Larry D. Grayson

Larry D. Grayson

Partner

A founding partner in the firm’s Dallas office, Larry has represented clients throughout the State of Texas in a variety of cases, including wrongful death suits, insurance coverage and commercial disputes, product liability suits, dram shop litigation, wrongful termination and employment claims, as well as general negligence actions. Along with representing automotive, truck and heavy-duty equipment manufacturers, Larry has obtained successful outcomes for various retailers and suppliers in a wide range of industries. He has also served on defense steering committees in mass tort litigation. In addition to maintaining an active trial practice, Larry served as the firm’s managing partner for more than a decade.

Telephone: 214.346.3719
Fax: 214.267.4219
lgrayson@hdbdlaw.com
8750 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75231

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    University of Texas, J.D. (with honors) 1979
    • Order of the Coif

    East Texas State University, B.S. 1976
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Honors & Awards
    • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
    Texas Super Lawyers® by Thompson Reuters (2013-2017)
  • Professional Affiliations & Activities
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Webinars: "Product Liability Recalls on the Rise: Legal Strategies – Preparing for Recalls, Defending Litigation and Leveraging Case Developments" –Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by Strafford Publications (September 2011)
    • Lectures: "Crashworthiness: Defending Against Plaintiff Claims Relating to Automotive Design" - Automotive Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Conference Institute (November 2009, Chicago)
    • "Simplifying Critical Issues for the Jury" – Automotive Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Conference Institute (October 2008, Chicago)
    • "A Focus on Accident Reconstruction" – Automotive Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Conference Institute ( September 2010, Chicago )
    • "Hazards of Distracted Driving" – Automotive Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Conference Institute (Summer 2012)
    • "And Now, The Law" – Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Bar Association (April 2013, Phoenix)
    • "Cell Phones, Smart Phones, Navigation/Other Electronic Devices and Beyond: How Defense Counsel Can Use the Distracted Driver Defense as a Shield in Products Cases and New Liability Theories Being Advanced" – Automotive Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Conference Institute (June 2013, Chicago)
    • "Distracted Driving" – Webinar sponsored by Defense Research Institute (September 2013)
    • "And Now, The Law" – Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Bar Association (April 2014, Phoenix)
    • "Mock Trial: Manufacturer Liability for Distracted Driving" – Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation seminar, sponsored by the American Bar Association (April 2014, Phoenix)
    • Articles: "Cross-examination of Plaintiff's Expert Witness" – Defense Research Institute's "Trials and Tribulations" journal (Fall 2006)
    • "Jury Persuasion in the 21st Century" – Defense Research Institute' "Trials and Tribulations" journal (Winter 2010)
    • "Distracted Driving" – Defense Research Institute's "Strictly Speaking" Newsletter

"A lawyer’s job is not just to play the cards he’s dealt, but to play them well."

A Winning Hand

Along with his enjoyment of woodworking, travel and reading, Larry has a passion for poker. He has traveled to Las Vegas the past few years to play in the annual World Series of Poker.