R. John Grubb II

John’s diverse business background allows him to understand the nuanced problems facing employers today and to provide practical advice to clients. When litigation is the only option, his clients reap the benefits of his meticulous attention to detail, polished written advocacy, and persuasive communication style. John’s practice covers a broad spectrum of wage and hour and traditional labor and employment laws.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Handled all aspects of employment litigation, including fact investigation, discovery, and motion practice.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of age, disability, and sex discrimination case in Texas state court.
  • Successfully represented oilfield services company through settlement of FLSA collective action claims.
  • Obtained dismissal of interlocutory appeal of non-final judgment in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully represented international infrastructure construction client against various EEOC and state agency administrative charges.
  • Conducted Form I-9 audits for various clients and counseled on how to minimize audit risk.
EDUCATION
  • Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 2009 (Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review; DiOrio Scholar)
  • City University of Seattle, M.B.A. 2006
  • University of Rio Grande, Economics with Honors 2003
BACKGROUND
  • Former Legislative Liaison representing Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Revenue before the Tennessee General Assembly.
  • Former Senior Tax Counsel at the Tennessee Department of Revenue
  • Former Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice William C. Koch, Jr., of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
ADMISSIONS
  • Florida (2009)
  • Tennessee (2010)
  • Texas (2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
  • Grace’s Educational and Medical Services, Inc. (501(c)(3) organization) founding member
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