James W. Grau

James W. Grau: Attorney with Grau Law Group PLLC AV stamp icon
  • Managing Partner at Grau Law Group PLLC (4 Attorneys)
  • 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 4700, Dallas, TX 75202
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  • James Grau is the Managing Partner of Grau Law Group, PLLC. His practice is devoted to trial advocacy involving business and commercial disputes, professional liability, catastrophic loss to person and property and construction matters.
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For more than 28 years Jim Grau has practiced as a trial advocate, representing large corporations and individual businesspeople in a remarkably diverse range of legal disputes. He has successfully litigated all manner of major business disputes through trial (and in arbitration), including contract claims, disputes related to real estate, insurance, banking, public works construction projects, environmental damage issues, and a large number of wrongful death lawsuits. Also to note: AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale Hubbell; Texas Super Lawyers Civil Litigation 2004 to the present; Texas Super Lawyer Business Edition 2010 to the present; Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow); ABOTA Sustaining Member

Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow); ABOTA Sustaining Membe

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-521-4145  Phone
214-521-4145  Cell Phone
214-521-4320  Fax
University Attended:
Ball State University, B.S., Political Science, 1982
Law School Attended:
Drake University, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1986, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1997, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1990, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1986, Texas; 2012, New York State
American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate Member); Executive Council Dallas ABOTA; Dallas Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Litigation; Trial Practice); State Bar of Texas;
Birth Information:
La Porte, Indiana, January 22, 1960
Reported Cases:
Hartlove v. Butts Recycling, Inc., 2013 WL 3089409 (Tex.App.-Eastland June 13, 2013); In re Boothe, 395 S.W.3d 393 (Tex.App.-Dallas February 22, 2013); In re Chapman Hext & Co., P.C., 2012 WL 5949720 (Tex.App.-Dallas November 27, 2012); West-Reeves, Ltd. v. Horton, 2012 WL 851673 (Tex.App.-Waco March 14, 2012); Miles v. Jerry Kidd Oil Co., 2012 WL 695661 (Tex.App.-Tyler); Vee Bar, Ltd. v. BP Amoco Corp., 2011 WL 6282362 (Tex.App.-El Paso); Martin K. Eby Const. Co. v. LAN/STV, 350 S.W.3d 675 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Crithfield v. Boothe, 343 S.W.3d 274 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Vee Bar, Ltd. v. BP Amoco Corp., 2011 WL 1900512 (Tex.App.-El Paso); In re Crithfield, 2011 WL 908394 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Alliance Royalties, LLC v. Boothe, 329 S.W.3d 117 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Schambacher v. R.E.I. Elec., Inc., 2010 WL 3075703 (Tex.App.-Fort Worth); Taylor v. Acxiom Corp., 612 F.3d 325 (5th Cir.(Tex.); Alliance Royalties, LLC v. Boothe, 313 S.W.3d 493 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Harris Line Service Co., Inc. v. Wood County Elec. Co-op., Inc., 2009 WL 1150138 (Tex.App.-Hous. (14 Dist.); Richardson Ready Elec., Inc. v. LaFond, 2008 WL 788453 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Vee Bar, Ltd. v. BP Amoco Corp., 2008 WL 193320 (Tex.App.-El Paso); Paragon General Contractors, Inc. v. Larco Const., Inc., 227 S.W.3d 876 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Martin K. Eby Const. Co., Inc. v. LAN/STV, 205 S.W.3d 16 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Garland Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. v. Richardson, 2006 WL 2062965 (Tex.App.-Dallas); S.A. Healy Co. v. Strasser, 2006 WL 172245 (Tex.App.-Dallas); US Bank, N.A. v. Prestige Ford Garland Ltd. Partnership, 170 S.W.3d 272 (Tex.App.-Dallas); GLF Const. Corp. v. LAN/STV, 414 F.3d 553 (5th Cir.(Tex.); In re Darling Homes, 2005 WL 1390378 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Plunkett v. Connecticut General Life Ins. Co., 2004 WL 2008265 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Romar Supply, Inc. v. Partlow, 2003 WL 21770778 (Tex.App.-Fort Worth); Argonaut Ins. Co. v. Baker, 87 S.W.3d 526 (Tex.); Winn v. Panola-Harrison Elec. Co-op., Inc., 40 F.Supp.2d 850 (E.D.Tex); National Convenience Stores, Inc. v. T.T. Barge Cleaning Co., 883 S.W.2d 684 (Tex.App.-Dallas); Robinson v. Secretary of Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1991 WL 268650 (Cl.Ct.).
Hobbies & interests:
Golf, tennis and vintage cars.
Payment Information:
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