Vance B. Grannis Jr.

E-mail MeVance B. Grannis Jr.

Of Counsel
Eagan, Minnesota

Mr. Grannis is a former Shareholder and currently Of Counsel to the firm. Born in St. Paul, MN January 16, 1937. Admitted to Bar 1960, Minnesota; 1979 U.S. Supreme Court; 1988 Wisconsin. Education: University of Minnesota (B.S.L., 1960, L.L.B., cum laude 1960). Mayor of Inver Grove Heights, MN 1965-1968. Special Municipal Judge, City of South St. Paul 1970-1971. Member of First Judicial District, Minnesota State and American Bar Associations.

Vance Grannis is the third generation of the Grannis family to practice with the firm and its predecessors. In addition to a long career practicing law, Vance Grannis is now a founder and President of Darvan Acres Outdoor Skills and Environmental Education Center.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1960

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1960
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • LL.B. cum laude - 1960
    • Law Review: Assistant Editor, Minnesota Law Review
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.S.L cum laude - 1960
    • Major: Law

Representative Clients

  • American Engineering & Testing, Inc.
  • Legend Technical Services, Inc.
  • Total Construction & Equipment, Inc.
  • Krech, O'Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc.


  • Terry Swor, American Engineering & Testing, Inc.
  • Daniel O'Brien, Krech, O'Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc.
  • Bill Krech, Total Construction & Equipment, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the "Volunteer of the Year" Award, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Judicial District, Minnesota State Bar Association, American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, First Judicial District Ethics Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • City of South St. Paul, Special Municipal Judge, 1970 - 1971
  • Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Mayor, 1965 - 1968


  • English