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Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo


Appointed Dec. 18, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


  • JD, Hamline University School of Law
  • BA, University of Minnesota

Past Employment:

  • Solo practitioner, Vuelo Law
  • Special Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
  • Assistant Public Defender, Second Judicial District
  • Assistant Rochester City Attorney
  • Managing Attorney, Catholic Charities 

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Asian American Pacific Bar Association
  • Hmong American Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Collaborative Community Law Initiative
  • Former Vice-President, Hmong American Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Weaver Elementary School, Maplewood