Andrew M. Grimsrud 

Andrew M. Grimsrud


Andrew Grimsrud is a shareholder with the firm Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. He received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 2008.  He received his Bachelor’s degree cum laude from St. Olaf College in 2005, majoring in Economics and Chemistry.

Andrew was admitted to Minnesota State Courts in 2008.  While attending law school, he clerked for the personal injury law firm Hauer, Fargoine, Love, Landy & McEllistrem.  His practice is limited to the representation of employers and insurers in workers’ compensation litigation.

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., cum laude, 2005
  • Minnesota

Zumbrota, Minnesota

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Best Lawyers® (2024)
  • Top Lawyers - Workers' Compensation Law, Minnesota Monthly (2023)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Workers' Comp Jeopardy!," AFGMH 2022 WorkComp WorkShop, September 20, 2022
  • "Eliminating the Stress from PTSD Claims," AFGMH 2021 Virtual WorkComp WorkShop, October 1, 2021
  • "The Virtual Workforce: Workers' Compensation Tips and Trends on Compensability," AFGMH Webinar, February 10, 2021
  • “Tackling the ABCs for IMEs,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 4, 2019
  • “Case Law Update: Legislative Updates,” CEU Institute, April 2, 2019
  • “Successful Return to Work: Jump the Hurdles of Work Comp, ADA, & FMLA,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 5, 2018
  • “Telecommuting,” Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium, May 8, 2018
  • “Understanding and Defending Gillette Injuries,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 6, 2017
  • “Increased Risky Business: Primary Liability Post Dykhoff,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 7, 2016
  •  “Who Wants to Be a Work Comp Millionaire,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 2, 2015
  • “Fashion Victim or Injured Worker – Dykhoff Examined,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, September 12, 2014
  • “Treatment Parameters: Beefing Up the Defense to Excessive Treatment,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, September 27, 2013
  • “Primary Denials and Avoiding Penalties,” AFGMH WorkComp WorkShop, October 5, 2012


  • Minnesota Employers Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Twin Cities Claims Association

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