Derek Chauvin Has Attorney for Appeal 

On October 15, William F. Mohrman, a Minneapolis attorney, filed a notice in the Minnesota Court of Appeals that he shall appear as counsel of record for Chauvin.[1]

Mohrman is a partner in the Minneapolis law firm of Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, P.A. and previously was an associate attorney with the Minneapolis office of Faegre & Benson and a trial attorney with the Minneapolis law firm of Felharber Larson Fenlon & Vogt. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis and was awarded “Attorney of the Year” by the Minnesota Lawyer publication. [2]

Mohrman has a J.D. degree with an Order of the Coif for academic excellence from the University of Colorado Law School and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Colorado and bar admissions in the state and federal courts in that state and Minnesota  as well as the federal court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Now Mohrman will be remedying Chauvin’s various failures to abide by rules regarding his appeal. [3]


[1]  [Notice of Appearance], State v. Chauvin, Minnesota Court of Appeals # A21-1218 (Oct. 15, 2021).

[2]  Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, P.A. 

[3]  Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Chauvin’s Request for Public Defender, (Oct. 8, 2021); Derek Chauvin Faces Roadblocks in Appealing His Conviction and Sentencing for Second-Degree Murder of George Floyd, (Oct. 9, 2021).

Published by


As a retired lawyer and adjunct law professor, Duane W. Krohnke has developed strong interests in U.S. and international law, politics and history. He also is a Christian and an active member of Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. His blog draws from these and other interests. He delights in the writing freedom of blogging that does not follow a preordained logical structure. The ex post facto logical organization of the posts and comments is set forth in the continually being revised “List of Posts and Comments–Topical” in the Pages section on the right side of the blog.

One thought on “Derek Chauvin Has Attorney for Appeal ”

  1. Associated Press: Other Lawsuits Involving Mohrman’s Law Firm

    According to an Associated Press reporter, William f. Mohrman’s law firm has been involved in some controversial litigation.

    “The firm was involved in a lawsuit in Arizona that sought to vacate the 2020 presidential election results, prompting complaints against Morhman and others from the Arizona State Bar. The Arizona Republic reported that the complaints were dismissed after the attorneys moved to withdraw their lawsuit, which claimed, among other things, that some “shadow government” orchestrated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg handed out grant money to direct the actions of elections officials.”

    “Mohrman’s firm is also representing nearly 200 Minnesota health care workers who have sued their employers over COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Last week, a federal judge denied their request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked the mandate from being enforced, according to the court record.”

    Forliti (AP), Derek Chauvin hires lawyer to represent him on appeal StarTribune (Oct. 18, 2021),

Leave a Reply