Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1998; Tennessee, 1999; Washington
D.C. 2001; U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998 ; U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit, 2003; United States Supreme Court, 2003.
Education: B.S., summa cum laude, International
Business, University of Maryland (1993). Juris Doctor, cum laude, American
University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (1997). During law school,
Mr. Grove served on the editorial board of the Administrative Law Review and
represented clients before the IRS as a student attorney.
Mr. Grove serves as a member of the United States Court of
Federal Claims Advisory Council and as co-chair of the Court of Federal Claims Bar
Association�s Indian Law Committee and Rules Committee.
Mr. Grove is a partner in the Nordhaus Law Firm's D.C.
Office where he is engaged in federal practice including litigation in the United
States Court of Federal Claims involving tribal trust funds and asset management;
participation in amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court; proceedings in
federal district courts, federal courts of appeals, and administrative proceedings.
Mr. Grove represents tribal clients in timber management, oil and gas,
gaming, tribal recognition, and legislative matters.
Prior to joining the Nordhaus Law firm, Mr. Grove clerked
for Chief Judge Loren Smith of the United States Court of Federal Claims and for
Court of Federal Claims Judge Eric Bruggink. Mr. Grove's work at the court included
claims involving federal regulation, patent infringement, Fifth Amendment taking
claims, coal mining, grazing and water rights, federal taxation including Indian
gaming revenues, and government contracts including timber harvesting, disposal of
spent nuclear fuel, construction, and manufacturing.
As a law student, Mr. Grove clerked for the Reporter of
Decisions at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol
Hill for Senator Bill Frist and for Congressman Bob Clement. He served on the board
of directors of U.S. China Educational Ventures and as a language instructor for
that organization in China's interior. Mr. Grove entered the practice of law from a
background in engineering and heavy industry including the manufacture of trucks
for municipal fleets and the design and prototype field testing of rough-terrain
tractors in Australia.
In Sydney, Australia, and later in the United States, Mr.
Grove served as international manufacturing consultant and product development
manager for JTL Ltd. He drafted patent specifications and managed JTL patents and
pending applications in nine countries, serving as liaison between patent attorneys
and the board of directors. He was responsible for supervising design and
development to assure compliance with intellectual property constraints. His work
for JTL included contract negotiation and lobbying trade committee members of the
Australian Parliament for legislation affecting export duties and tariffs.
Mr. Grove owned and managed Delmarva Engineering in
Rockville, Maryland. His company contracted for the design and manufacture of
customized trucks for municipal fleets throughout the United States. The company's
services included the assembly of imported German and Italian truck bodies on
American truck chassis, and the design and installation of customized
hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic systems. Mr. Grove negotiated contracts with
municipal governments, trained clients' staff, and directed public relations.
Mr. Grove's enterprises have extended to management of
residential and commercial properties and rural land management. His work on 67
acres of forest in Strasburg, Virginia. included negotiating for rights-of-way over
adjoining properties, timber harvesting, management of waterways, and road
construction. He is a certified Arborist with the International
Society of Arboriculture.