Kevin J. Wetherille

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Shakopee, MN

Jaspers Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A.
 | 206 Scott St, Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 952-314-1621
Fax: 952-445-0812
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kevin J. Wetherille is a shareholder at Jaspers Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A., in Shakopee, Minnesota. Mr. Wetherille represents clients in the areas of family law, probate law and civil litigation and practices in transactional areas including estate planning and real estate. He serves clients in Scott County and throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

    Mr. Wetherille has over 15 years of experience and provides committed legal representation to his clients. Over the course of his career, he has litigated many complex cases at the trial and appellate levels and has substantial experience in civil, criminal and family court.

    In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Wetherille is greatly involved in his legal and professional communities. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and has also participated in the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Minnesota Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He has presented lectures at several estate planning conferences and professional events.  

    Mr. Wetherille has served as director of the Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee Dollars for Scholars and the Saints Foundation. He belongs to the Shakopee School District Human Services Academy industry council, the Greater MSP Partner Advisory Council and the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee.

    Mr. Wetherille received a bachelor’s degree in history from Carleton College. He earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. He is qualified to appear before all Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Tribal Court.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 20%Civil Litigation
    • 20%Family Law
    • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 20%General Litigation
    • 20%Real Estate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Will Contests, Litigation, Restraining Order, Condominiums & Cooperatives

    Selections

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    Rising Stars: 2017

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    About Kevin Wetherille

    Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jmwlaw.com/About/Kevin-J-Wetherille.shtml

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to Practice before the Shakopee Mdewakanton (Sioux) Tribal Court

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2005
    • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Tribal Court, 2006
    • Minnesota, 2003
    • Member of Children's Justice Initiative Team-Scott County, 2015

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Director:  Shakopee Dollars for Scholars, 2014
    • Director, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
    • Member, ad hoc Shakopee Business Leaders Group, 2015
    • Served as volunteer youth basketball coach with Shakopee Boys Basketball Association. , 2016
    • Served as co-chair for political campaign for Minnesota House candidate Brad Tabke., 2018
    • Director, Scott County Historical Society President, Scott County Historical Society 2014-2015, 2012
    • Member, Shakopee Economic Development Advisory Commission, 2011
    • Shakopee Public Schools-Human Resources Academy Advisory Council, 2016
    • Elected President of Shakopee Dollars for Scholars non-profit scholarship organization., 2018
    • Director, Saints Healthcare Funds, 2013
    • Chairman of the Board, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, 2010
    • Greater MSP-Partner Advisory Council, 2016
    • Served as volunteer youth basketball coach with Shakopee Girls Basketball Association., 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Invited to speak as a guest panelist to team of inside sales staff to help them understand what attorneys are looking for in their research library.  , Guest Panelist, "Meet the Customer", Thomsen West, Marketing Legal Research Tools To Attorneys., 2004

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Rasmussen v. R & N Dvorak, Inc., 2008 WL 1868314 (Minn.App. 2008)
    • Zander v. Zander, 720 N.W.2d 360 (Minn.App. 2006)
    • In re Commitment of Benson, 2008 WL 4850153 (Minn.App. 2008)
    • In re Commitment of Rud, 2011 WL 2119411 (Minn.App. 2011)
    • Shepherd v. Stade, 2008 WL 2246259 (Minn.App. 2008)
    • In re Civil Commitment of Cermak, 2009 WL 3736196 (Minn.App. 2009)
    • State v. Baumann, 759 N.W.2d 237 (Minn.App. 2009)
    • In re Civil Commitment of Comeau, 2008 WL 5336104 (Minn.App. 2008)
    • Bjerke v. Johnson, 727 N.W.2d 183 (Minn. 2007)
    • Bartman v. City of Worthington, 2011 WL 1642626 (Minn.App. 2011)
    • Successfully represented corporate client in lawsuit against telecommunications company for improper billing., 2018
    • Successfully petitioned district court to reinstate client's firearm rights., 2018
    • Trial verdict in favor of client in adverse possession case., 2018
    • Trial victory for grandparents seeking custody of grandchild. , 2018
    • Successfully defended client in motion to modify custody., 2018
    • Represented client in successful defense of civil commitment case., 2018
    • Trial victory for client in defeating Harassment Restraining Order. , 2018

    Transactions:

    • Assisted multiple property owners in negotiating and drafting complex cellular telephone lease agreements., 2015
    • Represented client in 7 figure personal injury case., 2018
    • Represented family farm entity in large real estate sale to national developer., 2018
    • Assisted local sports association amend bylaws., 2018
    • Represent clients in estate and tax planning matters.
    • Served as defense expert witness in legal malpractice case., 2017
    • Won client a trial victory in adverse possession case., 2018
    • Assisted local non-profit scholarship organization re-write and amend corporate bylaws., 2018
    • Represented client in multi-million dollar land sale., 2015
    • Represented multiple sellers of family farm lend in sale to developers for commercial and residential development., 2016
    • Led team of pro-bono attorneys in representation of class of plaintiffs challenging actions of county historical society., 2018
    • Represented corporate client in negotiating entertainment venue use contract., 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Successfully represented victim of sexual abuse in watershed Minnesota case on civil liability of third parties for sexual abuse of a minor in Bjerke v. Johnson, 742 N.W.2d 660., 2007
    • Successfully defeated Petition by State to terminate parental rights of mother of 2 children after contested trial.  Scott County District Court., 2013
    • Chosen by retired judge serving as arbitrator to serve as personal representative in contested probate matter., 2016
    • List of Court of Appeals/Minnesota Supreme Court 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).    
    • Appointed as Receiver by District Court to locate and secure missing property in marital dissolution action.  , 2014
    • Successfully defended clients in a Harassment Restraining Order trial over several days. , 2016
    • Motion to dismiss granted at close of State's case after State's expert changed opinion under cross examination in a sex offender commitment trial; In re the Civil Commitment of Timothy Lee Donovan Olson, Scott County District Court File No. 70-PR-14-2674., 2015
    • Appointed by Scott County District Court as successor Personal Representative in two contested probate matters., 2014
    • Appointed by District Court to serve as advisory counsel to criminal defendant in multi-day felony jury trial. , 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Carleton College, B.A. History, 2000
    • Attorney in good standing on the roster of Minnesota court appointed attorneys approved to represent parents in child protection matters., 2014
    • William Mitchell College of Law-JD, 2003
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    Office Location for Kevin J. Wetherille

    206 Scott St
    Shakopee, MN 55379

    Phone: 952-314-1621

    Fax: 952-445-0812

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