Erick G. Kaardal is an accomplished attorney specializing in governmental relations and serves as Special Counsel for Thomas More Society. He focuses on pro-life, family values, and election integrity cases. Kaardal, admitted in Minnesota, Wisconsin, the U.S. Supreme Court, and various U.S. federal district and appeals courts, contributes extensive trial practice experience to the organization. Born in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, Kaardal graduated magna cum laude in economics from Harvard College in 1988 before earning his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1992.
He co-founded Mohrman & Kaardal, P.A., after working at Faegre & Benson and Trimble & Associates, Ltd. Passionate about public law cases, Kaardal has participated in over 200 cases representing parties opposed to the government, including two U.S. Supreme Court victories. In 2017, he received the prestigious “Defender of Life” Award from Life Legal Defense Foundation for his litigation efforts related to abortion. Kaardal served ten years as a field artillery officer in the Army National Guard and Reserves, retiring as a Captain. He has held leadership positions in the Republican Party of Minnesota and the John Adams Society.
Kaardal and his wife Alison have eight children and reside in St. Paul, Minnesota.