Grady Holley

Partner

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Location:

Springfield, IL

Phone:

Fax:

217-544-5262

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Born in Springfield, Missouri, Grady received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (B.S. 1967, J.D. 1970). Grady is admitted to practice before U. S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; and U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. Grady is a member of the Sangamon County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and he is a Fellow with the Illinois Bar Foundation. Grady was Chairman of the Springfield Housing Authority from 1991 - 1995 and a member of the Springfield Election Commission from 1996 - 1997. Grady's practice includes civil jury trials, personal injury, plaintiff's workers' compensation, plaintiff's medical malpractice, insurance defense, and mediation/arbitration.

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiff personal injury 80%
  • Plaintiff workers' compensation 10%
  • Mediation/Arbitration 5%
  • Construction and commercial litigation 5%

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2008

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1970
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1967

Representative Cases

  • Ballweg v. City of Springfield, 499 N.E.2d 1373, 1986, Ill., 1986151377
  • Hall v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., 524 N.E.2d 586, 1988, Ill., 1988065930
  • Ogg v. City of Springfield, 458 N.E.2d 1331, 1984, Ill.App. 4 Dist., 1984102363

Representative Clients

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Design Professional Insurance Company
  • Pekin Insurance Company
  • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial Advocacy in Illinois , NBI - 1992
  • Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation, NBI - 2004
  • How to Litigate Your first Civil Trial , NBI - 2005
  • Legal Ethic, Lorman - 2008
  • Evident and Expert Testimony Best Practice, NBI - 2008
  • Litigating To Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, NBI - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Lincoln-Douglas Inn of Court - Civility Award - 2007
  • Imani, Inc. Humanitarian Award - 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sangamon County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1979 to Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1978 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1970 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Holley & Rosen, Partner, 1990 to 2008
  • Holley, Keith & Melick, Partner, 1983 to 1990
  • Giffin, Winning, Lindner & Newkirk, Associate/Partner, 1970 to 1983

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lincoln Land Legal Assistance/ cases as assigned, 1983 to Present
  • Springfield Housing Authority (Chairman), 1990 to Present
  • Springfield Election Commission, 1998 to 1999
  • Springfield Urban League/ Board Member, 2004 to 2010