Arthur Chapman Shayne M. Hamann
  • Shayne M. Hamann
  • Shareholder, Pro Bono Coord.
  • Chair - Automobile Law
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5996  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • smhamann@arthurchapman.com
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Since the inception of her legal career, Shayne Hamann has been engaged almost exclusively in areas related to automobile and No-Fault litigation. Shayne’s extensive experience includes the defense of all types of personal injury-related claims. In addition to automobile cases, she has a vast background in handling cases involving insurance coverage and fraud, premise liability, commercial transportation and auto glass claims.  

As a result of her many years serving as staff counsel for Farmers Insurance Group, Shayne has developed a unique set of skills enabling her to maneuver an insurance defense case with a skillful touch. She continues to build on innumerable hours in the courtroom, additionally arbitrating and mediating hundreds of cases with excellent results.


Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2003
Concordia College, B.A., 1995 (Honors: summa cum laude)


Since the inception of her legal career, Shayne Hamann has been engaged almost exclusively in areas related to automobile and No-Fault litigation. Shayne’s extensive experience includes the defense of all types of personal injury-related claims. In addition to automobile cases, she has a vast background in handling cases involving insurance coverage and fraud, premise liability, commercial transportation and auto glass claims. 

As a result of her many years serving as staff counsel for Farmers Insurance Group, Shayne has developed a unique set of skills enabling her to maneuver an insurance defense case with a skillful touch. She continues to build on innumerable hours in the courtroom, additionally arbitrating and mediating hundreds of cases with excellent results. 

Shayne’s amiable and compassionate nature is evident in all she does. Clients enjoy working with Shayne because she provides individual attention to each case and has vast knowledge pertaining to the defense of personal injury claims. She understands that each case is unique, and strives to consistently provide all of her clients with an energetic, thorough, and favorable defense to litigation. 

Shayne also commits herself to community work with active involvement with organizations such as William Mitchell College of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Concordia College-Moorhead.  Shayne is currently a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s No-Fault Standing Committee and serves as the Treasurer for the Twin Cities Claims Association. When not at work or volunteering, Shayne enjoys being lakeside near her hometown of Perham, Minnesota with her husband, twin sons, and daughter.

Presentations

  • “What You Must Know and Be Aware of in Order to Properly Handle and Defend Minnesota No-Fault Claims,” and “Social Media, Surveillance, and Staying a Step-Ahead of the Always Sneaky Injured Party,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2017
  • “No-Fault Panel Discussion,” Twin Cities Claims Association, September 2016
  • "Common and Uncommon Coverage Conundrums in the Context of Handling First and Third Party Automobile-Related Claims," and "Insurance Coverage Panel Discussion," Minnesota Commercial Insurance Coverage Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2016
  • “Coverage Conundrums in Minnesota No-Fault,” “Mock No-Fault Arbitration Hearing,” and “No-Fault-Related Panel Discussion,” Minnesota No-Fault Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., March 2016
  • "Minnesota Casualty & No-Fault Claims Handling," The IMT Group Claims School, October 2015
  • “Important Principles to Keep in Mind When Defending Auto-Related Claims,” “The Changing Landscape of No-Fault Law in Minnesota,” and “Auto-Related Panel Discussion,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2015
  • “Idiosyncrasies of Handling First Party Auto Coverage Cases,” and “CGL Book Update and Review,” Commercial Insurance Coverage Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2015
  • “Minnesota No-Fault is 40 Years Old and Very Much Alive,” The Auto Club - AAA, April 2015
  • “Social Media and the Defense of Auto and Other Personal Injury Claims,” Wisconsin Claims Council, April 2015
  • "The 411 on Minnesota Subrogation and Indemnity Principles and Handling School Bus Accidents," Twin Cities Claims Association, September 2014
  • "Minnesota No-Fault is 40 Years Old and Very Much Alive," and "Auto-Related Panel Discussion," Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2014
  • “Have you ever wondered if there would be coverage?” Commercial Insurance Coverage Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2014
  • “State of the State of the Minnesota No-Fault System,” Torts, Litigation & Ethics Seminar, sponsored by Minnesota Super Lawyers, April 11, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • “Current Trends of Plaintiff Attorneys in No-Fault and Bodily Injury Cases,” Woodlake Medical Management Webinar, March 4, 2013
  • “MN No-Fault Trends, Tactics and Tidbits,” “MN Case Law Update and Recent Trends and Issues Affecting the Handling of Auto Cases,” and “Auto-Related Panel Discussion,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2013
  • “Which carrier is primary? An Analysis of UM, UIM and PIP Priorities,” Commercial Insurance Coverage Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., May 2013
  • “E-Filing, E-Discovery and Experts: What to Include, What to Protect and What to Ask For,” Uninsured, Underinsured,No-Fault Insurance  and Bodily Injury Update, Minnesota CLE, February 2013
  • “Social Media and Defense of Auto & Other Personal Injury Claims,” Twin Cities Claims Association, January 2013
  • “Social Media and its Interplay with Automobile-related Claims,” and “No-Fault Benefits – Panel Discussion,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2012
  • “Facebook and Twitter Defenses,” Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook Seminar, Minnesota CLE, May 2012
  • “Making Your Case Come Alive - A Defense Perspective” Torts, Litigation and Ethics CLE, Sponsored by Minnesota Super Lawyers, March 2012
  • Minnesota No-Fault Primer Seminar, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, August 2010
  • “Subrogation Interests - What to do? Medicare and so much more . . . Past and Future Subrogation Rights,” Hennepin County Bar Association, May 2009
  • No-Fault and General Automobile, Law and Litigation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak, & Pikala, P.A., 2006-2014

Honors
Rising Star®, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2006-2012


Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2003
Concordia College, B.A., 1995 (Honors: summa cum laude)


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2003
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2003


Publications

  • Automobile Law Quarterly Electronic Newsletters, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2008
  • “Summary of Minnesota Law,” Compendium of Minnesota Law, 6th Edition, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., 2007
  • Various No-Fault form documents for Insured and Self-Insured entities

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association     
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance         
Concordia Women Connect; Twin Cities Chapter    
Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court    
Girls Scouts of the St. Croix Valley    
Hennepin County Bar Association                                                
Incarnation Lutheran Church & Preschool Volunteer           
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota No-Fault Standing Committee, Appointed 2013
Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyers Recognition for Pro Bono Service
Minnesota Women Lawyers
National Alumni Board, Concordia College, Moorhead
Twin Cities Claims Association, President
University of St. Thomas College of Law Volunteer & Mentor
William Mitchell College of Law Volunteer & Mentor


License and Certification

License
Minnesota

Certification
North Star Lawyer

Appellate Case
John and Sally McColley v. American States Preferred Insurance Company, Minnesota Court of Appeals, May 17, 2011, A10-1310. Discussing the 6-year No-Fault Statute of Limitation in the No-Fault context.

Practice Areas


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