Erick G. Kaardal was born in Redwood Falls, Minnesota and attended K-12 there. Mr. Kaardal attended Harvard College on an U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. He graduated from Harvard College in 1988 with magna cum laude honors in economics. At the same time, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.
After college, Mr. Kaardal attended the University of Chicago Law School where he met his future wife Alison Scott. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1992. After law school, Mr. Kaardal started as an associate lawyer with the law firm of Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis. In 1994, he joined a Minnetonka, Minnesota law firm of Trimble & Associates, Ltd. In 2000, he joined William F. Mohrman to form the law firm called Mohrman & Kaardal, P.A.
Mr. Kaardal is a lawyer with a general practice. He attempts to identify and effectively resolve any of his clients' legal problems. From litigation to transactional issues, he works to apply his knowledge and experience in effective ways for his clients.
For many years, Mr. Kaardal, along with others at the firm, have focused on gaining experience in public law cases representing parties opposed to the government, government agencies and government bureaucrats. These cases have involved a great deal of appellate court practice and motion practice in federal and state courts.
Mr. Kaardal has made hundreds of appearances on behalf of his clients in federal and state court.
Mr. Kaardal served about 10 years as a field artillery officer in the Illinois Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves and Minnesota Army National Guard before retiring as a Captain. Mr. Kaardal is a past Secretary/Treasurer of the Republican Party of Minnesota, past Chairman of the John Adams Society and an Advisory Board Member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federalist Society. He has also been recognized by the Institute for Justice for an Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Liberty.
Mr. Kaardal is also founder of and general counsel for neopopulism.org. Erick Kaardal has co-authored two books on Neopopulism with Tom Dahlberg. Both are available on Amazon.com: "Neopopulism as Counterculture” and "Rebirth Constitution: A Whole New Constitution for the Freedom Loving People of the United States.”
Erick has participated in at least 7 constitutional cases in U.S.
District Court involving the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment religious
clauses, including defending against ACLU Establishment Clause claims
and recently representing for-profit business owners suing the federal
government based on the HHS Mandate requiring them to provide employee
insurance coverage for abortifacients, sterilizations, birth control and
related counseling. In these cases, Erick has represented people of
multiple faiths including Christians and Muslims.
Mr. Kaardal and Alison Scott married in 1992. They have eight children. They reside in Hamel, Minnesota and are members of the Church of St. Anne.