Imran is a shareholder with Eckberg Lammers and the Senior Director of Training, Consulting and Investigation Services. As a career long trial lawyer, he also focuses his practice on Complex Litigation, Personal Injury, and Municipal Prosecution.
Imran has been a trial attorney in the public sector for over 17 years. His extensive experience is recognized both in the courtroom and the community. Working extensively with victims of crime has provided Imran with the passion needed to succeed in the courtroom. He has handled some of the most complex cases, including homicide, rape, domestic violence, narcotics related and burglary cases.
In 2014, he spearheaded the East Metro Human Trafficking Taskforce – one of the first trafficking task forces in the state of Minnesota. For the last five years, Imran has prosecuted national and international sex trafficking rings, trained and presented thousands of officers and prosecutors, helped draft legislation and testified for stiffer penalties for sex trafficking offenders.
Imran has spent much of his career engaging those employed within the criminal justice profession. From training new judges in the State of Minnesota at the University of Minnesota law school, to teaching law students at the Mitchell Hamline Law School, Imran enjoys engaging individuals as they chart their career path. Through this he has had the opportunity to train many law enforcement professionals and prosecutors nationally. As the Director of Law Enforcement Education and Training program he empowers participants in serving their communities with honor and integrity while being equipped with the appropriate tools in decision making.
Imran is nationally and locally recognized for his work, receiving Minnesota Attorney of the Year in both 2020 and 2016. He has also received other accolades within the state and area communities.
In his spare time, Imran enjoys spending time outdoors and with family, including his two dogs, Keith and Dustin. He is also a small business owner of, SotaPop, a small online retailer providing Minnesota inspired products.
Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Boise University, Boise, Idaho
Minnesota State Bar Association
– Member, Criminal Law Section
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
– Adjunct Professor
University of Minnesota, Instructor for New Minnesota State Court Judges
New Start for Former Prosecutor
Minnesota Lawyer sat down with Imran Ali, Pam Whitmore, and Tom Weidner to discuss Imran’s new role with the firm and the addition of the Training & Consulting Services.
Discussing No Knock Warrants – The policy, the law, and alternatives
Minnesota State Bar Association, March 8, 2022
Northfield Police Department, September 20, 2021
Tanzania Human Trafficking Training
Lawyers Without Borders, September 23, 2021
Court and Trial Prep – Testimony
The Minnesota County Attorney Association, September 24, 2021
Evidence Based Prosecution
Minnesota Jail Conference, February 12, 2020
Sex Trafficking in Your Backyard
National DA Association, March 23, 2021
Safe Harbor for All
Minnesota BCA, January 21, 2020