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Sarah Wheelock, Judge, 2021-

Sarah Wheelock

Judge Sarah Wheelock

Sarah Wheelock joined the Court of Appeals on January 10, 2022








Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Nov. 12, 2021 and sworn in on Jan. 10, 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., University of Iowa
B.A., University of Iowa 

Past Employment:

Legal counsel, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Prior Lake
Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline College of Law
Appellate Judge, White Earth Band of Chippewa Court of Appeals 

Personal and Professional Memberships:

  • Member, Meskwaki Nation (federally recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa)
  • Member and past Vice President, Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
  • Member, National Native American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Former member, Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection

Community Activities:

  • Director, board for the Division of Indian Work
  • Assistant Director, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse
  • Chair, American Indian Parent Action Committee, Prior Lake-Savage Area School District