Jerry Grissom, Esq.

T: 214-744-5267
F: 214-720-6010

Locations

Available nationwide
Energy/Utility
Jerry Grissom has extensive experience in resolving energy disputes through mediation and arbitration. He has addressed a variety of oil and gas matters ranging from the oil patch through the pipeline to the gas pump, as well as disputes on power generation.

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 18 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.

Representative Matters

  • Claims by refinery against third party manufacturers and contractors and its property damage insurance carrier to recover costs of rebuilding refinery after explosion
  • Dispute between two competitors in manufacturing and servicing power generation equipment involving claims of misappropriation of confidential, proprietary trade secret information, interference with contract relationships, and unfair competition and counterclaims of antitrust violations, predatory pricing, discrimination, and interference
  • Dispute concerning contract for operation and maintenance of generators to convert landfill gas to electrical power
  • Dispute involving consulting and management agreement for North Sea pipeline company, claims of breach including ineffective performance and premature termination
  • Environmental claims against pipeline operator for cleanup costs from pipeline leaks
  • National facility management services provider sought declaratory judgment on contractual indemnity provision and indemnity for over $1 million in property damage and cost of remediation of environmental damage after fuel spill at gas station against the provider of maintenance and repair services for negligence in its repairs of and breach of contractual obligation to defend and indemnify claimant from site owner's separate third party claim against claimant
  • Non-operating interest owner in oil and gas prospect claimed operator breached its contractual and common law duties as a reasonably prudent operator in incurring unnecessary and excessive costs, and operator sought reimbursement for non-operating interest owner's contractual share of operating costs it claimed were pre-approved, necessary, and reasonable
  • Oil company product claim that pressure gauge failed to operate properly, leading to well blowout

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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)

Background and Education

  • 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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