Paul Grinke holds the position of Director of Litigation and Managing Attorney at Ben Crump Law. With over two decades of national courtroom experience, he specializes in litigating and trying cases involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and complex commercial claims. Clients trust Paul with their lives and businesses due to his sincere dedication and personal commitment to their cause. He treats every client as if they were part of his own family.
Paul has a successful track record in high-profile cases dealing with life-altering personal injury, burn, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and wrongful death. These cases stem from various areas, including general negligence, premises defect, product defect, trucking, railroad, construction, and workplace safety. His expertise extends to building fire, explosion, and collapse cases. Paul is well-versed in multi-district litigation (MDL), having served on plaintiffs’ steering committees for lawsuits involving mass casualty events such as the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion and the Astroworld Festival tragedy. He also handles civil rights cases related to law enforcement excessive use of force, injury, and wrongful death while in custody.
In the realm of business clients, Paul boasts vast experience in litigating commercial disputes covering breach of contract, fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, and employment claims. Notably, he served as litigation and trial counsel for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and related entities for over 18 years, handling a spectrum of matters inside and outside the courtroom, including class action, contract, injury, and employment claims. Paul has also represented the National Football League (NFL) in claims involving contract, construction, civil rights, and weather-related events. His representation extends to local and global businesses facing allegations of trademark and trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and violations of contract.
A seasoned lecturer, Paul teaches litigation and trial techniques across multiple states. He is a member of the Texas Bar, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice. Recognized for his excellence, Paul was named to the list of Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine in 2014, 2017, and 2018. He was also named to the Texas Rising Stars list in 2010 and 2011, and consistently featured in the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2013. Best Lawyers® included him in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America®. The National Trial Lawyers recognizes him as a Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyer.
Before joining Ben Crump Law, Paul worked as a trial lawyer with international law firm Cozen O’Connor and served as the managing member of the national trial law firm McCathern, PLLC. He is admitted to practice in various United States District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeals and is regularly admitted pro hac vice in state and federal courts nationwide.