Hamlin University School of Law, J.D.
University of Minnesota, B.A.
Joe joined Eckberg Lammers in March, 2014 and is an attorney in our Municipal practice area and serves as one of our lead criminal prosecutors. He specializes in criminal prosecution for the Cities of East Bethel, Woodbury, Oak Park Heights and several other suburban and exurban communities. From charges and arraignment to trial, verdict and sentencing, along with contested evidentiary hearings and probation violations, he regularly handles all facets of misdemeanor prosecution for the cities we serve.
Joe’s passion for practicing law stems from his unique ability to find ways to resolve the messiest of situations. Never one to shy away from difficult conversations or contentious litigation, he combines his candid advice and communication style with expert legal strategy to achieve the best possible case results for his municipal clients. He was selected as an “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2013.
Joe lives with his wife in St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood and is quite active in the community. He is a coach for the Hamline University School of Law Moot Court, a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and a volunteer with Reach For Resources, Inc.; an organization dedicated to providing cognitively disabled teens and young adults with financial support, employment and pathways to independent living.
A true sports enthusiast, Joe enjoys playing handball, hockey and softball. He’s also a season ticket holder for both the Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey team and the Minnesota Twins. On the flip side, Joe is a voracious reader and avid music fan.
Minnesota State Bar Association
– Secretary - Criminal Law Section
– Former Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer
Guardians Ad Litem – 10th Judicial District of Minnesota
– General Counsel
DWI Task Force
Name: Joe Van Thomme
Law Firm: Eckberg Lammers
Address: 1809 Northwestern Avenue Stillwater, MN 55082
Website URL: https://eckberglammers.com/our-team/van-thomme-joe