Message from the President

For over 50 years, Rinke Noonan has been bringing legal experience to our individual, government, and business clients. Our growth from a small, central Minnesota law firm in our early beginnings to a law firm highly-regarded throughout the Midwest, has been earned by putting our clients at the center of everything we do. We are passionate about the law, devoted to our clients, and are dedicated to serving our community. Our collaborative attorneys and long-tenured staff take great pride in the representation of our clients and stand committed to the highest standards of service and ethics.

When selecting a law firm, we understand there are a lot of choices. When you choose Rinke Noonan, you are selecting a firm that will be firmly committed to serving you, day in and day out, with the professional and innovative legal representation you deserve. We hope to have the opportunity to earn your business time and time again.

Adam Ripple
President of Rinke Noonan

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Throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Montana, Rinke Noonan has grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive law firms located in Central Minnesota. Rinke Noonan represents a diverse group of business, financial, governmental, and individual clients in a variety of transactional and litigation matters throughout the upper Midwest.


Established over 50 years ago, Rinke Noonan has set the standard of legal integrity and credibility in Central Minnesota. Accessible and responsive, we are committed to providing large firm impact and distinction, with the individualized attention and cost efficiency of a mid-sized law firm. Our attorneys stand ready to support you as assertive advocates. We are committed to protecting your interests and taking a proactive approach to facilitating your objectives. While our attorneys have a high level of experience and respect in their individual specialty practice areas, our collaboration is what makes us unique.

Rinke Noonan has almost 30 experienced attorneys. With a large legal support staff, we have the depth of knowledge you need for the best representation. We offer the experience to advise our clients through demanding circumstances and are dedicated to making sure that each matter receives the expertise necessary for a fair and honest resolution.


Rinke Noonan is a diversified, growth-oriented law firm committed to maintaining high standards of excellence in providing advice and legal service to businesses, individuals, and government. We aggressively pursue our clients’ interests. We prosper because we are dedicated to cost-effectively serving our clients.


Rinke Noonan began in a Sauk Rapids storefront when Orrin “Bud” Rinke opened his law practice in 1967. He was soon joined by Mike Noonan and Roger Klaphake, who later left the practice to become a judge. The growing firm soon moved into a former church building and then to a new brick office building in downtown Sauk Rapids. As the new kid on the block, the firm took on a lot of causes from many people, including working people and injury victims. When a group of farmers sought representation in a controversial power line case, the firm’s reputation for zealous advocacy for farmers spread. At the same time, Mike Noonan’s growing practice in commercial real estate and business law began to attract business clients. The firm began to develop along two complementary paths by retaining its interest in zealous advocacy for individuals, while building a solid commercial, financial, and governmental practice.

By 1982, the firm had developed an active legal practice representing products liability victims in gas explosions, landowners in eminent domain proceedings, regional businesses, city governments, and local banks. As the practice grew, the firm could no longer fit within its downtown Sauk Rapids office building.

To accommodate its growing space needs and expanding client base, Rinke Noonan moved to the top floor of the newly-constructed Norwest Center in neighboring downtown St. Cloud in 1984. During the next two decades, the firm continued adding attorneys and developed concentrations in practice areas such as business law, real estate development, commercial lending, environmental and water, construction, estate planning, employment, and municipal law. By 2003, the firm had once again outgrown its space and moved to the US Bank building on the west end of downtown St. Cloud.

Rinke Noonan remains loyal to its history, representing individuals, businesses, and institutions throughout Minnesota with commitment, integrity, quality, and innovation.