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Gruber Hail Johansen Shank LLP


1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
United States
(214) 855.6800

Firm Details

Gruber Hail Johansen Shank LLP has built a strong reputation by aligning clients’ business goals with insightful legal strategies both in the courtroom and at the bargaining table. This successful approach is evident through the firm’s selection as one of the Best Law Firms in Dallas/Fort Worth with Tier 1 rankings in Commercial Litigation and Laboer & Employment Litigation by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

The firm offers experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation for leading companies as well as individuals in industries as varied as private equity, real estate, manufacturing, professional services, energy, and retail.

The firm provides flexibility through various fee structures, including a mix of hourly, contingency and other creative arrangements. Clients trust the firm’s rapid response, sophisticated problem-solving skills, and willingness to be as aggressive as the situation dictates.

The firm's four name partners repeatedly have been listed in Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. In 2015, the firm won the 4th largest verdict in Texas, as reported by VerdictSearch.

Best Law Firm Rankings by US News/Best Lawyers:

  • Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1 in Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Tier 2 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Patent
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Securities


  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40
  • Dallas Volunteer Project Pro Bono Service Award, Mark Shank (2001)
  • DAYL Award of Excellence, Michael Gruber (2009)
  • Justinian Award, Michael Gruber (2012)
  • President's Citation of Merit, Mark Shank (2003)
  • Top 100 Dallas/Ft. Worth Super Lawyers, (2003-2017)
  • Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2017)
  • Best Law Firms (2013-2017)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, Business Litigation (2011-2017)
  • Texas Rising Stars (2004-2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Patent and Property Litigation (2012-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, Labor & Employment (2009-2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment (2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (2001-2017)

Firm Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate

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