Associate Life at Rinke Noonan

At Rinke Noonan, we provide a unique opportunity for associate attorneys looking to develop their career!

From law clerk opportunities to associate attorney opportunities, we offer careers representing clients in a wide variety of diverse and cutting-edge legal issues. Rinke Noonan is recognized as a sophisticated law firm that provides specialized advice on complex matters, while maintaining a culture with our clients of taking a personal interest in their families and enterprises.

As an associate with Rinke Noonan, you can expect the following:

  • Flexible atmosphere for a great work/life balance
  • Reasonable billing hour requirements
  • Teamwork culture
  • Excellent training
  • Mentorship program
  • Associates’ Retreat
  • Opportunities to focus your practice areas on what you are passionate about
  • Fantastic benefits
  • Equity opportunities for ownership
  • Independent management of your own files

Here is what Kale Van Bruggen, owner at Rinke Noonan, had to say about his experience with Rinke Noonan. He started as an associate attorney and has worked his way to an owner.

“I joined Rinke Noonan because it felt like a place I could work that was regionally recognized as a top law firm on legal issues that I cared about. I stayed at Rinke Noonan because I genuinely liked the mentors and people that I worked with. The environment allowed me to excel professionally in my own way and to be myself. My nearly ten years here have proven that my first impressions of Rinke Noonan were right. Your presence here matters. It makes a difference.”

Here is what Rachel, Law Clerk, had to say about her 2021 summer clerkship experience with Rinke Noonan.

“I could not have imagined a better 2L summer job than as a law clerk at Rinke Noonan. I had the incredible opportunity to work under attorney Stefanie Brown in the exact practice area I was interested in pursuing long-term, which is corporate law. The firm created an environment that fostered growth, and numerous attorneys were intentional about allowing me to work on projects I expressed an interest in. Additionally, the attorneys took the time to provide me with thoughtful feedback, allowing me to learn as much as possible from each project I worked on.” 

At Rinke Noonan, we currently have 15 owners, all of whom had started with Rinke Noonan as an associate. It is important to our firm to promote within and to retain our employees.

Rinke Noonan’s office is located in the heart of downtown St. Cloud, an active community located just an hour northwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. With a central-Minnesota lifestyle, our attorneys enjoy big-city attractions being adjacent to the Twin Cities metro, while getting a jump start on the weekend traffic toward enjoying Minnesota’s best attractions:  its thousands of lakes and outdoor resources.  St. Cloud itself offers an inspiring arts and music scene, along with a diverse variety of restaurants, shops, and thriving night life. St. Cloud is surrounded by parks, trails, and lakes around the area. Learn more about the St. Cloud area by visiting the following website:  https://www.stcloudshines.com/.”

Can you see yourself fitting in with our talented team? Join our talent pool by sending your cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to humanresources@rinkenoonan.com. We are always on the lookout for candidates that are the right fit for our team of talented attorneys.

If you are interested in talking to one of our associate attorneys to learn more about their experience, we would invite that opportunity and this can be scheduled through our HR department at humanresources@rinkenoonan.com.