Julius W. "Will" Grubbs Jr.

Partner

Julius W. "Will" Grubbs Jr.

Will Grubbs joined the law firm Haik & Minvielle, LLP in July 1986. After joining the firm, he became a partner in 1992 and the firm’s name was changed to Haik, Minvielle & Grubbs, and LLP, in 1998. His case load with the firm primarily involves the defense of complex, comprehensive casualty and property claims, including automobile, bad faith, catastrophic loss, excess, highway defect, premises liability, property, railroad and trucking matters. Additionally, he maintains a general practice of law, which includes the pro-bono representation of individuals and charitable organizations.

Grubbs is a member of the Iberia Parish and Louisiana Bar Association as well as the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He served as the 2013 President for the Inn on the Teche, Inns of Court Chapter and was appointed to the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission in 2014. He has achieved a rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and is a past presenter for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and other organizations. Since 1988, he has served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice. He served on the Governor’s Commission on Medical Malpractice in 1988-1989. He is admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT POSITION

Partner

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Special Assistant Attorney General, Louisiana Department of Justice; Complex, Comprehensive Property and Casualty Claims; Automotive; Highway/Railroad Crossing Hazards; Maritime and Longshoreman; Medical Malpractice, Governmental Liability

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern district of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 1979 Juris Doctor
  • Louisiana State University, 1978 Bachelor of Science
  • Terrebonne High School, Houma, LA, 1973

CIVIC

  • Rotary International Club President (1997-1998)
  • Republican Party, District PAC Chairman, 1996 Convention Delegate

PROFESSIONAL

  • Iberia Parish Bar Association Member
  • City & Parish Court Strategic Planning Committee Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Member
  • Louisiana Association for Justice Member
  • Governor’s Commission Medical Malpractice Member
  • Inns of Court President – Teche Inn, 2012-14
  • President of Inns of Court, 2016-17
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Member