Bio Detail

Eric S. Hayes

Senior Shareholder/Attorney
Phone: 763-253-0142
Fax: 763-591-9202


Practice Areas
  • Workers’ Compensation 50% 50%
  • Personal Injury & No-Fault 35% 35%
  • Employment Law 10% 10%
  • Subrogation 5% 5%

Team Members

Alexandra Santori

Gabby Gregoire

Administrative Assistant
Ann Milbrath


Eric is a Senior Shareholder of Brown & Carlson, joining the firm in 2006. As a trial lawyer, he has litigated and counseled clients on everything from wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims to insurance coverage and employment law. He regularly represents clients in Federal and State courts, including the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as in administrative proceedings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution settings.

Eric also works with employers to create a strategy to effectively address any employment law litigation issue, including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract and wrongful discharge. He also assists employers avoid problems by implementing policies and procedures designed to avoid costly litigation. If litigation cannot be avoided, Eric works closely with our clients throughout the entire litigation process, to protect their interests and help them achieve their goals. Eric represents companies of all sizes ranging from small start-up companies to large multi-national organizations.

Eric is proactive and creative in his approach to addressing our clients’ needs. While a zealous advocate when needed, he focuses on common-sense solutions. He actively gets to know his clients and their business needs, so that he can best help them achieve their goals. He regularly provides seminars on emerging and critical topics in an effort to help his clients avoid risk and develop best-practices.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys running, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A. with Honors, 2000
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2003

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2003
Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004


Featured as a Rising Star of Law by Minnesota Law & Politics since 2012 to the present.

Co-Chair MDLA Motor Vehicle Accident Committee, 2008 to 2015.

Selected to mediate cases for Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Appointed by Minnesota Supreme Court to No-Fault Standing Committee 2015 to present.


Hennepin County Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association