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Meet Judge Grewing


Sara Grewing was appointed to the bench by Governor Mark Dayton on December 22, 2014.  She is currently assigned to the juvenile and family division in the Second Judicial District.   Before her appointment, Grewing served as the Saint Paul City Attorney for four years.  The City Attorney’s Office is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation to the mayor and City Council and the 3000 employees of the City, as well as for prosecuting all misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors committed in Saint Paul.  

Prior to that position, Grewing served as Chief of Staff to Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.  She has also served as political director and state director to Senator Amy Klobuchar.  She’s worked as legal counsel to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, and also as an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney.  She was one of ten lawyers to be named an Up and Coming Attorney in 2009 and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  

Grewing has also served on the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and the President’s Leadership Circle for Minnesota Women Lawyers.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Law Review.  

A graduate of Saint Cloud Cathedral, Grewing has lived in Saint Paul for the last eighteen years.  She now lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul with her husband, attorney Jonathan Schmidt and their two young children.