Erik Grandell, Esq.

I am a Delaware native born and raised in Wilmington. I hold degrees from Widener University (B.A. 1979; M.B.A. 1985) and Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1985). I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). After law school, I served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice where I represented various State agencies, boards, and commissions, including the Delaware Industrial Accident Board, the Department of Transportation, and the Division of Social Services, as well as representing State actors and agents in civil litigation matters brought against them in their official capacities, such as the Prison Warden in lawsuits brought by inmates alleging violations of the Constitutional rights or cases brought by disgruntled bidders seeking an injunction to stop the State Director of Transportation from awarding a contract for laying new roads.

After leaving public service, I worked with Wilmington-based firms and gained valuable experience in a wide range of areas and I appeared in every Court of the State of Delaware. In 2010, I was named by Main Line Today magazine as a ‘Top Lawyer’ for Business Law. I am a former instructor for the National Academy of Paralegal Studies, Inc., where I taught classes in Torts, Civil Procedure, and Corporations. I volunteer as a guardian ad litem for the Delaware Office of Child Advocate where I represent the interests of children who have been removed from their home and placed in the custody of the State. I also volunteers in many local and community events and projects.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Auto Accident Law
  • Business/Commercial Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tort Law
  • Worker’s Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death Law

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware Bar (1989)
  • New Jersey Bar (1987)
  • Pennsylvania Bar (1986)

Degrees

  • Villanova School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania. Juris Doctor, 1985
  • Widener University Graduate School of ManagementMaster of Business Administration, 1985. Honors Graduate
  • Widener University Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1979. Presidential Scholarship Recipient
  • Villanova University Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, 2014

Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Project Management Institute

Honors and Achievements

  • “Top Lawyer” for Business Law, Main Line Today, August, 2010
  • Faculty Commendation Certificate, National Academy of Paralegal Studies, Inc., 1993
  • Contributed to Pennsylvania Evidence, Packel and Poulin, “Present Recollection and Past Recollection Recorded”, West Publishing Company, 1986