BY NIKKI MEYER
Krahmer, Shaffer & Edmundson, Ltd (KSE), represented by THS grad Derrick Greiner, was present at the March 18, 2019 Truman City Council meeting as the council reviewed their proposal for services as the City’s attorney. The council reviewed the proposal sent by KSE and asked Greiner several clarifying questions. It was stated that there were no conflicts of interest between the two parties, and the council voted to accept KSE’s proposal, with Greiner designated as the lead attorney for the City.
Greiner stated that working with Truman as a municipal client, “was something I had always had my eye on, particularly since starting in private practice [at KSE] in 2017. I knew at some point it might be coming open and really thought that it would be a good fit.” Greiner started life on a farm just outside of Truman, with his family moving to town when he was in elementary school. He graduated high school in 2008.
Greiner said, “being from Truman I think it was a nice fit to have an idea of some of the issues that are going on and being able to dive in and help.” He feels one of his strong points is his, “interest in seeing Truman succeed and being able to be a part of that in this fashion.” Greiner also stated that the firm is looking to, “hopefully pick up some additional municipal clients as well” down the road.
Greiner didn’t originally see himself working in law. His first degree is from Winona State University / Minnesota State University – Mankato is a Bachelor of Science in Teaching – Business Education. He stated that teaching, “was always the plan.” However, the summer after graduation he hadn’t secured a permanent teaching job. While he was doing substitute teaching he, “got a call from a temp hiring agency that I had dome some work for in college. They had a two-week administrative receptionist position at a law firm and so I did that.” As things sometimes do, “one thing led to another and next thing you know I was in law school.”
Greiner graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul in 2015. He then went to work as a judicial law clerk for Judge Douglas Richards in Faribault County. His practice areas include tax, real estate, estate planning and administration, ag law, and business law.
Greiner concluded, “We’re really excited for the opportunity and look forward to working with the council and the City and all of its citizens.”
Greiner is the son of Vickie and the late Rick Greiner.
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