Jayne Esch

Areas of Practice

Jayne Esch


Growing up on a farm and helping my husband out on the dairy farms he manages has taught me that there will be good times and there will be challenging times in life and in business, but hard work and perseverance win in the long run.

I use this philosophy in my practice by working diligently to help clients protect their future when the going is good, get the relief they need in times of loss, and reach practical solutions to legal disputes.

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Jayne practices in South Dakota and Minnesota, specializing in agricultural and environmental litigation and criminal defense matters. Jayne has experience representing clients in Fish and Wildlife Service wetland easement map appeals and compliance matters, South Dakota drainage permitting and civil law rule litigation, Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act compliance and reasonable use rule disputes, Endangered Species Act litigation, Clean Water Act compliance, NRCS certified wetland determinations, Farm Bill and crop insurance compliance, and general litigation and criminal defense matters.

She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and was a member of the University of Minnesota’s Dairy Judging Team during undergrad. Jayne attended the University of Minnesota Law School and joined Rinke Noonan after graduating in 2017.

Jayne concentrates her practice in the areas of:

  • General Litigation
  • Agricultural Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Criminal Defense – as it relates to ag and environmental-related offenses

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota


Jayne is a member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association and volunteers pro bono for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and Central Minnesota Legal Services.

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