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About me

My mission is to help people protect and share their legacy.  I do this through careful listening, thoughtful advice, research, and implementing solutions.  I draft wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, contracts, articles of incorporations, partnership agreements, etc.  I have a background in law, business, and education.  My interests include social media and competing in triathlons.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
  2. Wills: 25%
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Trusts: 10%
  5. Contracts: 10%



Hourly ($150-200/hour)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shawn Melissa Vogt Sween

    I endorse this lawyer. I have heard Shaun speak several times, have spoken with him directly, and have interacted with him through the bar association. In all respects, I find him to be a knowledgeable, caring, and generous attorney, and I value his contributions to the practice of law and to other attorneys. Thank you Shaun!


    Shawn Sween Agriculture Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jennifer Lynn Urban

    Shaun volunteers as pro bono counsel for a nonprofit for which I sit on the Board of Directors. Shaun goes above and beyond the call of duty with the organization. He is incredibly knowledgable, caring, and patient. Shaun always has a thoughtful idea to add to the mix. I have come to rely on him and would highly recommend him.


    Jennifer Urban Corporate and incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Minneapolis, MN, 55416


MNAuthorized to practice199308/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Toastmaster of the Year - Area 92Toastmasters2008
Distinguished ToastmasterToastmasters2008
Teaching ExcellenceConcord Law School2005
Best Small Law Firm NewsletterLaw & Politics Magazine1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Professor & Assistant Dean of Information ServicesConcord Law School of Kaplan University2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Practice Management and Marketing SectionChairN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Diversity Survey CommitteeFocus Group Co-ChairN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember - Challenges to Practice of Law Task Force2014 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
LawyeristFitness to Practice Law2011
PracticeBlawgLinkedIn in Five Minutes (or less) a Day2011
AALL Legal History & Rare Book SIG NewsletterReview of "The Great Dissents of the 'Lone Dissenter:'"2010
Law Library JournalReview of Copyright Law and the Distance Education Classroom2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small FirmsSocial Media: Practical Tips and Ethical Traps When Using LinkedIn, Facebook, and other Social Media in Your Law Practice2015
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual WebinarSocial Media: Practical Tips & Ethical Traps for Using LinkedIn, Facebook & Social Media in Your Law Practice2015
Igniting Law TeachingPrepare Law Students for the 21st Century2015
CLEBeing Efficient, Effective, and Ethical on Social Media2015
WebinarFuture of Law: Challenges and Opportunities2013
Practice Management & Marketing SectionEngaging Your Network on Linkedin2011
Innovating Like Your Firm’s Future Depends on It — And It Does!Law Firm Innovation2011
Minnesota State Bar AssociationAn Endangered Species: The General Practice Attorney2010