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Eric H. Zumbach

Before becoming an attorney, I had two graduate degrees in the humanities, one master’s degree in library science, and no idea what to do with any of it. I wanted to research, read, and write, but also to participate in public life, preferably by producing something more useful, or less arcane, than another book on poet Wallace Stevens that few will buy and fewer read. And so I followed in Stevens’ footsteps and became an attorney. Each day is a new chance to research, read, and write in the service of our clients and their interests. Whether the law is any less arcane than modernist poetry is an open question.

When I am not at the office, I enjoy feeding my cat (Fela Kitty), collecting books, and occasionally reading them. My monograph on comma placement in Stevens’ late verse will be published by Freedonia University Press next spring.


Eric attended the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a Dean’s Distinguished and Dean’s Elite Scholar, member of the Dean’s A list, winner of a best brief award, and research assistant for four classes, and yet managed to graduate without honors.

Eric received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Literature from North Carolina State University; a graduate degree in Religious Studies from Harvard University, a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons University, and his law degree from the University of Minnesota.

Before joining Rinke Noonan, Eric was a clerk on the 4th District in Hennepin County and a Bridge Fellow at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota




Eric is a member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association and a volunteer for Wills for Heros.