Overview

Delmar Ehrich is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who leads clients through complex chemical, toxic tort, product liability and commercial litigation in federal and state courts in every region of the country. With more than 30 years of experience, Del understands that litigation requires keen and unwavering attention to costs, risks and benefits. He develops and implements strategies to align with the risk of a particular litigation, including trying the case.

Environmental Litigation

With more than 30 years of experience, Del has represented businesses in litigation and administrative proceedings involving state environmental statutes and regulations and all of the major federal environmental statutes:
  • Superfund
  • RCRA
  • The Clean Air Act
  • The Clean Water Act 
  • TSCA

During EPA or state administrative proceedings, Del negotiates for reductions in civil penalties and compliance activities. He also helps clients obtain insurance coverage for environmental liabilities. Del leads FaegreBD’s environmental practice area.

Del is a trusted advisor to manufacturing, industrial and energy clients to manage litigation and reputational risks, in both pre-incident and emergency response situations.

Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation

Del defends medical device manufacturers in numerous actions in federal and state courts for personal injury, wrongful death and medical monitoring. He is experienced in advocating scientific concepts in toxicology, epidemiology, exposure modeling and risk assessment to judges, lay jurors and arbitrators.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Education

University of Chicago Law School
J.D. (1983)

Gustavus Adolphus College
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1980)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Environmental Enforcement in the Trump Era
    Panelist, Energy & Environmental Symposium: What Can We Expect From the New Administration and Congress?, Washington, D.C., May 2017
  • The Changing Landscape of Environmental Regulation and Litigation in American Agriculture
    Moderator, 2016 Food & Agriculture National Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, May 2016
  • Navigating the Waters of Nutrient Regulation
    Moderator, Food & Agriculture National Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, May 2014
  • Being Flexible: How to adapt to the Changing Legal and Regulatory Landscape
    Panelist, Hispanic National Bar Association, 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference and 19th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition, Orlando, Florida, March 2014

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • De Facto custody for grandparents and relatives of abandoned children
  • Education
  • Churches

Professional Associations

  • Law360 — Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, 2017
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Environmental Law Section (Past President)

Honors

  • American College of Environmental Lawyers — Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Environmental Litigation, 2008-17
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Litigation: General Commercial, 2008-12
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Environmental Litigation, 2012-18
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