Donald Erickson

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, PA
302 W Superior St Ste 700
Duluth, MN 55802


Luther College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1971)
Juris Doctor:
University of Minnesota (J.D., 1974)
With Fryberger Since:

Admitted to Practice:

Minnesota; Wisconsin; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Seventh Circuit; United States Court of Military Appeals; United States District Court, District of Minnesota; United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


Federal Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program (UCWCP), Arbitrator/Mediator
Eastern District of North Carolina, Special Assistant to United States Attorney (1976 - 1978)
USMC, Judge Advocate, Captain (1974 - 1978)
Residential Services of NE Minnesota, Executive Committee Member, Director & Vice President
St. Louis County Law Library, Trustee
1994 to 2003 – Administrative Law Judge, State of Minnesota, Office of Administrative Hearings
2018 Board Chair, Volunteer Attorney Program (coordinates and administers private pro bono attorney work to indigent clients in eleven (11) Northern Minnesota Counties)


2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Presenter for National Business Institute for nationwide webinars on various employment and labor topics
U. S. District Court for District of Minnesota, Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award (2011)
1991 to present: Peer Rated: AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist
Top Lawyer, Works' Compensation, Duluth Superior Magazine (2009 - 2012)
Top Lawyer, Employment Law, Duluth Superior Magazine (2010, 2011)
North Star Attorney 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019