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Gray Reed Recognized for Outstanding Client Service
December 8, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce that it has been named to the BTI Client Service A-Team 2018 . Ranked 146 out of the 319 firms listed, Gray Reed was further recognized with the BTI “Honor Ro...
Nine Gray Reed Attorneys Named Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine
12/1/2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce that nine Houston-based attorneys have been recognized as 2017 Top Lawyers by  Houstonia  magazine for their outstanding talents and achievements in the field ...
Gray Reed & McGraw‘s Sofia Adrogué Chairs Houston Youth Leadership Forum with Hon. Sylvester Turner & Astros Pitcher Lance McCullers, Jr. as Speakers  
November 6, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw Senior Counsel Sofia Adrogué and Caroline Baker (295th Judicial Court, Harris County), co-founders and co-chairs, present the Youth Leadership Forum for Houston’s youth at Rice U...
Gray Reed & McGraw Ranked in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2018 List
November 1, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that  U.S. News & World Report  and  Best Lawyers  rated 12 practice groups as being among the best in the United States in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” ranking...
Gray Reed Welcomes Tax Attorney from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
November 1, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to welcome Counsel Isreal J. Miller to the firm's tax section in Dallas.  Miller is a tax attorney focused on state and local taxation matters (sales and use tax and franchise t...
Gray Reed Attorney Receives a Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award
October 24, 2017 - Gray Reed Partner Jason Brookner was one of 72 professionals recognized at The Turnaround Management Association (TMA)’s 2017 Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards on October 23, 2017, in F...
Gray Reed Named a Best Place to Work in Houston and Dallas
October 13, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in 2017” by the Houston Business Journal and the  Dallas Business Journal . The Houston office ranked 5 th in the large ...
Gray Reed Welcomes Three Attorneys
October 12, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to announce the addition of three attorneys. Joining the Dallas office is Staff Attorney  Paul Brown  in the energy section and Associate  Amber Carson  in the corporate restructur...
Gray Reed Partner Obtains Acquittal in Payroll Tax Case
October 5, 2017 - Gray Reed Tax Partner Tom Rhodus recently teamed up with prominent Dallas criminal defense lawyer Chris Lewis to obtain an acquittal on all charges of an indictment charging their client with willf...
Gray Reed Attorney Appointed to the Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee
October 3, 2017 - Gray Reed Partner John G. George, Jr. was appointed by the president of the State Bar of Texas as an attorney member of the Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee for a six-year term expiring on...
Co-Lead Counsel Announce Preliminary Global Settlement Framework on Behalf of All American Corn Farmers
September 27, 2017 - Following the $217.7 million verdict on behalf of Kansas corn farmers, Co-Lead Class Counsel can confirm a preliminary global settlement framework for all American corn farmers and certain non-produc...
Four Gray Reed Attorneys Contribute to 2017 LexisNexis Publication
September 27, 2017 - Gray Reed energy attorneys Philip Jordan , Paul Yale , Katie English and Brooke Sizer are co-authors of Hydraulic Fracturing Law and Practice 2017 Edition , published by LexisNexis. Authored ...
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. T...
Thirty-Two Gray Reed Attorneys Selected as 2017 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
September 5, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw congratulates the 32 Gray Reed attorneys recently named to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. It recognizes the nation’s top legal talent. Only five percent of n...
A Message from Gray Reed in Response to Hurricane Harvey
August 29, 2017 - Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends: Along with all of you, over the past week we were saddened to witness the residents of the City of Houston and surrounding areas of south and southeast Texas ex...
Gray Reed Attorneys Honored as 2018 Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2017 - Twenty-six Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys were selected for inclusion in  2018 Best Lawyers in America  (a Woodward White company). Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys in which thousands of lawye...
Four Gray Reed Attorneys Speak at Dallas Bar Association’s Annual Energy CLE Program
August 11, 2017 - Partners Jason Brookner, Philip Jordan, Charlie Sartain and Associate Lydia Webb spoke at Energy Law: Review of Oil & Gas Law XXXII , which was held in Dallas, August 10-11, 2017. On August 10, Br...
Gray Reed Attorney Appointed to Houston First Corporation Board of Directors
August 4, 2017 - Gray Reed Senior Counsel Sofia Adrogué was one of five people appointed to the Houston First Corporation Board of Directors in a ceremony before Houston City Council on July 26, 2017. Houston ...
Gray Reed Welcomes Healthcare Associate
July 17, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to welcome Associate  Evangeline (Evie) O. Lalangas to the firm's healthcare practice in Dallas. Lalangas brings an insider’s perspective to the firm’s health care and business s...
Gray Reed Welcomes Two Associates
July 5, 2017 - Gray Reed continues to grow with the addition of two associates in the firm's Dallas office, Laura Brandt (litigation) and Timothy Fandrey (construction).  Brandt focuses her legal practice on c...
Gray Reed Attorney Receives Barrier Breaker Award
June 27, 2017 - Gray Reed Of Counsel and former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels was honored by Career & Recovery Resources, Inc. at the organization’s 21st Annual Barrier Breaker Award Luncheon in Houston, Tex...
Jury Awards Nearly $218MM to Kansas Corn Producers In First Syngenta GMO Corn Class Action Lawsuit
June 23, 2017 - A Kansas jury sided with Kansas corn producers, represented in part by William Chaney of Gray Reed & McGraw’s Dallas office, in the first of eight certified state class action lawsuits involving the ...
Gray Reed Attorney Receives Distinguished Counselor Award
June 22, 2017 - The Texas State Bar’s Antitrust & Business Litigation Section honored Gray Reed Partner Jim Moseley with the Distinguished Counselor Award at the State Bar Convention on June 22, 2017. The award...
Gray Reed Attorney Co-authors Chapter in American Bar Association Healthcare Book
June 21, 2017 - Gray Reed Of Counsel Pat Souter , along with Dr. Merhnaz Hadian , co-authored one of nine chapters in “Physician Law: Evolving Trends & Hot Topics 2017”. The chapter is titled “ Doctors’ Defense in...
Gray Reed Recognized in the Chambers USA 2017 Legal Directory
May 26, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to announce that the firm and two of its attorneys are recognized in the  Chambers USA 2017  legal directory. Published by London-based Chambers and Partners,  Chambers USA  is re...
Gray Reed Welcomes Six Attorneys in Q2 2017
May 25, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the addition of six attorneys to the firm in Q2 2017. Partner Nancy Bostic joined the corporate law section on April 18 (Houston), Staff Attorney Jason Duke jo...
Gray Reed Attorney Named “Young CPA of the Year”
May 22, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to announce that Austin Carlson has been recognized as the “Young CPA of the Year 2017” by the Houston CPA Society . Carlson currently serves on the organization’s membership co...
Gray Reed Attorney Named 2017 Laureates Award Honoree by Rice University
May 14, 2017 - Gray Reed Senior Counsel Sofia Adrogué received the Meritorious Service Award from Rice University as part of Rice’s  2017 Laureates Awards Program. The Meritorious Service Award was presented at ...
Gray Reed Provides 6,636 Meals to Houston Community
May 11, 2017 - Gray Reed was proud to participate in the Houston Food Bank’s 2017 Food from the Bar program, a month-long competition among Houston’s legal community where participants earn points by donating foo...
Gray Reed Attorney Recognized as a Trailblazer by National Law Journal
May 1, 2017 - Gray Reed family law senior counsel Jack H. Emmott has been named in the National Law Journal (NLJ)’s second annual "Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers" list. According to the NLJ, each of the ...
Gray Reed Attorney Elected to ABI Board of Directors
April 26, 2017 - Gray Reed partner Jason Brookner was elected to the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Board of Directors during ABI’s 35th Annual Spring Meeting, held April 20-23, 2017, in Washington, D.C. He...
Seven Gray Reed Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017 by D Magazine
April 20, 2017 - Dallas, Texas - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce that seven attorneys, a firm record, have been selected as  D Magazine's  "Best Lawyers in Dallas" for 2017. Those selected include: ...
Gray Reed Announces Q1 2017 New Hires
March 31, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the addition of five attorneys to the firm in the first quarter of 2017. Partner Ryan Sears joined the energy practice on January 30 (Houston), Partner Barry C...
Gray Reed Receives JD Supra’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award for Energy & The Law Blog
March 22, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to announce the recognition of Charlie Sartain , author and editor of Energy & The Law , as a Top Author in the 2017 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards. The awards honored the firms...
Gray Reed Family Law Attorney Named Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional
March 15, 2017 - Jack H. Emmott , a board certified family law attorney and member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was one of two Houston-area lawyers included in Collaborative Divorce Texas’ inaugural class of Master Crede...
Twenty-Two Gray Reed Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers
March 8, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce that 22 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters publication). Each year, no more tha...
Gray Reed Named Outstanding Mid-Size Firm by Houston Bar Foundation
February 21, 2017 - Gray Reed received the Outstanding Mid-Size Firm Contribution award at the Houston Bar Foundation’s Annual Luncheon held Feb. 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Recipients were chosen for outstanding contr...
Gray Reed Attorney and State Representative Jeff Leach Appointed Vice Chairman of Urban Affairs Committee and to Economic and Small Business Development Committee
February 16, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Jeff Leach , who represents House District 67 in the Texas House of Representatives, was recently  appointed by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus as the Vice Chairman of th...
Daryl Bailey Elected Chair of the Governing Board of Directors of Lexwork Americas
January 31, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw Partner Daryl Bailey was announced as the 2017 chair of Lexwork Americas, an association of high-quality, mid-sized independent law firms. He previously served as vice chair and ...
Gray Reed Associate Graduates from 2016-2017 Leadership Academy
January 25, 2017 - Gray Reed is proud to announce that Houston associate Austin Carlson is a graduate of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section Leadership Academy. One of only 21 attorneys selected to participate, Car...
Texas Business Litigation Treatise (Third Edition) Book Features Contributions from Gray Reed's Sofia Adrogué as Editor and Jim Ormiston as an Author as well as Attorneys Across Texas
January 18, 2017 - HOUSTON – With institutions seeking a “roadmap for reform” in our 21st century civil justice system, issues of costs and length of time for resolution of matters and satisfaction with the overall pro...
Gray Reed’s Patrick Souter Named 2017 President of Texas Health Lawyers Association
January 16, 2017 - After serving as secretary in 2015 and treasurer in 2016, Gray Reed’s Patrick Souter will serve as president of the Texas Health Lawyers Association in 2017. Souter is known for his legal and educ...
Sofia Adrogué Named a "Top Latino Partner in the U.S." by Latino Leaders Magazine
January 13, 2017 - Sofia Adrogué , a member at Gray Reed & McGraw, has been named one of the “Top Latino Partners” by  Latino Leaders  Magazine. Attorneys were chosen based on their power, relevance and success rat...
Three Gray Reed Attorneys Earn Board Certification
January 12, 2017 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Gray Reed attorneys Stephen Cooney , Elise Schuller Barajas and Katie English  are now Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (T...
Gray Reed Announces Change From P.C. to LLP
December 20, 2016 - Dear Clients and Colleagues, We hope this letter finds you refreshed and renewed as we begin 2017. When reflecting on the many blessings our firm has enjoyed over the years, the honor of serving...
Gray Reed Gives Back
December 19, 2016
Gray Reed Associate Elise Schuller Barajas to Speak at TKG’s Understanding Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral Laws for Fair Market Value in Hospital and Physician Transactions LIVE Webcast
December 15, 2016 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Elise Schuller Barajas , Attorney, Gray Reed & McGraw ...
The Tenth Circuit Denies Syngenta’s Attempt to Appeal the Order Granting Class Certification
December 8, 2016 - On September 26, 2016, the District Court for the District of Kansas granted the motion for class certification filed by Co-Lead Counsel in the MDL litigation. In a 33 page decision, the Court grante...
Gray Reed Attorneys Named Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine
December 1, 2016 - ­­­­ HOUSTON, TX – Gray Reed & McGraw is thrilled to announce that Gabe Vick and Jack H. Emmott have been recognized as 2016 Top Lawyers by Houstonia magazine for their outstanding talents and...
Gray Reed's Fred Gaona Honored at Texas Minority Counsel Program Conference
November 14, 2016 -   Gray Reed Member Fred Gaona received the Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year award at the organization’s 24 th annual conference held Nov. 9-11...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces Settlement of Long-Running Oil & Gas Class Action Case
November 14, 2016 - (Houston) – On November 14, 2016, a New Mexico District Court entered a Final Judgment and Order approving a class action settlement in an oil and gas case that was litigated for more than 10 years. ...
Gray Reed Attorney Elected to Chair Dallas Bar Association Tax Section
November 11, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw shareholder David Gair was recently elected to serve as the 2017 chair of the Dallas Bar Association Tax Section. Gair is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal ...
Gray Reed's Jeff Leach Reelected to the Texas House of Representatives
November 9, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Jeff Leach was recently reelected to serve a third term in the Texas House of Representatives, representing House District 67, consisting of portions of Plano, Allen, Ri...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Ben Fedorko
November 7, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to welcome new associate  Ben Fedorko  to the firm’s trust and estates team in Houston. Fedorko focuses on all aspects of trust, estate and philanthropic planning and administra...
Gray Reed & McGraw Honored with U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017 Awards
November 1, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that  U.S. News & World Report  and  Best Lawyers  rated 11 practice groups as being among the best in the United States in their 2017 “Best Law Firms” rank...
Gray Reed Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2016
October 28, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw was honored as one of the “Best Places to Work in 2016” by the Houston Business Journal and the Dallas Business Journal . The Houston office ranked 3 rd in the large com...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Kevin Davidson
October 19, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to welcome new associate  Kevin Davidson  to the firm’s family law team in Dallas. Davidson focuses his practice on all aspects of family litigation, including divorce proceedin...
Crestwood and SWEPI Enter into Long-Term Gas Gathering Agreement in the Permian - Delaware Basin
October 7, 2016 - Shell dedicates approximately 100,000 acres in Loving, Reeves and Ward counties, Texas to Crestwood under a long-term gas gathering agreement Joint venture with First Reserve to finance the ...
U.S. District Judge Certifies Syngenta Corn Case as Class Action
September 27, 2016 - There are more than 440,000 corn farmers nationwide according to the United States Department of Agriculture. KANSAS CITY, KS (September 27, 2016) - A Kansas federal judge has ruled that hundred...
Gray Reed Elects Three New Shareholders
September 14, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw announces the election of three attorneys as shareholders. The attorneys elected are: Jenny Givens, John G. George, Jr. and Philip Jordan. Jenny Givens, Dallas, Health Law – W...
Michael Gillman Appointed as Gray Reed's Real Estate Section Leader
September 9, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to announce that Michael Gillman has been appointed as head of the firm’s Real Estate section. Gillman, a Shareholder at Gray Reed, has extensive experience in real estate, le...
Thirty-Two Gray Reed Attorneys Selected as 2016 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
September 9, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw congratulates the 32 Gray Reed attorneys recently named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. It recognizes the nation’s top legal talent. Only five percent of n...
Gray Reed Attorneys Honored as 2017 Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2016 - Twenty-one Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2017   Best Lawyers in America (a Woodward White company). Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys in which thousands of law...
Gray Reed Client Tellurian Investments Inc. Announces Merger with Magellan Petroleum Corporation
August 3, 2016 - Magellan Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: MPET) announced on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 that it has entered into a merger agreement with Tellurian Investments Inc., a private company focused on the deve...
Joe Royce Honored with Phi Delta Theta Alumnus of the Year Award
July 27, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Joe Royce was recently honored with Phi Delta Theta’s Raymond L. Gardner Alumnus of the Year Award. The Gardner Award, first presented in 1960, is a national award prese...
Gray Reed Welcomes Wes Dorman and Fred Gaona to Firm
July 22, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to welcome two new attorneys to the firm. Wes Dorman joins Houston’s corporate team, while Fred Gaona joins the employment section in Dallas. Dorman, a shareholder,...
Judge Robert Eckels Appointed to Houston College of Law Board of Directors
July 1, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Judge Robert Eckels , Of Counsel at Gray Reed, was appointed to the Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law) Board of Directors. ...
Gray Reed & McGraw's David Gair Elected to Tax Section Council of State Bar of Texas
June 20, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw tax attorney David Gair was recently elected to serve as a council member for the State Bar of Texas Tax Section. Board certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Speciali...
Gray Reed & McGraw's Jack Emmott Elected Council Member for the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section
June 17, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw family law attorney Jack Emmott was recently elected to serve as a Council Member for the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section. Emmott was elected at the Annual Conventio...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes New Attorneys to Houston Office
June 1, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to announce the arrival of three new attorneys to the firm’s Houston office. Glen Eichelberger and Mary Mason join the firm’s trusts & estates practice, while Kelley Clark ...
Gray Reed Sponsors Healthcare Panel Discussion
May 25, 2016 - The Dallas Business Journal hosted “Meeting Tomorrow’s Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Challenges Today”, a breakfast panel discussion on Wednesday, May 25 at the Westin Galleria. Gray Reed & McGra...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Jason Brown and Kristen Kelly
May 16, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to welcome new associates Jason Brown and Kristen Kelly to the firm. Brown joins the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy team in Dallas, while Kelly joins the comme...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces Executive Management Changes
Tom Rhodus Steps Aside After 26 Years of Service
May 11, 2016 - Texas-based Gray Reed & McGraw today announced that, after 26 years of service and leadership, Tom Rhodus has decided it’s time for him to step aside as managing shareholder in the Dallas office and ...
Gray Reed & McGraw's Greg Sampson Elected as State Bar of Texas District Director
May 6, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce attorney Greg Sampson ’s election to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors as a District Director for District 6, Place 5. Ten district directors were ele...
Sofia Adrogué Appointed to City of Houston’s Hispanic Advisory Board
May 6, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to announce that Sofia Adrogué has been appointed to serve on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hispanic Advisory Board in Houston. Adrogué previously served under Mayor Annise Parker....
Gray Reed Attorneys Recognized on 2016 D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas List
April 22, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that healthcare attorneys Ashley Johnston and Andy Meyercord have been named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2016. Ashley Johnston , a Sh...
Legal Marketing Association Recognizes Gray Reed for its Microsite System
April 20, 2016 - (Dallas) – The Legal Marketing Association recognized Gray Reed & McGraw for its internet microsite system that allows for the creation of mini-websites relating to niche areas of law or legal issues...
Gray Reed Continues to Grow Intellectual Property Practice
April 19, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that David DeZern has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property team as a Member in Gray Reed’s Dallas office. In the last six months, Gray Reed has added fo...
Gray Reed Client Crestwood Equity Partners Announces New Commercial Agreements with BlueStone National Resources II
April 8, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw client Crestwood Equity Partners LP recently announced new, long-term commercial agreements with BlueStone National Resources II, LLC to gather and process natural gas across its A...
Gray Reed & McGraw's Jack Emmott Publishes Book to Guide Couples Through Collaborative Divorce
March 30, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw family law attorney Jack Emmott recently published Prayerful Passages: Asking God’s Help in Reconciliation, Separation and Divorce . Inspired by Emmott’s work in family law, t...
Gray Reed's Greg Sampson Appears on Plugged In To DFW
March 29, 2016 - Gray Reed attorney Greg Sampson recently spoke with Karen Borta of CBS’s Plugged In To DFW about end of life planning. Greg covered when the right time to make a will is and how often you should ...
Gray Reed's Charles Sartain Named Top Author by JD Supra
March 15, 2016 - Gray Reed is pleased to announce that Charles Sartain, a Shareholder at Gray Reed & McGraw, was named a top author for his blog, Energy & The Law , by JD Supra in its first ever Reader’s Choice A...
Gray Reed Named to Largest Houston-Area Real Estate Law Firms List
March 9, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce its inclusion in the Houston Business Journal’s Largest Houston-Area Real Estate Law Firms list. The list highlights the 20 firms with the largest number of...
Gray Reed Attorneys Honored as Texas Super Lawyers' Rising Stars
March 7, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters publication). Each year, no more t...
Gray Reed Elects New Shareholders
March 1, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the election of three new shareholders. Attorneys elected include Travis Crabtree, Preston Kamin and Gabe Vick. Travis Crabtree focuses his practice on tech...
Paul Yale Earns Certification in Commercial Arbitration
February 23, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Paul Yale recently earned his certification in Commercial Arbitration from the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law Center. Paul now hol...
Sofia Adrogué Named One of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers” by Latino Leaders
February 15, 2016 - Sofia Adrogué, a member at Gray Reed & McGraw, has been named one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers” by Latino Leaders magazine. Attorneys were chosen based on their power, relevance an...
Gray Reed & McGraw Strengthens Intellectual Property Practice
February 9, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its intellectual property practice. Over the past few months, Gray Reed has welcomed IP attorneys Eric Tautfest, Jared Hoggan and Jil...
Forum Addresses Challenges in Combining Healthcare and Business Transactions
February 9, 2016 - DALLAS (February 8, 2016) - Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and Gray Reed & McGraw hosted “The Business of Healthcare,” as part of the Forum for Healthcare Professionals series on J...
Gray Reed Represents Clients & Communities with 2015 Pro Bono Service
January 29, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw strives to represent both our clients and the community. In 2015, Gray Reed attorneys spent 1,487 hours providing pro bono legal assistance to the Dallas and Houston communities wi...
Gray Reed's Jennifer Gurevitz Earns Certification in Tax Law
January 20, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Jennifer Gurevitz has received her Board Certification in Tax Law by the Texas Board Legal of Specialization . Jennifer was one of three people to pa...
Gray Reed Strengthens Commercial Litigation Practice with New Attorneys
January 18, 2016 - Gray Reed & McGraw strengthens its commercial litigation practice with the addition of three new attorneys, Gene Besen, Tonya Meier and Alexis Foster. Gene Besen , a shareholder in Gray Reed’s Da...
Gray Reed’s Philip Jordan Included in “Who’s Who in Energy” List of Energy Industry Leaders
December 14, 2015 - Gray Reed’s Philip Jordan was selected by American City Business Journals for inclusion in the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of energy industry leaders. American City Business Journals is the parent c...
Gray Reed & McGraw Honored with U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2016 Awards
November 2, 2015 - (DALLAS) – Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers rated 14 practice groups as being among the best in the United States in their 2016 “Best Law F...
Gray Reed Tax Attorney Selected as 2015 Rising Star by Today’s CPA
October 28, 2015 - (Houston) – Gray Reed & McGraw tax and corporate associate Austin Carlson was named a 2015 Rising Star by Today’s CPA , a publication of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).  ...
Significant Ruling in Eagle Ford Shale Emissions Case
October 27, 2015 - Court Rules in Favor of O&G Company in Personal Injury and  Property Damages Case Due to Hydrocarbons HOUSTON – The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio earlier this month affirmed in full a sum...
Ruling Means Syngenta Corn Multidistrict Litigation May Proceed Forward towards Trial
September 21, 2015 - U.S. District judge rejects Syngenta’s primary legal defenses against thousands of U.S. corn producers and non-producers A recent ruling by a Kansas federal judge cleared the way for farmers...
Gray Reed’s Jack Rains Honored as a Texas A&M University Aggie Legend
September 18, 2015 - (Houston) – Hundreds of Texas A&M University alumni, friends and family gathered for the 12th Man Kickoff Team (12thMKOT) Foundation’s 6th Annual Aggie Legends Banquet in Houston to honor Gray Reed a...
Twenty-Eight Gray Reed Attorneys Selected as 2015 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
September 11, 2015 - Gray Reed & McGraw congratulates the 28 Gray Reed attorneys recently named to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. It recognizes the nation’s top legal talent. Only five percent of n...
Gray Reed Elects Five New Shareholders
September 10, 2015 - Gray Reed & McGraw announces the election of five attorneys as shareholders. The attorneys elected are: Amy Allen, Clint Brown, Jennifer Gurevitz, Ashley Johnston and Joe Virene. Amy Allen , Houst...
Gray Reed Attorneys Recognized as “2016 Best Lawyers in America”
August 18, 2015 - DALLAS - Twenty lawyers from Gray Reed & McGraw were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015 (a Woodward White company), one of the most respected publication...
Gray Reed Enhances its Construction and Energy Practices with New Attorneys
August 6, 2015 - Gray Reed & McGraw is expanding and strengthening its construction and energy practices with the addition of two new attorneys, J.P. Vogel (Dallas – Construction) and Dominic Salinas (Houston – E...
Dallas Business Journal Names Gray Reed & McGraw “Best Places to Work”
July 1, 2015 - (Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to be named one of the 2015 “Best Places to Work” in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal . The prestigious honor selects the best workplaces across seve...
Gray Reed’s Jack Emmott Honored by State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association
June 22, 2015 - (Houston) – The State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association recently recognized Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Jack Emmott for his tireless dedication to the advancement of the practice of collab...
Gray Reed Expands Energy and Litigation Practices with Attorneys’ Arrival
June 18, 2015 - (Dallas) - The Dallas office of Gray Reed & McGraw announces the arrival of two attorneys: Philip Jordan, who focuses on energy transactional work, and Skyler Stuckey, who focuses on commercial litig...
Gray Reed’s Latest Advertising Campaign Wins Major Awards
May 27, 2015 - (Dallas) – The Legal Marketing Association, International Association of Business Communicators and the American Advertising Awards recognized Gray Reed & McGraw for its current advertising campaign...
Gray Reed Attorneys Selected As 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas
May 19, 2015 - (Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw proudly announces the selection of attorneys Andy Meyercord and Tom Rhodus to D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2015” list. The "Best Lawyers in Dallas 2015" list hi...
Gray Reed Tax Attorney Selected for Leadership in CPA Societies
May 5, 2015 - (Houston) – Gray Reed & McGraw tax and corporate associate Austin Carlson is taking new leadership roles in two of Texas’ largest accounting organizations. Carlson was recently elected to the Board o...
Gray Reed Featured in Texas Lawyer's "Top 100 Law Firms" List
May 5, 2015 - Gray Reed & McGraw maintains its strong presence as a leading Texas law firm, earning the #17 spot on Texas Lawyer's Top 100 Law Firms.  The survey ran...
Gray Reed and Friends Ride to Raise Money for Multiple Sclerosis
April 20, 2015 - (HOUSTON) – Fourteen riders from the Gray Reed Cycling Team strapped on their bicycle helmets to raise awareness and financial support for Multiple Sclerosis in the BP MS150.  While the full 150 m...
Top Litigator and Four Associates Join Gray Reed's Litigation Practice
March 27, 2015 - HOUSTON – Veteran trial lawyer and litigator Darin L. Brooks joins Gray, Reed & McGraw this week together with four team members: John G. George, Jr. , Meagan W. Glover , Kent L. Harkness and ...
Gray Reed Attorneys Honored as Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars
March 10, 2015 - (Houston/Dallas) - Fourteen Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys were selected for the 2015 edition of Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters business). Those selected include: Mitch A...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named Top Real Estate Law Firm by Houston Business Journal
March 10, 2015 - (Houston) - Texas-based law firm Gray Reed & McGraw proudly announces its selection as one of the largest real estate law firms in Houston, according to the Houston Business Journal . The list high...
New Website Urges Gulf Coast Residents Affected by BP Oil Spill to Act Now
Gray Reed & McGraw Launches www.BPGulfSpillClaims.com to Help Potential Gulf Coast Claimants Navigate Process
February 6, 2015 - (Houston) – The law firms of Gray Reed & McGraw and Lubel Voyles announce the launch of www.bpgulfspillclaims.com , a new website designed to help those who suffered damages or business disruption r...
Gray Reed Attorney Selected as Co-Lead Counsel for Syngenta Corn Multi-District Litigation
January 26, 2015 - (Kansas City) The United States District Court in Kansas City has named Gray Reed & McGraw attorney William Chaney as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation cases filed aga...
Gray Reed Pro Bono Efforts Benefit Communities
January 20, 2015 - 1078 hours. That’s how much time Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys spent on pro bono work in 2014. To put that in perspective, the better part of 45 days. Or, six and a half weeks. That’s right, 54 attorn...
Three Leading Firms in $750 Million Rice Settlement File Class Action Suits against Syngenta on Behalf of Corn Farmers in Twenty States
Firms Contend Syngenta Should be Held Accountable for Farmers’ Economic Damages
December 18, 2014 - Three law firms that played a major role in a recent $750 million settlement on behalf of U.S. rice farmers who suffered financially due to genetically modified rice seed have filed two class-action...
Texas Bar Foundation Honors Gray Reed Attorney Lindsey Postula
December 16, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Lindsey Postula has been selected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their professional achievements and their commitment...
Gray Reed & McGraw Secures Major Victory for Oil and Gas Operator
December 10, 2014 - (Houston) –Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Julia Palmer, Andy Landry, and Preston Kamin won a two-week jury trial in the 270 th District Court resulting in a major verdict in their client’s favor. The...
Gray Reed Welcomes Tax Associate Christopher Morales
November 11, 2014 - (Houston) – Gray Reed & McGraw warmly welcomes experienced corporate and tax attorney Christopher Morales to our Houston office. He joined the firm in early November. He regularly advises clients on...
Gray Reed & McGraw Honored with U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" 2015 Awards
November 3, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers rated nine of our practice groups as being among the best in the United States in their 2015 "Best Law Firms...
Adrogué Honored as Keynote Speaker by Hispanic Officer of the Year Committee, Inc., Houston Police Department   
October 30, 2014 - The Hispanic Officer of the Year Committee, Inc., Houston Police Department, honored Gray Reed Member Sofia Adrogué at the 34th Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, October 17, 2014, Hyatt Regency Ho...
Gray Reed & McGraw Hosts International Legal Conference
October 27, 2014 - (Houston) – Texas-based law firm Gray Reed & McGraw hosted law firms from around the world at the biannual Lexwork International conference October 23-25 in Houston. Lexwork is a referral network of ...
Gray Reed Attorney Spotlighted for Pro Bono Efforts
October 22, 2014 - (Houston) – The State Bar of Texas recently highlighted Gray Reed attorney Taylor Lamb’s pro bono efforts, in conjunction with the National Pro Bono Celebration (Oct. 19-25). The Texas Access t...
Gray Reed Member Mary S. Axelrad Selected by the Supreme Court of Texas to Three-Year Term on Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar
October 13, 2014 - HOUSTON -- The Supreme Court of Texas this week selected Mary S. Axelrad, a Gray Reed & McGraw member in the firm’s Houston office, to serve a three-year term on the Professional Ethics Committee for...
Gray Reed Attorney Certified as AA White Mediator
September 24, 2014 - (HOUSTON) – Gray Reed & McGraw maritime attorney Shannon Thorne was recently named a certified A.A. White mediator by the University of Houston Law Center. This unique distinction qualifies Shannon t...
Gray Reed & McGraw Secures New Mexico Supreme Court Victory; Notable for Energy Companies
September 17, 2014 - (Houston) – On September 15, 2014, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion in an eight year-old class action case, holding that oil and gas operators must pay interest on production proceeds h...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces Arrival of Daniel Kroll to Firm’s Houston Office
September 15, 2014 - (Houston) Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes experienced corporate and tax attorney Dan Kroll to the firm’s Houston office. He concentrates on federal income taxation, and in particular, on the tax, struc...
Twenty-Seven Gray Reed Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
September 8, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw congratulates the 27 Gray Reed attorneys recently named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. It recognizes the nation’s top legal talent. Only five percent of n...
Gray Reed & McGraw Promotes Lindsey Postula to Shareholder
September 4, 2014 - (Houston) Gray Reed & McGraw has named Lindsey Postula a shareholder at the firm’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Houston. She joined Gray Reed as an associate in 2007. Based in the firm’s Houston ...
Gray Reed Attorneys Recognized as “2015 Best Lawyers in America”
August 18, 2014 - DALLAS - Fifteen lawyers from Gray Reed & McGraw were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015 (a Woodward White company), one of the most respected publications...
Texas Appellate Justice Jim Moseley Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
July 31, 2014 - Seasoned Jurist with Broad Legal Experience to Chair Firm’s Appellate Section (Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw today proudly announced that Justice Jim Moseley, who has served on Texas’ ...
Gray Reed Deepens Expertise in Banking and Employment Law with Addition of New Attorneys
July 25, 2014 - (Houston/Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes two attorneys with extensive experience in banking and employment. Mary Axelrad joined the firm’s Houston office as a Member. Mary focuses on financial...
Gray Reed Attorney Honored by Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
July 16, 2014 - (Houston) – Gray Reed attorney William Morris was recently awarded the David Gibson Award for Professionalism by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. The annual award honors family law attorneys...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named a Top Workplace Award Winner
July 16, 2014 - (Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw, a full-service commercial law firm, is proud to announce its selection as a Workplace Achiever for 2014 in the Dallas Morning News . The award recognizes companies for...
New Texas Business Litigation Book Features Contributions from Sofia Adrogué as Editor and Jim Ormiston as an Author as well as Attorneys Across Texas
July 7, 2014 - HOUSTON – In Texas civil district courts, of the cases disposed of in 2013 (excluding family cases), 0.50 percent were tried to a jury.  With institutions seeking a “roadmap for reform” in our 21s...
Gray Reed Founding Partner Jim McGraw Certified as an A. A. White Mediator
July 2, 2014 - (Houston) Gray Reed & McGraw founding partner Jim McGraw recently achieved accreditation as a Certified Mediator from the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston.  This u...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Three New Attorneys
June 24, 2014 - (Houston/Dallas) Three attorneys recently joined Gray Reed & McGraw, expanding the firm’s intellectual property and maritime practices. Michael D. Ellis joined Gray Reed’s Houston office. A 2014 ...
Gray Reed Named One of Top U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firms
June 13, 2014 - Gray Reed was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious 2014 M&A Awards, sponsored by UK-based AI Global Media, Acquisition International Magazine and DealFlow Source. A global network of ex...
Gray Reed Attorney Honored by Chambers USA
June 9, 2014 - (Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw Bankruptcy section head Jason Brookner was selected to Chambers USA. This selection marks the ninth time Brookner has been recognized for his bankruptcy/restructuring pr...
75 Attorneys from 40 countries Join Gray Reed for Three-Day Conference
May 12, 2014 - (Houston) – More than 75 attorneys from 40 countries around the world converged on Houston, Texas for a three-day international law conference hosted by Gray Reed & McGraw. The conference is part of F...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Two Associates
May 9, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes associates Michael Ellis and Marcus Fettinger to the firm. Michael joins the firm’s litigation practice and will focus on both litigation and intellectual property work. ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named Top Energy Firm
May 1, 2014 - (HOUSTON) – Gray Reed & McGraw was recently named one of top energy law firms in Houston by the Houston Business Journal . The list highlights 25 firms with the most practicing energy attorneys in ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Supports MS 150 with $26,000 Donation
April 24, 2014 - (HOUSTON) – Thirty riders from the Gray Reed Team strapped on their bicycle helmets and made the 150-mile trek from Houston to Austin to raise awareness and financial support for Multiple Sclerosis i...
Gray Reed Attorneys Selected as “Best Lawyers” by D Magazine
April 23, 2014 - (Dallas) – Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the inclusion of two of its board certified attorneys in D Magazine ’s annual list of the best lawyers in Dallas. This is the second year Andrew ...
U.S. District Court Vacates Arbitration Award on Behalf of Gray Reed Client
April 21, 2014 - DALLAS, TX - United States District Judge Sam A. Lindsay vacated a AAA arbitration award entered against Gray Reed client OMG, LP, John Gallo, and Greg Martin (“GMA”). In 2011, GMA, the country’s le...
Gray Reed Attorney Recognized for Estate Planning
March 24, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the inclusion of attorney Norm Lofgren in the 2014 list of Five Star Professional Estate Planning Attorneys. This signifies his status among the top estate pla...
Gray Reed Attorneys Honored as Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars
March 13, 2014 - (Houston/Dallas) Fifteen Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys have been selected for the 2014 edition of Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. Those selected include: Mitch Ackal – Business Litigation Am...
Gray Reed & McGraw Attorney Honored by the University of Houston Law Center
March 11, 2014 - (Houston) - Sofia Adrogué, a Member of Gray Reed & McGraw’s Houston office, is one of the 2014 winners of the University of Houston Law Center’s Arrival Awards. The awards honored four Houstonians fo...
Gray Reed Announces Attorneys Promotions
February 17, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw announced that attorney Travis Booher was promoted to Shareholder and Stephen Cooney was promoted to Member. Mr. Booher leads Gray Reed’s Tyler office and maintains a diverse en...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes New Member April R. Terry
February 5, 2014 - (Dallas) Gray Reed & McGraw announces the arrival of member April R. Terry. She has acquired extensive litigation and employment experience, representing Fortune 500 companies, banks, financial insti...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named to Houston Business Journal Top Law Firms List
January 10, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw was named the 18 th largest firm in the Houston area by the Houston Business Journal . The firm moves up one spot from last year’s ranking. Twenty-five firms were ranked on the ...
Three Gray Reed Attorneys Pass State Bar of Texas Board Certification Exam
January 9, 2014 - (Dallas/Houston) Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce three attorneys passed the highly difficult and prestigious Texas Bar Legal Specialization exams and are now board certified.  Board certifi...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces Resignation Of Founding Partner; Effective Immediately, Firm Name Changed To Gray Reed & McGraw
December 31, 2013 - HOUSTON/DALLAS -- Gray Reed & McGraw, a full-service, Texas-based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas, Houston and Tyler, today announced that founding partner Don Looper has res...
George Diamond Joins Gray Reed as Of Counsel
November 5, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw announces the arrival of George L. Diamond to the firm. He will serve as Of Counsel, while also serving as Principal of and General Counsel for HFG Consulting, L.L.C, which is an i...
Court Upholds Judgment in Favor of Former Police Officer
November 1, 2013 - The 14th Court of Appeals in Houston issued its opinion affirming judgment in favor of Gray Reed & McGraw client Troy Perry. Mr. Perry filed suit in 2006 against Alief Independent School District and...
Gray Reed & McGraw Honored Among Best Law Firms Nationwide by U.S. News/Best Lawyers
November 1, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that it ranked among the very best firms in the United States in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" rankings. Nine of the f...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named Among Top Energy Law Firms in Houston
October 29, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2013 list of top energy law firms in Houston, according to the Houston Business Journal . The list highlights 25 firms with the most prac...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Four New Associates
October 23, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes four associates to the firm, Ben Smith and Maryann Zaki in Houston and Trinitee Green and Cole Robinson in Dallas. Trinitee Green joins Gray Reed after a year and a hal...
Houston Business Journal Names Gray Reed & McGraw Among Best Workplaces for 2013
October 18, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw has again been named as one of the " Best Places to Work in Houston ." With an overall score of 91.45 (out of 100) in a survey conducted by the Houston Business Journal , Gray Ree...
Gray Reed & McGraw Attorney Speaks to TEXO, Construction Financial Management Association
October 15, 2013 - Texas State Representative and Gray Reed attorney Jeff Leach will share his insight on the recently completed legislative session. He will speak alongside the Texas Building Branch AGC lobby team of ...
Gray Reed Attorney Greg Sampson Chairs Dallas Father of the Year Luncheon
September 30, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw’s Greg Sampson recently chaired the luncheon for this year’s Father of the Year awards. He led a team of 14 men to honor Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and Dallas Cowboys ti...
Gray Reed Announces 22 Lawyers Recognized as “Super Lawyers”
September 18, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw congratulates the 22 attorneys recently named to the 2013 Super Lawyers list. It recognizes the nation’s top legal talent. Only five percent of nominated lawyers in each state are ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Attorney Sofia Adrogué Co-Presents Houston Youth Leadership Forum
September 12, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Sofia Adrogué and Caroline Baker Hurley (295 th Judicial Court, Harris County), Co-Founders & Co-Chairs, present once again their Youth Leadership Forum for Houston’s you...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named to Houston Business Journal’s 2013 Top Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firms List
September 11, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce its inclusion in the Houston Business Journal list of the top 25 mergers & acquisitions law firms in the Houston area. “While Gray Reed attorneys are skille...
Gray Reed Attorneys David Gair and Drew York Promoted to Shareholder
August 23, 2013 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that David Gair and Drew York are promoted to shareholder in the firm’s growing Dallas office. David Gair is a board certified tax attorn...
Seven Gray Reed Attorneys Named 2013’s “Best in Houston” by H Texas Magazine
August 15, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the selection of seven attorneys to H Texas Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Houston. The votes are tabulated, backgrounds are checked, and the list is narrowed do...
Gray Reed Attorneys Honored Among 2014 “Best Lawyers”
August 15, 2013 - Twelve Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys were selected for the 2014 Best Lawyers in America (a Woodward White company). This is a high honor as more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million v...
Gray Reed Attorney Recognized for Excellence in Wealth Management
August 13, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the inclusion of attorney Norm Lofgren   in the 2013 list of Five Star Professional Wealth Managers. This signifies Lofgren’s status among the top wealth mana...
Three Gray Reed Attorneys Named to Leadership of State Bar of Texas Tax Committee
August 7, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce the selection of three attorneys to leadership in the State Bar of Texas Tax Section Council. Houston Member Deidra Wilson Hubenak will serve as chair of the I...
Gray Reed Announces Shareholder's Appointment to Chair of Lexwork Committee
July 24, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce Shareholder Michael Kelsheimer’s two-year appointment as Chair of the Lexwork Employment Group. Lexwork is an international association of more than 2500 l...
Houston Business Journal Ranks Gray Reed & McGraw Among Largest Law Firms
July 5, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw was named the 19 th largest firm in the Houston area by the Houston Business Journal . The firm moves up one spot from last year’s ranking. Twenty-six firms were ranked on the n...
National Law Journal Ranks Gray Reed Among Top Law Firms in U.S.
June 14, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw has joined the prestigious firms featured in the National Law Journal ’s 350 Ranking, a selection of the top 350 firms nationwide. This is Gray Reed’s debut on the list, which cit...
Ebony Rivon Honored by Lawyers of Color and by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
May 31, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Ebony Rivon was selected to Lawyers of Color’s 2013 Hot List, which recognizes junior- and mid-level attorneys excelling in the legal profession.  In addition, the Dallas ...
USDA Confirms Presence of Genetically Modified Wheat, Trade Impact Possible
May 30, 2013 - The United States Department of Agriculture announced on May 29, 2013, that it confirmed the presence of a genetically modified wheat variety on an Oregon farm.  Reports state that the wheat was deve...
Gray Reed & McGraw Climbs Up the Ranks of the Texas Lawyer 2013 Top Law Firms List
May 16, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw continues climbing up the ranks of Texas Lawyer's Top 100 Law Firms reaching #17 for the first time in the annual survey.  The survey ranked firms based on the number of attorney...
Greg Sampson Honored by Dallas Bar for Pro Bono Efforts
May 15, 2013 - Greg Sampson , a Member of the Dallas office of Gray Reed & McGraw, was honored by the Dallas Bar Association’s Probate, Trusts and Estates Section as they presented him the 2013 Honorable Nikki De...
Gray Reed Selected to Join the First Law International Network
May 14, 2013 - The Texas (USA) based law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw has joined the First Law International network, the Brussels-based hub of a worldwide legal network of more than 60 leading national law firms kn...
D Magazine Names 2013 Best Lawyers in Dallas
May 2, 2013 - Dallas, Texas - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to congratulate three of its attorneys on being selected as D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas" for 2013, which is featured in the ...
Gray Reed Rides 183 Miles to Benefit National MS Society
April 30, 2013 - Twenty-Nine Gray Reed employees rode or volunteered in the National MS Society: Lone Star Chapter's annual bike ride from Houston to Austin on April 20-21, 2013. Attorneys, clients, families and fri...
Adrogué Honored as Executive Woman of the Year by Sucesos Newspaper & Solo Mujeres Magazine
April 26, 2013 - Sucesos Newspaper & Solo Mujeres Magazine honored Gray Reed Member Sofia Adrogué at the 6th Annual Lunch "A Tribute to Hispanic Women" on Friday, March 8, 2013. Adrogué was honored as the Execu...
Dallas Business Journal Lists Gray Reed as one of Texas' Leading Law Firms
April 24, 2013 - The Dallas Business Journal recognized Gray Reed & McGraw as one of Texas' Leading Law Firms in their April 5, 2013 edition.  Gray Reed ranked #18, which is based off of the number of attorneys in ...
Gray Reed Adds Depth to Bankruptcy Section, Hires Jason Brookner
April 23, 2013 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to welcome Jason Brookner as a Member and Section Leader to the firm’s Bankruptcy Section. With over 18 years of experience, Brookner has substantial e...
Fourteen Gray Reed Attorneys Selected as Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers
April 22, 2013 - Fourteen attorneys at Gray Reed & McGraw were selected for inclusion in the April 2013 edition of Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. Individuals selected are: Mitch Ackal - Business Litiga...
Darrell Armer and Ruth Ann Daniels Inducted as Fellows of Texas Bar Foundation
April 19, 2013 - Darrell Armer and Ruth Ann Daniels , Shareholders of Gray Reed & McGraw, were elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. With their election, Armer and Daniels join 17 other...
Emmott Elected Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section
March 18, 2013 - Jack Emmott , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected Chair Elect of the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section. The Collaborative Law Section is comprised of attorneys whose aim is to edu...
New Blog Focuses on Making Tax Law Easier to Navigate for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
March 4, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Texas Tax Talk, ( www.TexasTaxTalk.com ) to its blogging network. David Gair , an Associate with Gray Reed & McGraw, started the blog to pro...
Gray Reed Expands Services Offered, Adding Admiralty, Offshore Energy and Insurance Law Practice
February 22, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Julia Palmer and Carrie Weitinger as Members and Shannon Thorne and Monika Moore as Associates to its Houston office.  The addition of th...
Gray Reed Moves Up in the Rankings by HBJ and DBJ
January 24, 2013 - Gray Reed & McGraw continues to move up in the law firm rankings by the Houston Business Journal and Dallas Business Journal .  The January 18th issue of the Houston Business Journal ranked Gray...
Six Gray Reed Attorneys Become Board Certified
January 23, 2013 - Over 20 Gray Reed Attorneys Have Earned "Board Certification" in Oil & Gas, Health, Family, Tax, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate, Civil Trial, and Business Bankruptcy.    ...
Gray Reed Named 'Top Ranked Law Firm' by Fortune Magazine
January 22, 2013 - For the second year in a row, the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw was selected as a “Top Ranked Law Firm” in the United States in a special report by LexisNexis, which was published in the December 2...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces New Shareholders for 2013
January 2, 2013 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Joe Nelson and Mitch Ackal were named Shareholders and elected to the firm's Board of Directors. Joseph Nelson is based in Dallas...
Gray Reed Energy Practice Expands into Rocky Mountain States
December 5, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw’s Energy section today announced that the firm has expanded its focus to encompass the Rocky Mountain states by becoming  licensed in Montana and Utah. Gray Reed is already lice...
Andy Meyercord Listed in "Who's Who in Healthcare"
By Dallas Business Journal
November 19, 2012 - Andy Meyercord , a Shareholder in Gray Reed & McGraw's healthcare section, was honored by the Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Health Care” in their Oct. 26, 2012 edition. Click Here to R...
Gray Reed Attorney Jeff Leach Elected to the Texas House of Representatives, District 67
November 6, 2012 - Gray Reed Congratulates Associate Jeff Leach on Election to the Texas House of Representatives in District 67 The shareholders, members and associates of Gray Reed & McGraw today congratulated...
Gray Reed Nationally Recognized by U.S. News / Best Lawyers
November 5, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that it ranked among the very best firms in the United States in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" rankings. Seven of th...
Gray Reed Welcomes Jeff Leach
November 1, 2012 - Gray Reed is pleased to welcome Jeff Leach as an Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Section in Dallas, where his practice will focus primarily in the areas of complex commercial and civil...
Houston Business Journal Honors Gray Reed as a Best Place to Work
October 19, 2012 - ​Gray Reed & McGraw today announced that it has again been named as one of the " Best Places to Work in Houston ." With an overall score of 90.35 (out of 100) in a survey conducted by the Hous...
Gair Elected to Board of Directors for AVANCE, Inc.
October 10, 2012 - David Gair , a tax associate at Gray Reed &McGraw, was elected to the national board of directors for AVANCE, Inc . Gair will work with a strong team dedicated to providing early childhood and pare...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Jason Luter
October 4, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Jason Luter as an Associate in the Dallas Tax Section. Luter has extensive experience in all types of executive compensation, ERISA and employee benefit matters. He has ...
Working Pro-Bono: Gray Reed Represents Houston Man with $9,000 Water Bill
October 3, 2012 - Gray Reed litigation Associate, Carter Stern, picked up a case pro-bono for a man in south Houston who received a monthly water bill asking him to pay $9,000. Jose Valera, whose bill usually average...
Kelsheimer Elected to Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas Board of Directors
September 28, 2012 - Michael Kelsheimer , a Shareholder in the employment section at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected to the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas Board of Directors (CACTX).  CACTX is the statewide asso...
Gray Reed Helps Garner Groundbreaking Judgment Against Paris, France in Reverse Domain Name Hi-Jacking Case
September 26, 2012 - Gray Reed attorney Travis Crabtree served as part of a team that won a judgment against the City of Paris, France that for the first time gave statutory damages to a victim of reverse domain name h...
National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Honors Sofia Adrogue
September 25, 2012 - The National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section will honor Gray Reed Member Sofia Adrogue as a Woman of Influence on Friday, Sept. 28. Women of Influence was created to honor an infl...
Eight New Associates Join Gray Reed
September 21, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes eight new first-year associates to the firm. Dallas associates include: William Drabble, Jonathan Nowlin and Lydia Webb. Houston associates include: Alexandra Ashcroft, Au...
Gray Reed Expands Healthcare Section with Two New Attorneys
September 5, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw expands its Dallas Healthcare Section as they welcome Jenny Givens and Elise Schuller as Associates to the firm. Givens and Schuller are both experienced in healthcare issues, ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Attorneys Listed as 2012 Five Star Wealth Managers
August 6, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Norm Lofgren and John Rothpletz were listed as "Five Star Wealth Managers in Estate Planning" for 2012 in Texas Monthly and Five Star Professional . Less than four p...
H-Texas Magazine Recognizes Gray Reed & McGraw Attorneys as Top Lawyers
August 6, 2012 - Six attorneys from Gray Reed & McGraw's Houston office were named "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine in the Summer 2012 issue. "Top Lawyers" are selected from peer votes and reader nominations. The vo...
Gray Reed Welcomes Martin Averill
August 5, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Martin Averill as Member to the Dallas Oil & Gas section.  Martin is an accomplished oil and gas attorney with significant experience in both transactional and litigatio...
Gray Reed Attorneys Appointed to International Tax Committee of the Tax section of the State Bar of Texas
July 23, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Deidra Hubenak and Chris Harris were appointed as chairs to the International Tax Committee of the Tax section of the State Bar of Texas. Hubenak was appointed Chair and ...
Gray Reed Expands Services Offered at Firm’s Dallas Office, Adding Intellectual Property and Boosting Family Law Practices
July 18, 2012 - DALLAS -- Gray Reed & McGraw, a full-service Texas-based law firm with more than 110 lawyers in Houston, Dallas and Tyler, today announced it had expanded services at its Dallas office by establish...
Ormiston Obtains a Take Nothing Defense Verdict in Favor of Plains Exploration and Production Company
June 25, 2012 - On June 20, 2012, Ji m Ormiston , a Shareholder of Gray Reed & McGraw and head of the Litigation Section, obtained a take nothing defense verdict in favor of Plains Exploration and Production Company...
Athey Recognized for 50 Years of Service
June 22, 2012 - Bernard Athey, a Member of Gray Reed & McGraw's oil & gas section, was recognized for his 50th year as a licensed attorney in Texas during the State Bar Annual of Texas Annual Meeting on June 15. Pic...
Jim Reed Recognized as Litigator of the Week
June 12, 2012 - Jim Reed , a Shareholder of Gray Reed & McGraw, was recognized as the "Litigator of the Week" by Texas Lawyer in their June 4th edition.  Reed was recognized for his representation in the case Tr...
Cary Gray Elected to Baylor University Board of Regents
May 31, 2012 - Baylor University announced it had confirmed Cary Gray , President and Managing Director of Gray Reed & McGraw, as the newest member of its Board of Regents.  Gray will serve a three-year term tha...
Gray Reed & McGraw Climbs Up the Ranks of the Texas Lawyer Top Law Firms List
May 2, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw continues climbing up the ranks of Texas' Top 100 law firms reaching #21 for the first time in the annual survey just released by Texas Lawyer.  The survey ranked firms based on th...
Hubenak Appointed to Houston CPA Society Strategic Planning Committee
May 1, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Deidra Hubenak was appointed to the Strategic Planning Committee for the Houston CPA Society , a Society of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. The committ...
D Magazine Names Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 23, 2012 - Dallas, Texas - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to congratulate five of its attorneys on being selected as D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas" for 2012, which is featured in the m...
University of Houston - Downtown Recognizes Ben Aderholt as Outstanding Adjunct
April 18, 2012 - The University of Houston-Downtown honored Gray Reed attorney Ben Aderholt at its 2011-2012 top faculty members awards ceremony on April 17. The event recognized the honored faculty for their outst...
International Festival Highlights Sofia Adrogue's Native Argentina
April 17, 2012 - Sofia Adrogue , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, is the commencement speaker for the 2012 Houston International Festival, which highlights the culture of South America with a focus on Argentina (Adro...
Gray Reed Honored at United Way of Greater Houston Awards Ceremony
April 16, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw recently earned the United Way's Bar Raising Award presented by the Law Firm Initiative of the United Way of Greater Houston at the group's Thank You Reception & Awards Ceremon...
New Blog Focuses on Texas Energy Law
April 11, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Energy & The Law, ( www.energyandthelaw.com ) to its blogging network. Charlie Sartain , a Shareholder with Gray Reed & McGraw, started the ...
Emmott Elected to Board of Trustees and Directors for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
March 12, 2012 - Jack Emmott , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees and Directors of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. The Collaborative Law Institute brings Tex...
Kidney Foundation Presents Gift of Life Award
March 9, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Andy Meyercord and his wife Megan were recognized as honorary chairs of The National Kidney Foundation's Bonne Santé, a food and wine showcase on March 8 at the Westin G...
Four Attorneys Join Gray Reed & McGraw
February 8, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Chris Shea (Houston - Healthcare Law), Rand Lionberger (Houston - Oil & Gas Law), Rachel Crockett (Dallas - Employment Law), Jennifer Gurevitz (Dallas - Tax Law). Chris...
Hubenak Elected to Texas Society of CPAs Board of Directors
January 31, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Gray Reed attorney Deidra Wilson Hubenak was elected to the Board of Directors for the Texas Society of CPAs.  Hubenak will represent the Houston chapte...
Sofia Adrogue Appointed to Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee
January 25, 2012 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce Sofia Adrogué has been appointed to the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Adrogué is one of only 52 lawyers (Texas has over 80,000 lice...
Gray Reed Attorneys Attain Board Certification in Tax Law
January 23, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Gray Reed attorneys Deidra Wilson Hubenak and David Gair have received their Board Certification in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializatio...
Gray Reed Named as a 2012 Go-To Law Firm for Fortune 500 Companies
January 9, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce it was recognized as a 2012 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in the United States. The data used to make this list comes directly from in-house legal...
Martindale-Hubbell and Fortune Magazine Recognizes Gray Reed as a 2012 Top Law Firm
January 6, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw has been recognized by Fortune Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in the United States.  This honor was determined by having at least 33 ...
Gray Reed Attorney Attains Board Certification in Commercial Real Estate Law
January 4, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Lindsey Postula has received her Board Certification in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Lindsey concentrates h...
Jim McGraw Wins Appeal Affirming Dismissal of Real Property Claim for Waste Management of Texas, Inc.
January 3, 2012 - The First Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment obtained by Gray Reed & McGraw litigation partner Jim McGraw for Waste Management of Texas, Inc.  Mr. McGraw also handled the case at the trial ...
New Blog Focuses on Texas Employment Law
January 3, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Texas Employer Handbook ( http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com ) to its blogging network. Michael Kelsheimer , a Shareholder with Gray Reed ...
U.S. News / Best Lawyers Name Gray Reed Among Top Law Firms
November 15, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that it ranked among the very best firms in the United States in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" rankings. Seven of th...
Gray Reed Attorney Appointed to the American Institute of CPA’s International Tax Resource Panel
November 9, 2011 - Deidra Wilson Hubenak, a member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was appointed to the American Institute of CPA's (AICPA) International Tax Resource Panel for 2011-1012.  She is one of three new members to t...
Gray Reed Retrieves Another Domain Name for Client through UDRP Win
November 4, 2011 - Someone other than the Berkeley Eye Center had been using the domain name www.berkeleyecenter.com since 2003. When the local media reported prominent physician, Dr. Ralph Berkeley, was going to set u...
Adrogue, Crabtree and Kelsheimer Published in The Advocate
October 4, 2011 - Gray Reed attorneys Sofia Adrogue, Travis Crabtree and Michael Kelsheimer are published in the Fall 2011 issue of The Advocate.  Adrogue serves on the Editorial Board of The Advocate and served as th...
Three New Associates Join Gray Reed in Houston
October 3, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes new associates David Leonard, Brock Niezgoda and Carter Stern to the firm.  Leonard and Stern will practice with the Litigation section.  Niezgoda will practice with the C...
Gray Reed & McGraw Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers in America
September 14, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Andrew Meyercord , Joseph Royce , Charles Sartain , Tom Rhodus and Kyle Sanders were listed in the 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers of America . Andy Meyercord pract...
Gray Reed Attorney Appointed to International Tax Committee of State Bar
September 13, 2011 - Deidra Wilson Hubenak, a member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was appointed Vice Chairman of the International Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas. Hubenak is a licensed attorney and...
Four New Attorneys Join Gray Reed & McGraw
September 13, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes new associates Tara Flume, Taylor Grove, Shruti Krishnan and Andrew Neal to the firm. Grove, Flume and Neal will practice with the Oil & Gas section; Grove in Houston, and...
Jim Ormiston Elected a Fellow of International Society of Barristers
August 23, 2011 - Gray Reed Shareholder Jim Ormiston was elected a  Fellow of the well-respected International Society of Barristers. The prestigious society's membership is limited to 800 lawyers worldwide adjudged...
Gray Reed Attorneys Recognized by State Bar of Texas
July 11, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Alex Fuller and Greg Sampson were recognized by the State Bar of Texas for articles they authored in the Dallas Bar Association Headnotes publication. These awards we...
Bayer Settles Suit With Rice Farmers in Texas, Other States
July 1, 2011 - DALLAS - Bayer CropScience, LP, an affiliate of German-based Bayer AG, and attorneys representing thousands of U.S. long-grain rice farmers have agreed to a landmark $750 million settlement stemmin...
Gray Reed's Claude Wilson Named Honorary Fellow by TSCPA
June 27, 2011 - Claude Wilson , a CPA and Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was recently named Honorary Fellow for 2010-2011 by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). Mr. Wilson is considered one o...
H-Texas Magazine Recognizes Looper Attorneys as Top Lawyers
June 27, 2011 - Seven attorneys from Gray Reed & McGraw's Houston office were named "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine . The "Top Lawyers" will be listed in the June 2011 issue. "Top Lawyers" are selected from peer...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes New Hires
June 10, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes J. Wayne Ballew and Katie Ressler to the Oil & Gas Section and Olga Rodriguez as HR Director in their Houston Office. J. Wayne Ballew's practice to date has focused on a ...
D Magazine Names Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2011
June 6, 2011 - Dallas, Texas - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to congratulate Tom Rhodus, Ruth Ann Daniels and Greg Sampson for their inclusion in D Magazine' s "Best Lawyers in Dallas 2011" list,...
Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels Joins Gray Reed
June 1, 2011 - HOUSTON - Houston-based Gray Reed & McGraw this week announced that former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels , the Chief Executive of Harris County from 1995 until 2007, has joined the firm as a M...
Lofgren Elected as Chair of the DBA Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
May 25, 2011 - Norm Lofgren , a Member of Gray Reed & McGraw, has been elected as Chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Probate, Trusts & Estates Section . The Probate, Trusts & Estates Section: 1) provides conti...
Hubenak Appointed To TSCPA Relations With The IRS Committee
May 20, 2011 - Gray Reed & McGraw congratulates Deidra Wilson Hubenak on her invitation to join the Texas Society of CPA Committee: Relations with the IRS. While on the committee, Deidra will build and maintain com...
Jury Verdict Among Top 100 in 2010
April 14, 2011 - In April 2010, Drew York , an Associate for the litigation section at Gray Reed & McGraw, was a member of the plaintiffs' trial team in Randy Schafer et al. v. Bayer CropScience LP, et al ., in whi...
Sofia Adrogue Selected as a 2011 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Texas
April 13, 2011 - Sofia Adrogué has been selected as a 2011 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Texas by the National Diversity Council. Sofia was selected for providing leadership excellence in the public and/or...
Jim Ormiston Achieves Class Action Settlement on Behalf of 17,800 Consumers
March 21, 2011 - Jim Ormiston was awarded a class action settlement on behalf of 17,800 consumers in New Mexico. On March 8, 2011, a New Mexico state district court approved a class action settlement on behalf of ...
Travis Crabtree's Second Dream Job
March 21, 2011 - Travis Crabtree is the focus of this month's edition of Texas Rising Stars in Super Lawyers Magazine. Click here to view the article. Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet...
Gray Reed Expands Employment Practice Group with Three New Hires
March 2, 2011 - Ruth Ann Daniels , Amanda Inabnett and Jonni Walls join Members Brent Dyer and Michael Kelsheimer in Gray Reed's Employment Law practice group in Dallas, expanding Gray Reed's expertise into v...
Gray Reed Helps Client Protect Online Reputation and Employees
February 18, 2011 - Gray Reed filed suit on behalf of  Zadok Jewelers,  a high-end Houston Jewelry store, and obtained a temporary restraining order against an Austin, Texas man.   The suit claims  the man constantly ha...
Patrick D. Souter Becomes Board Certified
January 6, 2011 - Patrick D. Souter , a member of the Healthcare Section of the Dallas office of Gray Reed & McGraw has been designated as a specialist in healthcare law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. B...
Government Intervenes in School District Fraud Case Spearheaded by Gray Reed
December 30, 2010 - The Federal Government intervened in a False Claims Act, or qui tam , lawsuit filed by Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys James L. Reed and Travis Crabtree on behalf of David Richardson, David Gills a...
Houston Chronicle Names Gray Reed a Best Place to Work
November 5, 2010 - We are pleased to announce that the Houston Chronicle ranked Gray Reed & McGraw #14 as a Top Workplace in Houston. Of the law firms that competed, Gray Reed & McGraw ranked first. 188 companies to...
LRM Welcomes New Hires
November 3, 2010 - Gray Reed & Mcgraw welcomes Travis L. Booher, Robert Slater, and Patrick D. Souter Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes attorneys Travis Booher and Patrick D. Souter in the Dallas office, and Robert Slater i...
Bayer Agrees to 'Watershed' Settlement in 7,000-Plaintiffs Rice Crop Contamination Litigation
October 21, 2010 - On Oct. 14, Bayer Crop Science finished the fourth day of a projected four-week bellwether trial in the 7,000-plaintiffs mass tort over its alleged contamination of the U.S. long-grain rice crop with...
Sofia Adrogue Selected for 2010 Greater Houston Women's Chamber Hall of Fame
October 20, 2010 - Sofia Adrogue, a member (partner) at Gray Reed and McGraw, has been selected to be inducted into the 2010 Greater Houston Women's Chamber Hall of Fame. The GHWCC is a non-profit business organization...
Cary Gray Named Baylor Alumnus of the Year
October 18, 2010 - Cary Gray, BBA '79, BA '80, JD '83, doesn't have any memories of life apart from the Baylor family. His parents, Lanella Spinks Gray, BA '54, and the late Tom Gray, BBA '54, met at Baylor, and his mo...
In Memoriam - Lew W. Harpold
September 28, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw, mourns the loss of our law partner, Lew W. Harpold, who passed away on Sept. 25, 2010.  Lew was a preeminent real estate attorney and has been a true partner to us for over 20 yea...
LRM Awarded Tier 1 Ranking
September 17, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw has been recognized as a "Tier 1" law firm by U.S. News and World Report . Houston's Family Law Section and Dallas's Health Care Law Section have been ranked as Tier 1, and Houst...
LRM Welcomes New Hires
August 25, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Ryan McKenzie and Jonathan Worbington as associates in its Oil & Gas Energy practice in the Houston office, Favad Bajaria as an associate in Dallas, and Greg Sampson as a ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces New Members of Board
August 25, 2010 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Paul Yale was elected to the firm's Board of Directors, and Michael Kelsheimer and Matthew Sanderson were named Members and elected ...
Gray Reed Completes Transaction for Houston American Energy Corp.
August 1, 2010 - Effective July 31, 2010, Houston American Energy Corp entered into a Farmout Agreement with SK Energy Co. LTD pursuant to which SK Energy Co agreed to assign to theman additional 12.5% interest in th...
Seven Gray Reed & McGraw Attorneys Recognized by H-Texas Magazine
July 22, 2010 - H-Texas Magazine designated seven Gray Reed & McGraw Houston lawyers as "Top Lawyers" in 2010. Only two percent of the nominated lawyers are selected for inclusion. Sofia Adrogué – Bu...
Gray Reed Joins Lexwork International
July 16, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw was welcomed to Lexwork International , a global alliance of mid-sized law firms. The addition of Gray Reed brings Lexwork's total membership to 41 firms with representation in 36...
Coleman Appointed to Institutional Advancement Task Force
July 7, 2010 - Joe Coleman was appointed by Baylor University President, Ken Starr, to the  Institutional Advancement Task Force. The task force brings together a small group with historic ties to Baylor who will...
Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Jason Emmitte
June 29, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Jason Emmitte as an associate in the Oil & Gas section of its Dallas office. Mr.Emmitte focuses his practice on oil, gas and mineral law transactions. Mr. Emmitte's practi...
Gabe Vick Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
June 29, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Gabe Vick as an associate to its Houston office.  Mr. Vick has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, and has successfully handled ...
Ben Aderholt Elected as Chair of the Mayor’s International Trade And Development Council - Americas
June 25, 2010 - HOUSTON - Ben Aderholt, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected Chair of the Mayor's International Trade And Development Council - Americas for the year 2010-2011.  With over 40 years of experien...
Adrogue Selected as Honorary Chair of the Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration Luncheon benefiting Girls Inc. of Greater Houston
May 21, 2010 - Sofia Adrogue , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was an honorary chair of the 14th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration Luncheon benefiting Girls Inc. of Greater Houston. The luncheon featured ...
Ormiston Appointed to Executive Committee of UT Law Alumni Association
May 19, 2010 - Jim Ormiston was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, which is the principal governing body of the Law School's alumni ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces a New Logo
May 3, 2010 - On behalf of our firm's members and colleagues, I am reaching out to respected clients and business leaders like you to share the happy news that Gray Reed & McGraw is celebrating our 25th anniversar...
Looper Climbs Up the Ranks of the Texas Lawyer Top Law Firms List
April 30, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw continued climbing up the ranks of Texas' Top 100 law firms, cracking the top 30 for the first time in the annual survey just released by Texas Lawyer .  The survey ranked firms b...
Gray Reed & McGraw Hires Chief Operating Officer
April 28, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce Mark Gargiulo has accepted a position as the firm's new Chief Operating Officer.  Mark has an extensive history in the energy and chemical industries as a fo...
Gray Reed & McGraw Ranked a Top Law Firm in Houston
April 27, 2010 - The Houston Business Journal's 2010 ranking of Largest Houston-Area Law Firms ranked Gray Reed and McGraw the 21st largest law firm in Houston. The ranking is based on the number of local attorneys...
Sofia Adrogue Named a 2010 Texas Blazing Star Award Finalist
April 23, 2010 - Sofia Adrogue, a Member at Gray Reed and McGraw, was selected by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas as a finalist for the 2010 Blazing Star Award. The ten finalists were selected by a panel of ...
Norm Lofgren selected as 2010 Texas Monthly Five Star Wealth Manager
April 19, 2010 - Norm Lofgren has been selected as a 2010 Texas Monthly Five Star Business Manager. Mr. Lofgren's practice focuses on taxation, estate planning, family wealth protection and transfer. His experie...
Sofia Adrogué Named a 2010 Texas Blazing Star Award Finalist
April 15, 2010 - "Texas Super Lawyer" and Community Leader Sofia Adrogué, Member (Partner), Gray Reed and McGraw, has been selected by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas as a finalist for the 2010 Blazing Star ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Wins Jury Verdict that Exonerates Landlord
March 22, 2010 - Harris County Jury Rejects Claims Against Medical Properties Trust, Inc., Other Entities HOUSTON, TEXAS - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that a State District Court jury in Harris Count...
Gray Reed & McGraw a Finalist in Best Real Estate Deal of 2009
March 8, 2010 - Gray Reed & McGraw was named a finalist by the Dallas Business Journal for Best Real Estate Deals of 2009 - Most Creative Deal. Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Tom Rhodus and Lindsey Postula handl...
Andy Meyercord Awarded 2010 TAHSA Board Leadership Award
March 4, 2010 - Andy Meyercord, a member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was presented the 2010 Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (TAHSA) Board Leadership Award for outstanding service and innovative cont...
Jack Rains Elected President of “C” Club of Houston; Cary Gray Becomes Member
February 18, 2010 - HOUSTON - Jack Rains , an attorney at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected President of the "C" Club of Houston . In addition, Cary Gray , Managing Director of Gray Reed & McGraw, was selected to becom...
Rice Farmers Win Second Critical Verdict in Case Against German Maker of Genetically Modified Rice
February 5, 2010 - Important Verdict for Rice Growers In Texas, Elsewhere; William Chaney of Gray Reed & McGraw Part Of Trial Team ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - For the second time in three months, a Missouri jury Frida...
Joseph Acosta Appointed Co-Chair of Education Committee for Commercial Finance Association
January 26, 2010 - Joseph Acosta, a member at Gray Reed and McGraw, was selected to serve as a co-chair on the education committee for the Commercial Finance Association (CFA), a trade group for agencies involved in th...
Gray Reed & McGraw a Top 20 Firm
January 25, 2010 - The Houston Business Journal published an article ranking Gray Reed and McGraw's Houston office as placing 20th for law firms in Houston. The ranking is based on the number of local attorneys and o...
WIPO Awards Domain Name to Gray Reed & McGraw Pro Bono Client the PBS NewsHour
December 22, 2009 - The World Intellectual Property Organization issued a ruling today ordering the transfer of the domain name www.pbsnewshour.org to the producers of the venerable news show PBS NewsHour.  Gray Reed ...
Lofgren Receives Philanthropic Leadership Award From Baylor Health Care System Foundation
December 18, 2009 - The Baylor Health Care System Foundation this month honored Norman Lofgren , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, with its Philanthropic Leadership Award for his role in helping complete one of the large...
Gray Successfully Settles High Profile Condemnation Lawsuit
December 11, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cary Gray successfully settled a lawsuit over the City of Houston's condemnation of a small piece of land adjacent to a mixed-use project being developed by a major campai...
Farmers Win Verdict in Case Against German Maker of Genetically Modified Rice
December 8, 2009 - Important Verdict for Rice Growers In Texas, Elsewhere; William Chaney of Gray Reed & McGraw Part Of Trial Team  ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - A Missouri jury found German-based Bayer CropScience AG and...
Hyman and Ormiston Successfully Prosecute an Arbitration for Choice Energy
November 30, 2009 - Jonathan Hyman and Jim Ormiston successfully prosecuted an arbitration on behalf of Choice Energy in a proceeding against a former executive.  In November 2008, Choice terminated the executive's em...
Paul Yale, Julie Clark and Elizabeth Pinion Expand Gray Reed & McGraw’s Oil and Gas Title Examination Practice to Houston
November 20, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw is proud to announce it has continued to strengthen its Houston Oil & Gas section with the addition of Paul Yale as a Member and Julie Clark and Elizabeth Pinion as Associates. The...
Gray Reed & McGraw Successfully Negotiates Settlement Between Medical Properties Trust and Stealth, L.P.
November 20, 2009 - Jim McGraw and Scott Funk partners with Gray Reed & McGraw, have acted as lead trial counsel for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPT) and its affiliates during the course of this litigation.  The...
Chance Decker and Ebony Rivon Join Gray Reed & McGraw
November 19, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw welcomed two new associates to the firm. Chance Decker will be an associate in the firm's Corporate Section in Houston and Ebony Rivon will be an associate in the firm's Corporat...
Texas Supreme Court Evens Playing Field For Unpaid Subcontractors In Texas
November 3, 2009 - The Texas Supreme Court last week, in a ruling in Dealers Electrical Supply Co. v. Scoggins Construction Co., Inc ., confirmed the right of a construction subcontractor to bring a claim against a ge...
New Blog Focuses on Texas Restaurant Law
October 20, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Texas Restaurant Law ( http://TexasRestaurantLaw.com ) to its blogging network. Matthew Sanderson and Ralph Perry-Miller , attorneys with ...
Charlie Sartain Appointed to Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association’s Sunset Task Force
October 19, 2009 - Charlie Sartain , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was appointed to the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association Sunset Task Force. The TIPRO Sunset Task Force's primary focus will ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Named One of the Best Places to Work
September 23, 2009 - DALLAS - Gray Reed & McGraw was honored as one of the "Best Places to Work for 2009" by the Dallas Business Journal .  With an overall score of 93.10 (out of 100) in a survey conducted by the Dalla...
Cooper Appointed to AICPA Energy Tax Policy Task Force
August 28, 2009 - DALLAS - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw has announced that attorney Michael Cooper was appointed to serve on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Energy Tax Policy Task ...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces New Members of Board
August 26, 2009 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Aaron Ball, J.J. Hardig , Charles Koerth , Andy Landry , and Ken Rhodes , of the Houston office were elected to the firm's Board of ...
David Montgomery Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
August 24, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Real Estate Practice Group with the addition of David Montgomery as a Member in the firm's Houston office. David has over 16 years of experience in real e...
William Morris Elected to Texas Family Law Foundation Board of Directors
August 13, 2009 - William Morris , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Texas Family Law Foundation. With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Morris is Board Certified in Family ...
Matthew Sanderson of Gray Reed & McGraw Licensed as Solicitor
July 16, 2009 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw has announced that attorney Matthew Sanderson was licensed as a solicitor.  There are only about 60 Texas attorneys who are also licensed solicitors practicing la...
Lofgren Teaches Estate Planning Class at SMU
July 1, 2009 - Norm Lofgren is currently teaching an Estate Planning course in Southern Methodist University's Certification Program in Financial Planning.  He has been teaching at SMU since 2004. The SMU Certif...
Looper Appointed to Advisory Committee for Australia/America Energy Conference
June 30, 2009 - Donald Looper, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Australia-America Chamber of Commerce Energy Conference in Houston, Texas. The Australian American Cham...
H-Texas Magazine Recognizes Four Gray Reed & McGraw Attorneys as "Top Lawyers"
June 25, 2009 - Four attorneys from Gray Reed & McGraw's Houston office were named "Top Lawyers" in the city by H Texas Magazine . The "Top Lawyers" will be listed in the June 2009 issue. "Top Lawyers" are selecte...
Lofgren Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Probate, Trust & Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association
June 24, 2009 - Norm Lofgren , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected Secretary / Treasurer of the Probate, Trust & Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association.  Last year he served as Program Chair responsi...
Gray Reed & McGraw Ranks Top 30th Law Firm in Texas
June 1, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce Texas Lawyer has ranked the firm number 30 on the list of the 100 largest law firms in Texas. This ranking is part of an annual survey conducted by Texas ...
Attorney Joseph Acosta Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
May 29, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Bankruptcy Practice Group with the addition of Joseph Acosta as a Member in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. Acosta has a broad base of bankruptcy, corporate...
Gray Reed & McGraw Attorneys Elected to the Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Association Board
May 28, 2009 - Caroline Akers and Mark Bohon, both Associates at Gray Reed & McGraw, were elected to the Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Ms. Akers was elected President and Mr. B...
Ben Aderholt Appointed to City of Houston’s Mayor's International Affairs and Development Council-Americas
May 21, 2009 - HOUSTON - Ben Aderholt, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw law firm, was appointed to the City of Houston's Mayor's International Affairs and Development Council-Americas (MIADC). With over 40 years of e...
Aaron Ball Recognized in Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40
May 1, 2009 - Aaron Ball, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was honored as one of the Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 recipients.  The business publication created the list to pay homage to business, communit...
TBH Honors Sofia Adrogué as Female Corporate Executive of the Year
April 30, 2009 - Talento Bilingüe de Houston is honoring Sofia Adrogué P.C ., a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, as Female Corporate Executive of the Year at the 2009 Annual Cinco de Mayo Luncheon on May 5, 2009. Sofi...
Sofia Adrogué Hosts a Television Talk Show
April 23, 2009 - Sofia Adrogué P.C ., a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, is now a co-host on Latina Voices on HoustonPBS Ch. 8. The innovative, first of its kind, Cable TV and internet streamed Talk Show began airing...
Mark Wigder Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
April 20, 2009 - DALLAS - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Securities and Corporate sections with the addition of Mark Wigder as a Member in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. Wigder, who joins Gray Reed & M...
Attorney Paul Leitner Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
March 20, 2009 - HOUSTON  - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Corporate Practice Group with the addition of Paul Leitner as an Associate in the firm's Houston office. Mr. Leitner has experience in general ...
Rotary International Honors Ben Aderholt
March 17, 2009 - HOUSTON - Rotary International announced on March 13, 2009, that Gray Reed & McGraw Member Ben L. Aderholt is the recipient of its prestigious Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award for 2009. The G...
Attorney Christopher Harris Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
March 8, 2009 - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Taxation Practice Group with the addition of Christopher Harris as an Associate in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. Harris, who joins Gray Reed & McGraw from...
Attorney Michael Cooper Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
March 4, 2009 - DALLAS - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Energy Practice Group with the addition of Michael Cooper as a Partner in the firm's Dallas office. Mr. Cooper, who joins Gray Reed & McGraw from...
Sofia Adrogué Hosts Television Talk Show
January 30, 2009 - Sofia Adrogué , a Member of Gray Reed & McGraw, is a co-host for Latina Voices: Smart Talk, an English language, half-hour television and internet streamed talk show with a Latina perspective but ad...
Gray Reed & McGraw Announces Two New Board Members
January 15, 2009 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that Terry L. Thornton of the Dallas office was elected to the firm's Board of Directors, and Jonathan M. Hyman of the Houston office was...
New Blog Focuses on Distressed Assets
December 10, 2008 - DALLAS - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Distressed Assets Law ( http://DistressedAssetLaw.com ) to its blogging network. Matthew Sanderson , an attorney with Gray Reed & M...
Landry Presents at NYC Conference
December 9, 2008 - A.M. "Andy" Landry , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was one of 25 lawyers and experts selected from across the country to present Harris Martins "Trial of a Benzene Case Conference" on Dec. 8-9 in ...
New Blog Focuses on Texas Metal Recycling Law
November 17, 2008 - DALLAS - Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Texas Metal Recycling Law ( www.texasmetallaw.com ) to its blogging network. Matthew Sanderson , an attorney with Gray Reed & McGra...
Michael Hammond Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
November 13, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw has announced the addition of Michael J. Hammond in the Dallas office as an associate. Hammond joins Gray Reed & McGraw after four years with Bradley & Cain LLC, where his practic...
Gray Reed & McGraw Promotes Two Attorneys
November 5, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw has announced the promotion of Travis Crabtree and Gabrielle Kickham to Members in the Houston and Dallas offices, respectively. Crabtree received his B.J. from the University o...
Attorney Joel C. Thompson Joins Gray Reed & McGraw
October 28, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its General Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Class Action practice groups with the addition of Joel C. Thompson as a Partner in the firm’s Houston o...
Joe Coleman Named 2008 Baylor Lawyer of the Year
October 2, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Joe Coleman was named the 2008 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. The announcement was made by Brad Toben, Dean of Baylor Law School, in a surprise, impromptu assembly in the Gr...
Five Attorneys Join Gray Reed & McGraw
September 5, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw has announced the addition of five attorneys from Kacal, Adams and Law, P.C., in the Houston office. A.M. “Andy” Landry III , Kenneth D. Rhodes , J.J. Hardig, Jr ., and William ...
Ralph Perry-Miller Appointed to the 2009 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Committee
August 20, 2008 - Ralph Perry-Miller , a Member at the Dallas office of Gray Reed & McGraw, was appointed to the 2009 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Committee.
Jorge Gutierrez Named Associate in Dallas Office
August 20, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Oil & Gas section with the addition of Jorge Gutierrez as an Associate in the firm’s Dallas office. Jorge’s practice focuses on natural resources law with ...
Aaron Ball Licensed as a Solicitor in England and Wales
August 15, 2008 - The law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw has announced that attorney Aaron Ball was licensed as a solicitor in England and Wales. There are only about 60 Texas attorneys who are also licensed solicitors pr...
Amy Allen Named Associate in the Houston Office
July 24, 2008 - Gray Reed & McGraw has further expanded its Family Law Section with the addition of Amy Allen as an Associate in the firm’s Houston office. Ms. Allen focuses her practice on divorce proceedings, ma...
William Chaney and Drew York successfully opposed Bayer AG
July 17, 2008 - William Chaney and Drew York successfully opposed Bayer AG's challenges to the Court's jurisdiction over it in the In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation multidistrict litigation proceedings....
CIMA ENERGY, Ltd become the exclusive gas marketing arm for Mitsubishi Corp
July 10, 2008 - After months of negotiations and planning, Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Don Looper as counsel helped CIMA ENERGY, Ltd become the exclusive gas marketing arm for Mitsubishi Corp for liquid natural gas ...
The Statute of Frauds in Oil and Gas Transactions
April 12, 2007 - Since its inception the law of Texas has recognized that to promote the stability of land titles and to avoid fraud in transactions involving land, such transactions should be in writing. For these r...