Brian Grady, a shareholder in the Firm’s Philadelphia and Blue Bell offices, has over twenty-three years’ experience in criminal and complex commercial litigations, in state and federal courts. He has taken over 150 cases to jury verdicts, winning multi-million dollar awards, as well as defense verdicts for his clients. Brian’s experience includes white collar and corporate internal investigations, multi-district litigation, RICO actions, FLSA litigation, constitutional issues, injunctions, insurance coverage, health care litigation, employment, restrictive covenants and non-compete issues. Brian frequently lectures on privacy, gun laws, security, law enforcement protocol and policy, and constitutional issues.
Repeatedly recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s “Super Lawyers,” he has an AV peer rating from Martindale Hubbel, the highest rating awarded by this prestigious institution.
A 1990 graduate of LaSalle University, where he majored in economics with a dual minor in business and English, Brian is a 1993 graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Law. He then served in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s trial and appellate divisions prosecuting gang violence, homicides, and narcotic trafficking. Mr. Grady led a team of federal and state prosecutors and law enforcement officials investigating international narcotic trafficking and money laundering that led to the destruction of a major cocaine pipeline from the Sinaloa Drug Cartel to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was also appellate counsel in several cases that affirmed sentences involving homicides of citizens and Philadelphia law enforcement officers.
From 2010 through 2012, Brian served as Deputy District Attorney in charge of Special Operations conducting numerous wiretap investigations into international narcotic trafficking, money laundering and gun violence/trafficking. As Deputy, Brian also led the investigation that resulted in the arrest and successful prosecution of Dr. Kermit Gosnell for, among other charges, the first degree murder of three infants. In this capacity, Brian also headed a team of local and federal investigators and agents from the FBI, DEA, ATF and joint terrorism branches of the federal government.
Before joining Elliott Greenleaf, he was the principal in his own law firm, practicing commercial litigation and conducting corporate investigations.