Grant grew up in Traverse City, where he learned first-hand about personal injury law as a result of being seriously injured in a construction accident. He later attended The University of Michigan, where he studied with the poet Robert Hayden, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and honors. He graduated The University of Michigan Law School in 1984.
Grant clerked in United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan with Hon. Richard A. Enslen, a federal judge known for his strong Constitutional values. The clerkship provided a strong foundation for understanding civil rights law, courtroom skill, and complex litigation.
Grant and his wife, Paulette (also a Traverse City native), returned to Northern Michigan in 1985, and since then he has exclusively represented plaintiffs — individual victims of injury and injustice. He has handled high profile cases involving civil rights, governmental misconduct, whistle-blower retaliation, and personal injury.
In addition to his trial practice, Grant has won numerous public interest lawsuits against large corporations and real estate developers that attempted to exploit the environment and governance process.
Grant has received the highest national recognition from Martindale-Hubbell (“AV” ranking for legal skill and ethics) and has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has received the Circle of Excellence Award from the Michigan Bar Association. He has served on numerous community boards, and is admitted to state and federal courts.
Grant is often joined at the office by Nellie, an English Setter, who excels at bird hunting, napping, and providing the reassurance of a comforting paw.