Eric Thole is one of the top lawyers in the Stillwater, Minnesota area. He is experienced in both criminal and civil litigation and has been a practicing lawyer since 1992.  Eric graduated cum laude in 1998 from Macalester College with a bachelor of arts degree, and then continued his education by attending law school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and earning his Juris Doctor in 1992. He began his law career in 1992 and specialized in divorce and real estate litigation. He also worked for the cities of Stillwater and Cottage Grove in Municipal Law as a civil attorney and misdemeanor prosecutor. He served as an assistant Washington County attorney from 1997 to 2004, and prosecuted many felony cases. He was admitted to the Minnesota State Court in 1992, and in 2006 he was admitted to the United States District Court – Minnesota District.

Mr. Thole opened his law firm in 2005 and has built a respected and reputable practice by working aggressively to protect the rights of his clients.  His legal practice currently specializes in DUI, assault, burglary, battery, homicide, drug violations, white collar crime, and a variety of other felony and misdemeanor crimes. Mr Thole also has experience with many other types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including shoplifting, minor is possession charges, reckless driving, license violations. He also has extensive experience in civil matters, such as zoning issues, adult use violations, unlawful detainer matters, and employment disputes.

Eric Thole also entered the political arena for a time – he served on the Stillwater City Council from 1995 to 2001. Stillwater is a dynamic and growing community of nearly 20,000 residents, located 20 miles east of St. Paul. It is a family-friendly area that also has the benefits of being situated near a large metropolitan area. There are excellent schools, wonderful parks, plenty of recreational activities, and access to the business and shopping areas of the Twin Cities area. The Stillwater city council acts as the legislative body of the city and has the power to enact ordinances. They make and are responsible for all city policy decisions. Serving as a city council member is an important position and it is one that Eric Thole took seriously. He was proud to have had the opportunity to serve the community and the people of Stillwater.