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Mike Grimley Received Highest Peer Review Rating…

J. Michael Grimley Jr. of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith’s Pensacola Office Received Highest Peer Review Rating™ from LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®


— Legal Profession’s Most Prestigious Rating Service Recognizes Local Firm —

Pensacola, FL – March 6, 2012 – Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, a Gulf South regional law firm announced it has received notification from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell that J. Michael Grimley Jr. has received its highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

Michael Grimley was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. View Grimley’s and other AV rated attorneys’ profiles at the GJTBS website,

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not.

J. Michael Grimley, Jr., Director, has extensive experience practicing in the areas of insurance casualty defense and coverage, general maritime law, including personal injury defense and cargo, automotive and trucking litigation, environmental law, including remediation claims and multi-party toxic tort, and employers liability. Mike began his practice in the firm’s New Orleans office in 1990 and became a Director in the firm in 1998. He moved to the firm’s Pensacola, Florida office (118 E. Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida) in 2003 and now handles cases throughout the State of Florida and in Southern Alabama.

Mike has spoken at continuing education seminars sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Sterling Education Services and certain insurers on a variety of topics, including maritime law, construction litigation, employment claims, mediation and arbitration, trial strategies and ethics. He also conducts loss control and claims investigation seminars for a variety of firm clients. Mike currently serves as the Past President of the Bay Area Propeller Club. Mike is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana (admitted 1990) and Florida (admitted 2003), and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association and the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association.

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith (GJTBS) is a Gulf South regional law firm dedicated to delivering value in legal counsel for 25 years to local, national and international clients in dozens of industries.  GJTBS employs over 90 attorneys located in ten cities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Missouri.  GJTBS attorneys are experienced in handling insurance defense, admiralty and maritime law, energy, oil and gas, products liability, employer’s liability, general casualty, professional liability, property, construction, transportation, amusements, sports and leisure law, restaurant and retail law,  as well as corporate transactional matters.

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