Jewelie Grape, attorney at law

Experienced. Educated. Involved. 


Jewelie Grape has several decades of experience in legal, corporate and non-profit matters.

Jewelie has 10 years' experience working in large law firms, advising corporate and non-profit clients on ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, board governance, fiduciary and general corporate issues.


She also has 10 years' experience as in-house counsel for a non-profit benefits board with 200 employees and over $8 billion in assets under management, in which she provided day-to-day legal counsel on employment issues, corporate transactions, board governance, employee benefit plans, contract management/negotiation, insurance, and compliance with federal and state law.

Additionally, Jewelie spent nine years in human resources for several Fortune 100 companies, counseling their management on all aspects of day-to-day human resource activities.



Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN

  • J.D., cum laude

University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management), Minneapolis, MN

  • M.A., Human Resources and Industrial Relations

University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management), Minneapolis, MN

  • B.S., Business Administration


  • District of Columbia

  • Minnesota


  • American Bar Association, Co-Chair, Employee Benefits Administrative Practices Subcommittee

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Past President

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Section Council chair

  • City of Lakes Rotary Club, President (2019-20)

  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Audit and Finance Committee member, Investment and Asset Management Committee member

  • Park Square Theatre, Board of Directors

  • St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Council member