Jared Shepherd practices in the areas of municipal government, and general civil litigation. His municipal practice focuses on litigation and advice on day-to-day municipal operations, including land use planning, zoning, code drafting and enforcement, contracts, and constitutional issues and civil rights claims.
Jared has extensive litigation experience, which includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, in a variety of civil matters, including personal injury, civil rights, and commercial litigation. Jared is able to counsel clients through every step of the litigation process, from initial claims investigation, through discovery and depositions, to settlement or through trial or appellate advocacy.
Jared has an active pro bono practice, including representation of individuals seeking asylum in the United States. Since 2016, he has been recognized annually by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer, for providing more than 50 hours of pro bono service to low-income individuals. In 2019, Jared received a commendation from Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gildea for his pro bono work. In 2020, the Hennepin County Bar Association recognized him for completing the Centennial Challenge, for providing 100 or more hours of pro bono service between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Jared is a board member of the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys. He has been interviewed on legal issues in local and national media, including radio, television, and online publications, such as Mother Jones. He has presented on municipal law topics at Continuing Legal Education seminars.