G. Jerrell Wise
Texas Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
Attorney Jerrell Wise’s life and occupational experience give him a unique view into the practice of civil law. Before joining the private sector, Wise worked for eight years in law enforcement, and with two different district attorney’s offices.
When he graduated from Texas A&M University, Mr. Wise decided to dedicate himself to public service, taking a position as a police officer with the Mesquite Police Department. In that capacity, he picked up his first legal experience with the gathering of evidence, investigating all sorts of 911 calls, including robberies, burglaries, motor vehicle wrecks, domestic assaults, and others. In order to pursue a career as a lawyer, Mr. Wise relocated his family to Houston, but he kept his devotion for protecting the general public, as he went to work as an investigator in the High-Tech Crimes Unit of the Harris County Constable’s Office. In that capacity, Mr. Wise worked as a Cyber Crime Investigator for the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This task force exposed Mr. Wise to different investigative techniques as it worked in conjunction with authorities from the United States Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office.
After deciding to pursue the study of law at the University of Houston Law Center, Mr. Wise threw himself into both his trial advocacy studies and extra-curricular activities to reinforce those studies. He was an editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, and he competed in various advocacy competitions, such as: mediation, mock trial, and moot court. In fact, he was even named a finalist in the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition. Outside the comfortable academic setting, Mr. Wise challenged himself, realizing his education was incomplete without experience in the real world of law. Thus, he applied for and was awarded a Public Interest Fellowship through the University of Houston Law Center and was placed with the Crimes Against Children division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. After gaining that valuable experience, he moved on to work as an intern in the federal court system, researching and drafting bench memoranda for Judge Gray H. Miller of the Southern District of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Wise prosecuted criminal cases with the Harris County District Attorney's office, where he tried his first case to a jury.
After completing his studies and earning his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Mr. Wise left Harris County and returned to the Dallas area, where he prosecuted misdemeanor cases with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. While with both D.A.’s office, Jerrell gained valuable insight into the practice of law and how to investigate a case, as he handled various offenses, such as: drug possession, Driving While Intoxicated, assault, and many others. Then, Grossman Law Offices offered Mr. Wise a position, hoping to take advantage of the unique viewpoint created by his experiences in law enforcement.
As Grossman Law Offices’ founder Michael Grossman explains, "The past few years have brought a time of immense growth to our law firm. If we want to continue that growth moving forward into the future, then we need to find new and different ways of providing our clients with the assistance they need. With experience in law enforcement at various different levels and having worked for two different District Attorney’s Offices, Jerrell has an understanding of the inner workings of the law that few people attain. I couldn't be happier with our decision to bring in Jerrell Wise, as his presence has already helped our clients receive more in-depth assistance."
- Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Business Administration
- University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate
- Grossman Law Offices, P.C.
- Collin County District Attorney’s Office
- Harris County District Attorney’s Office
- Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Harris County Constable’s Office: Hi-Tech Crimes Division
- Mesquite Police Department