Making a Difference in the Lives of our Clients

Successful defense of those accused of crimes from fraud to murder

Defending You Against Every Kind of Civil Claim

Our insurance defense practice group helps clients who have been sued for car accidents, slip-and-falls, assaults, premises liability, defamation, abuse, and a myriad of other issues.

Significant recoveries for victims of police or government misconduct

Proudly Representing Daycare Providers

We have successfully represented dozens of childcare providers, and we have the experience to handle your case at any level from administrative and licensing proceedings to liability actions.

Defending Contractors from Bolts to Nuts

Goetz & Eckland represents general contractors, developers, and subcontractors of every trade in litigation, as well as contract creation and review.

Standing Up for Accused College Students

SERVICES

Our specialization

Goetz & Eckland is a full-service litigation firm, with lawyers who specialize in civil and criminal cases, from both the plaintiff side and the defense side. We look forward to speaking with you to learn how we can best serve your needs.
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TEAM

Our lawyers

We are doing every day what we set out to do— make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. We work closely with our clients to make sure we understand how we can best help them. We are practical lawyers who heavily invest ourselves in the outcome of our clients' cases.

Our Philosophy

In everything we do, we have a simple goal: Make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. To best help our clients, we must first know our clients. That's why on every single case we work closely with our client to make sure we understand how we can best help. We are practical lawyers who heavily invest ourselves in the outcome of our clients' cases.

We recognize that not every problem has the same solution. Some solutions require hard-nosed litigation, while other solutions require diplomacy to negotiate a compromise. Whatever the approach, our attorneys dedicate themselves to practicing with unwavering professionalism and integrity.

We look forward to speaking with you to learn how we can best serve your needs.

In the Press

Convicted murderer Mahdi Hassan Ali is expected to receive a sentence of life in prison without parole Monday morning in Hennepin County District Court, after being found guilty of killing three men at the Seward Market in Minneapolis during a failed robbery attempt in 2010.

But Ali's defense attorney, Fred Goetz, is still fighting for him.

Read the MPRnews article

“My advice to others is to do what feels comfortable for you, but don’t be afraid to share ...”

For Deborah Eckland, 26-year civil litigator and co-founder of Goetz & Eckland P.A., her courtroom credo is to “always tell the truth.” According to Eckland, “If you ever lose credibility with the jury, you’re done.”

Read the Attorney at Law Magazine Minnesota article