Email: R. D. Grant Seabolt, Jr. ›
Expertise: Currently, Principal with the Dallas, TX law firm of Seabolt Law Group. Serve as business law advisor to small to mid-market businesses and independent entrepreneurs. Launch start-up companies and assist mature companies to transition to sophisticated business transactions, including investor offerings, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning. Provider of outside general counsel related services, and have served as outside General Counsel to two publicly traded companies. Assist individuals in domestic and offshore asset protection planning. Work with companies and individuals in establishing presence in international offshore jurisdictions.
Frequent Continuing Legal Education speaker on alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration), business law, and asset protection planning.
Education: LL.M., with highest honors, in International and Comparative Law (concentration in international business law), National Law Center, George Washington University, 1984 (while at GW Law School, , published law review articles in the Hastings International Law Journal and the Texas International Law Journal, and served as Case Notes Editor, The Naval Law Review). J.D., Univ. of Alabama School of Law (Bench & Bar Honor Society), 1979 B.A. (Accounting), Birmingham- Southern College, 1976.
Employment: Principal, Seabolt Law Group, 2011 to date; Senior Counsel, Underwood, Perkins & Ralston, P.C., 2010. Principal, Law Office of Grant Seabolt, 2006-2009. Previously, Partner, Simpson, Woolley, McConachie, L.L.P., 1997-2006; Partner, Elliston & Seabolt, L.L.P., 1993-1997; Shareholder, Bird & Reneker, P.C. (1986-1993); Division Attorney, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI, 1984-1986; and Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps (1979-1984, Active Duty, where served as criminal trial and defense counsel and served as the Chief Commissioner [Law Clerk] to the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Review; 1985-2005, Reserve, where concentrated in International Operational Law; Retired, 2005, as a Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Other: Personal “AV” ® Preeminent ™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory since 1995. Voted ‘98-‘99 “Best Attorney” in Southwest Dallas County, Texas by readers of the “Today” newspapers. Member of first group of Texas mediators to receive the highest certification of “Credentialed Distinguished Mediator,” by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation. Former Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS) mediator and arbitrator. Former American Arbitration Association mediator and arbitrator; Former Adjunct Professor in ADR and Advanced ADR, Texas Wesleyan Univ. School of Law (1989-1994); co-recipient of 1992 Association of Attorney Mediators’ “Brutsche’ Award” for significant accomplishments and contributions to the mediation profession. Author, “Essentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution” (Prentice Hall 2005). Prior recognized expert in “international operational law” by the U.S. Armed Forces (previously held Top Secret -SCI Eligible security clearance).
Community and Personal: Serve on State Bar of Texas Attorney Disciplinary Panel; Member of Ambassador Panel, U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Board member, African Chamber of Commerce – Dallas/Ft. Worth. Appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as an “Honorary Admiral” in the Texas Navy. Former Member of Board of Trustees of the Canterbury Episcopal School (5 ½ yrs.) and Board of Directors of the DeSoto, Texas Chamber of Commerce (3 yrs.). Lay Eucharistic Minister, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, DeSoto, TX. Married, 2 children. Interests: Golf, bird hunting, German language and culture, and military related reading.