Paul A. Grinke

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Frisco, Texas

Ben Crump Law, PLLC
Paul A. Grinke
Ben Crump Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2001

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

Ben Crump Law, PLLC

5 Cowboys Way
Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034 Visit website


Paul Grinke is Managing Partner of the firm’s office at The Star in Frisco, Texas. He has broad courtroom experience on a national level, litigating and trying catastrophic event and complex commercial claims for over twenty years. Paul’s clients put their lives and businesses in his hands when it counts because of his personal and sincere dedication to their cause.  He treats every client as if they were his own family.

Paul has successfully litigated high profile cases involving life-altering personal injury, burn, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and wrongful death. These cases arise from general negligence, premises defect, product defect, trucking, railroad and workplace safety.  He is experienced in multi-district litigation (MDL), serving on the executive steering committees in lawsuits involving mass casualty events, such as the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion and the Astroworld Festival tragedy. In addition, Paul handles civil rights cases that are often high-profile in nature.

With respect to business clients, Paul has vast experience litigating commercial construction disputes involving allegations of faulty design and build, fire, water intrusion, roof and building  collapse.  He’s also litigated breach of contract, fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, and employment claims.  Paul acts as litigation and trial counsel for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and related entities on an array of matters inside and outside the courtroom, including class action, contract, injury and employment claims.  Paul has also been called upon to represent the National Football League (NFL) with respect to claims involving contract, construction, civil rights, and weather-related events.  Paul is frequently asked to represent local and global businesses in matters involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and violations of contract.

Paul is a frequent lecturer, teaching litigation and trial techniques in many states across the country. He is a member of the Texas Bar and the Federal Bar Association. In 2014, 2017 and 2018, Paul was named to the list of Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Paul was named by Super Lawyers to its list of Texas Rising Stars in 2010 and 2011 and has been named to its list of Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2013. He is listed by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Texas.

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and his law degree from South Texas College of Law.  He began his law practice in 2001 with international law firm Cozen O’Connor. Paul is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, and the United States 3rd, 5th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice pro hac vice in both state and federal courts throughout the country.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Construction Defects

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 30% Civil Rights
  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 2001, Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Member, National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Educational Background:
  • South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001
  • Texas Tech University, Bachelor's Degree
  • Texas Super Lawyers 2013 - 2022, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • , Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2011
  • , Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Tort: Personal Injury, Product and Medical Liability (Defense), D Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018
  • Tort: Personal Injury, Product and Medical Liability (Defense), D Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017
  • Business and Construction Litigation , D Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Restaurant & Hospitality
  • Sports

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Paul has represented both sides of the docket with tremendous ability.”

“Paul A. Grinke is an equity partner at McCathern, PLLC. He has broad experience, on a national level, litigating complex commercial and catastrophic event claims from both sides of the docket. Paul has successfully litigated commercial breach of contract, fiduciary duty and employment covenant claims. He prosecutes and defends claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, and disastrous property damage arising from construction defect, product defect, trucking and liquor liability. Paul heads the firm’s Construction Defect, Product Liability and related Fire Litigation practices. He has particular expertise in counseling institutional clients involved in tragic events not only from a litigation standpoint, but from a crisis management and public relations standpoint.Paul’s experience from both sides of the docket gives him uncommon perspective. He and his partner, Levi McCathern, represent the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and related entities in a number of litigated matters, including the class action lawsuits arising out of ticket claims from Super Bowl XLV; and the collapse of their indoor practice facility—a case involving a myriad of complex engineering design, product and construction defect issues. Paul is defending both the National Football League and Dallas Cowboys in other lawsuits arising out of Super Bowl XLV, including claims involving injuries from falling ice from the Cowboys Stadium roof during preparations for the game. Paul and Levi counseled Abilene Christian University with respect to the tragic bus accident that took the life of one student and critically injured eighteen others. Paul has recently been called upon to act as counsel for a farming equipment manufacturer in all lawsuits brought in Texas arising out of the outbreak of Listeria food poisoning from tainted cantaloupe in 2011, the deadliest outbreak in U.S. history.Paul is a frequent author and lecturer for many organizations, teaching continuing education courses accredited by departments of insurance in many states across the country. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).”

Office location for Paul A. Grinke

5 Cowboys Way
Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034

Phone: 214-390-4516


11 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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