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Shane C. Perry

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Defense of Healthcare Providers Before Licensing Boards


Shane Perry is a trial attorney with extensive, broad experience representing clients before trial courts, appellate courts and other tribunals (e.g. tribal court, licensing boards, office of administrative hearings). He has represented physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals before licensing boards as well as negotiated terms of healthcare professionals' severance from professional partnerships. He has represented clients in tribal court, administrative proceedings, among others. He has helped business owners and their spouses in divorces, prepared prenuptial agreements in anticipation of marriage, negotiated and litigated contract disputes. He has helped loved ones in wrongful death suits, people who suffered disabling injuries, as well as people injured from defective products and due to medical malpractice, among other injuries. He has defended people charged with embezzlement, assault, manufacture and sell of controlled substances, prohibited possession of firearms, impaired driving, and related civil suits including civil forfeitures and revocation of driver's licenses.

Some notable Family Law matters that involved family businesses:

  • Family court-involving closely held professional business generating millions of dollars in annual revenue - complex business valuation.
  • Family court - involving sole proprietorship, U.S. and international property valued in excess of $7Mil. claims of concealment of wealth, dissipation of marital assets, forensic accounting, international and U.S. tax issues.
  • Family court-sole proprietorship and property generating income and claims of dissipation of marital assets, U.S. and international property and complex accounting issues.
  • Family court-marital dissolution involving sole proprietorship and homestead.
  • Family court-involving multiple business entities and property.
  • Prenuptial agreement involving professional athlete - income and property values multi-millions of dollars.
  • Prenuptial agreement involving closely held businesses - income and property.
  • Custody disputes-allegations of domestic abuse.
  • Custody disputes-grandparent parenting rights.

Some notable criminal prosecutions and outcomes:

  • Strangulation - acquitted after trial.
  • Violent assault - acquitted after trial.
  • Terroristic threats - acquitted after trial.
  • Manufacture methamphetamine - acquitted after trial.
  • Violent felonious criminal assault and drug charges - dismissed prior to trial.
  • Unauthorized possession of firearms, drug charges - dismissed prior to trial.
  • Possession of controlled substances - dismissed prior to trial.
  • Possession of controlled substance - dismissed prior to trial.
  • Violation of Order for Protection - dismissed prior to trial.
  • Embezzlement $350,000 - resolved restitution $100,000 and home detention with work release.
  • Multiple counts of assault with deadly weapon - resolved 90 days home detention.
  • Violent assault, robbery - resolved 90 days in jail.
  • Multiple counts assault, criminal sexual conduct, burglary-resolved 90 days jail.
  • Driving while intoxicated-breath test suppressed, case dismissed prior to trial.
  • Driving while intoxicated - breath test suppressed, agreement to plea to petty misdemeanor (no criminal conviction).
  • Implied Consent-revocation of privilege to drive-test suppressed, order revoking driver's license rescinded.

Representing Professionals Before Boards:

  • Representation of orthopedic surgeon before Board of Medical Practice
  • Representation of physician before Board of Medical Practice
  • Representation of pharmacist before Board of Pharmacy
  • Representation of Nurse before Board of Nursing


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1990
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, pro hac vice, 2010
  • North Dakota, 2000

Current Employment Position

  • Partner