Gray Reed Welcomes Six Associates

September 18, 2017

Gray Reed is proud to announce the addition of six attorneys, four of whom were summer associates at the firm while in law school.

The firm’s litigation section added four associates to the team. Tyler McGuire, Christina Florey and Logan Leal join the Houston office and Trevor Lawhorn joins the Dallas office.  Associate Catherine Chlebowski joins the corporate section in Houston and Associate Shanna Dean joins the healthcare and real estate sections in Dallas.

McGuire focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including a variety of contractual disputes, construction matters, and property insurance coverage issues. He has successfully resolved business disputes in numerous Texas courts, both state and federal. McGuire earned his B.S., cum laude, from Northwestern University and his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University. Prior to attending law school, Tyler spent two years as a mathematics teacher in Detroit through Teach For America.

Florey participated in Gray Reed's 2016 summer associate program. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in International Relations and a B.S. in Communication Studies. She earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, she served on the editorial board for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law. She also participated in the Women's Law Caucus, The Texas Business Law Society and the Jessup International Moot Court Team. 

Leal participated in Gray Reed's 2016 and 2015 summer associate programs. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Texas State University with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law where she served as the director of membership for the Texas Business Law Society. While in law school, Leal was also involved with the Children's Rights Clinic. 

Lawhorn participated in Gray Reed's summer associate program in 2016. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A. in Political Science and earned his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he served as Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium Editor for the SMU Law Review Association. Lawhorn directly represented clients through the SMU Consumer Advocacy Project and received the Frank and Debbie Branson Trial Advocacy Scholarship for his demonstrated excellence in SMU’s trial advocacy program.

Chlebowski graduated from the University of Texas, with highest honors, with a B.A. in Government and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she served as staff editor and case note and comment editor for the SMU International Law Review Association. While in law school, she also was involved with the Student Bar Association Voting Counsel and the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College where she completed more than 300 hours of pro bono law work. 

Dean participated in the firm’s 2016 summer associate program. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Integrated Marketing in Communication along with a minor in Non-Profit Management. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she served as an Articles Editor for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Dean participated in SMU’s Corporate Counsel Externship Program where she gained invaluable experience working in the legal department of a publicly traded consumer goods company. 

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Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 130 lawyers practicing in Dallas and Houston. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit www.grayreed.com.

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