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Biography

Nick Gral is a litigation attorney practicing in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina, office. His practice focuses primarily on tort and personal injury defense matters, as well as design and construction litigation. Prior to joining Gallivan, White & Boyd, Nick practiced for a well-founded civil defense firm in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nick received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. While in undergrad, Nick was a member of the Drake University football team. In May 2011, Nick played in the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl in Arusha, Tanzania, which was the first collegiate football game played on the continent of Africa. Aside from the game, the trip also included service work with local orphanages, hosting a football clinic for over 1,000 Tanzanian youths, and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro—the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.
Detailed organization and open communication are two of Nick’s top priorities when servicing clients. He frequently defends clients in matters concerning:

• Torts & Personal Injury
• Contracts
• Insurance
• Automobile Accidents
• Premises Liability

Education

  • B.S., Drake University, 2014
  • J.D., Drake University Law School, with High Honors, 2017
    • Research Editor:  Drake Journal of Agricultural Law
    • Public Relations Co-chair, Student Bar Association
    • Vice Dean, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2018
  • Iowa Bar, 2017
  • Southern District of Iowa, 2018
  • Northern District of Iowa, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Received J.D. with High Honors
  • Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Top Grade) – Torts

Associations & Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County (Iowa) Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar

Articles, Presentations & Publications

  • “Homegrown: Iowa’s Farmer’s markets, the Benefits of Direct Farm Marketing, and the Surrounding Legal Considerations,” Drake J. Ag. Law (Fall 2017).