Sarah R. Jewell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in St. Cloud, MN

Franz Hultgren Evenson
 | 1011 2nd St N, Suite 207
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-253-7130
Fax: 320-253-0503
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
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

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Real Estate: Business (20%)
Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Business Litigation (20%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Real Estate (20%)

Employment Litigation (20%)

Employment & Labor (20%)

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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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, Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters, I was awarded the 2018 Rising Stars award by Super Lawyers, 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

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
  • I have completed all requirements and am listed on the MN Rule 114 State List of Mediators for general civil litigation, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Stearns-Benton Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota, 2011 
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2013
  • Ms. Jewell currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Rural & Agricultural Law Section. Ms. Jewell has served on this Section Council for the past five (5) years, 2017 - 2018
  • 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:

  • Volunteer, Prince of Peace Lutheran School
  • Member, St. Cloud River Runners
  • Named as a Northstar Lawyer for providing pro bono services to a non-profit entity, the MN and WI Lakes and Pines division of Girl Scouts.  Program Scholar, 2013, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Minnesota State Bar Association - Rural & Agricultural Law Section Council, Treasurer 2015-2016 Stearns Benton Bar Association Minnesota Women Lawyers Association Past Board member, Girl Scouts – Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines, 2017
  • Past Board member, Girl Scouts, Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines
  • Past President, St. Cloud Exchange Club
  • Assisting in judging mock trial competition for local tournament involving several area high schools, 2019

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


  • Resolved a multi-million dollar commercial agribusiness case involving various tracts of real estate, equipment and commodities, 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

Representative Clients:

  • 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.

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

1011 2nd St N
Suite 207
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone: 320-253-7130

Fax: 320-253-0503

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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