Robert J. Lindall

Robert J. Lindall

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Lindall is a shareholder of Kennedy & Graven, Chartered. He brings many years of experience to his practice in the areas of eminent domain, real estate, environmental law, property tax appeals, and public law, with an emphasis on condemnation and environmental cost recovery issues. The Minnesota State Bar Association has certified him as a Real Property Law Specialist. Bob has been selected as a Life Member to the National Registry of Who's Who (2000) and by American Research Corporation's Guide to Leading American Attorneys.

Some of Bob's past and present clients are Minneapolis Community Development Agency, Metropolitan Council, Metropolitan Waste Control Commission, Anoka County, the cities of Bloomington, Cokato, Crystal, Kenyon, Lauderdale, Medina, Mound, Mounds View, Minnetonka, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and the EDA's, Port Authorities, and HRA's of Bemidji, Crystal, Fairmont, Red Wing, Richfield, St. Louis Park, and South St. Paul.

In 1966, Bob earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of Minnesota. From 1966 to 1969, he attended law school at the University of Minnesota, receiving a law degree in 1969.

Bob began his legal career as a special assistant attorney general for the state of Minnesota from 1969 to 1973, representing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. From 1973 to 1978, he was, successively, staff attorney, general counsel, and, president and general manager of Jonathan Development Corporation.

In addition, Bob has been a council member for the city of Chaska since 1978, and Mayor Pro Tem since 1984. Since 1989, Bob has served as president of the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition. He is a former member of the Southwest Metro Transit Commission and the International Right of Way Association. He has been an attorney with Kennedy & Graven and its predecessor firm since 1978.

Among his many past and current community service and professional activities, Bob was an active member of the Minnesota Environmental Education Council from 1971 to 1975, serving as its chairman from 1974 to 1975. He also was a member of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board from 1978 to 1981, and has been a longtime member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota State Bar Association. He served as the Chair of the Eminent Domain Committee of the Hennepin County Bar Association from 1981 to 1983 and has been a member since 1978. He also is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association's Real Estate and Environmental Law Committees.

Bob has this to say about his work:

My goal is to accomplish, to the best of my ability, a good result for my client. I enjoy working on public projects such as the Metrodome, the Minneapolis Convention Center, and widening of 77th Street in Richfield and 79th Street in Bloomington, because you can identify with the objectives as being beneficial for the community at large.

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Property Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Jonathan Development Corporation, Staff Attorney, General Counsel & President and General Manager, 1973 - 1978
  • Minnesota Attorney Generals Office, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1969 - 1973


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor - 1969
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1966
    • Major: Geography

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1969
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • City of Chaska, Council Member, 1978 - Present
  • City of Chaska, Mayor Pro Tem, 1984 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Chaska, Member
  • Southwest Metro Transit Commission, Former Member
  • International Right of Way Association, Former Member
  • Minnesota Environmental Education Council, Member, 1971 - 1975
  • Minnesota Environmental Education Council, Chairman, 1974 - 1975
  • Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board, Member, 1978 - 1981
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Chair, Eminent Domain Committee, 1981 - 1983
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, Real Estate and Environmental Law Committee


  • Presenter at numerous seminars relating to eminent domain and environmental law

Honors and Awards

  • Life Member, National Registry of Who's Who, 2000
  • Life Member, American Research Corporation's Guide to Leading American Attorneys

Published Works

  • Minnesota Condemnation Law and Practice, (Co-Author), Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1990
  • Minnesota's Doctrines of Public Purpose and Superior Public Purpose in Eminent Domain, (Co-Author), Minn. Real Est. L.J., May/June, 1983
  • Origins of Eminent Domain, (Co-Author), Minn. Real Est. L.J., August, 1983