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Jason Matthew Shinn

Employment and labor Attorney at Keego Harbor, MI

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Jason M. Shinn

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 21 years
    Ohio - OH 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    I provide employers and employees advice in addressing employment law issues under Michigan and Federal Law, including compliance with such laws. I also routinely assist in conducting workplace investigations. Additionally, I provide a full range of employment-related operational counseling, including drafting policies and noncompete agreements.

    24 years, 180 cases

  2. Business
    My law practice focuses on providing solutions to issues that entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established companies commonly face, from selecting the right business structure, conducting e-commerce and business over the Internet, structuring key employment, consulting, and vendor agreements, strategies for securing and protecting intellectual property, and counseling on joint ventures, including those with service-disabled veterans and minority businesses.

    24 years, 150 cases

  3. Internet
    I routinely collaborate with clients to address specific statutes and regulations only applicable to the Internet, drafting electronic contracts, appropriate terms of use, disclaimers, website design issues, Internet tax issues, complying with state and federal privacy regulations, and securing and protecting intellectual property.

    24 years

  4. Intellectual property
    Intellectual property (IP) is increasingly a critical and valuable portion of a company's assets. Businesses and individuals must protect that value to effectively compete in the market place. I help clients protect their competitive edge by protecting their IP in the areas of trademark, copyright and trade secrets.

    18 years

I'm an attorney focused on working with business organizations and entrepreneurs to protect and grow their businesses. I have significant business and legal experience with issues that these clients commonly face, including compliance with employment law, business entity formation, conducting e-commerce and business over the Internet, structuring key employment, consulting, and vendor agreements, and acquiring or selling business assets, as well conducting the appropriate due dilligence and drafting and structuring these transactions.


Additionally, I've tried these issues before judges and juries in state and federal court, as well as represented employers in state and federal employment agencies proceedings. This experience gives my client the unique perspective for anticipating potential problems and risks and then to proactively manage those issues to eliminate or, at least, reduce the chance of getting dragged into litigation. I also write for and publish a leading Michigan focused Employment Law resource focused on issues relavant to employers. 



Shinn Legal, PLC
3080 Orchard Lake Rd.
Suite C
Keego Harbor, MI, 48320


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Posted by Rebecca | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NDA/Noncompete contract
I reached out to multiple lawyers as I was on a time crunch and this was a new type of contract to me. Jason was responsive, informative and willing to work on my limited timeline. Jason reviewed the documents ahead of time and then answered my questions in a candid and realistic way. He also gave me additional things to consider in my decision about employment with this company. I felt prepared to make an informed decision after my time with him.
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Posted by Melody | February 19, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Jason Shinn
We spoke only of generalities regarding my situation though I still learned very useful information. Jason is very knowledgeable and if this goes farther we would most likely consult him further.
Posted by Travis | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unemployment Claim
I hired Jason Shinn after I lost my job. Jason took the time to work with me to understand my situation. He returned phone calls and was available to answer my questions. He also aggressively pursued the matter with my former employer and the Michigan unemployment agency. Jason got me the compensation and results I was looking for and I would recommend anyone who needs an employment attorney to hire Jason Shinn. Sincerely, Travis Parks Supervisor City of Midland, MI
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Posted by Liz | September 4, 2014
Succeeded When Another Failed
Jason took over my case after I had been informed by a previous lawyer, who had been on it for a year, that I did not have a case. My claim was resolved and I received a healthy settlement within 6 months with Jason. During the process he kept me up to date on actions taken, informed of the defendant's responses and what options where available to me. I greatly appreciated the secure Internet application he used which allowed me access to all the documents, and messages. While my case was employment related, I can highly recommend Jason for any case within his field of expertise as I am confident that the skills and care he provided me will transfer to all his clients.
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Posted by Daniel | March 15, 2013
Taking Care of Business!
Jason Shinn is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, assertive, responsive and trustworthy attorney. He was very patient while answering all of my questions and I felt he sincerely had my best interest at heart. He went above and beyond my expectations and I and extremely happy to have worked with him. Jason is a man of his word. He accomplished everything he said was going to do and then some. I highly recommend Jason Shinn.
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Posted by Tom | March 14, 2013
Jason is very knowledgable and expereinced. In addition, he is excellent working with opposing council to reach a settlement.
Posted by Avery | March 13, 2013
Jason did a great job representing our company and was easy to work with.
I hired Jason Shinn to represent my business in a dispute with a former employee. Jason did a great job of putting together a legal strategy specific to our situation and keeping us up to date. I really appreciated his attention to detail.
Posted by Travis | March 12, 2013
Internet and Business Law
Mr. Shinn worked with me in setting up a new business. He took the time to answer my questions about business and internet legal issues and steps I should take to comply with various laws.
Posted by Soilless Creations LLC. William Trevino & Anthony Henderson | July 24, 2011
Professional, Ethical, Honest, Humble, Reasonable in one word Attorney Jason Shinn
We happen to find Jason on the website. We were looking for a lawyer that had knowledge in internet law and e-commerce law and compliance. We had little knowledge of internet law and e-commerce law at that time. Therefore, we were on the quest to find a lawyer who could help our company understand the Internet laws and compliance laws of running an e-commerce website. We sent out many e-mails to many attorneys in regards to our project. Some of them we head back from others we did not. Some sent grossly over priced quotes and others sent grossly under priced quotes. Some did not have the knowledge we were looking for and some had no clue at all. We think the title says it all Jason Shinn has been all of those things and more. He has been Understanding, Patient, Knowledgeable, Sincere, and all at a reasonable cost. Jason had the answers we were looking for and the experience to back it up. We gave him the trust to handle our project and wanted it done in a timely manner. Jason knocked it out of the park. He is one of the best lawyers we have ever met. We have hired many attorneys in the past and none of them can compare to Jason Shinn and Ebusiness There are the best and we would defiantly use their service again and recommend them to who ever is in need of a great attorney. It has been a great experience working with Jason and pleasure to meet him. Good luck to Jason and E-business counsel and Thank you for everything you have done for us so far. We appreciate you and the effort you have provided. Thanks again. Sincerely, Soilless Creations LLC William Trevino & Anthony Henderson
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Posted by Jason | December 7, 2010
E-commerce lawyer review of Jason Shinn
My company worked with Jason on launching an e-commerce business. He did a great job of explaining the law so it was easily understandable and how it related to our business plans. I felt like Jason really tried to understand our goals. All the work we requested was provided ahead of schedule.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Shinn Legal, PLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Retained as E-Discovery Trial Consultant
  • Private
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Retained as E-Discovery Trial Consultant
  • Private
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, PC Attorneys & Counselors At Law
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cooper & Walinski Lpa
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Law Clerk to General Counsel
  • University of Michigan
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gauthier v Volunteers of America, Inc.
  • Client agreed to accept confidential settlement.
  • Davis v Movement Search, L.L.C.
  • Defendant agreed to settlement.
  • Prater v Thayer
  • Defendant agreed to confidential settlement.
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  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Information Technology Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Southeast Michigan's Finest Honoree
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Judicial Conference
  • Pandora’s Electronic Box: Electronic Discovery in Litigation
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Even from his time in law school, Mr Shinn has always proven himself to be the brightest of his peers. His advocacy on behalf of his clients is unrivaled."
Business Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Honest advice, practical answers on AVVO. He is a skilled and concerned advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the privilege of interacting with Mr. Shinn professionally on several occasions. From these experiences, I'm quite confident that he would provide excellent service to any client he represents."
Business Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"An exceptional young lawyer. I worked with Mr. Shinn on a very complex and problematic matter involving the purchase of a troubled company. We both had difficult and headstrong clients. Jason forcefully represented his client's interests while at the same time working hard with me to develop a series of creative solutions that would treat all interests fairly. I endorse him without hesitation."
Internet Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shinn and I practice nearby geographically, but our practices are worlds apart. He practices in areas of law essential to 21st century commerce and is part of the new breed of lawyers necessary to deal with legal problems the rest of us did not even know existed. I would not hesitate to contact Jason if I have a question involving the internet or legal issues involving technology business. I am happy to endorse him and his services. James Frederick"
Internet Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I just finished reading a business answer of Mr. Shinn. In addition to being accurate and analytic, it was customized to the needs of the Avvo asker and contrained very useful links. These are exactly the qualities that any client would be looking for when hiring an attorney. I was really impressed."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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