J. Grady Randle
Texas native Grady Randle concentrates his practice in municipal law in Texas and predominantly in Houston and the surrounding counties. Grady is the President and founder of the Randle Law Office, and he has been practicing for forty years. After graduating from Baylor University of Law, he joined Ross, Banks, May, Cron & Cavin, PC., first as an associate, and then as shareholder and partner, and finally as President. In 2005, Grady started the Randle Law Office Ltd., LLP with a mission to bring high quality legal solutions to Texas municipalities, and the firm represents government entities and local municipalities as appointed counsel. The Randle Law Office is often retained by municipal entities for issues involving litigation, regulation, land use and development, zoning, and other matters. In addition, Grady has a wealth of experience in the areas of business formation and litigation-related commercial contracts, business torts, construction, commercial landlord-tenant law, trademarks, copyrights, wills, and probate. The RLO private sector clients include developers and property management companies. Grady has lectured for the State Bar of Texas, City Hall Essentials, Texas City Attorney’s Association, Building Owners and Managers Association, and been a panelist for the Houston-Galveston Area Council. When he is not practicing law, Grady and his wife enjoy travelling, and he is an avid cyclist and supporter of the Baylor Bears football team.
Randle Law Office is the appointed City Attorney for:
- Mont Belvieu
- Meadows Place
- Oak Ridge North
- Plum Grove
- Brazos Country
In addition, Randle Law Office represents:
- Port Freeport
- Williamson County
- Mexia EDC
- Palestine EDC
- Village Fire Department
- Harris County
- Village of Pleak
- Village of Fairchilds
RLO is the former special counsel for Missouri City, League City, Magnolia, Hedwig Village, Cresson, Village of Hunters Creek, Aransas County, and Westworth Village.
- Juris Doctorate, Baylor University, 1983
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, 1980
- Texas, 1983
- United States District Court for Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- AV personal rating by Martindale-Hubbell
- Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the State Bar of Texas Award for Litigation
- Houston Bar Association
- Texas Municipal League
- Texas City Attorney Association (Merit Certificate in Municipal Law)
Publications and Lectures
- “Texas Landlord and Tenant Law,” State Bar of Texas
- “Dealing with Insolvency,” State Bar of Texas
- “Multiple Party Litigation,” State Bar of Texas
- “Terminating Employees,” Building Owners and Managers Association
- “Employee v. Independent Contractor & the IRS,” Building Owners and Managers Association
- “Plat and Subdivision Law, Lorman Education Services
- “A Tale of Three Cities,” Texas City Attorney’s Association
- “Demonstrations, Rallies & Protests”, City Hall Essentials
- “Trail of Tiers”, Panelist for the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2018 Fall Planning Workshop
- Baytown Sun v. City of Mont Belvieu, 145 S.W.3d 268 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2004, no pet.).
- City of Mo. City v. State ex. rel. City of Alvin, 123 S.W.3d 606 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2004, pet. denied).
- City of Mont Belvieu v. Enter. Prods. Operating, L.P., 222 S.W.3d 515 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2007, no pet.).
- City of Cresson v. City of Granbury, 245 S.W.3d 61 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2008, pet. denied).
- In re City of Cresson, 245 S.W.3d 72 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2008, pet. denied).
- Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. City of Mont Belvieu, 611 F.3d 289 (5th Cir. 2010).
- SignAd, Ltd. v. City of Mont Belvieu, No. 01-09-01095-CV, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 6120 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] July 29, 2010, no pet. h.).
- Cernosek Enters. v. City of Mont Belvieu, 338 S.W.3d 655 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2011, no pet. h.).