S. Grier Wells - Attorney at Law

50 North Laura Street
Suite 1100
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

P 904-598-9929
F 904-598-9109
D 904-632-8478

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Biography

Grier Wells is a trial lawyer. Always wanted to be, always has been. In over 30 years as a trial lawyer, Grier has established himself as one of the top “go-to” trial lawyers in North Florida. His reputation is the product of his belief in hard work, objective case evaluation and developing strategic initiatives for his clients. 

Grier concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial, construction and employment litigation, personal injury, insurance defense, product liability and toxic tort litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

In addition to his reputation as a skilled trial lawyer, Grier is also recognized as a leader in the profession and community. Grier has served as a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, taking an active leadership role principally in the areas of lawyer discipline, program development and oversight and client security fund claims. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Bar Association and a charter member and past president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  

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Background

Grier is a Florida native, having grown up on a cattle farm in Alachua County.  He obtained both his bachelor's and juris doctor from the University of Florida. Between undergraduate school and law school, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a combat engineer. While in law school, Grier was a member of the University of Florida Law Review and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and served as a member and president of the Council of Ten, a law school leadership organization.

Representative Clients
  • Earthcore Industries
  • Foodonics International, Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific, Inc.
  • National Indemnity Group
  • Oasis Outsourcing 
  • Sedgwick CMS
  • Strategic Outsourcing, Inc.
  • USI Insurance Service, LLC 
  • Local counsel for Oracal USA, Oxford Industries, Sea Ray Boats, Tommy Bahama, Tyson Foods, Inc. 
Education
  • University of Florida, B.S.
    • Sigma Chi Fraternity
    • Student Government
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D.
    • University of Florida Law Review
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Council of Ten (Member, President)
Admissions
  • All Florida state courts
  • U. S. Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Colorado
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors (2002-2014)
      • Executive Committee, Member (2005-2006)
      • Rules Committee, Member (2002-2004)
      • Disciplinary Review Committee, Member (2002-2014)
        • Co-Chair (2004-2006)
        • Vice Chair for Client Security Fund Claims (2006-2014)
      • Program Evaluation Committee (2002-2014)
        • Special Committee on Client Security Fund Review, Chair (2004 and 2007)
        • Special Committee on Animal Law Committee Review (2008-2009)
        • Special Committee on Fee Arbitration Review (2008-2014)
        • Special Committee on Review of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Chair (2010)
        • Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services Evaluation, Chair (2011)
      • Joint Committee on Physicians-Attorneys Relations Committee, Chair (2007-2008)
      • Board of Governors' Liaison
        • Client Security Fund (2006-2007; 2010-2011)
        • Labor and Employment Section (2004-2014)
        • Animal Law Committee (2005-2010)
        • Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (2011-2014)
    • Trial Lawyers Section, Member
    • Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • President (1987-1988)
    • President-Elect (1986-1987)
    • Board of Governors, Member (1982-1986)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter, Charter Member
    • President (2007)
    • Vice President and President-Elect (2006)
    • Treasurer (2005)
    • Secretary (2004)
  • Appointed by Florida's Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, to Statewide Task Force on Personal Injury Protection Insurance
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Florida Bar , President's Award of Merit, 2014 ,, , , ,
Civic
  • Riverside Presbyterian Church, Trustee 
  • Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Trustee
  • San Marco Preservation Society, President
  • Better Business Bureau, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Jacksonville
  • Volunteer:
    • Downtown Ecumenical Services Council
    • HabiJax
Military Service
  • U.S. Army
    • 237th Engineer Battalion (Heilbronn, Germany)
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Lawyer Referral Services - The Florida Experience," Lawyer Referral Services Workshop, American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, October 30, 2015
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  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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