In 1896 at the age of 21, Henry Somsen Sr. established his legal practice in New Ulm, MN, where he later partnered with John Lind through 1899, when John Lind was elected governor of Minnesota, leaving the partnership at that time.

Einar Hoidale became a partner at the firm from 1900-1906 when he was elected as a member of congress. In 1909 W. H Dempsey became a partner of the firm until 1946, along with Henry Somsen Jr. who was admitted to the bar in 1934.

After the death of his father in 1955, Henry Somsen Jr. became a sole practitioner until 1964, where he partnered with Terence M. Dempsey, who established the firms Sleepy Eye, MN office.

In 1972, William M. Schade was added as an additional partner followed by Steven J. Franta in 1994, creating the firm of Somsen, Schade & Franta.

In 2003, Somsen, Schade & Franta formed a partnership with the Mueller Lowther Law firm, of New Ulm, MN

With the mergers, the practice of Somsen Mueller Lowther & Franta became The Legal Professionals PA. And since, the practice has acquired the Sommerness Law Firm of Hutchinson, MN and the Hauser & Schmid Law firm of Sleepy Eye, MN.

Today, The Legal Professionals PA, celebrates over 120 years of legal practice in South Central Minnesota, with a focus on helping individuals and families with acquiring, retaining, protecting & transferring wealth and assets. Under the leadership of Steven J. Franta, our group of experienced attorneys practice out of locations in New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Hutchinson, Duluth & Mankato, MN in areas of Real Estate, Business & Commercial, Farm Business & Agriculture, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate & Trust Settlement.

Our Locations

New Ulm
106 1/2 N Minnesota St
PO Box 38
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 354-2161

Office Hours
8:00AM - 5:00PM
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205 Jefferson St SE
Suite 2
Hutchinson, MN 55350
(320) 234-6262

Office Hours
8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sleepy Eye
109 Main St West
PO Box 496
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
(507) 794-3671

Office Hours
8:00AM - 5:00PM
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