Jerry Grissom

Jerry Grissom, Esq.

JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Case Manager
Judy Stephenson
T: 214-891-4523
F: 214-720-6010
8401 N. Central Expressway, Suite 610, Dallas, TX 75225

Jerry Grissom is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


Jerry Grissom has extensive experience in resolving a broad array of banking and financial disputes through mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Grissom has mediated and arbitrated the resolution of hundreds of disputes in 20 states, in a broad range of subjects, size, and complexity. He brings to each case the know-how for resolving disputes acquired from 12 years of experience as a full-time neutral and 20 years of business and tort litigation practice with a respected Dallas law firm. A tenacious but gracious advocate for settlement, he is recognized as a “go to” mediator for the difficult case. Fair and independent, Mr. Grissom is frequently selected as sole arbitrator and on arbitration panels as member and chair. Parties and counsel alike have expressed high levels of satisfaction with his capable management of ADR proceedings.

Mr. Grissom is an elected Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a member of CPR’s Distinguished Panel of Neutrals.

Representative Matters

  • Conversion and fraud
    • Conversion claim by corporation against its bank for fraud, negligence and bad faith, alleging that bank’s tellers permitted corporate officers to defraud the company by converting millions of dollars by cashing a series of unauthorized corporate cashier’s checks
    • Corporation’s claim that bank officer absconded with funds, alleging fraud, breach of duty, and seeking an accounting
  • Factoring agreement
    • Dispute involving alleged breach and interpretation of factoring agreement
  • Forced sale of stock pledged as security
    • Customer with secured line of credit brought claim against bank for damages from alleged negligence in conduct of forced sale of stock pledged as security for line of credit, during market conditions of September 2001
  • Installment sales agreement
    • Borrower claimed that finance agreement violated disclosure requirements of state finance code
  • Lending
    • Dispute between Internet lending company and its funding bank re bank’s claim that Internet lender was becoming not viable and lender’s claim that bank violated its obligations to fund
  • Letter of credit
    • Three-party dispute involving claims by buyer, seller, and financing bank, on contract to purchase and ship construction materials from Asia and on whether bank breached contract by not honoring letter of credit
  • Real estate loans
    • Dispute involving loan by national bank to mortgage company for renovation and improvement of foreclosed property; mortgage company claimed bank’s breach by failure to fully fund; bank alleged conversion of collateral by mortgage company
    • Developer’s breach of contract and fraud claim against lenders for failure to fund on contracts for loan commitment and permanent financing of real estate development project of retail building
  • Stock purchase agreements
    • Purchase price adjustment disputes after stock purchase agreements or asset purchase agreements, including issues arising from disputed value of assets, projected income and expenses, indemnity obligations
  • Underwriting
    • Claim by federal savings bank against mortgage underwriting services company for indemnity of millions lost after borrowers all defaulted on multiple loans bank had purchased based on company’s allegedly faulty underwriting advice
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Elected Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Texas Board of Law Examiners; Fellow, Texas & Dallas Bar Foundations; Chair, Dallas Bar Committees; Adjunct faculty, SMU Law School; Mentor, UNT Dallas College of Law; Board of Directors, KERA Channel13 (PBS)
  • Trial Lawyer, Thompson & Knight, 1977-1997
  • J.D., with honors, Harvard Law School, 1976
  • B.A., with highest honors, Baylor University, 1973




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