Eric Zumbach

Areas of Practice

Eric Zumbach


Before becoming a lawyer, I was a librarian—specifically, a subject cataloger, responsible for receiving new books, determining their subjects, and deciding where to place them in our iteration of the Library of Congress cataloging system.

Being a librarian taught me skills that I use every day in legal practice: I receive a case, unknown to me as a new book. I look things over, determine the issues, and decide how to move forward. And, most importantly, if ever in doubt, then I sit down and read.

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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.

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, a volunteer for Wills for Heroes and Central Minnesota Legal Services, and he provides naturalization and asylum counsel with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the Advocates for Human Rights.


Our attorneys have experience in all facets of landlord-tenant issues. We represent landlords with drafting leases, tenant disputes, eviction actions, repair claims, fair housing and fair housing complaints. We also represent management companies. The housing attorneys at Rinke Noonan have professional relationships with legal aid attorneys, the courts and other tenant advocates. We do not represent tenants.

We help our clients comply with the intricate regulations and laws surrounding the Violence Against Women Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Housing Act and HUD regulations. Our landlord-tenant lawyers also counsel on issues related to criminal screening and assistance animals.

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