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Robert H Chesley

Robert H Chesley

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Guardianship, Probate

About Me

My practice includes disability planning and nursing home planning, including getting clients qualified for government programs, such as Medical Assistance, Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care. I works with Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Powers of Attorney, Life Estates, and Health Care Directives. I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Elder Law Section and Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Mankato Lawyer and Mankato Attorney


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    4 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    4 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    4 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    4 years
  5. Guardianship: 15%
    4 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Herbert C Kroon III

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Herbert Kroon Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • James Christian Carpenter

    I endorse this lawyer. There is no situation that is too complex for Bob. He can help you make the right decisions for your family. I have personally used him for my estate planning and trust his advice.


    James Carpenter Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Chesley, Harvey & Carpenter

75 Teton Ln
Mankato, MN, 56001



WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
MNAuthorized to practice197706/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyChesley, Harvey & Carpenter1980 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Senior Providers' NetworkFounding Member2000 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneysmember1998 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 6th District Bar AssociationPast President1977 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Mankato Free PressNursing Home Ratings2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate - Cum Laude1977
University of MinnesotaHumanitiesB.A.1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Medical Assistance and Long Term CareMedical Assistance Planning2011
Medical Assistance and Long Term CarePreparing your Client2009
Fall MeetingChanges in Long Term Care Planning2006