Jessie L. Sogge

Jessie L. Sogge

Associate
Location:
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Phone:
320-258-7858
Fax:
320-251-1415
Email:

Born and raised in central Minnesota, Jessie returned to her roots after obtaining her Juris Doctorate to practice law. She was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Sally Robertson in Todd and Wadena Counties immediately after law school and has been in private practice in St. Cloud since January 2008. While Jessie has been a licensed attorney for 10 years, her interest in the law dates back to junior high. In seventh grade Jessie helped petition the school board under Title IX to get women's gymnastics offered as a sport at her high school. ...Also, her grandmother always said she would become a lawyer because she liked to argue!

Jessie has a unique combination of practice experience with both the plaintiff and defense sides of civil cases as well as criminal prosecution and defense work. Her unique background allows her to assess her client's case from both her and her opponent's perspective. It also provided her with considerable trial experience. Her focus now centers on her personal injury practice, including motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises liability, wrongful death and workers' compensation.

  • Areas of Practice
    • 40% Personal Injury & Wrongful Death (auto accidents, catastrophic accidents)
    • 25% Premises Liability (dog bites, slip and falls, sexual assault, dram shop)
    • 15% No-Fault (auto)
    • 15% Workers' Compensation
    • 5% Misc. (bankruptcy, tax, criminal, business)
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Certified Legal Specialties
    • No-Fault Arbitrator, AAA, 2011
  • Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota, 2006
    • Wisconsin, 2014
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2010
  • Education
    • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
      • J.D.
      • Honors: Dean's List. Studied abroad at the Universities of Bergen and Oslo in Norway
    • Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
      • B.A.
      • Honors: Dean's List
      • Major: Law & Society
      • Minor: Political Science and Psychology
  • Honors and Awards
    • MDLA Deb Oberlander Award Recipient, 2012
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Chapter Coordination Committee, 2016 - Present
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers - Central Chapter, President, 2012 - Present
    • Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL), Strategic Planning Task Force, 2014 - 2015
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
    • American Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, New Lawyer Committee, 2011 - 2013
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA), Member, 2008 - Present
    • Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI), Annual Meeting Attendee, 2011
    • Seventh Judicial District Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
    • Stearns/Benton Bar Association, President, 2011
    • Stearns/Benton Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 - Present
  • Past Employment Positions
    • Jovanovich, Kadlec & Athmann, PA, Attorney, 2012 - 2016
    • Rajkowski Hansmeier, Attorney, 2008 - 2012
  • Pro Bono Activities
    • Minnesota Legal Aid Debtor-Creditor Clinic, 2008 - 2011
    • Coach for the Sartell High School Mock Trial Team, 2014 - Present