Kirby C. Graff

Phone: 952-404-2100



Kirby Graff practices estate planning  and real estate law and has extensive experience practicing in the areas of civil litigation and creditor remedies. As a litigator, Kirby has handled a variety of cases, involving arbitration, breach of contract, collections, landlord-tenant disputes, commercial litigation, contracts for deed, construction defects, corporate disputes, debtor/creditor law, foreclosures, fraud, interference with contract, negligence non-compete agreements, nondisclosures, shareholder disputes, replevins, small claims/conciliation court, will contests and the like.  Kirby has worked on numerous estate plans and frequently handles real-estate matters and creditor remedy issues.

He is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota state as well as federal district courts.

Kirby grew up in greater Minnesota and is a graduate of Dassel-Cokato High School. Kirby attended the University of North Dakota and spent a semester abroad in Norway before graduating. Kirby stayed in North Dakota for law school and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Along the way, he competed in numerous moot court events and was named to the Order of Barristers.

Kirby spent his early legal career in North Dakota serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the judges of the North Central Judicial District in Minot, North Dakota and in private practice in Fargo, North Dakota. He joined Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean in 2016.

Kirby is an active member of the Mound-Westonka Rotary Club and the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce (currently serving on the board of directors). When not in the office, Kirby enjoys spending time with his family, playing volleyball and golf, metal-detecting, coaching, and being outdoors.



  • University of North Dakota (B.A., 2010)

  • University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D., 2013)

Professional Associations:

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota

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