Amy Sweasy ’95

Principal Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney's Office


  • University of Minnesota, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota, J.D.

Amy Sweasy is a 1995 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a 1990 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. She is a Principal Attorney in the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, where she has worked since graduating from law school. Currently, she leads the office's Complex Prosecution Unit which handles legally and/or factually complicated felony prosecutions and targets prosecution resources to crimes requiring specialized expertise and significant attention. She has tried over 100 felony jury trials from theft to first-degree murder and have specialized in elder abuse, child abuse, violent crime, and police use-of-force cases in my career. She has taught Trial Practice at area law schools for 15 years, and since 2020 at the U of M. She began teaching Evidence at the Law School in 2022. In fall 2022, she taught an undergraduate Honors Seminar titled Understanding Police Use of Force.