Mr. De Grim’s experience covers a wide range of matters, primarily involving commercial disputes pertaining to construction litigation and arbitration, defending personal injury and breach of contract claims, as well as contractual indemnity and insurance coverage disputes. He handles direct litigation of matters in New Jersey and New York and also supervises counsel across the country to coordinate litigation defense for national clients. In addition, he has been involved in defending claims in FINRA (formerly NASD) proceedings pertaining to restrictive covenants contained in employment contracts. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a consulting engineer and obtained his Professional Engineer license in 1976.
Mr. De Grim is a 1983 graduate of New York Law School. Prior to law school, he attended Lehigh University from which he graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering; the University of London, from which he graduated in 1976 with a M.S. in Ocean Engineering; and Columbia University, from which he graduated in 1980 with a Professional Degree in Civil Engineering, while working in a consulting engineering firm.
Mr. De Grim is admitted to practice in the New York and New Jersey state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. De Grim is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association.