James M. Grady is a partner in the firm's Southern and Northern California offices. Mr. Grady's practice focuses on complex civil litigation involving securities, construction defect, errors and omissions, real estate and product liability disputes. In his securities litigation practice, Mr. Grady primarily represents and defends financial institutions, brokerage firms, brokers, financial planners and investment advisors in customer disputes and other actions brought before California State and Federal courts as well as before the NASD, FINRA and CFTC.
Mr. Grady has successfully defended numerous institutional and private clients against various securities fraud-related matters including alleged churning, lack of suitability, negligence, unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, theft/embezzlement, misstatements, and other similar claims. Mr. Grady also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution processes, including time spent as a mediator for the EEOC in San Francisco, California.
After college, Mr. Grady played professional basketball in U.S. and European leagues before attending law school.
United States District Courts, California