Shawn is a partner at Larson · King, and focuses his practice on business litigation, product liability, class actions, antitrust and unfair competition. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America yearly since 2010, and has been named among the Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2004.
Shawn has tried cases to verdict in state, federal and administrative courts and has argued cases before numerous appellate courts. He has been appointed by numerous courts to serve as lead counsel in multi-district and class action litigation. Shawn is a Fellow of the Litigation Council of America, an invitation-only group of experienced trial lawyers, and he was also selected to The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, an invitation-only group limited to the top 100 lawyers practicing in offensive litigation in each state.
Having represented both corporations and individuals in civil lawsuits, Shawn understands how to prepare cases for a successful outcome, including trial. His trial experience includes cases involving malpractice, product liability, personal injury and business claims. He served on the Board of Directors of the USLAW Network, an international network of more than 6,000 attorneys. He has also served as Chair of USLAW’s Business Litigation and Class Action practice group.
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1990
Ramsey County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Association
Minnesota; Wisconsin; Iowa; North Dakota; Tribal Court of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community; numerous federal courts
Honors & Awards
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 to 2022 (less than two percent of U.S. attorneys); Recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer in 2004 to 2021 (top five percent of Minnesota attorneys); Evans Scholarship recipient
Publications & Seminars
Faculty: “What Every Civil Litigator Should Know About Multi-District Litigation and Class Actions”, Minnesota CLE (2016); Faculty: “Class Action Update”, NASP Executive Forum (2015); Faculty: “Unfair Competition Update”, USLAW Conference (2012); Faculty: “Class Action Update”, DRI Young Lawyers Seminar (2012); Faculty: “Handling Evidence Before and During Trial”, Minnesota CLE (2011); Faculty: “The Current Status of Class Action Law,” Minnesota CLE (2011); Faculty: “Class Action Supreme Court Update,” USLAW Conference (2011); Faculty: “Chinese Drywall Litigation,” Harris Martin (2009); Faculty: “Preservation and Discovery of Metadata,” American Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section (2008); Shawn M. Raiter and Kelly A. Swanson, LexisNexis Expert Commentary, The Expanding Scope of the Cy Pres Doctrine and the Distribution of Unclaimed Settlement Funds (Lexis Nexis Feb. 2008), available here; Faculty: “New Federal Rules and E-Discovery,” USLAW Conference, (2007); Faculty: “Protecting Your Reputation,” Minnesota RIMS Seminar, (2006); Faculty: “Insurance Law Conference 2005,” (Class Action Update) Clarion Legal (2005); Faculty: “Class Actions and Mass Torts with Arthur Miller,” Clarion Legal (2004); Chair: “Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation 2004,” Clarion Legal (2004).