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Year founded: 1985
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Overview

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Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC has served clients and referring lawyers throughout the Midwest for more than 30 years, committing itself to providing superior, personalized and compassionate representation in complex litigation, including large truck and auto accidents, birth injury and medical malpractice, product liability and other catastrophic injury claims.

Established in 1985, Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC maintains a national reputation. Its lawyers are highly regarded by the legal community for their integrity, proven experience and successful outcomes. GMN&P has a reputation for excellence, earning a Tier 1 designation as a Best Law Firm by US News and World Report, and Woodard & White, for several consecutive years; and has earned the highest rating ("AV") by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in rating service for lawyers and law firms. The firm's attorneys take care of people by guiding them through difficult and challenging periods of their lives, and by providing them with legal direction and clarity; while their experience, knowledge, and exceptional staff equip its team to meet legal needs efficiently and effectively, while netting landmark results.

Rankings

Gruel Mills is metro ranked in 8 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Grand Rapids, MI
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation

Rankings

Metro Rankings

Grand Rapids, MI
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 2 for Family Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Practice Areas

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  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Significant Matters

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Gruel Mills has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for its clients, in complex litigation, including large truck accidents, birth injury and medical malpractice cases, and other complex injury claims. In the first part of 2017, the firm obtained a jury verdict in excess of $5 Million for a client seriously burned in a propane gas explosion. A recent claim was settled of in excess of $4 Million. The firm has handled complex aviation litigation, including one of the first cases in the United States to obtain personal jurisdiction over French business jet manufacturer, Dassault Aviation.

ANDERSON v. DASSAULT AVIATION, 03-2422, United States, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. In a diversity action arising from injuries sustained on a Falcon jet, the jet's French manufacturer had sufficient contacts with Arkansas to create a basis for jurisdiction. Most of its jets fly into Arkansas to be completed to customer's specifications at defendant's wholly owned subsidiary, which is also the exclusive distributor of its business jets in the western hemisphere.

MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, Circuit Judge., Before WOLLMAN, MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges. Court United States Eighth Circuit

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