clients in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. Erica is also an experienced appellate attorney. She has authored, co-authored, and edited dozens of appellate briefs, and is frequently sought out to provide advice on appeals in the Eighth Circuit and the appellate courts of Minnesota. She has served as lead counsel, co-counsel, or consultant on dozens of appeals involving a broad range of legal issues in state and federal appellate courts across the country.
Erica’s successes as a litigator and appellate advocate were recently recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association, which named her the 2018 Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year. She also has been named one of Minnesota's "Up and Coming" Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer.
In addition to serving on the Governing Council of the MSBA's Appellate Practice Section, Erica serves on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, the MSBA’s Ad Hoc Judicial Elections Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. She frequently writes and presents on topics related to Minnesota appellate law and practice, including authoring a chapter in the Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual.
Along with her dedicated work for clients, Erica is committed to advancing the profession through leadership, education, mentorship, and pro bono service. She regularly devotes several hundred hours each year to pro bono work on behalf of the ACLU of Minnesota, the Innocence Project of Minnesota, individual pro bono clients, and the MSBA.
Before joining Maslon, Erica clerked for the Hon. Matthew E. Johnson, then-Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.