Emerald Gratz

Emerald Gratz

Emerald Gratz was hired as an Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Supreme Court in February 2018.  Prior to joining the Commissioner’s Office, Ms. Gratz was a staff attorney and mediator at the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, a freelance lawyer in the private sector from 2011-2014, an Assistant Attorney General at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, and a law clerk in U.S. District Court for Judge Richard H. Kyle Sr. (retired).  Ms. Gratz also spent five years teaching appellate advocacy as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School and providing pro bono representation to children in foster care through the Children’s Law Center. She is an active member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, serving in various leadership positions, including her current seat on the MWL Board of Directors. Ms. Gratz has received several professional awards, including the 2011 Public Service Award from the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association. She graduated from Hamline University in 2002 with a B.A., and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2005 with a J.D. Ms. Gratz is admitted to practice law in Minnesota state and federal courts.

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