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Gravely & Pearson, LLP of counsel Bill Chriss elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI)

Attorney William J. Chriss was one of three Texas lawyers elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is an independent organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Chriss handles trials and appeals of cases as counsel to Gravely & Pearson, LLP with offices in Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi and has been advanced to candidacy for a...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. addresses Texas Department of Insurance

Marc Gravely and William J. Chriss addressed the Texas Department of Insurance Enforcement Division. The firm was invited to provide legal perspective regarding insurance industry practices and to provide continuing legal education regarding discovery. "We are grateful to be invited to address the Texas Department of Insurance," said Marc Gravely, partner at Gravely & Pearson. "To be recogn...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. recognized as “Construction Firm of the Year by Corporate International.”

In awarding the honor to Gravely & Pearson, the editors cited its excellence in construction law and its far-ranging client base. Gravely & Pearson limits its construction practice to owners for recovery for defective construction. The firm has represented hospitals, commercial property owners, and public entities in construction defect litigation. "We are honored to receive this recogn...
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Gravely & Pearson, LLP, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Lisenby has joined the firm as an associate attorney

Gravely & Pearson, LLP, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Lisenby has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Jonathan will focus on construction defect litigation and insurance first-party matters. Jonathan comes to firm after representing workers' compensation claimants before the Texas Workforce Commission. He will now utilize his advocacy skills to advance the claims of business owner...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. named “Insurance Law firm of the Year” by Corporate International

Corporate International Global Awards 2012 has named Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. Insurance Law Firm of the Year it's editors said. The award is based on the firm's work in insurance law, including its insurance recovery verdicts and appellate victories on behalf of policyholders, and amicus representation of the trade groups including Texas Apartment Association, Inc., Texas Hospita...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. wins $1.4 million Verdict in Insurance Breach of Contract and Bad Faith Case

May 7, 2012-Houston Texas. Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., the policyholders' law firm, won a verdict last week for its small-business client in Houston, Harris County, Texas. After a week-long trial, the jury found United National Insurance Company liable to the policyholder for $1.4 million. The suit arose out of damages to a seven story office building as a result of hurricane Ike which struck t...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. Wins Verdict in Insurance Bad Faith Case

May 4, 2012-Corpus Christi,Texas. Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., the policyholders' law firm won a verdict in a commercial insurance coverage case last week in Corpus Christi, Texas. Gravely & Pearson represented the church, Christi Bay Temple, against GuideOne Insurance Company after GuideOne refused to pay for covered water damage to the church sanctuary. After a weeklong trial, the jury fo...
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Gravely & Pearson Wins Appeal Before the Supreme Court of Texas in Commercial Insurance Dispute

Gravely & Pearson, the policyholders law firm, prevailed in the Supreme Court of Texas in an insurance coverage dispute arising out of extensive storm damage to a church in Corpus Christi. In a unanimous opinion in Christi Bay Temple v. GuideOne Specialty Mut. Ins. Co., the Supreme Court of Texas ruled in favor of the church, which had a commercial property insurance policy with GuideOne. The ...
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Gravely & Pearson Files Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit On Behalf of Thousands of Texas Businesses

Gravely & Pearson, the policyholders law firm, has filed an amici curiae ("friends of the court") brief in Blum's Furniture v. Certain Underwriters of Lloyds of London, an appeal pending before the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case concerns an attempt by the insurance industry to get the courts to fashion a rule that allows the insurance industry to use appraisal clauses to avoi...
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Gravely & Pearson wins first Hurricane Ike trial – $3.9 million dollar verdict

By Chris Paschenko The Daily News Published April 30, 2011 GALVESTON A jury returned a $3.96 million verdict against a Boston insurance company, saying it didn't fairly compensate owners of an apartment complex damaged by Hurricane Ike. The verdict rendered Thursday was the first in Galveston or Harris counties against an insurer related to residential damage caused by the storm. ...
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