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Paul Frederick Shoemaker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomington, MN

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Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    High conflict divorces, high-asset divorces, post-decree modifications, child support modifications, prenuptial agreement counseling and drafting

    37 years

  2. Litigation
    Business, Commercial, Creditor litigation, Civil litigation and appeals

    37 years

  3. General practice
    Business and corporate formation issues, Wills and Trusts, estate planning and probate, real estate, intellectual property matters

    37 years

Paul F. Shoemaker was born in Winner, South Dakota in 1957. He received his baccalaureate decree from the University of North Dakota College of Business Administration, Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1984, graduating magna cum laude. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1986. He was nominated by his law school professors for selection as a national member of The Order of Barristers in 1986 and received an American Jurisprudence Book Award in Conflicts of Law. He served as a Staff Editor of the North Dakota Law Review during 1985 and 1986, as President of the Bruce Van Sickle chapter of Delta Theta Phi in 1984-85, and as Student Director of Central Legal Research, University of North Dakota School of Law in 1985-86.


He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Minnesota and the Federal District Court of Minnesota in 1986. He was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Claims in 1994, and the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1999. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the Tribal Court of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Shakopee, Minnesota.  Mr. Shoemaker was selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer in 1999 and 2000. 


Mr. Shoemaker's present practice includes representation of individuals, partnerships and corporations in a variety of state and federal civil litigation matters, including contested divorce and post-decree matters, probate proceedings, and commercial, personal injury and business litigation claims. In addition, he provides estate planning services, including preparation of complex wills and trusts and devotes substantial time counseling partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations related to the formation, operation, and management of the entity, intellectual property issues, and sale or purchase of business assets and stock. 


He has served as past Co-Chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association's Community Relations Committee and is a past author/contributor and issue editor of The Hennepin Lawyer.

Licensed for 36 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1986
Updated 01/23/2023

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

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Shoemaker & Shoemaker PLC
5270 W.84th Street.
Suite. 410
Bloomington, MN, 55437


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Posted by Christina | May 29, 2014
Thank You Paul!
Thank you Paul for helping me through the most difficult time of my life. Divorce is hard Paul made sure i did not let my emotions take over. He tried to make sure i did not waste money or time on things unneeded. He listened to what i had to say and understood my needs and made sure they happened. It could of dragged out but i started the process in March and came to an agreement already..i would recommend Paul. an Attorney that truly cared! THANK YOU!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2009
Amazing. Straight and to the point, didnt waste my time and money. Very much concerned about his customers well being. I hope I never need to use Paul's services again but if I do I know who to call! I would recommend Paul to everyone I know.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2009
Kept Me Focused
Paul was great to work with. He really took the time to discuss my options and above all keep me focused on moving forward. It wasn't the end of the world which getting a DUI can feel like. Very professional and great attitude. Above all I took responsibility for what I did and realized I wasn't a loser just a person who ran out of luck and needed to get my life back on track and focused!
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Shoemaker & Shoemaker PLC
  • 2005 - Present


  • Univesity of North Dakota School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1986
  • University of North Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • In re the Custody of: K.A.R. and G.R.R., Terri Jeane Sherman vs. Tonya Jeane Hill
  • Trial court award of custody was reversed.
  • Neilson and Neilson
  • Successful enforcement of foreign custody order

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • B-V rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1999
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  • Hennepin Lawyer
  • A Short Guide to Practice Before Referees in Hennepin County
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Paul
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul Shoemaker for over 25 years. I have referred numerous family law cases to Mr. Shoemaker over that time period and have always heard excellent comments from the clients as to his representation in those matters. Recently, I was co-counsel with Mr. Shoemaker on a complex commercial litigation case that went to a 2 week jury trial that resulted in a very favorable jury verdict for our client. During the 1.5 years we were in litigation on this case, along with the 2 week jury trial, I personally witnessed Mr. Shoemaker's litigation and trial skills. Without a doubt, his trial and litigation skills are second to none. He is always prepared, very thorough, detailed, and confident in his skills. If you are looking for an excellent trial attorney, Mr. Shoemaker is the attorney for you."
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Bloomington Divorce and separation Lawyer Paul Frederick Shoemaker
Paul Frederick Shoemaker
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bloomington, MN
Licensed for 36 years
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