Patty Stotzheim


Patty's Bio

Patty Stotzheim graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota.  Her legal education included training in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Paris, Budapest, and Jerusalem.  Patty helps her clients with estate planning, probate (contested and uncontested), and civil litigation matters.  She is also a mediator.

Patty previously served as the law clerk to the Honorable Mary Yunker of Sherburne County District Court.  Patty became very skilled at breaking down complicated family matters, and navigating difficult probate hearings.  Even though she has been in the courtroom for hundreds of hearings, she also knows that every matter has unique circumstances.  Her clients appreciate her compassion and understanding of their individual situations.

Patty was also employed at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in the White Collar Crime Division where she assisted several outstanding attorneys, including Pete Connors, Emery Adoradio, and Lori Gildea, now Chief Justice Gildea.  Her experience in criminal law enhanced Patty’s courtroom skills making her a strong legal advocate for her clients today. 

Before her legal career, Patty achieved remarkable success as the head women’s gymnastics coach at Hamline University and later, Southeast Missouri State University.  She also owned and was the head coach for Spirit Gymnastics, Inc., a private gymnastics club in St. Paul.  She has been involved in the St. Paul community since 1994 and continues her support through various avenues.  She frequently volunteers for Hamline University Athletics and coaches youth gymnastics year round.