Grant J. Nicar

Attorney
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Never one to underestimate the talents of the architects, engineers, contractors, and owners he represents, Grant excels at uncovering and utilizing every scrap of knowledge his clients possess—and using it to his clients’ ultimate advantage.

Overview

Grant Nicar’s integrity and devotion are the central hallmarks of his practice. His approach to litigating construction disputes is fueled by a blend of important skills. The first is hands-on courtroom experience—and the willingness to stand by his client’s side until the dispute is resolved—through trial, arbitration, or any appeals. The second is his talent for crafting litigation strategies that seek to short-circuit and resolve construction disputes through meticulous research and preparation. Utilizing this combination, Grant guides his clients in a way that is both fearless and smart. He helps get the results his clients need, while seeking to minimize the amount of time, effort, and resources required to get there.

For any litigator, the ability to develop effective litigation strategy is vital. Grant has an important advantage on this front—meaningful experience litigating disputes into their later rounds. Grant has tried and arbitrated cases, and he’s comfortable advocating for his clients in front of judges, arbitrators, and juries alike. He has also written several appellate briefs. This hands-on experience is a force multiplier. It helps him understand what issues are likely to sway the ultimate result, and zero in on the critical issues to avoid wasting time on red herrings. Pivotal details can be buried in project documents, contracts, or communications. They could be the governing law itself, and its intersection with the construction industry. By anticipating the full course of the case, Grant can often shorten it and achieve a tactical advantage. And along the way, Grant helps his clients make better-informed business decisions about the risks involved in dispute resolution and the likelihood of recovery, tailoring strategy to fit his clients’ needs.

Another cornerstone of Grant’s approach is building relationships, developing candid rapport with his clients, and harnessing their knowledge and expertise to efficiently resolve construction disputes. Never one to underestimate the talents of the architects, engineers, contractors, and owners he represents, Grant excels at uncovering and utilizing every scrap of knowledge his clients possess—and using it to his clients’ ultimate advantage.

In his spare time, Grant enjoys all things outdoors—especially cycling, which is one of his favorite pastimes. Grant is also a zealous Dallas Cowboys fan, and he loves to talk Cowboys’ football.

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Education

  • J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law (2019)
    • Articles Editor – International Law Review Association (ILRA)
    • Student Member – The William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court
  • B.B.A., Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management, University of North Texas (2015)

Licenses & Certifications

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
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