Grant M. Borgen

Grant M. Borgen

Rochester, Minnesota

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Criminal and DUI/DWI
  • 50% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2017


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review, Staff, 2012 - 2013
    • Law Journal: William Mitchell Journal of Law & Practice, Editor in Chief, 2011 - 2013
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business Administration

Representative Cases

  • -Montemayor v. Sebright Products, Inc., 898 N.W.2d 623 (Minn. 2017)
  • -Kruckow v. Merchants Bank, 2017 WL 3084391 (D. Minn. 2017)
  • -Norman v. Crow Wing Co-Op Power & Light Co., 2016 WL 68772 (Minn. App. 2016)
  • -United Islamic Society v. Masjed Abubakr Al-Seddiq, Inc., 2016 WL 4497431 (Minn. App. 2013)
  • -Wiley v. Robert Half Int'l, Inc., 834 N.W.2d 567 (Minn. App. 2013)
  • -Acquittal in case charging First and Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Burglary
  • -Acquittal in case charging assault with a dangerous weapon, stalking, and terroristic threats
  • -Acquittal in case charging Third and Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Sale
  • -Successfully defended sexual assault allegations in civil proceedings
  • -Dismissal of felony drug and DWI charges prior to trial due to prosecutor’s constitutional violation
  • -Dismissal of felony assault charge prior to trial
  • -Dismissal of felony terroristic threats charge prior to trial
  • -Obtained dismissal of theft charges prior to trial
  • -Dismissal of DWI charges based on inappropriate police conduct
  • -Overturned orders revoking driving privileges
  • -Assisted out-of-state residents with Minnesota DWI charges, including working with multiple states regarding license revocation issues
  • -Downward sentencing departures in felony DWI cases
  • -Expungements of criminal convictions
  • -Dismissal of controlled substance charges prior to trial


  • Personal Injury Law for the Non-PI Lawyer, Olmsted County Law Library , 2018
  • Foreseeability Before and After Montemayor, Minnesota Association for Justice , 2018
  • A Crash Course on Conciliation Court , Olmsted County Law Library , 2017
  • Working in the Judicial System with Witnesses and Parties with Limited English Proficiency and Working with Interpreters, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award Winner (Top overall grade): Pretrial Litigation, U.C.C. Sales
  • 2017 North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2016 North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2018 North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Olmsted County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Olmsted County Justice Council
  • Dodge County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Debra A. Jacobson, Judicial Law Clerk , 2013 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • Legal Assistance of Olmsted County