John N. Grinton
701 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
M 225 383 3796
F 225 343 9612
Representative ExperienceJohn focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, design professional liability, construction related disputes, and claims ranging from personal injury and slip-and-fall accidents to industrial accidents and product failures. John’s clients appreciate his attention to detail, tireless work ethic, and his ability to diligently and efficiently handle their files to a favorable conclusion. Representative clients include:
- Insurance carriers, third-party administrators and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
- Architects, engineers and other design professionals in construction litigation involving errors and omissions, contract administration claims, and delay and economic loss claims.
- Contractors, facility operators and owners in industrial accidents including catastrophic failures, fire and explosion.
- Contractors and subcontractors in construction defect and related disputes.
- Insurance clients and self-insured companies in areas of professional liability, products liability, property and casualty and catastrophic loss claims.
- Represented owner of a large apartment complex in state court litigation dealing with questions of construction defects and insurance coverage, which culminated in a two-week jury trial.
- Successfully secured the dismissal of all claims against a national securities brokerage firm in lawsuit filed in state court.
- Negotiated a favorable resolution for an out-of-state machine-manufacturing company in state court.
- Provided general litigation support for a healthcare provider in state court, federal court and mediation in obtaining reimbursement for services rendered and successfully defended motion to dismiss in federal court.
- Successfully defended a company in a federal court breach of contract lawsuit resulting in dismissal of all claims against client.
- Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
- Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
- Member, BREC Foundation Board
- Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
- Construction Law Section
- Holiday Star Committee
- The Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court
- New Member Chairman, June 2015 – Current
- Recipient, Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award, 2019
- J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2012 Civil Law Division, International Law Certificate Honors and Activities: - Trial Advocacy Competition Team (2011-2012) - Prosecuted Multiple Criminal Cases in Orleans Parish Through Loyola’s Clinical Program (2011-2012) - Maritime Law Society Member - Criminal Law Society Member - Sports Law Society Member - Brazil Summer Legal Studies Program at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (June 2010) - Vienna Summer Legal Studies Program at the University of Vienna (July 2010)
- B.S., Louisiana State University, 2008 Honors and Activities:Kappa Sigma Fraternity Active Member of the Big Brother Program
- U.S. District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2012
- Louisiana, 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2012
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