Shepherd Data Services Unveils New Brand, New Staff and Affirms Leadership Status in Twin Cities

Company provides litigation support and e-discovery services to legal industry
Shepherd Data
Shepherd Data
Jan. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Minneapolis, MN - Shepherd Data Services, a Minneapolis-based leader in full-service litigation support, announced it has rebranded and added seasoned professionals to its team. Shepherd Data Services (SDS) provides services that bridge from collection to review of data for law firms, professional services firms, corporations and government entities. This unveiling reflects its leadership position in the marketplace and affords SDS to remain at the forefront of technology and service offerings to legal clientele.

Christine Chalstrom, president and CEO of SDS, spearheaded the updates and upgrades. Chalstrom brought 21 years of litigation experience, technical education and technical experience when she founded the company in 2002. After running her own law office and then expanding her expertise into the data collection and management arena, Chalstrom set up SDS to help attorneys solve their technical problems and run their practices more efficiently. She is an attorney, programmer, certified trainer, and certified forensic investigator.

Chalstrom has staffed SDS with attorneys and paralegals with extensive litigation and trial experience. Recent new hires include Debra Hatlestad as client services manager. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a legal assistant, paralegal and office administrator. Benjamin Legatt - who has 10 years’ experience as a paralegal with extensive trial experience, including technology support in complex document-intensive civil and criminal trials - will be SDS’s new Client Services Consultant. They also added Brandon Ward, who will head the IT department. Using his veteran programming skills, Ward developed new reporting and tracking systems to enable clients to receive immediate status reports on projects.

“We are aggressive, streamlined and attentive. We have upgraded our capabilities, services, team, our new logo to reflect our leadership position in the marketplace,” stated Chalstrom. “SDS has added depth to the team with technology experts who have legal backgrounds. The company has its feet firmly planted in both the IT and legal worlds and we can guide our clients through complex litigation, discovery and trial issues.”

Another strong member of the management team is Dennis Waldrop who is Director of Operations. Waldrop has been a thought leader in the litigation support industry for more than 17 years. He joined SDS when the company was founded in 2002. Waldrop’s experience includes large project management such as managing an on-site imaging center with imaging requirements of more than 400,000 pages a month.

The mission of SDS is to seamlessly and flawlessly guide clients from discovery to trial. SDS is always on guard for better ways to utilize technology to improve the efficiency of legal practices. It has grown from a one-person operation to a staff of legal, technology, IT, software, project management, and customer service experts.

To see SDS’s new logo and team visit

About Shepherd Data Services
Shepherd Data Services (SDS) is not just a vendor—they become part of a litigation team. With more than nine years of service to the litigation community, SDS 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. SDS 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, SDS 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. To learn more, please visit

Press Contact:
Debra Hatlestad
Shepherd Data Services
(612) 659-1234

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Shepherd Data Services (SDS), a Minneapolis-based leader in full-service litigation support, provides unsurpassed professional services, guidance, expertise, cutting-edge processes and trial support to the litigation community.
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