During the past 40 plus years I have worked with clients helping them resolve their legal issues through advice, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. I work with small to mid-size businesses and business owners, construction contractors, construction sub-contractors, individuals and families. I have the experience to assist clients in business matters, contract negotiation and enforcement, judgment enforcement, real estate disputes, boundary disputes, mechanic’s liens, construction disputes and estate and probate trials.  My experience allows me to advise clients with an eye towards avoiding protracted disputes resulting in litigation. However, if litigation is required, I have significant  trial experience necessary to represent my clients in court trials or jury trials.

For over 20 years I have been a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and conduct both mediations and arbitrations. The Firm’s  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 in Rochester and 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.  Prior to moving to Rochester I clerked for Charles Anderson, Esq., DeForest, Wisconsin; Minnesota Federal Public Defender, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Thomas E. Moore, Esq., St. Paul, Minnesota; and, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Legal Department.

In my time away from the office I like to road-trip in my roadster, read, travel, relax at Big Siss 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, growth and disputes
  • 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 (disbanded)
  • 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, MAHA Representative, 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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