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
CBRE Trammell Crow
Texas Capital Bank
Jones Lang LaSalle
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
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.