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Default Judgment Relief

Even if a party gets a default judgment, the case isn’t over. There may still be defenses available.

Eric A. Rice

An Experienced Default Judgment Lawyer

It is not unusual for a party to fail to respond to a complaint while it tries to negotiate a resolution to a dispute. Often, a party will miss the deadline to serve an answer, and the plaintiff will seek a default judgment. Even if a default judgment is granted, the defaulting party can still challenge the judgment and have the case reopened and the judgment voided. The process can be complex, and it is important to follow the procedural requirements when making a request to vacate a default judgment. Ensure you hire quality representation if you seek to void or vacate a default judgment.

Superior Legal Skills. Eric Rice is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He has experience working on matters involving small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. By leveraging his skills and judgment, Eric works to deliver excellent results for his clients.

Client-focused Service. Eric personally handles your matter and will answer your phone calls. He will make sure that every question is answered and that you receive prompt and consistent attention. Eric is selective in the cases he takes to ensure that he can personally focus on each client’s matter and provide premium client service.

What is the process for removing a default judgment?

Minnesota law allows a few methods of removing a default judgment. First, you can request that the case be reopened due to excusable neglect. Whether a case will be reopened depends on the specific facts of the case, but a judge will want to see that a defendant has a viable defense and exercised appropriate diligence once it learned of the default judgment. In addition, the judgment may be void due to lack of personal jurisdiction or other factors. Because removing a default judgment usually involves technical legal concepts, it is important to have an experienced attorney.

If you have a default judgment entered against you and want to discuss options for removing it, call Eric Rice. Eric Rice has experience requesting vacation of a default judgment and offers a free consultation to answer your questions. Call Eric Rice at (651) 998-9660 for a free consultation with no obligation.

[Eric] never failed to return my calls. Together we developed a strong defense. When in court, Eric was nothing but a professional's professional. I was absolutely impressed and amazed on how much respect he demanded from the Judge and the prosecution. He quickly and surprisingly had my case dismissed. I even got a veiled apology from the prosecution. The guy's a winner and will be one for a very long time.K.M.
I am happy to recommend Eric Rice as a highly competent, very responsive and thorough attorney. He possesses compassion and is easy to communicate with. My case was resolved to my complete satisfaction.L.D.
Eric made sure that I fully understood what took place and why. He also told me that even though his job was done, that should I have questions in the future to feel free to call him. I just can't say enough good things about him. I thank God that we found him and will never be able to truely explained how blessed I felt to have him represent my son. If you are considering hireing Eric, I would highly recommend him. I hope that I will never need his services again but I will hire him again should I need him.Tammie
I take pride in HIGHLY recommending to you a very exceptional & deserving Attorney, Eric A. Rice. Eric is extremely professional and he has a wonderful blend of analytical and inter personal skills. Eric demonstrated extraordinary diligence and perseverance throughout the court case; his meticulous approach resulted into a dismissal of our case. On behalf of all involved in this case, we are very grateful that Eric was referred to us and HIGHLY recommend him. Eric, you rock!A.M.