Rob Shelquist heads up the firm's consumer protection and products liability litigation practice groups. During the course of his career, he has represented individuals, small businesses and corporations in a wide range of civil litigation including defective and mispriced products, securities and ERISA, anti-competitive conduct, privacy, and the use of sharp business practices, fraud, misrepresentations, and other statutory violations in conjunction with the sale of goods and services. Mr. Shelquist has represented plaintiffs as court-appointed counsel and was one of the trial attorneys in two national class actions tried to verdict. In Peterson v. BASF Corp., a judgment in excess of $60 million was paid following a jury verdict, multiple state appellate opinions, and two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Shelquist has been and continues to be named Lead, Executive Committee, Plaintiff Steering Committee, and Committee Chair in complex litigation in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. Over the course of his career, Mr. Shelquist has led cases which have collectively resulted in close to $1 billion worth of recoveries by way of judgment and settlement.
A 1987 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a double major in Legal Studies and Political Science (with high honors), Mr. Shelquist was elected to the Golden Key Society. He received his J.D. Degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, in 1990. He continues to lecture at continuing legal education events on a variety of topics, has been involved in the leadership of the consumer section of the Bar Association, and is a member of a working group for Standards and Best Practices, Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies.