Meet The Attorneys
Knowledgeable & Experienced Attorneys You Can Trust
Located in downtown Racine, WI, Knuteson, Hinkston & Rosenberg, S.C. is an experienced team of attorneys providing the advanced, professional services of a large corporate law firm, but with the candid, personalized attention and accessibility of a local, family business. Whether you are starting a business, drafting a family trust or estate plan, or engaging a real estate sale, our firm has a wide range of experience to handle most legal matters.
Many clients trust the firm’s lawyers as their personal friends, in addition to serving as their professional legal counsel. We want to be YOUR local attorneys, whom you feel comfortable calling at any time when confronted with a tough legal issue. Our law firm prides itself on being flexible for our clients’ various work and childcare schedules, and diligent in meeting project completion deadlines in a timely manner. At KHR Law, it’s all about the trust and intimacy of our attorney-client relationships.
Where It All Began
Over 40 years ago, Knuteson, Hinkston & Rosenberg, S.C. was founded by attorney John Knuteson. John was very well-known, respected, and active in the Southeast Wisconsin community. He was a member of the Racine Country Club and Racine Rotary Club, served as the Municipal Judge for the Village of Windpoint, and also was a certified public accountant and licensed realtor. Attorneys Mark Hinkston and Andrew Rosenberg have continued John’s legacy by serving the firm’s clients with the same integrity and professionalism as Mr. Knuteson.
Your Expert Local Attorneys
Attorney Mark Hinkston
For over 30 years, Mark R. Hinkston has advised individuals and businesses on, and handled transactions relating to, construction, real estate, and commercial law. Licensed in both Wisconsin and Colorado, he has litigated cases in state and federal courts as well as before administrative tribunals. He is also experienced in municipal law, serving multiple local government administrations and boards.
He is the author of many articles in legal publications, and a frequent presenter on an array of topics. Mark received the Charles Dunn Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin for excellence in legal writing, recognizing the best Wisconsin Lawyer article of 2013 (“Home Safe Home: Wisconsin’s Castle Doctrine Law and Trespasser Liability Act”). Mark has earned a preeminent AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only honorary association of preeminent lawyers who practice in construction law and related fields.
In 2017, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the community, state, and nation. Mark is also active in the State Bar of Wisconsin leadership, currently serving on the Board of the State Bar Construction and Public Contract Law Section and as Treasurer of the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Section. Mark received both his undergraduate (magna cum laude) and law (cum laude) degrees from Creighton University, where he served as an assistant editor of the Creighton Law Review.
Attorney Andrew J. Rosenberg
Lutheran High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carthage College in Kenosha,
Wisconsin. Andrew played four years of varsity football for the Carthage Red Men. In 2014, he
graduated magna cum laude as an All-College Honors Scholar in Political Science and Business
Administration. He then studied at Notre Dame Law School and served as Executive Editor on
the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy. Andrew graduated cum laude from Notre Dame in 2017 with a Juris Doctor law degree. Andrew’s experience also includes serving as an intern to a federal magistrate judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. After law school, Andrew moved back to his hometown of Racine to join the law firm of Knuteson, Hinkston & Quinn, S.C. His practice primarily focuses on estate planning, probate administration, business and corporate law, and real estate transactions. However, Andrew seeks to be a full-service attorney for families, and handles a wide variety of legal issues for his clients.
He has invested himself into the local community of Southeast Wisconsin and is knowledgeable
about most governmental and private institutions, processes, and industries. Some other legal
areas in which Andrew can assist are criminal defense matters, municipal law compliance,
ordinance violations, civil litigation, collections, small claims lawsuits, evictions, lease negotiations, contract review and drafting, state administrative appeals, and traffic tickets, among others.
Andrew is a family attorney that can be trusted to represent your best interests in all areas
of the law. He and his network of competent lawyers can address and give sensible advice
regarding any legal issue you encounter. Whether you are looking to start your own business,
want to plan your family estate, or are buying/ selling your home, Andrew is someone you can call for honest and candid advice. Our firm builds strong, lasting professional relationships with our clients to serve their legal needs over the course of many years. We maintain fair prices and ethical practices so that you are never afraid to call your lawyer when legal problems arise. One of Andrew’s favorite professors at Notre Dame Law School once said: “If you want to be a successful lawyer, turn your client’s problems into your problems.” Andrew strives to do just that, and takes personal pride and initiative in securing positive results for his clients.
service record. As Office Manager/Paralegal, Carolynn is responsible for all office procedures,
using her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment, billing
and accounts payable, and assisting the attorneys daily.
Prior to joining our firm, Carolynn worked for a local law firm for 10 years as a paralegal. Along
with assisting senior attorneys at the firm, Carolynn also provided clients with the highest level of individual care, maintained client files, and prepared a variety of legal documents on a daily basis. In her spare time, Carolynn enjoys spending time with her family and friends and reading.
Remembering John Knuteson
John Knuteson, our law firm’s founder, was born on May 11, 1949, in Madison, Wisconsin, and along with his two brothers, was raised primarily by his hard-working mother, Helen. He was proud of his diligent life of hard work and gleefully noted that he had been gainfully employed continuously since age 11. One of his first jobs was working as a golf caddy at Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, planting the seeds of a lifelong love of golf. That job eventually led to an Evans Scholarship, which allowed him to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison for his college years and graduate with distinction in 1972. John then attended Marquette University Law School, graduating in 1975 and serving as a Research Editor for the Marquette Law Review. A testament to his work ethic and wit, in just over a decade, John Knuteson had become a licensed attorney, as well as a Certified Public Accountant and licensed real estate broker. Due to the time-consuming education process and complicated exams, most professionals never achieve the honor of securing these three professional licenses during their lifetimes. To top it all off, John continued his studies further and earned an M.B.A. in 1986.
Aside from his education, John’s time in college at UW-Madison also led to lifelong friendships, an eternal love for the Badgers, and, most importantly, the start of a relationship with his wife of 46 years, Cathy. Their 3 children Stephanie, Sarah, and John were born, and despite his professional achievements, John cherished being a present and loving father. In 1981, John took a legal job in Racine, with his primary client being local business icon and leader, Sam Johnson of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. John considered Sam a wise, personal hero and gained invaluable experience by working with him. Around this time, the Knuteson family relocated to Racine from Milwaukee in support of John’s new job. John established strong ties and roots in Racine and committed decades of his time to community service and leadership.
Near the end of 1986, John decided to open his own law firm, while continuing to practice corporate law, business law, estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, contracts, legal real estate, zoning, and municipal law. His “work hard, play hard” motto was also balanced by a life of service. John was a Rotarian for 37 years, serving as past president of the Racine Rotary Club. He had also previously enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 1970s during college and was very proud of his military service for the JAG corps. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. John loved teaching his kids and grandkids how to properly salute and enjoyed Veteran’s and Memorial Day celebrations. He was a longtime member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher and enjoyed singing with the choir. John was always actively involved in bettering his community. He served as the Village president for Wind Point until 2007 and became the Wind Point Municipal Judge from 2007 until 2020.
John’s integrity, positive attitude, good heart, and love of life continue to be an inspiration and legacy for all members of our firm. He exemplified what it means to be a local, community-serving lawyer and active citizen.