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Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, L.L.P.
First Bank Centre
9816 Slide Road, Suite 201
Lubbock, Texas 79424Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 806-744-3232
Fax: 806-744-2211
Toll Free: 800-687-0104
Emer/After Hrs: 806-773-3232 (Mobile)
www.cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1995

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • Bonds
  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Transportation and Trucking
  • Business and Commercial
  • Business Entities and Transactions
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About Us
CRAIG, TERRILL, HALE and GRANTHAM, L.L.P. is a leading full service firm located in Lubbock, Texas, but serving all of West Texas from Amarillo down to El Paso. Although the current firm began March 1, 1995, the principals were formerly partners in a firm originally founded in 1949, and have more than 35 years of experience.

The firm Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham has a rapidly expanding client base, served by 17 lawyers and a superior staff of administrative personnel, law clerks and legal assistants, and handles a wide range of legal matters, including insurance defense for major insurance companies and self-insured commercial clients. In addition, this litigation oriented firm handles consumer and commercial matters, sophisticated commercial litigation, and all levels of appeals, as well as real estate, probate and estate planning.

Each lawyer and staff member is proud of the fact that our tradition of excellence, our reputation in the area we serve, and the development of long-term relationships with clients are contributing to the growth of our firm as one of the premier firms in West Texas.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Admiral Insurance CompanyAIG
AIU Holdings, Inc.American Management Corporation
American Mercury Insurance GroupAmerican Reliable Insurance Company
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesEsurance Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance GroupForemost Insurance Company
Fred Loya InsuranceGreat West Casualty Company
Guaranty National Insurance CompanyHighlands Insurance Company
Insurance Corporation of AmericaInterstate Insurance Group
K & K Insurance Group, Inc.Lexington Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual GroupMid-Continent Casualty Company
MSI Preferred Insurance CompanyNational Interstate Insurance Company
OneBeacon InsuranceReliant American Group
Seneca Insurance Company, Inc.Sentry Insurance
Stonington Insurance CompanyTexas General Agency
TIG Insurance Company21st Century Insurance Company
United Fire GroupUnited States Liability Insurance Group
Unitrin Property and Casualty Insurance GroupUtica Mutual Insurance Company
Wausau General Insurance CompanyXL Insurance
York Claims Service, Inc.Zurich Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Alltel CorporationAvis Rent-A-Car System, LLC
Cargill, Inc.City of Lubbock
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.Covenant HealthCare Systems
FirstBank & TrustJ. C. Penney Company, Inc.
Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.The Macerich Company
PrimeWest Mortgage CorporationSears, Roebuck and Co.
Toys "R" Us, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Terry L. Grantham — (1956-2012)
Robert (Bob) L. Craig, Jr.
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:bobc@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Trucking
Admitted
  • Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1977
Additional Biographical Details:
Texas State Board of Education (2003-2012); Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees (1988-2002); Texas Tech University (Board of Directors, 1996-2001); Eagle Scout
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County (Treasurer, 1980-1981; Director, 1984-1987) Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (President, 1981-1982)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Federal Court Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas (1999-2009)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Diplomat, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. (with honors), 1973
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1976
Honors:
Outstanding Young Lawyer, Lubbock County (1983); Distinguished Alumnus Award-Leadership Lubbock, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce (1991)
Military:
1st LT, U.S. Army Reserves
Born:1950
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H. Grady Terrill
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:gradyt@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Professional Malpractice
Admitted
  • Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (President, 1982-1983)
  • Association of Bank Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Bar Foundation
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., 1973
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., 1976
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi
Law Review:
Texas Tech Law Review
Born:1950
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Kent D. Hale
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:kenth@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Lubbock County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation
Education:
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., 1975
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., 1980
Born:1952
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Hugh N. Lyle
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:hughl@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Fiduciary Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 1984
  • New Mexico, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, 1985
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Diplomat, American Board of Trial Advocates
Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. (with honors), 1981
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., 1984
Born:1959
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Leonard R. "Bud" Grossman
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:budg@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Health Care
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Mediator
Admitted
  • Texas, 1992
  • New Mexico, 2015
  • Oklahoma, 2015
  • Colorado, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2006
Additional Biographical Details:
Texas Association of Defense Counsel President's Award (2014); Western Bank (Director 2005-2012); Lubbock Legal Secretaries Boss of the Year (2000-2001); Outstanding Young Lawyer, Lubbock County (2000); West Texas Legal Services, Inc. (Board Member, 1995-1999); Texas Young Lawyers Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (1993)
Memberships:
  • American, Oklahoma, Colorado and Lubbock County Bar Associations
  • State Bars of Texas and New Mexico
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Vice President of Membership, 2015- ; Director, 2002- )
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers, Premier 100
  • Texas Tech School of Law American Inn of Court, Master (Secretary 2014- , Membership Co-Chair 2012- )
  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (President, 1999-2000)
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Education:
  • University of North Texas, B.B.A., 1988
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Born:1964
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Bennett G. Cook, III
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:bcook@cthglawfirm.com
Admitted
  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 1980
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., 1983
Born:1957
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Gary Bellair
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:garyb@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
Memberships:
  • American and Lubbock County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Education:
  • St. John's University, B.S., 1975
  • Texas Tech University, M.B.A., 1982
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., 1991
Born:1953
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Ryan J. Bigbee
Lubbock, TX
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 2005
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., 2002
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1978
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Andrew B. Curtis
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:acurtis@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Texas, 2007
  • New Mexico, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2007
Memberships:
  • State Bars of Texas and New Mexico
  • Lubbock Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 2004
  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., 2007
Born:1981
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Angelia B. Lee
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:angelia@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of South Alabama, B.S., 1985
  • University of South Alabama, M.S., 1989
  • Texas Tech University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2000
Born:1962
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Marcy M. Erwin
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:merwin@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Business Law
  • Health Care
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 2007
  • New Mexico, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2015
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Tech University Inns of Court
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. (cum laude), 2004
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2007
Honors:
Texas Tech Distinguished Trial Advocate; Lubbock County Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2010-2011
Born:1982
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Associates
Travis W. Tolley
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:travist@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • Texas, 2013
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2010
  • Texas Tech University, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2013
Born:1988
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Brennon Gamblin
Lubbock, TX
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Districts of Texas, 2006
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. Psychology and English, 1996
  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1973
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Ty Scott Hamm
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:thamm@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Agricultural Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 2007
  • New Mexico, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2007
Additional Biographical Details:
Lubbock Area Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer (2012-2013)
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Born:1980
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Matt McKee
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:matthewm@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Entities
Admitted
  • Texas, 2015
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Lubbock Young Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., Finance, 2012
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2015
Born:1989
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Kinzie Johnson
Lubbock, TX
E-Mail:kjohnson@cthglawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 2013
Memberships:
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. (cum laude), 2010
  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 2013
Born:1989
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