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Robert H Chesley

Robert H Chesley

Practice areas:

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

Robert Chesley

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 

  • Ruth M Harvey

    I endorse Bob because he is one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the state in the areas of nursing home and medical assistance/Medicaid planning. And if aging or disabled people become unable to manage their finances or care adequately for themselves, Bob helps their families find better and safer ways to ensure the loved one is secure. He helps families plan, too, for the transfer of assets from one generation to the next, whether by will or by trust or by early gifting. You can trust Bob to watch out for you and your loved ones.


    Ruth Harvey Social Security 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 practice197704/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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