Areas of Practice

Tonya Hinkemeyer


Digging in the dirt has been in my blood since childhood as both my maternal and paternal grandmothers had enormous vegetable and flower gardens on their respective family farms. I’ve learned the most successful gardens start long before the seeds hit the ground. Planning, soil preparation, and timing are key factors to obtaining optimal growth with Minnesota’s short season and I love to take in gardening tips from clients and colleagues.

I approach my cases in a similar manner to how I approach my garden. Plan your approach. Prepare your case. Have thoughtful timing. And always listen.

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A native of St. Cloud, Tonya Hinkemeyer is a shareholder in the firm. She concentrates her practice in:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation

As a criminal defense and DUI attorney, Tonya’s expertise helps protect the civil rights of those accused of crimes. In her personal injury and civil litigation practice, Tonya also helps parties find fair and equitable resolutions to disputes and passionately represents her clients’ claims.

Tonya graduated cum laude from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law where she served as Editor in Chief for the Journal of Public Law & Policy.

Tonya was also the 2001 recipient of the Larry K. Bakken Excellence in Leadership Award. She joined Rinke Noonan in 2002.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


Tonya is a past President and Board member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association, she has been involved with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation-Emerging Leaders Forum, and has served as agency mentor for the Central MN Tri-County Action Program (Tri-CAP) and as a volunteer with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of the John E. Simonett Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, Central Minnesota Chapter.

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