Rank: 26; Number of lawyers: 38

Gislason & Hunter LLP

Gislason & Hunter logoRank: 26

Number of lawyers: 38

2700 South Broadway

New Ulm, MN 56073


Dustan Cross

Dustan Cross



Founded: 1937


Managing Partner 

Dustan Cross


Mission Statement

Serving individuals, businesses and communities since 1937, we are an established and trusted law firm that has grown from a solo practice in New Ulm, Minnesota, to become a fixture in several communities and a powerful state firm. We are dedicated to our clients, we value the relationships, and we are proud that many individuals, families and corporate clients have been with the firm for decades.


Representative Clients

Our core clients are business owners, corporate executives, professionals, farmers and agribusinesses, banks and insurance companies with diverse and intertwined legal matters, from contract negotiations and business financing to employment issues, regulatory compliance and insurance defense. Gislason & Hunter LLP assembles cross-discipline teams to provide comprehensive counsel and appropriate firepower.


Areas of Practice

Agricultural Law; Banking/Finance; Medical Malpractice; Real Estate Litigation; Trust and Estates.


Marketing Director

Maureen Gustafson



Number of lawyers (MN only): 38 (9 female, 29 male)

Number of equity partners (MN only): 22 (2 female, 20 male)

Total attorneys (worldwide): 40

Number of new hires in 2014 (MN only): 3 (1 female, 2 male)

Number of elevations in 2014 (MN only): 1 (1 male)

Number of departures in 2014 (MN only): 2 (2 male)

Number of “of counsel” lawyers (MN only): 4

Number of paralegals (MN only): 14

Number of non-paralegal support staff (MN only): 82

Number of minority lawyers (MN only): 3 (1 partner; 2 non-partners)

Company dress code: Business dress policy

Flextime for lawyers: Yes

Part-time lawyers: Yes

Telecommuting for lawyers: Yes

Flextime for staff: Yes

Part-time staff: Yes

Telecommuting for staff: Yes

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