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.
Darcy and Daniel Vorwerk v. Christopher Edward Oswald and C&E Delivery Corporation: Achieved a $900,000 settlement on behalf of client after she sustained a traumatic brain injury caused by a rear-end car crash. As a result of the traumatic brain injury, the client now suffers from hypersomnia. A majority of the settlement dollars will help ensure the client has the ability to pay for her expensive medication to treat hypersomnia.
- Horatio Alger Association – Minnesota Field Representative (2013 – present)
- University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Program – Mentor (2018 – present)
- Street Law Instructor (2015)
- "Up & Coming Attorneys, Unsung Legal Heroes Announced," Minnesota Lawyer (July 24, 2023)
- "Attorneys for ex-MPD officer charged in fatal crash says state destroyed key evidence," Star Tribune (September 27, 2022)
- "AG Ellison: Conviction of Kimberly Potter provides ‘measure of accountability’ on ‘long road to justice for all’," The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (December 23, 2021)
- “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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