Kevin J. Wetherille

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

Shareholder and CEO of General Practice law firm in Shakopee, Minnesota.  Over 10 years experience in family law, civil litigation, estate planning, probate, complex estate litigation, complex family law cases involving small businesses, civil commitment defense, harassment restraining orders, real estate transactions, real estate litigation, and others.  

I grew up in Shakopee, Minnesota, and returned to this area to join Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg, P.A. in 2002 as a law clerk.  Eventually, I joined as an associate and am now the managing officer of the firm.  Our firm goal is to be a comprehensive resource for the legal needs facing everyone in our surrounding communities.  We aim to be our client's "One Stop Shop" for legal services.  Our experience helps us see the big picture and advise client about collateral issues that may not be central to the current matter.  We excel at seeing all of the angles for our clients.  

About Kevin Wetherille

Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://jmwlaw.com/?page_id=761

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Children's Justice Initiative Team-Scott County, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served as co-chair for political campaign for Minnesota House candidate Brad Tabke., 2018
  • Elected President of Shakopee Dollars for Scholars non-profit scholarship organization., 2018
  • Served as volunteer youth basketball coach with Shakopee Girls Basketball Association., 2017
  • 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

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:

  • Successfully defended client in motion to modify custody., 2018
  • Trial victory for client in defeating Harassment Restraining Order. , 2018
  • Successfully petitioned district court to reinstate client's firearm rights., 2018
  • Trial victory for grandparents seeking custody of grandchild. , 2018
  • Represented client in successful defense of civil commitment case., 2018
  • Successfully represented corporate client in lawsuit against telecommunications company for improper billing., 2018
  • Trial verdict in favor of client in adverse possession case., 2018

Transactions:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Appointed by District Court to serve as advisory counsel to criminal defendant in multi-day felony jury trial. , 2017
  • Succesfully defended clients in a Harassment Restraining Order trial over several days. , 2016
  • Chosen by retired judge serving as arbitrator to serve as personal representative in contested probate matter., 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 as Receiver by District Court to locate and secure missing property in marital dissolution action.  , 2014
  • Appointed by Scott County District Court as successor Personal Representative in two contested probate matters., 2014
  • Successfully defeated Petition by State to terminate parental rights of mother of 2 children after contested trial.  Scott County District Court., 2013
  • 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
  • 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).    

Educational Background:

  • 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
  • Carleton College, B.A. History, 2000
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Office Location for Kevin J. Wetherille

206 Scott St
Shakopee, MN 55379

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Last Updated: 1/4/2019

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