William P. Gralow
Educational and Professional Background
Lawrence University (B.A., Cum Laude 1964)
University of New Mexico (J.D., 1972)
Order of the Coif
Admitted to Practice
New Mexico Supreme Court (1972); United States District Court, District of New Mexico (1972); United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1981)
Professional Activities and Honors
Member: American Bar Association, New Mexico State Bar, American Board of Trial Advocates (New Mexico Chapter President 1991, National Delegate 1995-present, past member Committee on Liaison with Other Legal Groups); New Mexico Medical-Legal Panel; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (President 1986-87, Member, Board of Directors 1988-present); Truck Industry Defense Association; Defense Research Institute. Brig. General (Ret.), New Mexico Air National Guard (served as Chief of Staff 1988-1999). Mr. Gralow received his law degree from the University of New Mexico, where he was a member of the editorial staff of the New Mexico Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Gralow maintains an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.*
2006 - Nominated as one of "The Best Lawyers in America"
2007 - Selected by America's Super Lawyers
2009 - Named Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Law practice Area, State of New Mexico by Best Lawyers
Mr. Gralow is an experienced litigator. He has tried more than 90 jury trials to conclusion and 75 non-jury trials to conclusion. Mr. Gralow's primary areas of practice involve insurance bad faith law, products liability law, vehicular accidents, legal malpractice and insurance coverage questions.
Mr. Gralow has made presentations on civil procedure, handling of accident reconstruction experts, uninsured motorist coverage, ethics, and commercial insurance coverage to professional groups. He was a speaker on bad faith litigation in New Mexico seminars in 1995 and 1996. Mr. Gralow also spoke on insurance coverage issues and bad faith claims in 1989 and was a speaker at "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in New Mexico" in 1990 and at "Current Developments in Products Liability in New Mexico" in 1998.
Mr. Gralow is on the governing board of the Defense Lawyers Association of the State of New Mexico, has been on the governor's Tort Reform Conference, and has served on the committee for revision of the local rules of the Second Judicial District. He was the lawyer member of the Supreme Court committee governing court reporters and tape monitors for ten years. Mr. Gralow also served as a member of the State Bar Committee on revising the procedure for judicial selection participants.
*Martindale-Hubbell rating was derived from a lawyer poll or survey.