Blake Shepard, Jr. has joined
Blake Shepard focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, and has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability and personal injury litigation, and trust and estate litigation. Before joining Siegel Brill, Blake practiced for nearly 30 years as a partner in a large Minneapolis law firm, where he successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, privately held entities and individuals in a wide variety of product liability, trust, tort and commercial cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Blake has served as national, regional and Minnesota counsel in individual, coordinated and class action product liability cases. His product liability experience includes representation of manufacturers in mass tort, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and commercial warranty cases; FDA and CPSC recall proceedings and post-recall litigation; workplace injury and construction accident cases; toxic exposure cases; and fraud, consumer protection and false advertising claims.
He has successfully tried cases in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest and has obtained dismissals for clients through summary judgment and motions to dismiss in jurisdictions throughout the country. Blake has successfully argued cases in state and federal appellate courts and participated in the successful defense of a client in a case argued before the United States Supreme Court.
Blake’s broad commercial litigation experience includes a wide range of engagements involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and conflict of interest; breach of contract and warranty; bankruptcy clawback actions; fraud, racketeering and consumer protection claims; and government regulatory actions and investigations.
“We are very excited to have Blake Shepard join Siegel Brill,” says shareholder John Dornik. “Blake brings extensive experience in commercial litigation, trust and estate litigation, product liability and personal injury litigation. He will also be a great asset in handling litigation for personal injury.”