Mr. Grubbs serves as the Firm’s Managing Director. He is a member of the Sheehy Ware Pappas & Grubbs insurance litigation, construction litigation, transportation litigation, hospitality law, as well as labor and employment law sections in which he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Labor and Employment Law (2005). He has been a litigator for over twenty-five years and has considerable first-chair trial experience in the State and Federal Courts and before the Texas Courts of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. He cut his teeth defending doctors and nurses from allegations of medical malpractice, including trials involving obstetric and orthopedic negligence while in his second year of practice.
Over the years, Mr. Grubbs has expanded his practice to a variety of disciplines including construction fatalities, trucking, premises liability, construction defects, and commercial matters. Few lawyers in the state, or perhaps the country, have the experience with OSHA litigation as Mr. Grubbs. He has personally managed over 400 OSHA investigations for nearly every industry and occupation, for the employer. Litigation experience matters. To date, Mr. Grubbs has tried over 40 jury, non-jury and administrative cases to verdicts with impressive results.
Mr. Grubbs has also handled hundreds of third-party claims and first-party insurance bad faith claims for Underwriters since 2005. He is intimately familiar with non-standard policy wordings within the Lloyds market and surplus markets and regularly litigated claims for them and many of the larger admitted legacy carriers.
He frequently acts as monitoring counsel for excess insurers where he guides primary counsel and makes recommendations to the carriers on continued exposure analysis and trial strategy. Quite frankly, clients choose Mr. Grubbs for these high-value exposures because of his extensive trial record. Current client exposures include Dram Shop fatalities, construction defects, and trucking exposures. In some instances, Mr. Grubbs acts as the tower manager for the entire tower of excess with limits aggregating up to $1B.