Shawn C. Reinke grew up in Paynesville, Minnesota the eldest of three children born to self-employed parents in the construction trades. Shawn's dedication to hard work and results stems from watching his parents grow their own business.
Shawn has a background of private law firm practice before transitioning to solo-practice. He also worked as an assistant county attorney in greater Minnesota where he prosecuted criminal cases from minor traffic offenses to felony-level sex crimes, juvenile delinquency, child protection, and guardianship matters. Shawn is now a founding partner of Reinke Taylor, PLLC.
When practicing law, Shawn's main goal is client satisfaction. Shawn strives to help his clients understand that a positive resolution to their legal problem may come in many forms. From experience, some type of out-of-court settlement is most common, but Shawn has taken many cases to trial when the need arises. Shawn has experience trying cases to both a judge and jury and has the vigor and zeal necessary to see your case through to the end - no matter what form that end may take.
In his free time, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family. Shawn also enjoys woodworking, admittedly as a novice, home-improvement projects, and serving as a NeuroPace Patient Ambassador.
Activities and Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association - Member
City of Paynesville - Mayor: 2021 - Present
City Councilor: 2019 - 2021
Paynesville Lutheran Church - Member
Church Council Treasurer: 2019 - 2021
Cook v. Arimitsu, A19-1235, 2020 WL1983223
CLEs and Presentations
Legislative Update 2020 Minnesota Family Law Institute
Law & Legislation Feb. 14, 2020, Minn. State Capitol
Legislative Update 2019 Minnesota Family Law Institute