IALDA Member: Justin Grimske

Justin Grimske

Secrest Wardle

2600 Troy Center Drive
Troy, Michigan 48067
United States

Tel: (248) 765-7579



Justin Grimske is a Partner at Secrest Wardle’s Troy office.  Mr. Grimske joined the Firm in December 2011.  Mr. Grimske is proud to serve as Co-Chair of the firm’s Amusement and Leisure Practice Group, a group that has been instrumental in the development of amusement and leisure case law in Michigan.

Mr. Grimske possesses experience in defending clients in a variety of premises liability and amusement and leisure settings.  In the past, Mr. Grimske has successfully defended entertainment entities, including hockey rinks, and gymnastics studios, amongst others. Most recently, Mr. Grimske, and another Secrest Wardle attorney, obtained a favorable defense verdict in a premises liability action wherein Plaintiff sustained significant injuries to his leg and ankle.

Mr. Grimske also frequently serves as a speaker at seminars providing updates and other pertinent information to clients and others in the legal industry.  In addition, Mr. Grimske routinely authors newsletters in this area of focus including:

  • In Skiing and Snowboarding, if an Alleged Defect Is Not a “Necessary Danger” to the Sport, It’s No Defense
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Drops the Curtain in a Premises/Ordinary Negligence Case Involving a Slip and Fall in a Dark Theater

Mr. Grimske earned his B.S. from Arizona State University in 2010, majoring in Business (cum laude). While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Grimske served as the Engineered Leadership chair for the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity – Beta Psi Chapter. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2013.

While in law school, Mr. Grimske served as an intern for the Michigan Supreme Court. Mr. Grimske also served as an intern to the Honorable David Groner, during his time at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. As part of that internship, Mr. Grimske worked hands on with Judge Groner in the sentencing of former Detroit mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick.