Kirby C. Graff

Phone:  952-404-2100



Kirby grew up in greater Minnesota and is a 2006 graduate of Dassel-Cokato High School.  After high school, Kirby attended the University of North Dakota and spent a semester abroad in Norway before graduating in 2010. Kirby stayed in North Dakota for law school and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2013. Along the way, he competed in numerous moot court events and was named to the Order of Barristers.

Kirby spent the first three years of his 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. Kirby is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota state and federal district courts. He joined Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean in October 2016.  The firm provides legal services across the areas of estate planning, business law, real-estate law, litigation and creditor remedies, with Kirby’s legal practice focusing primarily on civil litigation and creditor remedies. 

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


  • 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

Community Activities:

  • Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce (Board Member)

  • Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Mound-Westonka Rotary Club