Chaffe McCall Attorney Douglas L. Grundmeyer

Douglas L. Grundmeyer

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Douglas Grundmeyer heads Chaffe McCall’s Appellate Section, where he concentrates on briefing and arguing appeals and writ applications in a wide variety of civil cases in state and federal courts, including:

  • Admiralty and maritime law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment law
  • Railroad law
  • Products-liability actions

Doug is an Appellate Practice Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. Before joining Chaffe McCall, he served as the Senior Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and was an editor for a national legal publisher.

In addition to his appellate work, Doug works closely with trial counsel in district court and arbitration proceedings to plan strategies, file pre-trial and dispositive motions, and preserve issues for interlocutory and final appellate review.

RECENT PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS
  • “Settlement During Appeal: No Wagers Allowed,” Co-author, New Orleans Bar Assocation’s Briefly Speaking (Fall 2014).
  • “Appeals: Making the Record,” Co-author, New Orleans Bar Association’s Briefly Speaking (Spring 2013).
  • “Appeals: A District Court’s Reasons for Judgment,” Co-author,New Orleans Bar Association’s Briefly Speaking (Fall 2012).
  • “When Does the Time Period for an Appeal or Supervisory Writ Application Begin?,”Co-author, New Orleans Bar Association’s Briefly Speaking (Summer 2011).

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2013 -2017
  • Named as a “Top Lawyer,” in Appellate Practice by New Orleans Magazine, 2012 – 2016
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Advisory Board Member of the New Olreans Opera Association
  • Member of The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society
  • Member of the Laussat Society of the Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Member of the College of Music and Fine Arts Visiting Committee of Loyola University
  • Former Board member and Secretary of Southern Rep Theatre

 

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  • Cantu Servs v. Frazier, No. 16-30094, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 23189 (5th Cir. Dec. 20,2016) – successfully defended against an appeal of a judgment of dismissal as a matter of law after a two-day jury trial in a breach-of-contract action.
  • Square v. Hampton, 13-0167(La.3/8/13), 109 So. 3d 351 and 13-1680 (La. App. 4 Cir. 6/4/14), 144 So. 3d 88 – successfully obtained supervisory relief and defended against a subsequent appeal of a summary judgment dismissing an action for damages after termination of employment.
  • Brookshire Bros. Holding, Inc. v. Dayco Products, Inc., 554 F.3d 595 (5th Cir. 2009), cert. denied, 172 L. Ed. 2d 578 (2009) – successfully appealed a discretionary-remand order, enjoined plaintiffs’ attempt to litigate in state court, and opposed plaintiffs’ certiorari petition in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Founding Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association (2010-14).

 

Key Matters

  • Cantu Servs v. Frazier, No. 16-30094, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 23189 (5th Cir. Dec. 20,2016) – successfully defended against an appeal of a judgment of dismissal as a matter of law after a two-day jury trial in a breach-of-contract action.
  • Square v. Hampton, 13-0167(La.3/8/13), 109 So. 3d 351 and 13-1680 (La. App. 4 Cir. 6/4/14), 144 So. 3d 88 – successfully obtained supervisory relief and defended against a subsequent appeal of a summary judgment dismissing an action for damages after termination of employment.
  • Brookshire Bros. Holding, Inc. v. Dayco Products, Inc., 554 F.3d 595 (5th Cir. 2009), cert. denied, 172 L. Ed. 2d 578 (2009) – successfully appealed a discretionary-remand order, enjoined plaintiffs’ attempt to litigate in state court, and opposed plaintiffs’ certiorari petition in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Founding Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association (2010-14).