Bill Everett is a partner with Everett & VanderWiel, PLLP where his practice focuses on serving government entities and officials. Drawing on his experience as a former law enforcement officer, he represents entities and officials in litigation, develops and provides training, conducts misconduct investigations, and consults on police practices and policies.
Bill has provided training to officers and criminal justice professionals in Minnesota, across the United States, and in Canada and the United Kingdom on a variety of police topics including: the use of force and deadly force, and officer performance and decision making during shootings and other high-stress incidents. He has instructed undergraduate and graduate police courses and is currently LMCIT’s lead content developer for the PATROL online training program. Bill has also testified in state and federal courts as an expert witness on police practices and the use of force.
Prior to his current practice, Bill maintained overlapping careers as an attorney and law enforcement officer, completing his law enforcement service as the Manager of Standards and Training at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Bill holds a Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement from Minnesota State University, Mankato.