Robert D. Hinnenthal

robert519 Center Street,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Phone: 507-233-3900

Bob Hinnenthal practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and cooperative law. He serves as legal counsel for the Brown County Rural Electrical Association, a rural electric utility cooperative represented by the law firm since 1937. Mr. Hinnenthal also serves as the court appointed Examiner of Titles for Brown County and as a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank Minnesota since 1982. He is a member of the Brown County, Ninth Judicial District, and Minnesota State Bar Associations. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the top 40 estate and probate attorneys in Minnesota.

Mr. Hinnenthal was born (1949) and raised in St. Peter, Minnesota. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College and received his Bachelor of Science Degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1971, where he was elected to the Honorary Society of Beta Gamma Sigma. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1975 and was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar the same year.  Mr. Hinnenthal served as Brown County Attorney from 2009 to 2015. He previously served as an Assistant Brown County Attorney for 18 years.

Mr. Hinnenthal has served on numerous charitable, community and church boards. His volunteer work has included serving as Chairman of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, President of the New Ulm Area Foundation and as a member of the Board of Control of Martin Luther College.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Cooperative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1975

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1975
  • University of Minnesota, Minnesota
    • B.S. cum laude – 1971
    • Honors: Honorary Society of Beta Gamma Sigma

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Citizens Bank Minnesota, Member, Board of Directors, 1982 – Present
  • Brown County, Ninth Judicial District, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Brown County Rural Electrical Association, Legal Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, New Ulm Area Foundation
  • Member, Board of Control of Martin Luther College
  • Chairman, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church