Attorney Erika N. Donner

Erika N. Donner

Attorney at Law

Erika N. Donner

Erika is a caring and empathetic advocate, with a zealous, caring approach to all clients’ cases. Erika combines her years of experience with her compassion, grace, and strong advocacy skills to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Such an outcome occurs through settlement in most of Erika’s cases. For cases that cannot be resolved through negotiation and mediation, Erika uses her extensive trial experience to fight for her clients in court.

In addition to her work as an attorney, relying on her background and education in social work, she works with families to resolve disputes through a variety of resources and methods under the umbrella of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Erika is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Her ADR services include mediation, child-inclusive mediation, custody and parenting time evaluations, and serving as a parenting consultant, parenting time expeditor, and parenting coach.

Erika graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2002, after receiving a B.S.W., and an M.S.W., also from the University of Kansas. Outside of work, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, skiing both down hills and on Minnesota’s many lakes and rivers, and watching Jayhawk basketball.


In The News


  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member, Family Law League

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ – Family Law, 2023
  • 2020 North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2008 Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star® – 2007


  • Children’s Law Center Volunteer Attorney
  • Edina Ultimate Board Member

Past Seminars