Mr. Grace joined Blue Williams as an associate in 2002. In 2006, he was elected partner at the firm. His practice primarily consists of motor vehicle and trucking litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and benzene litigation, personal/commercial property and casualty litigation and products liability.
Mr. Grace earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He was awarded a juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 2000. He received two Loyola University Law Excellence Awards and was the recipient of the prestigious Daniel S. Hermann Award.
Mr. Grace was born and raised in the New Orleans area and worked as a writer and editor for the local newspaper in New Orleans while earning his law degree. Mr. Grace has successfully argued throughout Louisiana at the district and appellate court levels, as well as in Federal district courts. He has a vast amount of trial experience in general casualty, motor vehicle liability, medical malpractice and asbestos litigation. He has obtained trial victories in cases with as little as $15,000 in dispute to cases involving over $10 million at issue. Mr. Grace has authored several articles regarding developments in Louisiana case and procedural law. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Grace enjoys attending his seven childrenâ€™s various functions. He has served as a volunteer coach in various sports, including baseball, softball and basketball. He is a member of the firmâ€™s diversity committee, and he serves the community through Pro Bono work, having been recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans.
- Louisiana Super Lawyers 2014-Present
- Inside New Orleans “Elite Lawyers,” 2021
- American Board of Trial Attorneys America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, Louisiana 2020, 2021
- Best Lawyers in America, 2022
- International Advisory Experts Award, 2018 (trucking litigation)
- AVÂ® Peer Review Rated certification mark from Martindale-Hubbell
Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations
Mr. Grace is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Jefferson Bar Association where he served as the chair of the Young Lawyers Section. He is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and was awarded and has maintained an AVÂ®rating by Martindale-Hubbell since his first year of eligibility for its highest rating.
Pro Bono Project of New Orleans