H. Theodore Grindal


Ted Grindal is the Partner in Charge of Lockridge Grindal Nauen's (LGN) government relations practice. For the past 30 years, he has led Minnesota's largest and premier government relations team with offices in both Minnesota and Washington, D.C. offering state government relations, federal government relations, and communications and grassroots advocacy services to corporations, trade associations, municipalities, and non-profit organizations and associations.

Under Mr. Grindal's leadership, LGN's seasoned and politically-diverse government relations team has built its reputation for being knowledgeable, trustworthy, and politically savvy. Mr. Grindal focuses on strong, long-term personal connections with lawmakers and staff and leverages those for a successful record in helping shape clients' industry-specific objectives with government relations and public affairs strategies.

Mr. Grindal has been recognized as one of Minnesota's top eight lobbyists by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and was recently named one of the 10 most influential lobbyists in Minnesota by Minneapolis- based CityPages. In addition, he has been honored by inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for health care law and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by the Minnesota Law & Politics for government relations for numerous years. He was also selected by Minnesota attorneys for the Guidebook of Law and Leading Attorneys in Minnesota for health care and government relations and named one of Minnesota's "100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders" according to Minnesota Physician.

Mr. Grindal belongs to the Minnesota Government Relations Council, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association (health law), and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel. He is proud to currently serve on the board of directors of the Minnesota Private College Council and the board of directors of the Evangelical Good Samaritan Society, and has previously served on board of directors for Augsburg College, the Minnesota Center for Arts Education, the International Hearing Foundation, The Minikahda Club, Prairie Lutheran Church Council, and the Norwegian American Historical Association.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, Mr. Grindal served in the Minnesota Attorney General's office as a Special Assistant Attorney General before joining Lockridge Grindal Nauen. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and has two grown children.

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Professional Associations

American Health Lawyers Association, MSBA (Health Law Section); American Society of Medical Association Counsel and Minnesota Government Relations Council.

Professional Recognition

H. Theodore Grindal

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
Suite 2200
100 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-2159

Practice Areas


University of Minnesota Law School, 1979

Bar Admissions

1980, Minnesota

Court Admissions

Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Administrative Assistant

Carol J. Mraz