Sally Silk

Sally Silk is an experienced trial lawyer who brings a depth of knowledge and creative problem-solving to the practice of law. Sally has a proven track record solving complex legal issues and has obtained multi-million dollar results in the course of her practice. She has litigated a highly diverse range of cases, including breach of contract, probate, trust, products liability, real property, employment, insurance, and immigration. Sally is also an experienced appellate lawyer, having handled appeals before numerous appellate courts, both state and federal.

With her background as a trial and appellate lawyer, professor, mentor and community leader, Sally appreciates the importance of instilling public confidence in the justice system and promoting professionalism as a guiding principle. She believes in giving back to the community and has been recognized both locally and nationally for her pro bono work, receiving awards both for the cases she has handled and the various leadership roles she has taken on in the community-at-large.

Sally has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she taught Federal Litigation, and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she taught Estate and Trust Law.

Prior to joining JUX Law, Sally was Counsel at Robins Kaplan, where she litigated complex commercial disputes and probate and trust matters.

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Primary Practice Areas

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Courts, Minnesota, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Eighth Circuit,  Eleventh Circuit


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. – William Mitchell Law Review
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. – French Literature
  • Middlebury College, M.A. – French
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. – French, cum laude


  • Outstanding Service Award in Private Practice, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2014
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services, 2012-present
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award, Cancer Legal Line, 2013
  • Pro Bono Award, Robins Kaplan LLP, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Model Training Program, selected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to develop a nationwide model training program for pro bono attorneys representing asylum applicants, 2006
  • Fulbright Scholar, Moscow State University, Russia, 1992-1993

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member and former Co-Chair, Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee;

  Chair, LAD’s Civil Right to Counsel Committee

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Other Professional Experience

  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • University of Minnesota Law School, former Adjunct Professor, Federal Litigation, Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, former Adjunct Professor, Estate and Trust
  • Professor of French Literature and Film, 12 years

Community Involvement

  • Center for New Americans, University of Minnesota Law School, Advisory Committee
  • Advocates for Human Rights, Steering Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Twin Cities Cardozo Society, Steering Committee; former Co-Chair, Public Service Committee
  • Minneapolis Urban League – Legal Aid Clinic, Volunteer Attorney

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