Vance B. Grannis Jr.

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Vance B. Grannis, Jr. passed away November 17, 2020. He was the third generation of the Grannis family to practice with the firm and its predecessors. Vance was admitted to the Bar in 1960 and maintained his law license for 60 years, until his passing. He founded and served as president of Darvan Acres Outdoor Skills and Environmental Education Center. We join his many long-time clients in honoring Vance’s long career as lawyer and counsellor.

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

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


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