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Amy E. Sauter

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Amy E. Sauter

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    Legal Team

    Kate Kelly assists Amy in her family law practice.  Kate has 32 years of legal experience primarily in family law.  She worked for the Dakota County Attorney's Office and a small law firm in Hastings before joining Farrish Johnson.  Kate may be contacted by email or by phone at 507-625-2525.

    Danielle Hemmingsen assists Amy in her family law practice.  He may be reached via email or phone at 507-625-2525.

    Super Lawyers Avvo Client's Choice Award


    Amy practices family law exclusively at Farrish Johnson. Her approach is tailored to learn her client’s particular circumstances, all the while being mindful of the family dynamics and relationships that will continue on after the resolution of their legal issues.

    Amy joined Farrish Johnson Law Office in 2016 to continue serving individuals and families. Her demonstrated ability to represent her clients aggressively yet compassionately has gained her the respect of clients, judges, and opposing counsel.


    A Minnesota native and Minnesota State University, Mankato alumna, Amy received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and returned to Minnesota where she was in private practice for six years in the St. Cloud area. Amy is very involved in the Mankato community. She is currently active with the Minnesota Women Lawyers, 6th District Family Law Section, and the Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble. In her free time, Amy enjoys watching the Minnesota Twins and spending time with her dog, Alvin.

    Community Involvement

    • Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato Health Care Foundation Board Member
    • Mankato Area Community Band
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Southern Minnesota, Mankato Chapter
    • Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble
    • Mankato Business and Professional Women (BPW)


    • J.D., Cum Laude, Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Minnesota State University, Mankato


    • State of Minnesota
    • U.S. Federal District of the State of Minnesota
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota

    Professional Associations

    • Minnesota State Bar Association- Family Law Section Vice Chair (2019-2020)
    • Minnesota State Bar Association- Family Law Section Council Member (2017-2019)
    • Family Law Institute Planning Committee (2019-2020)
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Mankato Chapter
    • 6th District Bar Association, Member (2016-Present)
    • Family Law Section- 6th District Bar Association, Co-Chair (2016-Present)
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    • Stearns-Benton Bar Association (Past President)
    • Business Women of Central Minnesota (Past Secretary)
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers- Central Minnesota Chapter (Past Secretary)
    • Bankruptcy Institute Planning Committee Member- 2014 Institute
    • John E. Simonett Inns of Court- Member (2012-2016)


    • Rising Star – Minnesota Law & Politics – 2019 – 2023
    • Clients’ Choice Award 2017

    Avvo Client's Choice Award

    • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the General Rules of Practice
    • Graduate of Pete Barry’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Bootcamp, 2011
    • Graduate of Josh Cohen’s Student Loan Law Bootcamp, 2013
    • Certificates of Merit received in: Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure II, Constitutional Law II, Advanced Document Discovery, and Workers’ Compensation
    • Honors Scholarship Recipient
    • Associate Editor – Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Clinical and Practical Law
    • “Student Loan Basics” – Speaking Engagement on Basics of Student Loan Options and Remedies – 2013
    • Student Loan 101: Spring 2016