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G. Michael Gruber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
300 Crescent Court, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-981-9900
Fax: 214-981-9901
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (90%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Gruber's practice primarily involves business litigation defense, although he has also posted a number of very large verdicts, judgments and settlements. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and co-authored the two volume treatise “Texas Litigation Plans and Forms.”

Mr. Gruber has been named to the Best Lawyers in America from 2011-2018, and to the Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters, as published in in Texas Monthly (2003-2017). The same publisher has repeatedly listed him as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas and one of the Top 100 Dallas-Fort Worth Lawyers. Additionally, D Magazine has repeatedly listed him as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. He was recently presented the Award of Excellence by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Justinian Award for community service.

He attended Southern Methodist University undergraduate and went on to obtain his J.D. from the Dedman School of Law at SMU in 1981 where he was an Editor of the Law Review and Student Bar President.

About G. Michael Gruber

First Admitted: 1981, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Named to the list of 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine, 2016; Texas Super Lawyers – 2003-2017; Texas Super Lawyer – Top 100 Lawyers in Texas – 2003-2006, 2009-2011, 2014; Texas Super Lawyers – Top 100 in Dallas/Ft. Worth – 2003-2017; Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2018; Justinian Award, 2012; DAYL Award of Excellence, 2009; AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Selected as a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" in the area of Business Litigation by D Magazine, 2008-2017.

Educational Background

  • Southern Methodist University, B.S., 1978; Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1981

Representative Clients

  •  Pappas Brothers, Samsung, Securus Corp., Interstate Batteries, CBRE Trammell Crow, Texas Capital Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ryan, Inc., BosGen Liquidating Trust, MCAR Liquidating Trust


  • $123 million dollar judgment in commercial litigation case against Blockbuster Video. $30 million verdict in a commercial litigation against Shell Oil Company. $20 million jury verdict in employment case against Roche Pharmaceuticals. $50 million settlement of oil and gas dispute. $40 million dollar settlement in Enron related litigation. $35 million settlement in fiduciary partnership litigation. $25 million in settlements from Securus patent litigation. $24 million settlement obtained in shareholder dispute. $10 million settlement after arbitration award. Lead Counsel for the State of Texas on the Texas High-Speed Rail Project. Counsel to School Board President in DISD litigation. Counsel to ElkCorp in tender offer litigation.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Lead Counsel for the State of Texas on the Texas High-Speed Rail Project; Counsel to Dallas School Board President Kathleen Leos in 1998 DISD litigation; Counsel for LJM2 Investors in Enron litigation against Merrill Lynch; Counsel to Securus Corp. in $10 million litigation licensing program; Counsel to Elk Corp in tender offer litigation.  PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:  State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association - Past Chairman, CLE Committee, Bench Bar Book Committee, Judicial Poll Committee; Criminal Justice Act Attorney Panel Member.   BAR ADMISSIONS: State Bar of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Claims Court State Courts of Texas; Court of Indian Appeals.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author - Texas Litigation Plans & Forms - 2005.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Basic English Program, Director; Catholic Foundation Advisory Board, Director ; Children's Education Fund, Chairman; Dallas Zoological Society, Executive Board Member; Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Director, GroupOne Division; Next Generation Fund, Director; North Texas Entrepreneur Foundation, Director; North Texas Region of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Director; St. Jude Hospital, Chairman, Annual Event, 2005-2006; University of Houston Law School Foundation, Board Member.

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Office Location for G. Michael Gruber

300 Crescent Court
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201

Last Updated: 3/2/2021

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