Grant Harpold

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Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Civil Trial Law
  • State Bar of Texas

Awards & Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1997
  • Houston Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow

Grant Harpold

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Grant Harpold has built an exceptional track record representing large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in complex litigation matters. He frequently acquires favorable results for his clients in claims involving a range of fields, including real estate, oilfield services, insurance, business torts, and contract claims. He is also an astute legal strategist, providing advice for transactions, contracts, and service. He regularly assists clients in crafting and reviewing agreements related to the sale of a business, the licensing of data, and in the sale or lease of property. 

Grant is one of a small percentage of Texas lawyers who has remained continuously Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1997.  He has also participated in over 200 mediations.  Grant is capable to favorably resolve your issues in some manner.

Selected Experience

Jury Trial:

  • Jury trial and directed verdict in Fort Bend County in favor of real estate broker on duty to disclose issues.
  • Favorable jury verdict for oilfield services company in federal court in Oklahoma City against operator over cement job at an oil well.
  • Jury trial, appellate court decision, and Supreme Court favorable decision involving clergy allegations and finding that one cannot conspire to be negligent, thus no personal liability for corporate officer.
  • Jury verdict in state district court in Wichita Falls in favor of down-hole pump manufacturer for claims brought by operator complaining of pump operational defects at an oil well.
  • Jury trial and favorable verdict in Harris County on an international dispute between two oilfield services companies over taxes owed from operations and revenues in Ecuador.
  • Defeated attempt by Houston company to gain jurisdiction over a California employee in a Texas court.
  • Jury trial and settlement in Victoria County for seller entity in the enforcement of contract provision for final payment due under an asset purchase agreement.
  • Jury trial and directed verdict in state district court in Galveston in favor of broker involving a historical home on Broadway and alleged undisclosed repair issues.
  • Jury trial for technology company in Harris County prevailing on issues with contractor and its software development contract.
  • Jury trial and directed verdict in favor of real estate agent in Travis County for alleged misrepresentation issues at Lake Travis property.
  • Jury trial and settlement in Collin County between client manufacturing facility and vendor of power units.
  • Jury trial and verdict in Harris County for oilfield services company in dispute with operator on the use of a downhole pump at a disposal well.
  • Jury verdict in favor of broker in Nueces County state district court in relation to alleged non-disclosure of water penetration to home.
  • Jury trial in Harris County for homeowner against insurance company winning coverage of third-party claim involving a jet ski injury on Lake Houston.
  • Jury trial in Harris County with verdict for broker over alleged non-disclosure of past flooding at property in West Houston.
  • Jury trial in Smith County and appeal reversing trial court on the award of mental anguish in a property case.
  • Jury trial in Travis County involving claims against broker for non-disclosure of flooding at property on Lake Travis.
  • Jury trial in Harris County for homeowner in dispute with homeowner’s association over location of improvement.
  • Favorable jury trial in Kendall County defending broker against allegations of misrepresentations about a property.

Settlements:

  • Settled at mediation a subrogation claim brought for client insurance company against utility company for house fire allegedly caused by a power line.
  • Settlement at mediation of claim brought against insurance broker for placing policy for client that did not cover warehouse fire damages.
  • Settlement for oilfield services client – a pre-lawsuit, multimillion-dollar injury damages claim brought by individual who was pinned under tractor trailer moving a wireline spool through Lufkin.
  • Settled trade secret lawsuit between two oilfield tool companies in relation to design and use of technology and plans for fracking services tool.
  • Settled multiple claims against manufacturer of commodes for alleged defective product causing water damages to homes.
  • Settled at mediation a claim against broker for alleged non-disclosure of fault line under property in West Houston.
  • Summary judgment for receiver being sued for mismanagement of business.
  • Settled at mediation claims against broker for misrepresentation of square footage of house in Austin.
  • Defended landlord in bench trial of landlord-tenant dispute over rent and eviction of tenant.
  • Partial settlement of death claim for wireline services company in relation to a gas well in Webb County.
  • Settlement at mediation between co-owners in dispute over sale of a printing company and warehouse.
  • Settlement at mediation involving broker for property in Montgomery County where stucco was not installed correctly.
  • Settlement at mediation of homeowner subrogated claims against roof contractor for improper installation of a roof.
  • Settlement at mediation for insurance company board member sued by state insurance receiver.
  • Bench trial in Harris County over boundary dispute between two property owners.
  • Settlement at mediation involving subrogated claim for fire damage due to alleged overheated personal computer.
  • Favorable jury trial in Kendall County defending broker against allegations of misrepresentations about a property.

Arbitration:

  • Arbitration result in favor of client, industrial property owner and its contract dispute with an environmental cleanup contractor.
  • Arbitration of a dispute between oilfield services company and operator regarding downhole damage from a fracking tool and alleged damages to wellbore and reservoir.
  • Favorable jury trial in Kendall County defending broker against allegations of misrepresentations about a property.
  • Subrogated claim settled at mediation for damages to home allegedly caused by defective dryer.

Business Advice and Documentation:

  • Sale of portable toilet business
  • Document sale of medical waste business for corporate client to a large national provider.
  • Document sale of recycle business for corporate client to large national provider.
  • Document purchase of competing trash container business for corporate client.
  • Sale of waste collection business to national company
  • Ongoing creation and review of license agreements and related data services contracts for technology company.
  • Routinely advise real estate brokers and agents on contracts and operational and risk issues.
  • Review purchase agreements related to real property.
  • Review lease agreements related to real property.