David J. Carrier


(952) 224-9754

David's Assistant
Jeanette Taylor

David Carrier practices in the areas of employment litigation and general and commercial litigation, including contract and business disputes. He also advises clients in matters of employment law.

Prior to joining FMJ, David was an attorney at a litigation boutique in Minneapolis with a national complex class action practice. He litigated cases dealing with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, insurance, medical records laws, and COBRA. During law school, David served as Judicial Extern to Judge Michelle Larkin of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and extern in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. He also tried felony criminal cases as a law clerk in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

University of St. Thomas School of Law (JD, 2012)
Luther College (BA, 2009)

State Bar Admissions:
State of Minnesota (2012)

Federal Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2013)
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York (2014)

Published Writings:
Chapter Co-Author: “Financial & Criminal Background Checks” in Job Applicant Screening Practice Guide, Minnesota CLE Deskbook (2014)

Community Involvement:
Adjunct Instructor of Appellate Advocacy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

Practice Philosophy:
“I understand that no two clients have the same needs, and for each client, no two cases present the same challenges. I take every opportunity to learn about my client’s vision for a case, and then I work with them to develop and manage expectations. After establishing this communication and mutual understanding, I focus all my efforts on obtaining the best result possible for my client.”

The Rest of the Story:
David grew up in Maine and later Waconia, Minnesota. A former collegiate golfer, David still enjoys a round when possible, despite usually playing like a shell of his former self. David is an avid tea drinker and soccer fan, through which he became a diehard supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, and together they are subscribers of the Guthrie Theater, purchase far too many books, and attempt to see as many classic films being played on Twin Cities big screens as possible.