A proud 6th generation Dallasite and 11th generation Texan, Grant Wood has been an attorney in Texas since 2006. His law practice addresses all aspects of residential real estate law, commercial real estate law, oil and gas law, and business law. Grant has served as an escrow officer, closer and counsel. He is accomplished at working various transactions including raw land, oil and gas, ranches, mixed commercial and residential.
Grant graduated as the Texas AP State Scholar with honors from Highland Park High School in 1997, received the Federation of German American Clubs Fellowship to study at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 1999-2000, graduated cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2001 and from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law as the chief of the civil clinic in 2005. He is currently a proud board member and immediate past president of the Preston Center Rotary Club, a member of the Rosemont Dad’s Club, former board member of the Alliance for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and supports the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers as a sustaining fellow.
In the past, Grant was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and most recently, Grant was included in the Texas Land Title Association’s 2019 Leadership Class.
Grant and his high school sweetheart, broker/agent Kay, are proud Oak Cliff residents, where they raise their 3 daughters, as well as the newest addition to their family, a double doodle puppy named Benedict Coltrane. Grant is passionate about international motorcycle travel, pizza-making, and perfecting the ultimate margarita.
MANAGER & COUNSEL
John Hampton has been an attorney in Texas since 1979. His law practice addresses all aspects of residential real estate law, commercial real estate law and business law. He has served as an escrow officer, closer and counsel with Chicago Title, Fidelity Title and Sendera Title. Mr. Hampton is accomplished at working various transactions including raw land, ranches, mixed commercial and residential. He has handled over 500 million dollars in closings without a claim.
Mr. Hampton graduated cum lade from Deerfield Academy in 1972, magna cum lade from Bowdoin College in 1976 and from Southern Methodist University School of Law the recipient of the A.S.Hansen Consulting Actuaries Award; the Meyers, Middleton Advocacy Award; and the Jessup Regional Advocacy Award. He is currently active as a Municipal Court Judge, Election Judge, SMU Law School Instructor in Legal Writing, Board member in four Homeowners Associations and host of the KLIF 570 AM Radio “Ask the Lawyer Show”
Most recently, Mr. Hampton was presented the 2018 leader excellence award from the American Land Title Association’s Homebuyer Outreach Program.
SENIOR ESCROW OFFICER
Sheila Dunn has over 25 years of experience in the title industry from top to bottom; be it as an abstractor, examiner, escrow processor, closer, to all post-closing responsibilities — Sheila has seen it all. As our Senior Escrow Officer, Ms. Dunn is responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of Green Brick Title’s business. Sheila’s depth of knowledge is put to work to make our customers’ experiences informative and their closings complete, and accurate. She is a strong communicator with all of our stake holders within the Green Brick Partners family and outside of the companies as well.
“It takes an entire office to get a customer’s property ready for closing, and I take pride in working through all of the issues and nuances with my great coworkers to bring an insurable, error-free product to the closing room.”
Sheila travels the globe, surfs all local concert venues to broaden her wide and varied musical taste, and her real boss is a 7 pound Shorkie named Cricket.
Nena Bruton has been an Escrow Assistant for 11 years. Her focus at Green Brick Title has been as a pre-closing processor responsible for obtaining and checking all of the details needed for lenders and buyers to be ready for closing.
Ms. Bruton received a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Texas A&M and a Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas.
“I am passionate about giving my best each day so that all of our customers receive a smooth and comfortable closing experience.”
Nena loves spending time with her friends and family and when she is not working, she enjoys volunteering at shelters for the homeless and a local elementary school.