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Grant G. Gealy

Grant G. Gealy

Senior Partner
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-571-4206
Fax:
866-674-7808
Email:

Grant joined the firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1985. Over the past thirty (30) years he has been lead counsel on over one thousand cases and lead counsel in approximately 80 jury trials taken to verdict, including cases involving construction and design defects, commercial disputes, breach of contract and premises liability.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981

Areas of Practice

  • Architect and Engineer Defense and Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Design and Construction Defect Litigation and Arbitration
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts and Risk Avoidance

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1978
    • B.B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • How Changes in the law Affect claims and Contracts; Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention; Dallas, Texas
  • Using AIA Tools to Manage Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects; Houston AIA
  • Trends in the Law that Affect Architects and Engineers; USI Risk Management Seminar for Design Professionals; Houston, Texas
  • Understanding the General Conditions of a Construction Contract; Houston AIA
  • Procedure for Administrative Claims for Surveyors - Halfmoon Seminars; Houston, Texas
  • The Economic Loss Rule; Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention; Houston, Texas
  • Trends in the Law that Affect Architects and Engineers; USI Risk Management Seminar for Design Professionals; Houston, Texas
  • Contracts, the Good the Bad and the Ugly; Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention; Fort Worth, Texas
  • USI Presentation USI Risk Management Seminar for Design Professionals; Houston, Texas
  • Learning from History: Case Studies - Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention 2012
  • Contract - USI Risk Management Seminar for Design Professionals, Houston - 2012
  • Recent Law that Affect Architects - AIA Houston - 2012
  • Contracts A to Z - McLaughlin Brunson Risk Management Seminar, Dallas and Fort Worth - 2012
  • Legal Issues for Architects - Halfmoon Seminars - March 2011
  • Balancing Perspectives: Getting to Win-Win With Your Contracts - Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention 2011
  • Sustainable Design, Emerging Risks - XL Insurance DPRCG Convocation - 2011
  • Risk Management Issues in Today's BIM & IPD Environment - AIA Houston - 2011
  • Design Professional Contracts - AIA Houston - 2011
  • The Purpose of Understanding Legal Issues That Affect Your Practice - Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention 2010
  • Contract Language - USI Annual Seminar for Design Professionals - September 2010
  • The Power of Words-Understanding Your Contract - Texas Society of Professional Engineers Annual Convention 2010
  • The Power of Words-Understanding Your Contract - Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention 2009
  • Evolving Concepts in Loss Prevention - USI - September 2009
  • Evolving Concepts in Loss Prevention - Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box - Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention 2008
  • Democracy at Work: You've Been Sued - What Next? - Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention 2007

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 list of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member