Paul Grigsby is a native westerner. He grew up in west Texas, New Mexico, and southern Colorado before moving to Montana in 1987. He first attended Colorado Northwestern Community College where he obtained two, simultaneous associate degrees, in Aviation Flight Technology and Aviation Maintenance Technology, then earned a bachelors degree in economics from the
University of Montana in 1991.
In 1995 he graduated from the University of Montana School of Law. In law school he served on the Public Land Law Review. After law school Paul worked as a law clerk for two years for the Honorable Judge Robert Holmstrom of the Montana Thirteenth Judicial District Court. From there he was hired as an associate attorney at the law firm of Wright, Tolliver and Guthals, P.C. in Billings, Montana. He then was hired by one of his corporate clients. He worked as general counsel for Talgo-LRC, LLC, a locomotive rebuilding and leasing company in Livingston, Montana, for five years. In that role he worked with companies and attorneys across North America on transactions and litigation. He was involved in the high-level management of the company.
Paul started in private practice in 2004. He resides in Bozeman with his school age daughter. He is a pilot with commercial and flight instructor pilot ratings, and is an FAA licensed aircraft mechanic. As an active community member, he served as the president of the board of directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Park County, Montana. He also ran for the Montana State Senate, helped coach his daughter’s soccer team and served as a volunteer for her swim team. Paul participates in trail running events, swimming, soccer and skiing.