Sherrie A.


Family Law

Sherrie A. Munson's unique ability to provide exceptional legal representation, integrated with healing, support, and empowerment, is a force to be reckoned with. She has been committed to meeting the client’s need for emotional support with legal representation in family law since she was admitted to the California State Bar in 2010.

Before making the transition into family law, she served as the Program Director in the field of domestic violence for over ten years at Fairview Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This unique professional experience, coupled with the education she received during graduate and law school, ignited her passion for representing individuals, as opposed to corporations. Her passion was, and remains, working with individuals who are living daily in domestic violence, as well as people who are going through a divorce.

Sherrie understands how challenging the divorce process can be emotionally, physically, and financially. Rather than dwelling on the negatives, she provides legal guidance, advocacy, and support necessary for clients to achieve positive healing during this difficult process. Not only is she dedicated to helping her clients get the settlement they deserve, but she is also an advocate for new beginnings. Sherrie’s years as a Director at an emergency youth shelter provided her with great insight as to the DCSS/foster system, along with the struggles of children in the foster system.

She passionately and aggressively represents her clients in all aspects of family law including complex, high asset/net worth dissolutions, domestic violence, and child custody matters. She prides herself on her ability to connect with her clients, as well as to gain a keen understanding on each individual case and achieve the best outcome for her clients and their families. Sherrie’s deep experience with domestic violence issues comes from listening to many people discuss the trials and tribulations of living within abusive relationships and hearing their amazing strengths. This is what actually helped her commit to not only providing clients with excellent legal representation, but also to helping them to be in a better emotional place, at the time their Judgment is entered.

She has a combined family of five adult children and seven grandchildren. Outside of practicing law, her love for her family and three dogs brings her joy each day.


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support





Family Law

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  • University of Minnesota Waseca, Associate of Animal Science Degree, Horse Management
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology
  • Augsburg College, Masters of Social Work
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Professional Positions, Associations, and Memberships

  • Fairview Hospitals Program Director – Over ten years
  • Director – Emergency Youth Shelter

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2010

Video FAQs

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Why did you choose to specialize in family law?

When I was thinking about going to law school I became well aware from my past education and experience that it's going to be family law because it was not only the person that sought out my help as an attorney, it was a family that I cared about. Because I worked in domestic violence I saw that impact. It wasn't just the person that was coming to me in the hospital setting where I worked but also she talked to, and often it was women but it could be a man, they talk about their children. It was the children that I was so concerned about. You can just help one member of the family, the entire group is impacted by domestic violence but also a dissolution of marriage. So it is important to reach out and understand that.

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What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney?

My strength as an attorney is that I not only am educated as a family law attorney and have a law degree but I also have my Masters in social work. So I can bring back, and I worked as a therapist for many years besides as a director in domestic violence but I bring my education as being a therapist. And while I'm not a therapist as a lawyer I love to be the attorney with you on this journey so I can help you on this process. So at the end, I know you're in a better place, and your aware, and then I can tell I've done my job for you.

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What made you pursue a career in law?

I made a decision to become a family law attorney because it's my second career. Originally, I worked in the field of domestic violence for ten years. And I worked with people that lived in violence, whether it's physical, emotional, sexual. It was always so painful for them. And I realized one missing link for them is to find legal assistance with an attorney that understood.