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John C. Kolb Attorney


Areas of Practice:

Attorney Bio

A native of Minneapolis, John Kolb is a shareholder in the firm. He concentrates his practice in:

  • Water Law
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Land Use
  • Municipal Law

John co-authored the chapter Local-Scale Institutions: Lake Management Associations and Watershed Districts in the recently published book entitled Water Policy in Minnesota: Issues, Incentives and Action.  For further information or to purchase the book click here.

Education & Experience

John graduated from St. John’s University. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota. He joined Rinke Noonan in 1996.

John is a retired member of the Army National Guard where he held the rank of Colonel. He had over 20 years of active and reserve service, and commanded a combat battalion for over two years, including 16 months in Iraq.

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit


John is active in several local, state, and national community service organizations and advisory boards.