At Gray Reed & McGraw, we understand the business side of the challenges and risks posed by potential and actual lawsuits, and have the skills and experience to win cases. The Commercial Litigation Department is the firm's largest department and has a strong presence in all of the firm's offices. We are also recognized for excellence, as we have been named to a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report (a Woodward/White company) and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" rankings.
Proven Experience in the Courtroom
Our trial attorneys represent corporations in a variety of industries and handle some of the largest and most complex commercial lawsuits and arbitrations for major domestic and international clients. Our litigators provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation, arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution services. Our trial lawyers have proven experience with hundreds of cases tried to verdict or arbitration award in nearly every state in the United States. This experience gives our attorneys the ability to review a case and plan the most efficient strategy to achieve each client's business objectives.
We have earned our strong reputation among judicial and governmental authorities for our thorough preparation, effective presentation and principled advocacy of clients' interests. Ongoing training programs help keep our knowledge and skills current and highly developed.
Experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution
We recognize that an early, prudent business settlement is usually better than a prolonged war of attrition, no matter how successful. Where appropriate, we advocate the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures as tools to bring prompt and efficient resolution to complex litigation and to reduce the costs and delays often associated with commercial litigation.
Case Management and Budgets to Help Avoid Surprises
Our litigators understand and respect our clients' strategy and goals, and emphasize case management, risk evaluation analyses, and frequent communications to meet those goals. Gray Reed & McGraw trial lawyers follow a case management approach with a strategy dependent upon the probability of success, the ramifications of the outcome on our clients' image, the likelihood of future litigation and the cost.
Since our firm's founding, Gray Reed attorneys have kept clients' needs at the forefront, aiming to provide services that are responsive, knowledgeable and informative. We work hard for our clients and don’t like to brag, but we can’t help but mention when others see the results of that hard work. In addition to our Houston office being nationally recognized by 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" in Commercial Litigation, many of our attorneys have been honored by a variety of publications.