Eric D. Zard
Eric Zard, a partner at Carlson Lynch, was born and raised in Minnesota where he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota and his Juris Doctor from the University of Saint Thomas School of Law. While in law school, Eric served as an editor for the University of Saint Thomas Law Journal, authored a comment that was published in the University of Saint Thomas Law Journal (Patentability of Human Genetic Information: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas Within the Patent Office and Biotechnology’s Clash with the Public Good, 6 U. St. Thomas L.J. 486 (2009)), and received a Dean’s Award for Negotiations.
After graduating law school, Eric moved to Phoenix, Arizona and began his legal career at Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C., where he practiced consumer class action litigation for over seven years. During his time in Phoenix, Eric also defended architects, engineers, and other design professionals, businesses, and individuals in civil litigation. Eric has represented commercial landlords in purchase and sales agreements and unique landlord-tenant disputes. Eric represents clients that have been discriminated against, sexually abused and harassed in the work place, clients that have suffered severe physical injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, and individuals in premise liability matters.
In 2017, Eric decided to join a friend and former colleague from Bonnett-Fairbourn, Todd Carpenter, at Carlson Lynch in San Diego, California. Eric continues to represent plaintiffs in a wide-range of matters but his primary focus is consumer class action litigation. Eric has represented numerous clients in both state and federal courts throughout the country.