Andrew Grigsby has a general civil trial practice that includes extensive experience in cases emphasizing insurance issues. He has handled trials and appeals in matters involving insurance coverage, bad faith, insurance broker errors and omissions and property claims.
He has also been trial and appellate counsel in litigation over general tort claims and accidents involving heavy vehicles and equipment, including tractor-trailers, cranes and railroads.
Mr. Grigsby’s clients include many major regional and national insurance carriers. Among them are:
- Allstate Insurance Company
- American Modern Insurance Group
- Capitol Indemnity Corporation
- Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
- FCCI Insurance Group
- Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies
- Founders Insurance Company
- GeoVera Specialty Insurance Company
- GMAC Insurance
- Great American Insurance Company
- The Griffin Insurance Association Ltd.
- Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
- Mendota Insurance Company
- Mid-Continent Casualty Company
- Northland Insurance Company
- Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Company
- RLI/Mt. Hawley Insurance Companies
- Travelers Insurance Companies
Mr. Grigsby has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1981, and is Board Certified as a specialist in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Federalist Society.
In 2011, Mr. Grigsby was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Since 2006, Mr. Grigsby has been named annually to the Super Lawyers
list in the area of Insurance Coverage by Florida Super Lawyers
magazine. He holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability.
Exemplifying his extensive trial experience, Mr. Grigsby is a former Commissioner and Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission from 2001 to 2010, and he served as a Commissioner for the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission from 1999 to 2001.
He joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in March 1996.
Mr. Grigsby’s publications include “The Dance of the Porcupines: Defense Under a Reservation of Rights in Florida
,” published in the February 2009 edition of The Florida Bar Journal
. He also authored a chapter, “Liability Concerns for Insurers and Insureds: Key Trends and Helpful Strategies,” in “Minimizing Insurance Liability
,” published by Aspatore Publishing in February 2009.
He is a lecturer on insurance coverage litigation and uninsured motorist coverage for the National Business Institute. Mr. Grigsby is a state certified instructor for adjusters’ continuing education, lecturing on bad faith avoidance and claims handling. His presentations include:
- “Overview of General Bad Faith Principles” and “Denial of Coverage,” National Business Institute, Dania, Florida, June 2012.
- "Recover and Rebuild, Part Two: Resolving Claims with Limited Resources,” Hinshaw’s 2011 Insurance Services Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, October 2011.
- “Understand What the Insurer Is – And Isn’t – Responsible For,” and “Stay on Top of Recent Legal Developments and Special Issues,” National Business Institute seminar “Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims,” Miami, Florida, September 2011.
- “Florida Uninsured Motor Coverage,” American Modern Insurance Group, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2010.
- "Defense Under a Reservation of Rights in Florida,” Dade Country Defense Bar Association, Miami, Florida, March 2009.
- “Avoiding the Perils of Claims Handling in Florida,” Farmers Insurance Group and ACE Group of Companies, Alpharetta, Georgia, February 2009.
Mr. Grigsby is a retired Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.