Vance B. Grannis Jr.

E-mail MeVance B. Grannis Jr.

Of Counsel
Eagan, Minnesota

Grannis & Hauge, P.A. congratulates Vance Grannis, Jr. on his 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, in recognition of 33 years of service to the First District Ethics Committee.  Vance was recognized at the Board’s October 2015 meeting.
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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 and varied career practicing law, Vance Grannis spends his spare time developing an outdoor skills and environmental education center in Inver Grove Heights. He serves as the firm’s environmental conscience and ensures that all discarded aluminum and paper is promptly recycled.


Year Joined Firm

  • 1960

Areas of Practice

  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Arbitration
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Darvan Acres Nature Center


  • English