H. Grady Terrill, III

Partner
Licensed in Texas

Grady Terrill has over 40 years of diverse jury trial and arbitration experience. He has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in complex commercial litigation cases, including contracts, real estate, banking, probate and estate, DTPA, securities arbitration, covenants not to compete, wrongful death, aviation and oil and gas. He also has an active insurance defense practice.

Education

JD, 1976, Texas Tech University
School of Law
Law Review
BA 1973 Texas Tech University

Admitted

State Bar of Texas, 1977
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for Western District of Oklahoma

 

Cases Litigated by Practice Area (Jury Trials)

  1. OIL & GAS/ OILFIELD CLAIMS
    1. Urias & Pallanes v. Petroplex and Chi Operating Company
      Represented Defendant in oilfield explosion resulting in wrongful death.
      143rd District Court, Reeves County, Texas
      Chi Energy, Inc. V. Urias, 156 S.W.3d 873, 879 (Tex.App.– El Paso 2005, pet. denied).
    2. Trey Jones v. Primrose Operating Company
      Represented Defendant in oilfield injury.
      King County, Texas 2000
    3. Jadco v. Bergstein Oilfield Service
      Represented Defendant oil company in a take nothing verdict on breach of contract and negligence on quality of oil placed in Plaintiff’s pipeline.
      364th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    4. Vanguard v. Acid Engineering
      Represented Plaintiff for damages to oil well during frac job.
      364th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 1999
    5. Ricky James v. JSM Drilling Co.
      Represented Defendant for personal injury non-subscriber claims.
      161st District Court, Ector County, Texas
    6. Pagosa Oil and Gas, LLC, et al v.Marrs and Smith Partnership, et al
      Represented Defendant in breach of oil and gas lease
      District Court, Ward County, Texas
  2. BANKING/LENDER LIABILITY
    1. Harris v. First Bank & Trust
      Represented Defendant under lender liability.
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2002
    2. Drachenberg v. The American Bank of Commerce
      Represented Defendant under lender liability.
      237th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    3. University City Club v. NationsBank, N.A.
      Represented Defendant under lender liability.
      237th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    4. Robert Nieto d/b/a Robert Nieto Trucking v. Martin Nowlin, Individually and In his Capacity for 7-Leasing, LLC,Barry Orr,Individually and In his Capacity for Outsource Lease, Inc. and First Lubbock Bancshares, Inc., et al 
      Represented Defendant in Banking and Lender liability.
      99th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    5. Nieto Trucking v. First Bank & Trust
      Represented Defendant in Lender liability.
  3. BROKER/DEALER SECURITIES LITIGATION
    1. Stottler & Co., Inc. v. Joe Mack Breed, et al
      Represented Defendant on counterclaim for damages for fraud and breach of contract.
      United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    2. Palmer v. Dean Witter Reynolds
      Represented Defendant Dean Witter for fraud, DTPA and violations of State and Federal Securities Law
      154th District Court, Lamb County, Texas
    3. Dorothy Womack v. Dean Witter Reynolds
      Represented Defendant Dean Witter for fraud and violation of Texas and Federal Securities Laws
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    4. Rowton V. Caprock Securities
      Represented Defendant in Securities fraud in United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.
  4. ESTATE
    1. Mary Sue Spires v. Leroy Spires Estate
      Represented Defendant Estate, abandonment homestead, community tracing and reimbursement.
      39th District Court, Kent County, Texas
    2. Deanna Judd v. Leroy Spires Estate
      Represented Defendant Estate in breach of fiduciary duty and undue influence.
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
  5. COMMERCIAL CONTRACT/COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE/DTPA
    1. Howard G. Thrash and Jerry McCabe v. Larry Graham, Individually and d/b/a Graham Air
      Represented Defendant in DTPA, fraud and breach of contract.
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2007
    2. Rusty Cagle d/b/a Red Bottoms and Flatlanders v. Burnwood, Inc. and Ravan Watson
      Represented Plaintiff in breach of real estate lease agreement.
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2007
    3. Daryl Robertson and Selena Robertson v. Dennis Holt and Ann Holt and Dennis Holt Real Estate
      Represented Plaintiffs in DTPA recision on purchase of real estate.
      84th District Court, Hutchinson County, Texas 2007
    4. Stoltz v. Aycock & Fowler
      Represented Defendant in covenant not to compete, theft of trade secrets on insurance agency.
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2004
    5. The Door v. Ty Robbins
      Represented Plaintiff in intellectual property covenant not to compete on internet company.
    6. 300 Baylor, Inc. v. Joe and Mary Goeth, et al
      Represented Defendant in a directed verdict on breach of contract on purchase of steel fabrication business.
      353rd District Court, Travis County, Texas 1997
    7. Spradling Group, Inc. v. Falconwood Financial
      Represented Plaintiff in $25 million verdict against Defendant for breach of contract, fraud and conversion on cotton contracts and loans.
      United States District Court, Northern District, Lubbock Division 2001
    8. Terry Henrie v. ATV Developers
      Represented Defendant developer in a water diversion and trespass case.
      72nd District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2002
    9. New England Life Insurance v. Charles Findley
      Represented Defendant, insurance agent, in misrepresentation, fraud and breach of contract.
      United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division
    10. Shirley Greene and Plains National Bank v. Wicassett Co.
      Represented Plaintiff in breach of contract and conversion of cotton bales.
      United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division 1998
    11. Movac Service Company, Inc. v. Matthew Medley, BOF Svc., Inc. and PAB Services, Inc.
      Represented Defendants in breach of fiduciary duty,confidentiality.
      92nd District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas
    12. Custom Food Group, L.P. v. Texas Star Refreshments, et al.
      Represented Defendant in breach of fiduciary duty and confidentiality.
      237th District Court of Lubbock County, Texas
    13. Ed Leins v. PNS- Healthcare
      Represented Plaintiff in Breach of Contract
  6. WRONGFUL DEATH/PERSONAL INJURY/NEGLIGENCE
    1. Dennis Dillon v. Lear Lines and Juan Estrada
      Represented Plaintiff, CNA Insurance, in subrogation for medical due to a truck accident.
      137th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2002
    2. Mario Martinez v. Sandoz Nutrition Corp.
      Represented Defendant in product liability/wrongful death.
      137th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    3. Juan Perez and Maria Perez v. Santa Rosa Construction Company and Pitcock Supply, Inc.
      Represented Defendant, Santa Rosa Construction, in electrocution, crane accident.
      99th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas
    4. Alexander Kosaka v. Jayme Lynn Jones, Chemical Weed Control Incorporated, Hook and Anchor Marine & Water Sports, LLC and Darrell D. Wilson
      Represented Defendant in an automobile accident/personal injuries.
      119th District Court, Tom Green County, Texas
    5. Armando Segura v. Vista Grande Dairy, Ltd. Co.
      Represented Defendant in Brain injury to non-subscriber employee.
      242nd District Court, Hale County, Texas
  7. ARBITRATION
    1. Orville R. Wilmington and Judith E. Wilmington v. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. and Sharon Goldston
      NASD Dispute Arbitration representing the Plaintiffs 2004
    2. Fred D. George and Amanda N. George v. Prudential Securities and J.T. Cummings
      NASD Dispute Arbitration representing the Plaintiffs 2005
    3. Austin Preferred, Inc. v. Elton Morris
      Represented Plaintiff in American Arbitration Association arbitration regarding sale of insurance agency. 2007
    4. Allenberg Cotton Company v. 23 Farmers
      Breach of contract, failure to deliver cotton
    5. Paul Leonard, et al v. WFG and Kelly Compton
      Represented Broker/RIA against multiple claimants (FINRA)

Community Activities, Honors and Awards

Board Member:
Lubbock International Airport
The Lubbock Country Club
The Community Health Center of Lubbock