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Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc.
- Tim T. Griesenbeck, Jr. -
Tim Griesenbeck

 

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue."
-- G. K. Chesterton

"The law and the stage-both are a form of exhibition."
-- Orson Wells

I am a Shareholder of a law firm that practices throughout South Texas, representing individuals and companies who have problems, or are in trouble, or find themselves in lawsuits through no fault of their own. Our firm is involved in all aspects of civil law, from jury trials to mediated agreements, from transactions where everyone was happy, to transactions where everyone cried "foul." I have been with the firm since 1974, other than my four year tour of duty with the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps.

I am a native San Antonian, my family having arrived back in 1847. I attended Antonian High School in San Antonio, was in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M, and graduated with a B.A. in 1973. I returned to San Antonio and attended St. Mary's University School of Law, where I was Assistant Editor of the Law Review, and graduated with honors in 1976. I fulfilled my military obligation after law school as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps, where I was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, Würzberg, Germany. At that time the post-Vietnam army was a source of many court martials and I gained invaluable trial experience as a prosecutor for two years, and then as a defense counsel for my latter two years. Since my discharge I have been with the firm for more than 20 years. I have tried over 100 civil and criminal jury trials.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences and look forward to our firm's bright future. I am proud to say that this is as fine a group of attorneys that you will find anywhere in the state and I believe everyone enjoys going to the office each day to practice law. There is a great sense of camaraderie and team work between the attorneys with the goal of achieving the best results for their clients advocating within ethical and moral guidelines. We truly try not to have a "bevy of briefcases" work on a file. We are proud of the fact that we have high quality lawyers who can obtain excellent results for their clients while charging what we believe to be reasonable fees.


"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through our life trying to save."
-- Will Rogers


Our secretarial staff is second to none with all of our legal secretaries having at least ten years of experience. However, we realize that we are counselors and that time is sometimes not of the essence. Although many of us pride ourselves on being excellent trial lawyers, we realize that the courthouse is the last resort for many of our clients, and we use all of our resources and assets to achieve prompt and reasonable settlements to protect our clients.

Telephone: 210.734.7092   ext. 1108
tgriesenbeck@pg-law.com

Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Product Liability, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Criminal Law

Position

Shareholder

Litigation

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Courts of Practice

Licensed to practice before the United States Court of Military Appeals, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the State Courts of the State of Texas.

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX, 1976
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude

Law Publication: Associate Editor, St. Mary's University School of Law Law Review, 1974 - 1976

Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1973
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Past Positions

United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps, Captain, 3rd Infantry Division, Würzberg, Germany, Prosecutor for two years, Defense Counsel for latter two years, 1976 - 1980.

Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc., Associate 1981-1983; Shareholder 1983-Present

Honors

Chairman, Judicial Committee, Texas A&M University, 1972 - 1973

Member, Ross Volunteers (Honor Guard for the Governor of Texas), Texas A&M University, 1972 - 1973

Selected for Who's Who in United States Colleges and Universities, 1972 - 1973

Distinguished Military Student, 1972 - 1973

Distinguished Military Graduate, 1973

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1975 - 1976

Associate Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal, St. Mary's University School of Law, 1976

John H. Harlan Society, St. Mary's University School of Law (Top 5% of Graduating Class), 1976

Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army, 1980

Martindale-Hubbell, Law Directory - "AV" rated (1990 - Present)

Texas Monthly Magazine, "Texas Super Lawyer," Civil Litigation-Defense (2005-2010)

Texas Monthly Magazine, "Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition," Civil Litigation-Defense (2007-2010)

Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Scene in S.A. Magazine (2006-2010)

LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED

Practice Skills Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 1988

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "Contribution and Indemnity," Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Vancouver, Canada, 1988

Presentation: "Anatomy of a Lawsuit," St. Mary's University School of Law Trial Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, March, 1989

Presentation: "Anatomy of a Lawsuit," St. Mary's University School of Law Trial Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, March, 1990

Presentation and Paper Delivered: Rookie Seminar, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, San Antonio, Texas, September, 1994

Presentation and Paper Delivered: Slip and Fall and the Defense Perspective, Premises Liability Seminar, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Houston, Texas, February, 1997

Presentation and Paper Delivered: AIDS/HIV Related Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records, Medical Education Services, Inc., June, 1997

Presentation: "Mock Trial," American National Property & Casualty Co., Springfield, Missouri, June, 1997

Presentation: "First Party Bad Faith & Third Party Claims Against Insurers," AIG, New York City, November, 1997

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "AIDS/HIV Related Records, Confidentiality of Medical Records," Medical Education Services, Inc., June, 1998

Instructor, Legal Research and Writing Methods, St. Mary's University School of Law

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "Advanced Medical Malpractice, Recent Case Law," State Bar of Texas CLE, Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 14, 2003)

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "Advanced Personal Injury and Insurance Law," University of Houston Law Foundation, Houston, Texas (June 6, 2003)

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "Advanced Personal Injury and Insurance Law," University of Houston Law Foundation, Dallas, Texas (June 13, 2003)

Presentation: "Impact of House Bill 4," Houston, Texas (February 5, 2004)

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "Hospital Liability," St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (March 29, 2004)

Presentation and Paper Delivered:  "Voir Dire in Dire Venues," Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), Jackson Hole, Wyoming (July 16, 2004)

Presentation: 2005 Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) "Trial Academy," San Antonio, Texas (April 2, 2005)

Presentation and Paper Delivered: "Attorney Fiduciary Litigation," 2006 Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 14, 2006)

Presentation: "Risk Management Seminar," Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC), San Francisco, California (August 9, 2006)

Presentation and Paper Delivered:  "Prompt Pay," 2007  Texas Osteopathic Medical Society Annual Statutes Meeting (TOMA), San Antonio, Texas (June 10, 2007)

Presentation and Paper Delivered:  "Minimizing Client Complaints (and hopefully malpractice claims), Texas Paralegal Chapter, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (June 22, 2007)

Presentation and Paper Delivered:  "The D.T.P.A.:  Recent Amendments and Current Cases," AIG Seminar, Kansas City, Kansas (August 2, 2007)

Presentations and Papers Delivered:  "Prosecuting and Defending UM/UIM Cases," National Business Institute, Austin and San Antonio, Texas (November 12-13, 2008)

Presentations and Papers Delivered:  "Avoiding Ethical Potholes and Legal Malpractice for Plaintiff Attorneys, Retained Defense Attorneys and Staff Attorneys," National Business Institute, Austin and San Antonio, Texas (November 12-13, 2008)

Presentations and Papers Delivered:  "Daubert Challenges and Expert Witnesses; Hard Science, Soft Science and No Science," State Bar of Texas CLE, Trial of a Fiduciary Litigation Case, Fredericksburg, Texas (December 17-18, 2009)

Published

"The Assigned Risk in Texas: The Questions of Agency and Apparent Authority," St. Mary's University Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 3 , 1975

"Recent Developments in Attorney Litigation," San Antonio Lawyer Magazine, (March-April 2009)

Past / Present affiliations

Phi Delta Phi, 1975 - Present; San Antonio Bar Association, 1981 - Present; American Bar Association, 1981 - Present; Defense Research Institute, Inc. (DRI), 1982 - Present; Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), 1982 - Present; St. Mary's University Law Alumni Association, 1989 - Present; American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 1991 - Present; State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charge Committee, 1991 - 1993; President, St. Mary's University Law Alumni Association, 1993 - 1994; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 1994 - Present; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), San Antonio Chapter, Treasurer, 2004; Vice-President, 2005; President, 2006; Texas Bar Foundation, 1995 - Present; American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, 1995 - Present; International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), 1997 - Present; IADC - Drug, Device & Biotech Substantive Law Committee, 1998 - 1999; Alumni Presidents Advisory Council, St. Mary's University School of Law; Fellow, San Antonio Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA San Antonio Chapter), National Representative, 2007 - Present; Director at Large, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), 2007 - Present; Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Program Committee, 2007 - Present; Knights of the Bar, 2008 - Present; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009 - Present; State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section - Law School Mentoring Committee, 2010

Fraternity
Phi Delta Phi
 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
President, Gallery of The McNay Art Museum - (1990)

Development Chairman, American Diabetes Association, Alamo Chapter - (1993 - 1995)

Trustee, St. Mary's University Board of Trustees - (1994 - 1995)

Trustee, World Affairs Council - (1995 - present)

Trustee, Witte Museum Board of Trustees - (2001 - present)

Secretary, Witte Museum Board of Trustees - (2002 - 2003)

Vice-Chairman, Witte Museum Board of Trustees - (2003-2004)

Chairman of the Board, Witte Museum Board of Trustees (2004-2006)

Chairman, Capital Campaign, Witte Museum Board of Trustees (2006 - present)

Trustee, Catholic Charities, Inc. (2005-present)

 OTHER CIVIC, FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
Instructor, Religious Education, St. Pius Catholic Church (1982-1987)

Instructor, Religious Education, St. Peter's Catholic Church (1991-1993)

Co-Chairman, New Year's Eve Gala, McNay Art Museum (1988, 1989)

Co-Chairman, Annual Meeting and Spring Party, McNay Art Museum (1989, 1990)

Co-Chairman, Annual Fundraiser, St. Peter's Catholic Church (1992)

Chairman, Raffle Committee, Zoobilation Ball (1992)

Underwriting Committee, Santa Rosa Hospital Foundation Annual Fund Drive (1992-2002)

Fundraising Award, American Diabetes Association, Alamo Area Chapter (1993-1994)

President's Award, American Diabetes Association, Alamo Area Chapter (1994)

Chairman, American Diabetes Association Alamo Chapter Gala (May, 1995)

Chairman, San Antonio Symphony  Wine Festival (September 1995)

Co-Chairman, Zoobilation Ball, San Antonio Zoological Society (November 1995)

Chairman, Zoobilation Ball, San Antonio Zoological Society (November 1996)

Leaders Council, Baptist Hospital Foundation (1996-Present)

Underwriting Chairman, Christian Senior Services (1997)

Warm Springs Hospital Foundation (1997)

Membership Committee, World Affairs Council (1997-Present)

Chairman Committee, Justice Deborah Hankinson 1st Election, Texas Supreme Court (1998)

Chairman, San Antonio Symphony Ball (2002)

Corporate Committee, Christus Santa Rosa Health Care Gala (2002)

Secretary, San Antonio Birth Doulas (2004)

Chairman, San Antonio Birth Doulas Advisory Board of Directors (2005-Present)

Chairman, American Originals Gala, Witte Museum (2003).

Investiture Committee, U.S. District Judges Frank Montalvo & Xavier Rodriguez (2003)

Co-Chair, Third Annual Lifetime of Faith & Service Awards Dinner, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. (May 25, 2006).

U.S. Courthouse - "Art In The Courthouse" Committee, U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez (2006-Present)

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