Grim Howland is a graduate of St. Olaf College, holds a master's degree from the University of Minnesota, and is an honors graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to joining Lindell & Lavoie, Grim was primarily a defense lawyer practicing in the areas of catastrophic injury defense and construction defect litigation. Since joining the firm, his practice has focused on Plaintiff's personal injury and workers compensation cases. Grim has also established a niche practice in representing clients whose insurance companies have attempted to deny the existence of insurance coverage after an accident.
Grim has been successful at trial and before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, relying on his thoughtful and scholarly approach to persuade both judges and juries. Through his thorough and dogged approach to litigation, Grim has earned the respect of his opponents and the esteem of his clients. His superb communication skills and empathetic nature contribute to his success as an advocate.
In 2012-2014, Grim was selected as a Minnesota "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. This accolade is awarded to only 2.5 percent of practicing attorneys in Minnesota who are either under 40 years old or have been practicing for less than 10 years. Grim is also selected as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" in 2014.
Like other members of the firm, Grim is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.
Medical Malpractice - Doctor's negligent administration of a routine procedure results in catastrophic injury to a 49 year old woman. Result: $4,000,000 settlement.
Automobile - Ramsey County Sherriff's Deputy causes injury to prisoner during transport. Result: $131,972.21 jury verdict.
Negligence - Caretaker's leg injured when an improperly locked jack stand collapses. Result: $350,000 settlement from homeowners and auto insurers.
Slip and Fall - Snow and ice covered parking lot results in a 27 year old man falling and suffering a spinal injury. Result: $450,000 settlement.
Areas of Practice
Defective Product Injuries
U.S. District Court
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. - 2004
Honors: with Honors
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
M.Ed., - 1996
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
B.A. - 1994
Honors and Awards
Rising Star - Minnesota Super Lawyers 2012-2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member