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Judge Tamar Gronvall


Governor Dayton appointed Judge Gronvall to the Minnesota Tax Court in January 2017.


Judge Gronvall earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1996, cum laude with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2000.


From 2001 to 2004 Judge Gronvall worked in private practice at the law firms of Terhaar, Archibald, Pfefferle & Griebel, LLP and Leonard Street and Deinard (n/k/a) Stinson Leonard Street handing a variety of civil litigation matters including medical malpractice, construction litigation and insurance coverage disputes.  In August 2004 she was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Licensing Division of the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.  In 2007 she was promoted to Manager of the Tax Litigation, Education, Bankruptcy and State Pension Divisions managing over a dozen attorneys and support staff providing legal representation to numerous state agencies. As Manager, she handled a wide variety of state tax controversies including cases involving corporate franchise tax, individual income tax, sales and use tax, withholding tax, collection and other related state tax matters.  From 2016 to 2017 Judge Gronvall served as the General Counsel in the Office of Legal Services at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, where she managed and lead a team of attorneys advising the agency in the areas of consumer protection, banking, insurance, energy, insurance fraud, contracts, and employment law.


From 2003 to 2007 Judge Gronvall taught as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching the Civil Rights Moot Court and legal research and writing.


MWL Program Committee, Leadership Award Committee and MWL Liaison to the MSBA General Assembly.
Presenter at dozens of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.


At various times between 2001 and 2016 Judge Gronvall served as a pro bono attorney representing indigent clients for the Advocates for Human Rights, the Tubman Center, and the Community University Health Care Center and as a volunteer judge of law school moot courts.
Photograph of Judge Tamar  Gronvall
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