G. Michael Gruber - Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP

G. Michael Gruber

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 214-855-6801

Mike Gruber's practice primarily involves business litigation defense, although he has also posted a number of very large verdicts, judgments and settlements. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and co-authored the two volume treatise “Texas Litigation Plans and Forms.”  

Mr. Gruber is active in a number of civic and professional organizations, and recently the Award of Excellence by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers for his service to the community. He earned his law degree from Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree.

Admitted to Practice:
State Bar of Texas, 1981
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Claims Court
State Courts of Texas
Court of Indian Appeals  

Representative Clients:  
Securus Corp.  
Interstate Batteries  
CBRE Trammell Crow  
Texas Capital Bank  
Jones Lang LaSalle  
Ryan, Inc.  

Community Affiliations - Past and Present Positions:
Habitat for Humanity, Dream Dallas Board Chair
Basic English Program, Director
Catholic Foundation Advisory Board, Director
Children's Education Fund, Chairman
Dallas Zoological Society, Board member (Incoming Chairman)
Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Director, GroupOne Division
Next Generation Fund, Director
North Texas Entrepreneur Foundation, Director
North Texas Region of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Director
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Chairman, Annual Event, 2005-2010

Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. 1981
Dallas Bar AssociationState Bar of TexasCriminal Justice Act Attorney Panel Dallas Bar Association

Case History

Judgment — $123 million dollar judgment in commercial litigation case against Blockbuster Video.
Jury Verdict — $20 million jury verdict in employment case against Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Verdict —  $30 million verdict in a commercial litigation against Shell Oil Company.
Settlement — $24 million settlement obtained in shareholder dispute.
Settlement — $40 million dollar settlement in Enron related litigation.
Settlement —  $10 million settlement after arbitration award.
Settlements —  $15 million in settlements from patent licensing program litigation.
Lead Counsel — Lead Counsel for the State of Texas on the Texas High-Speed Rail Project.
DISD Litigation — Counsel to School Board President in DISD litigation.
Litigation — Counsel to ElkCorp in tender offer litigation.

Office Location

1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation