Sally Silk

Sally Silk

Attorney Litigation and Probate
Sally is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a proven track record of solving complex legal issues. She has litigated a highly diverse range of cases, ranging from probate to immigration.
612 465 0274

Primary Practice Areas

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


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law (served on Law Review)
  • Ph.D., French Literature, University of Michigan
  • M.A., French, Middelbury College
  • B.A., cum laude, French, University of Pennsylvania

Admissions & Licenses

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

Selected Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award in Private Practice, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2014
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, for 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, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, developed national 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:
  • – Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee, former Co-chair and current member
  • – Civil Right to Counsel Committee, Chair
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Selected Pro Bono, Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Represent asylum seekers in Immigration Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • 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
  • St. Paul Legal Aid Clinic, Volunteer Attorney