Biography

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Grant’s practice focuses on meeting the needs of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and individuals with estate planning services.  Grant assists businesses from initial formation to contract needs, employment matters, and business litigation issues.

Grant’s practice also includes serving as a mediator for disputed matters.

Grant earned his degree in History from Texas A&M University, and his J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of Barristers and the Christian Legal Society. Grant represented Baylor University in the Texas Administrative Law Moot Court competition and earned the award for Best Brief at that competition in 2002.

Grant began his professional career as a recruiter for NHRG Technical Services in Austin. While at NHRG, he negotiated high-dollar contracts for employees and employers in the highly competitive e-commerce industry.

Grant and his wife, Emily, are members of Green Acres Baptist Church where he co-teaches a Sunday Morning Bible Study class with Jon Groth.  Grant and Emily are the proud parents of three very active boys and a tough-as-nails daughter.

Grant remains extremely active in Sports Ministry, coaching youth football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. He served as the co-Director for Upward Tyler’s Flag Football program from 2009 through 2011 and served as an assistant football coach at TK Bishop Gorman from 2013 through 2016.  Grant also serves as the President for the FAST Football Camps summer football camp ministry.

Practice Areas

  • Business Planning and Litigation
  • Employment/Workers’ Compensation
  • Estate Planning
  • Mediation

Representative Matters

Business Litigation and Drafting:

  • Defended national restaurant chain in cases ranging from food poisoning to slip and fall claims
  • Defended sporting goods chain and regional manufacturing company against wrongful death and gross negligence allegations
  • Defended national restaurant against alleged slip and fall finger amputation case
  • Defended landowner in nuisance lawsuit from alleged water, silt and mud displacement onto other properties
  • Defended pharmacy against malpractice claim for allegedly filing prescription with incorrect medication
  • Represented homeowner in suit against home warranty company for DTPA violations
  • Defended national textile manufacturing company in non-subscriber workers’ compensation injury defense case
  • Defended construction company in subrogation case stemming from alleged negligence resulting in restaurant fire
  • Defended refinery against breach of contract lawsuit
  • Drafted loan agreements for startup oil and gas company
  • Assisted local business owner get out of usurious services contract
  • Created Company Agreements and Bylaws for numerous startup businesses and entrepreneurs

Estate Planning:

  • Prepared Special Needs Trust for client with a child with disabilities
  • Developed comprehensive estate plans for individuals and married couples including drafting wills and setting up trusts and guardianships
  • Advised clients on asset protection and elder law issues

Real Estate and Construction Law:

  • Defended landowner in nuisance lawsuit from alleged water, silt and mud displacement onto other properties
  • Assisted client with title dispute to clear title on real property
  • Represented multiple homeowners in construction defect cases
  • Defended prominent roofing company in negligence litigation action allegedly resulting in mold exposure
  • Defended construction company in subrogation case stemming from alleged negligence resulting in restaurant fire
  • Represented homeowner in nuisance claim from diversion of water flow onto client’s property
  • Represented Condominium Association on collection and foreclosure issues
  • Represented tenant in landlord-tenant dispute over contractual issues
  • Represented trust beneficiary in dispute over use of rental property in trust
  • Represented homeowners in DTPA action against pool company based on allegedly faulty warranty inspection
  • Represented homeowner in suit against home warranty company for DTPA violations
  • Advised client on seller financing issues
  • Defended homeowner in lawsuit claiming property misrepresentation (sale of property in alleged floodplain)
  • Defended HOA in breach of contract lawsuit

Employment and Worker’s Compensation:

  • Represent multiple manufacturing companies in Contested Case Hearings, Appeals Panel Reviews and Judicial Reviews for disputes regarding employee work-related injuries
  • Assisted national ministry with employment and severance issues
  • Drafted Employee Handbooks for multiple clients
  • Represented staffing agency in drafting employment contracts
  • Represented client in wrongful termination dispute against employer
  • Drafted numerous Non-Disclosure Agreements and Covenants Not to Compete for businesses
  • Created Independent Contractor Agreement for business owner
  • Successfully defended client in Temporary Injunction over Covenant Not to Compete in employment agreement
  • Defended large regional grocery chain against wrongful termination and breach of contract claims
  • Obtained reversal of Decision and Order in ruling on insurance carrier’s ability to dispute compensability after first denial of entitlement to benefits
  • Represented insurance carrier in Judicial Review in dispute over claimant entitlement to SIBs

 

Civic Activities

  • Couples of Promise Sunday School Teacher – Green Acres Baptist Church
  • Board member – FAST Football Camps, Inc. (Football and Spiritual Training)
  • Former Board member – Arts & Humanities Council of East Texas
  • Rose Capital Little League Coach
  • Upward Flag Football Coach
  • Upward Basketball Coach
  • Upward Soccer Coach
  • Grand Slam Tee-Ball Coach
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Former SporTyler Committee Member

Memberships

  • Texas Business Law Section
  • Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Texas Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas Federal Courts
  • Texas State Courts
  • Completed 40-hour Mediation Training Course
  • Completed 30-hour Family Law Mediation Training Course
  • State Bar of Texas, Certified Attorney Ad Litem