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Lida Bannink


Areas of Practice

Strong businesses are the building blocks of strong communities. Businesses give identity to communities and link them in a web of economic and social relationships that benefit all community members. As an attorney, I partner with businesses and municipalities to ensure that their day-to-day operations run smoothly which in turn allows them to focus on growth and keeping our communities strong and vibrant.

Lida Bannink is a shareholder with Eckberg Lammers and the lead attorney in our Labor & Employment as well as a litigator in our business and individual law groups. She places a special emphasis on counseling employers, both businesses and municipalities, on how to manage the complex web of laws and regulations to support their entities' human resource needs. When called upon to litigate, she is a strong advocate in the courtroom. She focuses in the following areas:


  • Employee performance issues
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Separation/termination agreements
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Noncompete/confidentiality agreements
  • Wage & overtime/medical leave
  • Whistleblowing & retaliation
  • Employment handbooks
  • Collective bargaining

Lida is actively involved in bettering the community both professionally, such as her involvement in the St. Croix Valley Employers' Association, and personally through various volunteer events and charitable giving opportunities. She was raised on her family's rural farm in Clear Lake, Wisconsin and now resides in Western Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters. She has a passion for the outdoors and helping others in need.

Minnesota State Bar Association

Attorney Lida Bannink has been appointed Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Labor and Employment Law Section for 2020-2021.

The Labor and Employment section is one of the largest groups in the MSBA, with over 650 members. Read Press Release

Contact LIDA Today.

Call 651-351-2116 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment


  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court
    Western District of Wisconsin
    Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    Seventh Circuit


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    – J.D.
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
    – B.A., summa cum laude


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    – Council, Labor and Employment section
    – Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    – Member
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
    – Member


  • St. Croix Valley Employers Association
    – Member
    – Programming Committee Member
  • New Richmond Chamber of Commerce
    – Member
  • Hudson Chamber of Commerce
    – Member
  • Greater Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce
    – Member

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