Shawn Grindstaff | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Shawn Grindstaff

Adjunct Professor of Law

Shawn Grindstaff is a 27-year veteran of the natural resources and environmental field, serving in a variety of capacities, legal and otherwise. After graduating with a B.A. cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1989, Grindstaff moved to Wyoming in 1990 to focus on legal and masters level studies related to natural resources and the environment. He attended law school at the University of Wyoming, receiving his J.D. in 1993. He has been a member of the Missouri Bar since 1994, and has served as in-house counsel in both higher education and private sector settings.   

Grindstaff is a long-time attorney-mediator in the natural resources and environmental fields, having a deep and varying level of practice history in both national and international contexts. In addition to private sector mediation practice, he has also worked for the U.S. Forest Service, directed an environmental studies center, and served on numerous national and international work groups and planning groups.