Phone: (214) 744-5267

8401 North Central Expwy. Ste. 610

Dallas, TX 75225

Jerry Grissom


Attorney, mediator, arbitrator

Current Employer:


Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ EEOC
✔ Employment ✔ Franchise
✔ Insurance ✔ Internet
✔ Landlord/Tenant ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Medical Malpractice ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Partnerships ✔ Personal Injury
✔ Premises Liability ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Software ✔ Torts
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


Mr. Grissom has extensive experience hearing cases involving a wide spectrum of subject matters. A full-time arbitrator and mediator since 1997, he has served as sole arbitrator, and as a panel member and chair of tripartite panels, in large, complex disputes.

Work History:

JAMS: full-time ADR neutral, mediator and arbitrator, 1997 to present. Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX: senior shareholder, trial lawyer, business and tort litigation, 1977-97 (chair of insurance and professional liability sections).


Parties have selected Mr. Grissom to arbitrate disputes involving accounting and financial issues, acquisition and sale of business, banking, breach of fiduciary duties, change in control, construction, covenant not to compete, declaratory judgment for meaning of contract terms, distribution agreements, employment, energy, executive compensation, fraud and misrepresentation in entering into transactions and/or during contract relationships, insurance, indemnity, intellectual property, interference with contract, joint ventures, mortgage lending, partnership disputes, professional negligence, software, power generation, shareholder oppression, telecommunications, trade secrets, valuation of minority interest, whistleblower, and wrongful termination.


AAA mediation training, 1992; numerous courses of advanced ADR, mediation, and arbitration training since with JAMS, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Pepperdine, American Association of Mediators,Texas Association of Mediators


State Bar of Texas, 1976; United States District Court: Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; US Supreme Court


CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution


Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation; Dallas Bar Association (chair of various committees); ABA


BA, Baylor University (Political Science) 1973, summa cum laude; JD, Harvard Law School, 1976, cum laude; postgraduate study, Oxford University, 1977


Texas Board of Law Examiners, 1999 - 2011


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