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About me

I have been married for almost 30 years and have one son.  We have two dogs and a cat and family life is very important to me.  I am proud to be a veteran and was a legal specialist in the Army from 1983 to 1986.  I am a graduate  of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  I graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and attended nights while working full time days.  My hobbies include reading, golfing, swimming, and feeding fish off the dock at the office.  I am still passionate about the law and the courts and enjoy what I do immensely.  Though stressful at times I realize that I directly affect many lives and try to do it in a positive fashion.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Divorce: 20%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    26 years, 500 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Charles Kohlmeyer

    I had a heckuva case against Bob that went to trial, he is a very good attorney who also wants to help his client and resolve the case. I endorse Bob Manson.


    Jason Kohlmeyer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Eric Robert Parker

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a seasoned and tough litigator. At the same time, he is willing to put in the time to craft a well-reasoned and detailed settlement where possible.


    Eric Parker Family Attorney
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Contact info

4526 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN, 55110


MNAuthorized to practice199007/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Army Commendation MedalU. S. Army1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderRobert A. Manson, P.A.1991 - Present
AttorneyHoneywell, Inc.1988 - 1990
Law ClerkJeffrey R. Anderson, PA1987 - 1988
Law ClerkMarshall & Associates1986 - 1987
Legal SpecialistUnited States Army1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Leibold v. LeiboldCourt of Appeals reversed the trial court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Minnesota Law SchoolBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Mens Center Law ClinicFamily Law2013
Father's First Law ClinicFamily Law2012