Sally focuses her practice on employment matters principally in the areas of:

  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • Executive employment and compensation matters

She also practices in the nonprofit law area, including representing a number of health care organizations. Sally provides counseling and training to management on employment law issues. She works with employers on structuring, drafting and implementing employment-related policies and agreements, and counsels management on personnel decisions. She also provides ongoing representation and counsels health care clients and other nonprofit organizations on employment and consulting agreements; compensation; HIPAA compliance and privacy issues; and human resource matters, including those involving professional licensing. In addition, Sally regularly represents executives and management in connection with employment, separation, non-compete and compensation issues.

Sally has handled cases in both state and federal courts in Minnesota and in jurisdictions outside of Minnesota. She assists employers in matters brought before the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and state licensing boards.
Sally has co-authored articles on non-compete covenants, workplace communications and False Claims Act cases. 


  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award


  • North Star Lawyer Pro Bono All-Star, Minnesota State Bar Association (2020)

  • Honoree, 21st Century Leadership Award, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

  • Honoree, Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, Ramsey County Bar Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Service Award, Minnesota Justice Foundation (2011)


  • William Mitchell College of Law (1980)

    cum laude

  • Lawrence University, B.A. (1974)


  • State - Minnesota
  • State - Wisconsin
  • Federal - 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

    Member, Volunteer Mediator for Pro Bono Mediation Programs

  • Federal Bar Association


  • Ramsey County Bar Association


  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

          Volunteer, Former Board Member

  • Minnesota Legal Services

    Advisory Committee, Former Chair

Community Involvement

  • Neighborhood House Association

          Former Board Chair

  • Illusion Theater

           Former Board Chair

  • Giving Voice Chorus Initiative

    Board Chair

  • Regions Hospital

           Foundation Board Member

  • MN Department of Human Rights

            Volunteer Mediator