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Charles R Shreffler Jr.

Litigation Attorney at West St. Paul, MN

5.0   9 reviews

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business

    30 years

  2. Estate planning

    30 years

  3. Litigation
    Experienced in trials, arbitrations and appeals, representing businesses and individuals on a wide range of legal issues, including litigation of contract breaches, trade secrets and non-competition matters, employment disputes, construction claims, and commercial collections.

    36 years, 80 cases

  4. Elder law

    6 years

  5. Probate

    10 years

Over 30 years experience in commercial and business litigation. Have litigated a wide range of commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, non-competition and trade secrets, construction contracts, bankruptcy adversary defense, First amendment and pro-life cases. I also serve as legal counsel to a number of closely held businesses in fields such as construction, medical devices and servics and non-profit administration.

Licensed for 35 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/23/2023

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

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Shreffler Law, Ltd.
West St. Paul, MN, 55118


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil case
Chuck is very knowledgeable about the nature of my case. He has worked well with all other lawyers involved.
Posted by Jim | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Charles Shreffler
Chuck was wonderful. He was able to respond to legal request on very short notice, was fully available immediately, and did an excellent job of assisting with matters related to a complicated Estate Probate settlement. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
extremely effective in the courtroom
Not all litigators are great in the courtroom. We all see how thoroughly attorneys prepare for trial. And Chuck was very thorough in his preparation for trial. What stood out for me was Chuck's ability to artfully maneuver and then to sense the right moment to strike and destroy on cross examination. I was impressed. That is what I think you would want in an attorney. I was very satisfied with Chuck's "performance" and our subsequent victory in court. I think you want that more than anything else. I recommend Chuck to anyone.
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Posted by Robert | October 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great work
Chuck did our will and some other estate planning. He was super easy to work with, flexible timing and did great work.
Posted by Richard Scherber | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charles has been an excellent attorney for us. He was always trustful, professional and helpful. Our case involved a complicated fraud but Charles did the needed research and we felt we were vindicated.
Posted by David | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale of Business
Chuck: Helped me through me through the process of reviewing the legal sale documents of my business. Having him was a great help on making sure I understood the conditions of the sale.
Posted by Taylor | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I hired Chuck to work on my custody case and he is a great Attorney! He is very pleasant to work with. Very organized and on top of everything. If I had questions, he was always able to answer them! I felt comfortable with Chuck and will work with him in the future when needed!
Posted by Mike | September 18, 2014
Managing Partner - Coldwell Banker Commercial
Provided excellent preparation of Complaint and related facts along with the follow up Discovery and Documentation Requests. Chuck has a sound grasp and knowledge of how business related matters intertwine with the legal complexities. He not only drafts a sound Complaint, Summary Judgment Response Memo but also presented the same at a recent Summary Judgment Hearing with clear and convincing articulation.
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Posted by John | September 12, 2014
Strong recommendation for Charles R, Shreffler, Jr.
I have been and am a client of Charles Shreffler. He has and is representing me in cases of dispute with former companies. I am completely satisfied with the way he represents me.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Kardia Health Systems, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Paul A. Magnuson
  • U.S. District Court
  • 1987 - 1989


  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2001
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1999
  • Super Lawyers
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Charles
Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is an excellent and seasoned litigator. I regularly refer clients to him for litigation advice and assistance."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Friend
"I enthusiastically endorse Chuck. In the years that I have known Chuck, he has always been dependable, trustworthy, and professional. I would highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent and trustworthy litigator. If I have a question regarding litigation, I call him and he always knows the answer. I consider him a true expert in this area."
Estate planning