Raoul Shah



Raoul Shah has spent his career seeking justice for those injured by the actions of others. As an attorney practicing in Robins Kaplan’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Group, Raoul brings significant trial and litigation experience and his tireless and measured work ethic to his clients. His collaborative and creative mindset, coupled with his extensive courtroom and legal writing experience, help clients achieve real, just, and meaningful results.

Before joining Robins Kaplan, Raoul was an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney. In that role, he first worked as an attorney within the child protection system, working collaboratively with many parties to advance the wellbeing of children in the child protection system. Raoul then served as a felony prosecutor with a focus in prosecutions of crimes against children, where he supported and advocated for crime victims’ rights and sought to hold those who committed crimes accountable for wrongdoing.

Through these roles, Raoul has worked on several complex legal issues at all stages of the court process, including pretrial litigation and the review of complex and high-profile cases involving police officer uses of force. Raoul has tried over a dozen cases to verdict, including a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from DWIs to physical and sexual assaults to murders, and civil cases related to child welfare and parental rights. Raoul has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge John R. Rodenberg on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

During law school, Raoul was an associate and editor for the Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice and a member and President of the Delta Theta Phi Professional Law Fraternity. Raoul’s professional experiences before law school, where he worked as a Community Service Officer for the Minneapolis Police Department and as an investigative intern with Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Minnesota Department of Corrections, also afford him a unique perspective in analyzing and presenting cases.

In his spare time, Raoul enjoys running, walking, and hiking with his two dogs and wife, and playing trumpet in a local brass band.

  • CALI Award in Juvenile Justice (2017)
  • CALI Award in Evidence (2016)
  • CALI Award in Trial Advocacy (2016)
  • CALI Award in Torts (2015)
  • CALI Award in Legal Research and Writing (2015)
  • CALI Award in Civil Procedure (2015)
  • CALI Award in Criminal Law (2015)
  • CALI Award in Constitutional Law (2015)
  • Horatio Alger Association – Minnesota Field Representative (2013 – present)
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Program – Mentor (2018 – present)
  • Street Law Instructor (2015)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, summa cum laude (2017); Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice, Editor (2016-2017); Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Associate (2015-2016)
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, B.A. in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance and Psychology, High Distinction (2013)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Enhance Your Superpowers by Clerking at the Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Panelist, Minnesota Court of Appeals (June 9, 2022)

  • How to be a Successful Attorney in Government Practice
    Panelist, Minnesota State Bar Association, (February 19, 2021)

  • Elimination of Bias: INSIDE OUTSIDER-BIPOC Prosecutors Discuss Racism, Justice and Identity
    Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 43rd Annual MCAA Meeting (December 3,2020)
June 15, 2023
Enhance Your Super Powers by Clerking
Raoul Shah - Equal Justice Committee of the Court of Appeals


Links to full publications and news releases.


May 2023
Raoul Shah: Keeping Humanity and Compassion Close
The Robins Kaplan Justice Report
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