1864 Courthouse
1923 Courthouse
Fraser Hall



          Attorney, Mediator, and Arbitrator

             Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114

             of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice


                 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC


St. Cloud - Sartell

St. Joseph - Waite Park

6027 19th St. N.

St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303


(320) 251-0222




PERSONAL GUIDANCE:  Providing personal, confidential advice and services for spouses, family, and others affected by loss of a loved one.

Emphasizing efficient handling of probate and non-probate options for survivors and family members, joint owners, and others.

Management of estate issues, including property transfers, probate and nonprobate options, resolution of claims, disputed inheritances, real estate, and other matters.

PROBATE:  Litigation of issues related to probate.  Property collection and management, insurance, claims administration, bookkeeping, distributions, real estate issues, government claims, family concerns, and other issues.

Professional estate collection and management assures that obligations are fulfilled and heirs receive property as intended and permitted by law.

ESTATE PLANNING:  Preparation of wills and trusts for individuals and couples. Simple to complex.


TRUSTS:  Preparation of trusts for managing property and other purposes.

Administration of trusts through informal and formal procedures.

Resolution of trust issues through appropriate processes, including litigation.



More than 20 years experience assisting individuals and families with

personal, professional attention.


Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Probate and Trust Section.


Prompt personal attention to these important matters.












Private, Independent Arbitration of Claims and Disputes



Resolution Without Court


Insurance Claims


Contract Disputes


Real Estate Disputes


Resolution Efforts Without Court Order


Construction Issues


Business Dissolution & Accountings


Family Issues


Workplace Issues




Miscellaneous Disputes

Resolution of Cases

Filed In Court

Civil Matters in Conciliation or District Court


Rule 114 Case Diversion for Dispute Resolution


Determination of Issues Best Suited to Arbitration


Post-Judgment Matters


Multijurisdictional Matters




Binding, Nonbinding


Valuation Controversies




Other Agreed-upon Parameters


For Further Information:


Phone or email for a packet including filing forms and rules for arbitrations.


Attorneys are invited to contact me to arrange a confidential conference call to discuss your case, including procedures for specialized presentations and decisions. 


A list of qualifications is also available.


Gerald Hasselbrink

Arbitration Services

Phone (320) 251-0222

Contact by email

Independent Arbitration Services

An independent mediator and arbitrator, not connected with any organization, other firms or attorneys, provides the parties extra assurance of entirely neutral treatment, privacy, and economical and efficient administration.

Beginning in 1986, my law practice has included arbitration and mediation with private parties, for the courts, and under auspices of organizations administering arbitration programs.  My education has included special training in arbitration and mediation through the Hennepin County courts, Minnesota Association of Mediators, American Arbitration Association, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Erickson Mediation Institute.  I previously served on bar association committees involved with alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) and lawyer professionalism.

I serve on the arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association, and have arbitrated matters through the Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County) Alternative Dispute Resolution program.  I am also a volunteer mediator of attorney-client fee disputes through the Seventh District Bar Association and have been a frequent arbitrator of No-fault automobile insurance disputes involving insurance companies and insured parties.

My education, work, and litigation background include construction and engineering, injuries and medical issues, real estate, professional malpractice and a wide variety of insurance claims.




Arbitration is useful for resolving the frequent legitimate dispute. It is the informal way to present your side of a dispute for a decision within the parameters you have set. It offers a private and efficient way to present the controversy for a determination. Arbitration is usually quicker and less expensive than litigation.

The Minnesota Supreme Court has adopted rules encouraging mediation and arbitration of cases already in the courts. Parties can also choose to mediate or arbitrate controversies which have not been commenced in the courts.

Arbitration is flexible. The parties to the dispute will select the issues, the form of the decision, other ground rules, and the arbitrator(s).