Jared M. Reams

Jared M. Reams

Associate
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-236-0160
Fax:
612-236-0179
Email:

Jared Reams has extensive experience litigating matters involving government contracts and regulations, commercial disputes, unfair competition, anticompetitive business practices, and intellectual property rights. He regularly represents clients in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative tribunals.

Representing clients adverse to the government is a routine practice for Jared, whether as plaintiff or defendant. He has handled numerous False Claims Act cases, bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment and certified claims, appeals before the Armed Services and Civil Boards of Contract Appeals, and contract disputes in the Court of Federal Claims. The government is a difficult opponent, and the numerous disputes Jared has handled against the United States and local governments have honed his skills regarding fraud, contracts, and competition law. These skills serve him well in his commercial litigation cases, composing roughly half of his practice, where similar subject matter frequently arises.

Jared graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he helped teach students appellate advocacy skills as managing director of the Maynard Pirsig Moot Court program and competed on the law school's mock trial team, earning first place in the region during his final year. After graduating, he returned to the University of Minnesota Law School as a mock trial coach in 2015 and has continued in that role since.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Government Contracts & Administrative Law
  • 40% Commercial Litigation
  • 10% Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2015
  • Washington, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2013
  • Washington State University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2009
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer (for providing pro bono service)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • America Bar Association
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Twin Cities Chapter
  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Eckland & Blando, Clerk
  • Bloomington City Attorney's Office, Bloomington, MN, Certified Student Attorney, 2012
  • Kitsap County Office of Public Defense, Port Orchard, WA, Rule 9 Intern, 2012
  • University of Minnesota Law School , Adjunct Professor of Mock Trial

Pro Bono Activities

  • Federal Pro Se Project (collaboration between the Minnesota District Court and the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association),2013 - Present