Constance Grieves is an experienced commercial litigator and tireless advocate for individuals and businesses. Constance has successfully briefed and argued substantive motions while representing clients at all stages of litigation from pleadings to appeal in both state and federal courts. Through her dedication to pro bono work Constance has reunited a grandmother with her grandson and negotiated a favorable sentencing agreement in a complicated criminal case.
Before joining Massey & Gail, Constance clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation on the Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Constance graduated from the University of Chicago Law School where she served on the Hinton Moot Court Board and as the Secretary of the Chicago Law Foundation, received the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and the Debra Cafaro Full Tuition Scholarship, and completed the Pro Bono Service Initiative.
- University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2016
- Middle Tennessee State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2013
- The Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Youth Guidance – Associate Board Member (2015-present)
- Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
- First Place at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association 2012 South Atlantic Regional Tournament
- Third Place at the 28th American Mock Trial Association National Championship
- Successfully moved for partial directed verdict during one-week jury trial representing major steel manufacturer pursuing negligent misrepresentation claim.
- Represented corporate client in complex copyright infringement case and successfully negotiated a resolution prior to trial.
- Defended a major financial institution against multi-million-dollar fraud claim.
- Helped grandmother secure custody of her grandson held in foster care after three-year custody dispute.