St. Cloud lawyer named to Seventh District

Judge Sarah Hennesy

Mille Lacs County Times

Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Sarah E. Hennesy as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District in Mille Lacs County Thursday, Feb. 2.

Hennesy will replace Judge Steven Ruble, who retired at the end of 2011.

“I was very excited,” she said of the appointment. “I am thrilled to serve the people of Mille Lacs County. I can’t wait to start.”

Hennesy is currently a civil legal aid attorney with St. Cloud Area Legal Services where she practices family, government assistance and Social Security law. Hennesy has led her office’s collaboration with Stearns County’s Domestic Violence Court.

Previously, she worked as an attorney with Damiani & Damiani, P.C., representing English and Spanish-speaking clients in criminal and family law matters. Hennesy also serve as deputy public defender in Virginia.