Lara C. Whiteside, Attorney


Vermilion Law is situated in the memorable, friendly town of Cook, Minnesota – the gateway to Lake Vermilion. Founded by Mark Weir, Vermilion Law has provided competent, personalized legal services since 2002. In 2014, Lara Whiteside joined the firm. We can assist you with legal issues, by obtaining the best possible results, in an efficient and professional manner.


Areas of practice: Elder law, real estate transactions (residential and commercial, including title searches, title examinations and closing services), criminal matters, small business associations, probate, estate planning, and more…


Call for an appointment, or simply stop by!




219 S. River St. – Suite 202

(in the BIC building)

Cook, MN 55723




Legal Solutions in a Complicated World

Located on the Iron Range, Sjoquist Law LLC focuses on the ever-expanding areas of civil litigation which includes all aspects of family law and matters of public interest.

This work oftentimes involves championing issues of social justice by insisting on equality across the spectrum for all people regardless of their economic, cultural, or faith-based customs and beliefs, or affiliation in a protected class.

Unique perspective and experience

As one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year, Geri has worked as a legal professional for over 25 years. For example, in addition to her role as an attorney, she is an experienced and skilled Rule 114 qualified neutral (providing civil and family law mediations, custody evaluations, brief focused assessments, S/FENE’s, family group conferencing, etc.), and she has experience conducting grievance hearings for the local housing authority as required by federal law. She has served as a community corrections officer and is an experienced guardian ad litem. She mentors new attorneys and supervises law students at Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s on-campus legal clinic and mobile law office. And, she also has experience resolving many of the issues that arise in guardianships or civil commitments.

In and out of court, she has helped people resolve seemingly hopeless disputes. She is respected by her clients and her peers as someone who strives to achieve fair and equitable results.

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Geri C. Sjoquist

Sjoquist Law LLC

508 Main Street

P.O. Box 880

Tower, MN 55790-5003



218.517-2019 fax


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