Advocating for the People of Minnesota

Legal Solutions in a Complicated World

Located on the Iron Range, Sjoquist Law LLC focuses on the ever-expanding areas of civil litigation which includes all aspects of family law and matters of public interest.

This work oftentimes involves championing issues of social justice by insisting on equality across the spectrum for all people regardless of their economic, cultural, or faith-based customs and beliefs, or affiliation in a protected class.

Flexible and Affordable Solutions

There are many ways to resolve a dispute. Sometimes it is important to consider alternatives that allow you to have greater control over the outcome outside of the courtroom. Every case and every situation is as unique as the individuals themselves. While some clients need comprehensive representation, others need assistance negotiating a settlement, drafting an agreement, or representation at a one-time only hearing in state or tribal court.

You can confidently rely on Sjoquist Law LLC to be there to guide you through whatever legal process is required to reach your goals.  Flexible fee arrangements  available.

Meet Geri

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As one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year, Geri has worked as a legal professional for over 25 years. For example, in addition to her role as an attorney, she is an experienced and skilled Rule 114 qualified neutral (providing civil and family law mediations, custody evaluations, brief focused assessments, S/FENE’s, family group conferencing, etc.), and she has experience conducting grievance hearings for the local housing authority as required by federal law. She has served as a community corrections officer and is an experienced guardian ad litem. She mentors new attorneys and supervises law students at Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s on-campus legal clinic and mobile law office. And, she also has experience resolving many of the issues that arise in guardianships or civil commitments.

In and out of court, she has helped people resolve seemingly hopeless disputes. She is respected by her clients and her peers as someone who strives to achieve fair and equitable results.

Selected Publications

bench-and-bar-november-2018-geri-sjoquist-lawGeri was published in the November 2018 edition of the Bench & Bar of Minnesota with her article titled “Defining Parenthood: Changing families, the law, and the element of intent.” Regardless of gender or marital status, the law must be applied equally to all families because “all children’s relationships with the people whom they view as their parents deserve to be protected.”

“The Doctrine of Intentional Parenthood” is the title of an article Geri wrote that was published in the American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly.

“Life will break you.  Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.  You have to love.  You have to feel.  It is the reason you are here on earth.  You are here to risk your heart.  You are here to be swallowed up.  And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.  Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”   -Louise Erdrich

Geri C. Sjoquist

Sjoquist Law LLC

412 1st Street South

Virginia, MN 55792

612.269-4955

651.888-5373 fax