"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang apart." - Benjamin Franklin

Kent B. Gravelle

Kent practices exclusively in workers’ compensation defense, but he has previous experience in personal injury defense (including asbestos and liquor liability), professional malpractice defense (both physicians and insurance agents), and immigration law. Kent has many years of practice in both Minnesota and North Dakota state and federal courts, including at the appellate level in both states.

Kent has lived in Edina, Minnesota, for eleven years with his wife, Holly. They both enjoy hiking and biking many of the trails found in the Twin Cities and in rural Minnesota. Kent has volunteered for Feed My Starving Children in both Eagan, Minnesota, and at the Countryside Elementary School in Edina. He has also served on the Board of the Edina Countryside Neighborhood Association.

If not hiking or biking, Kent likes to read history and geography books—he still converses with some of his professors from college in those subjects!


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (JD, Dean’s Honor Roll)
  • University of Oklahoma (BA, Dean’s Honor Roll)
  • President of Oklahoma International Law Society, 1995-1996
  • Internship, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C., 1995, secret security clearance

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota


  • What to Expect During an Asbestos Lawsuit, Contractor Magazine, December 1, 2008
    Islamic Law in the Sudan, A Comparative Analysis, on Westlaw, Lexis, and in print at 5 ILSA J Int’l & Comp L 1 (Fall 1998)

Significant Cases

  • Hsu v. ND Board of Medical Examiners, 726 NW2d 216 (ND Supreme Court 2007) (professional licensing appeal)
  • Slivicki v. Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, 2006 WL 2780113 (ND Fed. District Court 2006) (ADA case)
  • Vicknair v. Phelps Dodge Industries, Inc., 767 N.W.2d 171 (ND Supreme Court 2009) (asbestos appeal)
  • Larson v. Department of Homeland Security, 2012 US DIST LEXIS 72234, 2012 WL 1899714 (Minn. Fed. District Court 2012) (ADA case)
  • In re Friday Itie, 2008 WL 4420042 (Board of Immigration Appeals)
  • Howard Homes v. Keeler Stucco, Inc., 2007 Minn.App. Unpub LEXIS 1144, 2007 WL 4234628 (water infiltration appeal)
  • Amanda Schmidt v. WASP, Inc. & BRAC/Travelers Insurance, 04/15/2015 MN OAH Order
  • John Plut/General Pipe Covering v. Crown Cork & Seal Company, C2-07-2419, 07/26/07 MN Asbestos Court

Community Involvement

  • Secretary of Countryside Neighborhood Association, Edina, Minnesota, 2011-2012
  • Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children at both Eagan, MN HQ and Countryside Elementary School

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota

Attorney Kent B. Gravelle's Notable Cases & Activities

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