cases

State v. Client

Outcome:Acquitted after a trial.

Client was a student at the police academy and was charged with assault in the fifth degree. Matter was tried to a jury who acquitted the client of all charges. The matter has been expunged. (Ramsey County)

State v. Client II

Outcome:Acquitted after a trial.

Client was charged with two counts of indecent conduct. (Hennepin County) Matter was tried to a jury who returned not guilty verdicts on all counts. Matter has been expunged.

State v. J.S.

Outcome: Dismissal.

Professional was charged with assaulting an individual. Charges were dismissed at Omnibus.(Carver County)

State v. S.B.

Outcome:Charges dismissed

Client charged with five counts indecent conduct. After extensive motion practice, the charges were dismissed. (Ramsey County). Matter has been expunged.

State v. T.K.

Outcome: Dismissed.

Professional charged with assault in the fifth degree. (Winona County). Matter has been expunged.

State v. D.R.

Outcome:Continued for dismissal. Dismissed.

Professional charged with assault in the fifth degree against two separate individuals. (Washington County). After extensive motion practice, matter was continued for dismissal and dismissed.

State v. G.K.

Outcome: Continued for dismissal. Dismissed

Professional charged with assault in the fifth degree. (Meeker County)

State v. N.L.

Outcome:Acquitted after a trial.

Professional was charged with assault of a vulnerable adult and assault in the fifth degree. (Wabasha County. Matter has been expunged.

Representative Cases

Sarah MacGillis has handled appeals in both civil and criminal matters. The following is a sample of appellate court decisions in matters that she has handled in both state and federal court.


Sumstad v. Mark E. Wilson, M.D., et al., 2009 W.L. 173506, *1 (Minn.Ct.App. 2009)(medical malpractice case).

McGee v. Sebring, 2006 W.L. 2256188, *1 (Minn.Ct.App. 2006)(medical malpractice case).

Scheeler v. Wolf, 2004 WL 2094367, *1 (Minn.Ct.App. 2004)(wrongful death case).

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. NewMech Companies, Inc., 2004 WL 887171, *1 (Minn.Ct. App. 2004)(insurance coverage dispute).

State v. Enyeart, 676 N.W.2d 311, 2004 WL 557347, *1 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)(MN Department of Revenue case).

State v. Smith, 2001 W.L. 1608142, *1 (Minn.Ct.App. 2001)(Allegations of criminal sexual conduct).

State v. Reiners, 664 N.W.2d 826 (Minn. 2003)(Allegations of assault).

State v. Grossman, 636 N.W.2d 545 (Minn. 2001)(Application of Patterned offender statute).

United States v. Chmielewski, 218 F.3d 840 (8th Cir. 2001)(Allegations of fraud).

United States v. Moskal, 211 F.3d 1070 (8th Cir. 2000)(Allegations of fraud).

United States v. Brekke, 97 F.3d 1043 (8th Cir. 1996)(Allegations of bank fraud).