Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo


Appointed Dec. 18, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


  • 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:

  • MN District Court Judges Association, Member/2nd Judicial District alternative rep.
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Saint Paul - Ramsey County Community Health Services Advisory Committee
  • Ramsey County Bar Association Representative to the Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly (2022 – current)
  • Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Advisory Board Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • St. Thomas University School of Law Mentoring Program
  • Former Board of Directors, Collaborative Community Law Initiative
  • Former Vice-President, Hmong American Bar Association
  • Former volunteer, Weaver Elementary School, Maplewood