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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.


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 25%
    29 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    29 years
  3. Family: 25%
    29 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    29 years



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Michael Kenneth Hoverson

    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.


    Michael Hoverson Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Shoemaker & Shoemaker PLC

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


MNAuthorized to practice198608/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
B-V ratedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2000
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerShoemaker & Shoemaker PLC2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Custody of: K.A.R. and G.R.R., Terri Jeane Sherman vs. Tonya Jeane HillTrial court award of custody was reversed.
Neilson and NeilsonSuccessful enforcement of foreign custody order
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hennepin LawyerA Short Guide to Practice Before Referees in Hennepin County1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of North DakotaMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1984