Will Gribble – Founder / Editor-in-Chief

William Gribble

William S. Gribble
Founder/Editor-in-Chief
will@emergencymanagementlaw.com

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) Candidate, 2017 (Expected)
    Texas A&M School of Law (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) Disaster Management Focus, 2014
    American Military University (Charles Town, West Virginia)
  • Bachelors of Science (BS) in Emergency Administration and Planning, 2009
    University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)

Publications:

  • Operation Disaster Defender: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Preserving Access to Justice and Client Property Through Disaster Preparedness
    • 19.2 W. Mich. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. (forthcoming May 2018).
  • The Preparedness Piñata: Knocking Out the Problems in Texas’ Emergency Management Legal Framework to Enhance Performance at the Local Level
    • Pending Publication
  • Kicking Thy Neighbor While They’re Down: Effectively Enforcing Mandatory Evacuation Orders
    • Pending Publication

Experience:

  • Parker Straus, LLP (Emergency Management & FEMA Law Section), 2016-Present
    • Section Intern and Advisor to Managing Partner regarding issues related to Emergency Management
    • Reviewed and screened all potential clients with National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA Public Assistance Appeal, and FEMA Individual Assistance Appeal matters.
  • Texas A&M School of Law Family Law, Benefits, and Veterans Clinic, 2016
    • Represented clients in seven divorce, custody, and probate cases ranging in stages and complexity.
    • Represented various clients at multiple hearings in Tarrant County courts.
  • United States Navy Judge Advocate Generals Corps, 2015
    • Summer Intern Assigned to the Region Legal Service Office Southeast, Fort Worth Branch Office.
    • Assisted over 120 clients on consumer, estate, family, immigration, and property law issues.
    • Planned and coordinated Operation Discharge Defender, increasing single day recordings of DD214 into the Tarrant County Clerk’s record database by over 2,000%.
  • United States Army (Reserve Duty), 2014 to Present
    • Battery Commander assigned to manage US Army Basic Training at sites throughout the United States.
    • Civil Affairs Captain assigned to oversee tactical operations as a Company Executive Officer and Civil Affairs Team Leader.
  • First Choice Training Solutions, 2010 to Present
    • General Manager & Chief Instructor providing CPR/AED, First Aid and Safety certification and training to the Central and North Central Texas regions.
  • United States Army (Active Duty), 2009 to 2014
    • Military Police Captain assigned to both 89th Military Police Brigade and 11th Military Police Battalion (CID) at Fort Hood, Texas. Served extensively in a law enforcement supervisory and planning capacity while assigned at Fort Hood.
    • Oversaw the development and publication of the Fort Hood Law Enforcement Training Manual, which included a revised training program for all Military Police personnel on Fort Hood.
  • United States Army (Reserve Duty), 2007 to 2009
    • Civil Affairs Specialist assigned to A Co, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, Dallas, Texas to execute the six functional speciality areas of civil-affairs, concentrating on missions associated with dislocated or displaced civilians on the battlefield.

Certifications & Skill Identifiers

  • Certified Law Enforcement Planner
  • WestLaw Legal Research Certification
  • LexisNexis Legal Research Certification
  • Inter-Service Individual Non-Leathal Weapons Instructor & Advisor
  • Cario Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & First Aid Instructor Trainer
  • United States Army Civil Defense Officer

Association Membership:

  • International Association of Emergency Managers
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Planners
  • National Association of Eagle Scouts
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas – Student Division
  • University of North Texas Alumni Association
  • University of Texas at Arlington Cadet Corps Alumni Association
  • Association of the United States Army – Fort Hood Chapter