Attorneys

Jared M. Reams

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 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.

Practice Areas

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

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota, 2015
  • State of Washington, 2013
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2013
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2017
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2017
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015

Education

  • B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude, Washington State University, magna cum laude (2009)
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School (2013)

Employment History

  • Eckland & Blando LLP, Minneapolis, MN, (2013-present)
  • Bloomington City Attorney's Office, Bloomington, MN, (2012 - Certified Student Attorney)
  • Kitsap County Office of Public Defense, Port Orchard, WA, (2012 - rule 9 intern)

Professional Affiliations

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

Honors and Awards

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

Pro Bono and Community Service

  • Federal Pro Se Project (collaboration between the Minnesota District Court and the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association), 2013-2018

Recognition

  • Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer recognition for providing pro bono service