Judge Sarah I. Wheelock

Minnesota Judicial Center
Court of Appeals
(651) 297-7650

Judge Sarah I. Wheelock


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Jan. 10, 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa
B.A., with distinction and honors, 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
  • Former chair, American Indian Parent Action Committee, Prior Lake-Savage Area School District