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  • William Mitchell College of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 1999)
  • University of Nebraska
    B.S., 1989)


  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Sandra S. Smalley-Fleming


4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-3958
F (612) 371-3207

Sandy serves as chair of Lindquist & Vennum’s Securities Litigation practice group. She maintains a national practice representing parties in cases involving commercial fraud, securities fraud, and investor broker disputes in completed jury and court trials, and arbitrations around the country. Sandy regularly represents parties in regulatory proceedings involving S.E.C., F.I.N.R.A., and state regulatory entities.

She also has extensive experience representing receivers, trustees, creditors and victims in the context of Ponzi schemes. On April 30, 2012, the Court ruled in her clients’ favor in Polaroid Corp. v. Ritchie Capital Management, 2012 WL 1512235 (Bkrtcy. D. Minn. 2012), a seminal decision in the bankruptcy proceedings resulting from the $3.7 billion fraud case.

Sandy serves as co-chair of the Leadership Committee for Minnesota Women Lawyers. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the University of St. Thomas School of Law and also serves on the Executive Committee for the Board.  Sandy is also a member of the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis and serves on the Membership Committee.  Over the past five years Sandy developed and has been leading Access to Leadership, a program sponsored by Lindquist & Vennum, Medtronic, and the Minnesota State and Federal Bar associations. The program includes a public forum for discussing strategies for strengthening and diversifying the leadership in our judiciary, law firms, and corporations. The forum draws over 250 participants made up of members of the federal and state judiciary, corporate executives, and members of the local bar.

During the past 10 years, Sandy has served as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell School of Law teaching Feminist Jurisprudence, Civil Procedure, and Professional Responsibility