Shepherd Data Services (Shepherd), a Minneapolis-based leader in full-service litigation support including e-discovery and review technology, commences its ten year anniversary. Since its founding in 2002, Shepherd has delivered the best strategies and technology systems to help law firm, corporate legal and government entity clients across the Twin Cities navigate through the litigation process.
Christine Chalstrom, president and CEO of Shepherd, founded the company in 2002. After running a law office and then expanding her expertise into the data collection and management arena, Chalstrom established Shepherd to help attorneys solve technical problems and run practices more efficiently. She has more than 22 years of experience and is an attorney, programmer, certified trainer, and certified forensic investigator.
Over the last decade, Shepherd has grown from a one-person operation to a full-service professional firm of legal, technology, IT, software, project management, and customer service experts. Shepherd has expanded its portfolio of services, which has yielded incredible growth despite economic challenges. From its high volume copying to its cutting-edge data systems, the company has become a leading litigation support company in the Twin Cities.
2002 – Opened Twin Cities office
2006 – Acquired Marathon Document Services, moves office from Maple Grove to downtown Minneapolis
2009 – First to introduce advanced e-discovery technology to legal market
2011 – Opened Relativity Data Center in the Twin Cities
2012 – Achieved 10-fold increase in revenue since inception
Chalstrom says,“When we started Shepherd, litigation support involved scanning documents and performing objective data entry. An average case for us was about 7,500 documents. Now we have robo-review and cloud-based systems and legal cases can range from 20,000 to 10 million documents. Our ability to remain as a vital organization in the market is attributed to our focus on client needs and partnerships with leading technology companies such as AccessData, kCura and Guidance. Another important attribute of our success is that we believe the client always comes first; therefore, we are constantly creating systems and procedures to be responsive to client needs. We have enjoyed the last ten years and look forward to providing additional innovative software and solutions in our next decade.”
Shepherd has been recognized as the Twin Cities legal market standard for quality discovery, litigation support and training services. Its reputation has been validated through multiple project contracts with major law firms and corporations, and also its strategic partnership agreements. The company’s record of achievement is largely due to the proficiency and expertise of its personnel and its continued drive to utilize best-of-breed technology.
About Shepherd Data Services
Shepherd Data Services (shepherddata.com) is not just a vendor—it is part of a litigation team. With more than ten years of service to the litigation community, Shepherd provides unsurpassed professional services, guidance, expertise, cutting-edge processes and trial support. The company offers out-of-the-box thinking, individualized and personalized attention, and advice supporting every aspect of the case. Shepherd was designed to meet the demands of the legal marketplace through high quality and process-efficient production standards to ensure the most accurate product delivery possible. Founded by veteran professionals who are experts in their fields, Shepherd combines experience in the legal industry and a thorough knowledge of programming and various litigation support software programs to deliver unparalleled service for large and small cases alike.