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Pamela D. Steinle

Pamela D. Steinle joined the firm in January 2015.  She grew up in Butterfield on a farm homesteaded by her great-grandmother.  After graduating from Butterfield-Odin High School in 1999, she majored in Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota.  She was a high school teacher for three years in central Minnesota before pursuing law school.  She graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law magna cum laude in 2011, having served as a Senior Editor on the Law Journal, a student prosecutor for the City of Minneapolis, a judicial extern for Tenth District Judge Krista Martin, and a student attorney in the school’s Elder Law clinic.  She then practiced at the Twin Cities litigation firm of Bassford Remele before returning to Watonwan County.  She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2014, and was recognized as a 2016 Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer.

Pamela practices primarily in the area of trusts and estates, including estate planning, trust administration, probate, state and federal estate tax filings, and will contest litigation.  As an associate at a large civil defense firm, she researched, analyzed, and advocated on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients, including one company with a complex commercial dispute worth $630 million.  Her clients benefit from her proven legal skills, rural background and warm demeanor.

Practice Areas

  • Trust and Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Gift and Estate Taxation
  • Trust and Estate Litigation


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
  • University of Minnesota, M.Ed, 2004, B.S. summa cum laude, 2003


    • 2011, Minnesota
    • 2011, United States District Court of Minnesota
    • 2014, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals


      • Watonwan County, Sixth District and Minnesota State Bar Associations; former member of the Fourth District Ethics Committee
      • Active in St. James Rotary

Publications and Presentations

      • 2014, 2015 Ongoing Business Deskbook, co-author and presenter of Employment Law chapter (Jan. 2015)
      • Minnesota Motor Vehicle Deskbook, contributing author and presenter of Jury Instructions and Special Verdict Forms chapter 19.
      • Fifth Judicial District Conference, Elimination of Bias presenter


      • 2016 Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer
      • Super Lawyer Rising Star 2014, 2015, 2016
      • St. Thomas School of Law Larkin Scholar
      • Gates Millennium Scholar


108 Armstrong Boulevard S.
St. James, Minnesota 56081-1760
Telephone: 507-375-3352
Fax: 507-375-4483