519 Center Street,
New Ulm, MN 56073
Mary Kay Mages has been practicing estate planning, real estate, business, commercial, bankruptcy, agriculture, and elder law since 2004. Ms. Mages served her attorney colleagues as president of the Ninth District Bar Association in 2010-2011, and is also a member of the Brown County and Minnesota State Bar Associations.
Ms. Mages is a member of New Ulm’s Farm-City Hub Club which facilitates civic cooperation between business and farming professionals, and a former member of the Kiwanis club of New Ulm which serves the needs of Brown County’s youth.
Charitable gift planning is a special area of interest for Ms. Mages. She is a Gift Planning Advocate for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and speaks regularly to women’s groups and individuals about gift and estate planning options. She also teaches Sunday School and serves on various boards at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm.
Ms. Mages grew up in Sibley County and was her class valedictorian at Mayer Lutheran High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University in 1999 where she was a Christ College Honors College Scholar, Vice-Chair of the academic Honor Council, a member of the Kantorei chapel choir and an organ student. Ms. Mages received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in 2004 where she was a Managing Editor of the Hamline Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court team and a two-time recipient of the school’s Agriculture Law Scholarship. She is also a Blackstone Fellow with the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a leadership training program of the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Between her undergraduate and legal coursework Ms. Mages served two years as an LCMS volunteer missionary in the Slovak Republic where she taught English, American History and American Literature at a Lutheran high school newly reopened after the fall of communism. Then she worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives as a legislative assistant to then Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum and then Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty.
Ms. Mages and her husband Greg live on the Mages family farm near Sleepy Eye with their four children. Greg raises hogs, corn and soybeans in Brown and Nicollet counties.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate
- Business Law
- Bankruptcy Law
- Elder Law
- Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- J.D. magna cum laude – 2004
- Honors: Blackstone Fellow, 2002 Alliance Defense Fund
- Law Review: Hamline Law Review, Managing Editor, 2003 – 2004
- Valparaiso University
- B.A. magna cum laude – 1999
- Honors: Christ College Honors College Scholar
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Brown County State Bar Associations, Member
- Minnesota State Bar Associations, Member
Pro Bono Activities
- New Ulm’s Farm-City Hub Club, Member
- Kiwanis Club of New Ulm, Member