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Campbell Knutson Attorney David Kendall Successfully Defends Ordinance at U.S. Court of Appeals

Attorney David Kendall of Campbell Knutson, P.A., appeared on behalf of the City of Edina before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in the matter of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. City of Edina. In June of 2020, the City of Edina, Minnesota took a leadership role in combating the youth [...]

By |2023-03-01T08:30:40-06:00March 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson Attorney David Kendall Successfully Defends Ordinance at U.S. Court of Appeals

Campbell Knutson, P.A. Attorneys to Speak at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys 2023 Annual Conference

The Minnesota Association of City Attorneys (MACA) 2023 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439. MACA President and Partner Jared Shepherd will participate in the panel "Treating Code Violators Like Your In-Laws: Embarrassing, yes, but they need tough love." Partner [...]

By |2023-02-07T13:57:47-06:00February 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson, P.A. Attorneys to Speak at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys 2023 Annual Conference

Campbell Knutson Provides 575 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Service in 2022

Since 2021, Campbell Knutson attorneys, law clerks, and assistants have been actively involved in pro bono activities with two programs: Advocates for Human Rights (Advocates), and Just Deeds. Last year, Campbell Knutson lawyers Jared Shepherd, Leah Koch, and Meagan Kelley, as well as legal assistants, provided approximately 175 hours of free legal services to individuals [...]

By |2023-02-03T07:51:00-06:00February 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson Provides 575 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Service in 2022

Jared Shepherd Named Newest Campbell Knutson Partner

Campbell Knutson, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jared Shepherd has been elected to the position of Partner. Since joining the firm, Jared has been responsible for expanding our civil litigation practice, including growing the firm's special counsel litigation practice and defense counsel relationship with the League of Minnestoa Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT). Jared currently [...]

By |2023-01-17T11:51:25-06:00January 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jared Shepherd Named Newest Campbell Knutson Partner

Roger Knutson Honored by Sensible Land Use Coalition

On October 26, 2022, at its 40-year anniversary celebration event, the Sensible Land Use Coalition presented Roger Knutson with the Moe Dorton award. This award recognized Mr. Knutson's diligent, thoughtful, and cooperative spirit, as well as his enduring leadership in land use planning and development. Campbell Knutson, P.A.'s attorneys are honored to carry on Mr. [...]

By |2022-11-15T08:59:09-06:00November 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Roger Knutson Honored by Sensible Land Use Coalition

Campbell Knutson Welcomes Two New Associates

Campbell Knutson is happy to announce the addition of two new Civil Municipal Law Attorneys! Jack Brooksbank previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson. Cole Birkeland recently was sworn in as an attorney and was previously a law clerk at Campbell Knutson. The firm is excited to welcome these two new attorneys as [...]

By |2022-11-02T14:33:58-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson Welcomes Two New Associates

Campbell Knutson P.A. will Co-sponsor the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys Social Hour

The Minnesota Association of City Attorneys (MACA) is hosting a social hour at Mitchell Hamline on November 11, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room. The Social Hour is an opportunity for law students and new lawyers to learn about careers in municipal law. Campbell Knutson is a co-sponsor of this [...]

By |2022-11-02T12:53:39-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson P.A. will Co-sponsor the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys Social Hour

Jared Shepherd to Speak at the University of Minnesota/Advocates for Human Rights’ Asylum Law Conference

Campbell Knutson Attorney Jared Shepherd will be speaking at the Annual Meeting for the Minnesota State Bar Association's Public Law Section on November 18, 2022. Jared will appear on a panel of private attorneys engaged in asylum pro bono work to discuss his experiences representing asylum seekers over the last eight years. The panel is [...]

By |2022-11-02T12:49:44-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jared Shepherd to Speak at the University of Minnesota/Advocates for Human Rights’ Asylum Law Conference

Jared Shepherd to Speak at Minnesota Justice Foundation Panel on Opportunities in Government Work

Campbell Knutson Attorney Jared Shepherd will be a panelist speaking on Opportunities in Government Work, hosted by Minnesota Justice Foundation at Mitchell Hamline Law School on November 2, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

By |2022-11-02T12:45:32-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jared Shepherd to Speak at Minnesota Justice Foundation Panel on Opportunities in Government Work

Jared Shepherd To Speak To MSBA Public Law Section’s Annual Meeting

Campbell Knutson Attorney Jared Shepherd will be speaking at the Annual Meeting for the Minnesota State Bar Association's Public Law Section on May 20, 2022. Jared will appear on a panel of public law attorneys engaged in pro bono work to speak about his experiences working pro bono. The deadline to register for this event [...]

By |2022-05-06T08:41:18-06:00May 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jared Shepherd To Speak To MSBA Public Law Section’s Annual Meeting

Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction

On April 11, 2022, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued its opinion in State v. Edwards, a criminal appeal that addressed the validity of the trial rights waiver and of the underlying restraining order.  Campbell Knutson Attorney Alina Schwartz argued for the State that the appellant’s trial rights waiver was valid and that he was [...]

By |2022-04-14T12:17:57-06:00April 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction

Campbell Knutson Welcomes Cara McDonald

Campbell Knutson is happy to announce the addition of a new prosecutor! Cara McDonald is seasoned in criminal law as she recently was a Public Defender in Carver County. Cara has also completed two judicial clerkships, one in the Ninth Judicial District and another in the First Judicial District. Campbell Knutson is excited to welcome [...]

By |2022-04-05T15:02:14-06:00April 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson Welcomes Cara McDonald

Campbell Knutson Now Prosecuting for Inver Grove Heights

Campbell Knutson P.A., based in Eagan, was recently hired by the City of Inver Grove Heights to serve as their City Prosecutor. The firm has longstanding relationships with communities throughout Dakota County, and is excited about this new partnership.

By |2022-03-17T14:38:58-06:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson Now Prosecuting for Inver Grove Heights

Jared Shepherd Elected as MACA President

At the 2022 Annual City Attorneys Conference, Campbell Knutson Attorney Jared Shepherd was elected to be the next President of the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys (MACA). MACA brings together city attorneys from across the state to discuss legal issues facing Minnesota municipalities, and to offer networking and educational events.

By |2022-02-24T16:19:56-06:00February 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jared Shepherd Elected as MACA President

Minnesota Lawyer Recognizes Just Deeds

Campbell Knutson congratulates Just Deeds and the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys for receiving a 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Award from Minnesota Lawyer, Minnesota’s prominent legal newspaper. Campbell Knutson is a partner organization of Just Deeds and attorney Jared Shepherd is a co-founder of Just Deeds, and an officer of the Minnesota Association of City [...]

By |2021-10-08T09:12:50-06:00October 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minnesota Lawyer Recognizes Just Deeds

The Minnesota Supreme Court Decision in the Second Amendment Case

On August 4, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Hatch, an important ruling addressing constitutionality of the Minnesota carry-to-permit law.  Campbell Knutson Attorney Alina Schwartz wrote an amicus brief for Suburban Hennepin County Prosecutors Association in support of the State’s position, arguing that the law does not violate the Second [...]

By |2021-08-18T12:07:28-06:00August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Minnesota Supreme Court Decision in the Second Amendment Case

Upcoming Event for the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys’ Facing Forward Series

The Minnesota Association of City Attorneys will be hosting 3-part event for their Facing Forward Series to explore systemic racism in the criminal justice system. Campbell Knutson is a contributing sponsor for this event. The first installment will delve into the history of policing, and trauma. The second installment will examine problems in the system, [...]

By |2021-07-12T11:53:07-06:00July 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Event for the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys’ Facing Forward Series

Attorney Meagan Kelley Presents at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys 2021 Legislative Update

On June 17, 2021, Campbell Knutson Attorney Meagan Kelley presented the Criminal Law Update at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys 2021 Legislative Update. The Legislative Update is an annual event where select speakers present and discuss changes to Minnesota law that occurred during the most recent legislative session. Kelley spoke about the changes in [...]

By |2021-06-18T07:05:39-06:00June 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attorney Meagan Kelley Presents at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys 2021 Legislative Update

Campbell Knutson Client City of Edina Joins the Just Deeds Project

On June 1, 2021, the City of Edina City Council voted to participate in the Just Deeds project. Campbell Knutson is a partner organization of Just Deeds. Just Deeds is a project designed to acknowledge systemic racism in housing, specifically through education about discriminatory covenants. Discriminatory covenants were a tool used to segregate the Twin [...]

By |2021-06-17T09:52:15-06:00June 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campbell Knutson Client City of Edina Joins the Just Deeds Project

The Minnesota State Bar Association Public Law Section Awards the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys Executive Committee the 2021 Public Lawyer Diversity Award

On June 11, 2021, the MSBA Public Law Section awarded the 2021 Public Lawyer Diversity Award to the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys (MACA). The Executive Committee includes Campbell Knutson Attorney Jared Shepherd, Maria Cisneros, and Tom Jacobson. MACA, through the Executive Committee, was integral to the formation of Just Deeds. [...]

By |2021-06-17T10:07:25-06:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Minnesota State Bar Association Public Law Section Awards the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys Executive Committee the 2021 Public Lawyer Diversity Award

Attorney Jared Shepherd Recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recently recognized attorney Jared Shepherd as a North Star Lawyer. MSBA gives this designation to lawyers who provide 50 hours of pro bono legal services annually to low-income people at no fee. Shepherd is a volunteer lawyer through the Advocates for Human Rights, and represents persons seeking asylum due [...]

By |2021-06-17T10:06:52-06:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attorney Jared Shepherd Recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer