Advocating for the People of Minnesota
Legal Solutions in a Complicated World
Located in downtown St. Paul, across the Mississippi from the Ramsey County Courthouse, Sjoquist Law LLC focuses on the ever-expanding areas of civil litigation which includes all aspects of family law, elder and estate law, environmental issues, and real estate.
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 only need assistance negotiating a settlement, drafting an agreement, or representation at a one-time only hearing.
You can confidently rely on Sjoquist Law LLC to be there to guide you through whatever legal process is required to reach your goals. Hourly, flat fee or unbundled services agreements available.
Unique perspective and experience
As one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year in 2018, Geri Sjoquist has worked within the Minnesota legal system for over two decades from many different angles. In addition to her role as an attorney, she is a skilled Rule 114 qualified neutral and hearing officer. She serves as a custody evaluator and a guardian ad litem. And she has experience organizing and arranging the many details involved in guardianships, conserveratorships, estates and trusts.
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. In addition to practicing in district courts throughout Minnesota, she is also licensed to handle important matters in tribal court.
Geri was recently featured and 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.”
“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