Raoul Shah



Raoul Shah has spent his legal career as a trial attorney. As an attorney practicing in Robins Kaplan’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Group, Raoul brings his trial and litigation experience, his dedication to serving and helping those injured through the conduct of others, 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, zealously advocating for the wellbeing and rights of children in the child protection system. As a felony prosecutor with a focus in prosecutions of crimes against children, he supported and advocated for crime victims’ rights and holding those accountable for wrongdoing.

Raoul has worked on several complex litigation issues and tried over a dozen cases to verdict, including criminal cases ranging from assaults to murders, and civil cases related to child welfare. 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.

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)
  • 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 Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

  • “Cop-Watch: An Analysis of the Right to Record Police Activity and Its Limits,” Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy (January 1, 2017)
  • “Licensed to Kill? An Analysis of the Standard for Assessing Law Enforcement’s Criminal Liability for Use of Deadly Force,” Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice (May 1, 2018)

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