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Kevin J. Wetherille

Kevin J. Wetherille

Shareholder
Location:
Shakopee, Minnesota
Phone:
952-445-2817
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952-445-0812
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Kevin Wetherille grew up in Shakopee, graduating from Shakopee Senior High School in 1996. Following high school, Kevin attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where he majored in History, with a particular focus on United States and Native American history. After obtaining a B.A. degree from Carleton in 2000, Kevin attended William Mitchell College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2003.   

Kevin began working with Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg during law school as a Law Clerk. After spending over 2 years clerking with Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg, the firm hired Kevin as an associate following his admission to the bar in 2003. Kevin was named a shareholder in Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg in 2007.  Kevin became the firm CEO/Managing Partner in 2014. Currently, Kevin resides in Shakopee, Minnesota with his wife and their three children.

A significant portion of Kevin's practice is devoted to litigation in the areas of Civil Litigation, Probate Law, Family Law as well as more transactional areas of practice such as Estate Planning and Real Estate. 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2001

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts, Probate (contested/uncontested)
  • Real Estate
  • Business/Corporate
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2005
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Tribal Court, 2006

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: History (Particular Focus on United States & Native American History)

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest panelist, Thomson West "Meet the Customer", panel regarding internet marketing for law firms., Thomson West, December 9, 2004 – Present
  • Numerous local seminars on Estate Planning

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), 2003 - 2008
  • Minnesota Association for Justice (f/k/a Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), 2006 - 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), 2010
  • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
  • Recognized as NorthStar Lawyer by Minnesota Bar Association for pro-bono service, 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg, Law Clerk
  • Leonard, Street & Deinard, Case Clerk, 1997 - 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Served as volunteer youth basketball coach with Shakopee Boys Basketball Association, 2016
  • Shakopee Public Schools-Human Resources Academy Advisory Council, 2016
  • Greater MSP-Partner Advisory Council, 2016
  • Member, ad hoc Shakopee Business Leaders Group, 2015
  • Director: Shakopee Dollars for Scholars, 2014
  • Director, Saints Healthcare Funds, 2013
  • Director, Scott County Historical Society President, Scott County Historical Society 2014-2015, 2012
  • Member, Shakopee Economic Development Advisory Commission, 2011
  • Chairman of the Board, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Director, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
  • Career Exploration Fair, Shakopee High School, 2003

Community Activities

  • 2015-present: Member, ad hoc Shakopee Business Leaders Group
  • 2014-present: Director, Shakopee Dollars for Scholars
  • 2012-present: Director, Scott County Historical Society (President 2014-2016)
  • 2005-2011: Director, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce (Chairman 2010)
  • 2013-present: Director, Saints Healthcare Funds
  • 2011-2016: Member, Shakopee Economic Development Advisory Commission (Chairman 2015)
  • 2014: Member, Shakopee School District Guiding Coalition
  • 2015-2016: Member, ad hoc Shakopee Business Leaders Local Transit Committee
  • 2016-present: Member, Shakopee School District Human Services Academy Industry Council
  • 2017-present: Member, Greater MSP Partner Advisory Council (one of 2 appointees representing Scott County)
  • 2017-present: Member, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee
  • 2016: Volunteer basketball coach with Shakopee Basketball Association
  • 2015-present: Registered adult leader with Boy Scouts of America

Appellate Cases

  • Bjerke v. Johnson, 727 N.W.2d 183 (Minn. 2007)
  • Bartman v. City of Worthington, 2011 WL 1642626 (Minn.App. 2011)
  • Shepherd v. Stade, 2008 WL 2246259 (Minn.App. 2008)
  • In re Civil Commitment of Comeau, 2008 WL 5336104 (Minn.App. 2008)
  • State v. Baumann, 759 N.W.2d 237 (Minn.App. 2009)
  • In re Civil Commitment of Cermak, 2009 WL 3736196 (Minn.App. 2009)
  • In re Commitment of Rud, 2011 WL 2119411 (Minn.App. 2011)
  • In re Commitment of Benson, 2008 WL 4850153 (Minn.App. 2008)
  • Zander v. Zander, 720 N.W.2d 360 (Minn.App. 2006)
  • Rasmussen v. R & N Dvorak, Inc., 2008 WL 1868314 (Minn.App. 2008)

Notable Experience

  • Practiced in a general practice law firm since 2003. Approximately 30% of practice is family law (dissolution, asset/debt division, custody/paternity, child protection, child support, order for protection). Remaining practice areas include contested and uncontested probate matters (both as counsel and as court-appointed personal representative) – 15%; general civil litigation – 15%; juvenile/adult criminal defense – 5%; real estate – 15%; corporate/business – 15%; and miscellaneous other – 5%.
  • Extensive civil and family court trial experience. Criminal jury trial experience.
  • Served as counsel for personal representative or as personal representative in numerous probate matters since approximately 2005.
  • Trial and Appellate experience in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribal Court in family court and probate court matters.
  • Appointed by First Judicial District Court Judges to serve as neutral third-party personal representative or receiver in multiple cases.
  • Majority of practice is before the Minnesota First Judicial District, particularly Scott, Dakota and Carver counties. Has appeared before courts in all metro area counties as well multiple rural counties in Minnesota.
  • Selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List.
  • Recognized as North Star Lawyer for 2015 for pro-bono service.

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