Jimmy Granberry, AttorneyJames D. Granberry retired from cowboy life at the age of 19 after spending the winter of ‘81 in the Idaho foothills in a log cabin with a wood burning stove and not enough whiskey or female companionship. He came back to Texas and attended many fine universities until he finally graduated from Trinity University in 1984. He then spent an unremarkable 3 years at Texas Tech School of Law where he finished in the middle of the pack. In 1985 he spent the summer as Attorney Doug Tinker’s gopher-at-law, a position that was second only to everyone else and the office cat.

He joined the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office in 1990, and prosecuted felonies there until 1994. In 1994, having forgotten what little he had learned about civil law, he opened a criminal law practice and has been at it ever since. He has tried everything from capital murder cases to class “c” assaults. He believes that a good lawyer can preach from either side, and takes his duties to his clients very seriously. He believes the beauty of the adversary system is in the advocacy, honestly presented, and that juries usually get it right. Usually…

He is the father of a brilliant daughter, 20, who attends college in North Carolina and is smarter than he ever even thought he was, and non-verbal autistic son, 18, who has taught him more about determination and joy than he ever expected to learn. He is newly married to a long-legged beauty from North Carolina who has brought him more happiness than he ever thought possible. He will continue to practice law until he collapses on the floor of a courtroom, or they lead him away with a keeper and a dribble rag.

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