Erica Holzer, an attorney in Maslon's Litigation and Appellate Groups, has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's (MSBA) Appellate Practice Section. 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 and appeals primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. 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.
Maslon clients regularly comment that they view Erica not only as a sophisticated lawyer and trusted legal advisor, but also as a valuable business partner. Her strategic instincts and exceptional writing abilities have secured key wins for clients, both at the trial level and on appeal. Erica's successes as a litigator and appellate advocate were recently recognized by the MSBA, which named her as Minnesota's "2018 Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year," an honor given annually to one lawyer in their first six years of practice or under the age of 36 who has shown outstanding dedication to the MSBA, pro bono work, community service, advancing diversity, and professional achievement.
Erica was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure. She also serves on the MSBA's Ad Hoc Judicial Elections Committee and the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society. She frequently writes and presents on topics related to appellate law and practice, including co-authoring the 2020 edition of Minnesota Practice Series: Appellate Rules Annotated, the leading treatise on Minnesota appellate law and practice, as well as authoring a chapter in the Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual.