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John R. Shoemaker
John R. Shoemaker, P.A.

Highland Bank Building
5270 West 84th Street, Suite 410
Bloomington, MN 55437

Direct Dial: 952.224.4610

E-Mail: john@shoemakerlaw.com



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John R. Shoemaker Minnesota Civil Litigation Attorney

Personal Biography:

John R. Shoemaker, Attorney at Law, represents individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations in a wide variety of state and federal law areas including: business entity formation and ongoing concern legal matters; contracts; local-state-federal government regulations, licensing, claims and related litigation; federal fair housing regulation, claims and defenses and related litigation; Minnesota Human Rights Act administrative claims and defenses; purchase and sale of assets; creditor remedies; mechanic liens and other real estate matters and litigation; probate law; federal firearm and dealer licensing issues and litigation; and state and federal civil rights claims, defenses and litigation.

During Mr. Shoemaker's over 35 years of civil litigation experience, he has represented individuals and small business owners, real estate investors, real estate management companies, partnerships, corporations, commercial and residential landlords, contractors, banks and mortgage companies, farm equipment manufacturers, and automobile dealerships.

Mr. Shoemaker is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Federal District Court in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States Supreme Court, and all Minnesota State District and Appellate Courts. John R. Shoemaker attended the University of North Dakota, School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota from 1981 to 1984, and graduated with a "Juris Doctorate" law degree in May 1984. From 1984 through 1985, Mr. Shoemaker was the personal law clerk to the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Associate Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Honors and Awards: John R. Shoemaker has received the "Super Lawyer," and "Top Lawyer" awards published in the Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics and in the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. Military Experience: Mr. Shoemaker served three years active duty in the United States Armed Forces as a combat medic.

Education: University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1984, Doctor of Jurisprudence North Dakota Law Review, Senior Staff Editor for the legal journal, 1982-84 Central Legal Research, Research Assistant, School of Law, 1982-84 Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1981, B.A. Honors: Cum Laude Major: Business Administration/Economics

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Associations and Memberships: Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ) - Trial Lawyers association; American Civil Liberties Union, "card carrying member" since 1996.

Personal Interests: John R. Shoemaker plays guitar and enjoys classical, jazz, rock and blues music. He enjoys motorcycling and traveling. He has made 33 parachute jumps including seven jumps from 13,500 feet at Eloy, Arizona.

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"It's a Big Club and you ain't in it you and I are not in the Big Club." George Carlin

"Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. "Justice Brandeis, dissenting opinion, Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1929).

"Whatever one thinks of state action as a viable limiting principle on the constitutional command of equality, it should at least be clear that the most outrageous deprivations of equal rights are those perpetrated by the state itself." United States v. City of Black Jack, Missouri, 508 F.2d. 1179 (8th Cir. 1974).

"The events that mark the end of one form of government and the beginning of another are more easily perceived and understood in the aftermath than by those caught up in the events and circumstances that constitute the transformation. The passions and affections of the moment interfere with the detachment that makes it possible for the mind to see the true significance of issues and decisions. Some things that seem large and momentous are in fact the exaggerated mirages of transient passion; others dismissed as sideshows will be seen in retrospect as crucial to the main event." -- Alan Keyes, Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan

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