For 35 years I have worked with clients helping them through advice, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation to resolve their legal issues. I work with small to mid-size businesses and business owners, construction contractors, construction sub-contractors, individuals and families. I have experience to help clients in business matters, contract negotiation and enforcement, judgment enforcement issues, real estate disputes, boundary disputes, mechanic’s liens, construction issues and estate and probate trials.  My experience allows me to advise clients with an eye towards avoiding disputes. However, if litigation is required, I have the practical experience to represent my clients in court.

I am a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and conduct both mediations and arbitrations. Our facilities and office space are designed for multiple party dispute resolution.  I am also available to travel to other mediation and arbitration sites.

I have been practicing out of Rochester in southern Minnesota since 1985. Our Firm is able to advise clients across a broad spectrum of legal issues using in-house resources and individual attorney expertise in a cost-effective manner.

In my time away from the office I like to read, travel, head to the cabin and support all sports teams from Wisconsin.

Paul H. Grinde Attorney

Areas of Practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Mediation
  • Contract disputes and resolution
  • Construction disputes and resolution
  • Estate disputes and resolution
  • Employment law and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Criminal Defense
  • Arbitration
  • Business Formation and Growth
  • Estate Planning
  • Enforcement of Judgments

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Construction Section, Member
  • Olmsted County Bar Association – President, 1994 – 1995
  • Third Judicial District Member
  • Qualified Rule 114 Neutral Mediator
  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce – Chair, 2005 – 2006
  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs 1988 – 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1984


  • Hamline University School of Law, (now Mitchell Hamline) St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1984
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A. Journalism – 1980

Community Involvement

  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Club-Rochester Chapter 1986 – 2019
  • GROW Rochester Board Member, 2008 – 2011
  • Speaker for Construction Licensing CEU courses, (Rochester Area Builders)
  • Member Rochester Area Builders, 1989 – Present
  • Century Girls High School Hockey Fundraising Chair, 2010 – 2014
  • Rochester Youth Hockey Association Board Member 2000/2008, President 2006-2007
  • Rochester Youth Football Association Coach
  • Rochester Baseball Association Coach
  • Rochester Youth Fastpitch Softball Association Coach
  • Former Trustee of the Olmsted County Law Library Board
  • Former Board Member of Olmsted County Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Former Board Member of Rochester Building Code Board of Appeals
  • Former Board Member of Rochester Housing Board of Appeals
  • Occasional Parliamentarian

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