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Shawn D. Stuckey

Senior Associate
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 4000
Minneapolis MN 55415
TEL: (612) 336-9135
FAX: (612) 336-9100
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Shawn Stuckey represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters.  Shawn’s area of practice includes sports law litigation, antitrust, and complex insurance coverage disputes.  Shawn has worked on some of the most complex antitrust, sports law, and insurance coverage cases in the country including representing retired National Football League (NFL) players against the NFL in the 2011 NFL Lockout; representing current and former NCAA student-athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts arising out of the alleged misappropriation of student-athletes’ publicity and antitrust rights; and both coverage and subrogation claims arising from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Shawn, a retired NFL football player and award-winning author, attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Shawn’s experience as a retired NFL football player makes him uniquely situated to handle matters involving current and former professional and amateur athletes.

In law school, Shawn held the positions of Circulation Editor for the Midwest BLSA Law Journal and Associate Editor for the University of St. Thomas School of Law Review. Shawn was recently selected as the 2008 winner of the University of St. Thomas (UST) Scholarly Engagement and Societal Reform Award, and is UST-Law Chapter of Amnesty International's 2008 Human Rights Award recipient. Shawn has also given testimony at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland regarding the United States’ treaty compliance obligations.  Shawn was selected to represent the University of St. Thomas School of Law at the 2009 Legal Education Awareness Program.


In addition to legal services, Shawn is a certified NFL Agent/NFLPA Contract Advisor.  Click here for information regarding Shawn’s representation of athletes.

Representative Matters

Recent Sports Law Representative Matters of Note:
Eller et al., v. National Football League (Consolidated as Brady et. al, v. National Football League)

In re: Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Litigation (formerly O’Bannon v. NCAA)

Articles & Presentations

"Novel Approach to Opposing Class Certification Rejected," Competition Law360, March 7, 2013, co-author

The Non-Statutory Labor Exemption in Antitrust/Labor Law, 2011 Sports Law Symposium, September 8, 2011, presenter

"Linebacker turned Lawyer," Legal Bisnow, August 31, 2011, profiled

Racial Bias: How Much Do Implicit Views Impact the Legal Profession?, West LegalEdcenter Webcast, April 21, 2011, presenter

Class Action Principles and Procedure, NFL Independent Retired Players Summit, Las Vegas, NV, May 30, 2009, presenter

"Use of Promotions with the African-American Market Segment: A Research Agenda," From Art to Technology: Opportunities in Marketing Research and Education, Jerry W. Wilson, Editor. Proceedings of the Atlantic Marketing Association, 463 - 466 (2002); co-authored with Dr. Gordon G. Mosley  
"Why Millions of African American Men Will Not Vote for Obama," St. Thomas Lawyer (Vol. 2 Summer 2008), author

“Decreasing the Accessibility to Criminal History Records to Diminish the Devastating Impacts of Collateral Effects on African Americans in Minnesota,” UCLA Law Review (CCLL), Vol. 27 (2008), author

“Collateral Effects of Arrests in Minnesota,” U. St. Thomas L.J., Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008), author

“Collateral Effects of Arrests for African Americans,” American Bar Association (ABA) Minority Trial Lawyer, 2007, author

“Collateral Effects of Arrests –What the Public Needs to Know,” Challenger, July 2007, author

2008 National Black Pre-law Admissions Conference, keynote speaker

US’ Non-Compliance with a Specified Treaty, 2008 United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, speaker

2007 National Black Pre-law Admissions Conference, featured presenter

Collateral Effects and Their Impact on People of Color in Minnesota, 2007 Minnesota Women Lawyers, speaker

Human Rights Treaties and Laws, 2006 Minnesota State Human Rights Day, speaker 

Professional Affiliations

Pro Bono Activities


Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Equal Justice Award, recipient
2007 Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers’ Academic Achievement Scholarship, recipient