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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


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



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • 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
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Contact info

Chesley, Harvey & Carpenter

75 Teton Ln
Mankato, MN, 56001


WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
MNAuthorized to practice197706/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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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 Minnesota Law SchoolHumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
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