Sarah R. Jewell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in St. Cloud, MN

Franz Hultgren Evenson P.A.
 | 1011 2nd St N, Suite 201
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-253-7130
Fax: 320-253-0503
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
    Attorney Profile

    Sarah R. Jewell is an attorney with the Franz Hultgren Evenson, P.A., law firm in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Widely regarded as an emerging leader in her field, Ms. Jewell represents a diverse range of clients throughout the state's central region who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

    • Agricultural law
    • Appellate law
    • Business law
    • Real estate law
    • ERISA law
    • Employment law
    • General civil litigation - claims and defense

    A 1994 graduate of Pepperdine University, Ms. Jewell attended what is now Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2011. The Minnesota State Bar Association admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

    As an attorney, Ms. Jewell has earned a reputation for providing the personalized counsel and dedicated support her clients need to help increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve efficiently.

    Prior to becoming an attorney, she led a successful career in sales and marketing, so she has a unique insight she brings to the table to assist and guide her commercial clients with their needs. She has also achieved notable success advocating on behalf of injured and aggrieved employees as well as others with serious and complex legal disputes they need to address.

    Active in her legal community, Ms. Jewell is a member of the American Bar Association, the Stearns-Benton Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She is also the past vice chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Rural and Agricultural Law Section Council.

    Ms. Jewell also supports her local community through her involvement with various civic and charitable organizations, including the Prince of Peace Lutheran School. Furthermore, she is the past president of the Exchange Club of St. Cloud and a past board member of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Girl Scouts.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About Sarah Jewell

    Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thompson Reuters, I was honored to be listed in the 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list of Attorneys, 2019, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2019
    • Providing at least 50 or more hours of pro bono service to qualified clients or entities. , North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters, I was awarded the 2018 Rising Stars award by Super Lawyers, 2018, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018
    • Northstar Lawyer, MN State Bar Association, Ms. Jewell provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work and legal advice to a qualifying non-profit entity in the year 2016 and earned the Northstar Lawyer honor from the Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016, North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Obtained a certificate in Advocacy and Problem Solving from the Dispute Resolution Institute of Hamline University School of Law in addition to JD degree. Also am a qualified neutral under Minn. R. Civ. P. 114, 2011, 2011
    • I have completed all requirements and am listed on the MN Rule 114 State List of Mediators for general civil litigation, 2018, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ms. Jewell currently serves as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Rural & Agricultural Law Section for bar year 2019-2020. Ms. Jewell has served on this Section Council for the past six (6) years. 
    • Stearns-Benton Bar Association
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers
    • Minnesota, 2011 
    • American Bar Association, past member
    • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2013
    • MSBA Rural & Ag Law Institute - presentation on Women in Agribusiness, April 2016; MSBA Rural & Ag Law Institute – presentation on GMO labeling laws, April, 2015; MSBA February, 2015 – presentation on Farm Equipment Leases – MSBA Rural & Ag Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Minneapolis, MN; Statutory Fencing Requirements & Liability, Workers’ Compensation Insurance Issues for Farmers, Sustainable Farming Association, February, 2012 - Statewide Conference, St. Joseph, Minnesota, 2012

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Central MN Chapter of Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2019
    • Assisting in judging mock trial competition for local tournament involving several area high schools, 2019, 2019
    • Named as a Northstar Lawyer for providing pro bono services to a non-profit entity. , 2018
    • Current member and Past President, St. Cloud Exchange Club, 2017
    • Past Volunteer, Prince of Peace Lutheran School, 2017
    • Past Board member, Girl Scouts, Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Mitchell Hamline Law Review, Cartways - An Ancient Relic Disturbing Today's Rural Landscape? Rural, Real Property, Agricultural, Ms. Jewell authored a published law review article in the Mitchell-Hamline Law Review. This article addresses the problems that legal practitioners and clients may confront when property is encumbered by a cartway, or when one wishes to establish a cartway,, 2016, Author, Cartways - An Ancient Relic Disturbing Today's Rural Landscape?, Mitchell Hamline Law Review, Agriculture, Real Estate, 2016


    • Ms. Jewell prevailed against Hennepin County before an Administrative Law Judge in St. Paul, MN for an employee-client, winning job reinstatement, full back pay and back benefits in a highly publicized case for a Child Support Officer who had been unjustly terminated from her employment. The case was followed by KSTP Channel 5 news reporter, Jay Kohls, as well as the Minneapolis/St. Paul Star and Tribune newspaper, reporter Randy Furst. , 2019
    • Resolved a multi-million dollar commercial agribusiness case involving various tracts of real estate, equipment and commodities, 2017, 2017


    • Represented multiple entities and individuals in a large agricultural real estate transaction and closing, involving millions of dollars of agricultural and other real property and assets, 2018, 2018
    • Ms. Jewell represents non-profit entity in multi-million dollar real estate transaction involving environmental concerns, development issues and municipal approvals. , 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Ms. Jewell represents non-profit entity in multi-million dollar real estate transaction involving environmental concerns, development issues and municipal approvals. , 2019
    • Ms. Jewell represented partners in a real estate investment company in a breach of lease dispute; Ms. Jewell also represented business owners in an employment dispute involving a breach of a non-compete agreement; Ms. Jewell defends a businesses accused of discrimination in an EEOC and MDHR matters; Ms. Jewell also represents landowners in eminent domain cases. Ms. Jewell represents landowners in cartway disputes and disputes involving real estate boundary line disputes; partnership dissolution actions; breach of contract cases involving ERISA benefits; and represents employees claiming workers' compensation benefits. Ms. Jewell also regularly files and argues appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on civil matters., 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Ms. Jewell was featured on KSTP Channel 5 news (Reporter Jay Kohls) for her win at trial against Hennepin County for unjustly terminating a Child Support Officer from her job. Ms. Jewell's client won job re-instatement, back pay and back benefits. Ms. Jewell and her client were also interviewed by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune for the same case. (Reporter Randy Furst), 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. Obtained Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Communication, Minor in German, 1994

    Industry Groups

    • Agriculture
    • Business
    • Employment
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    Office Location for Sarah R. Jewell

    1011 2nd St N
    Suite 201
    St. Cloud, MN 56303

    Phone: 320-253-7130

    Fax: 320-253-0503

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    Last Updated: 3/31/2020

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