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June 27, 2017 
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Gray Reed Attorney Receives Barrier Breaker Award

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, Texas, on June 27, 2017.

The annual Barrier Breaker Luncheon is held to honor local leaders and acknowledge several of the organization’s star clients who have overcome personal barriers in order to achieve success. Eckels was recognized for his efforts to carry out the organization’s mission of helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment.

Along with his contributions to the Career & Recovery Resources, Eckels is recognized as a national leader in issues of transportation, public finance/public private partnerships, homeland security, the environment and health care. His legal practice at Gray Reed & McGraw is built on a decades-long career in public service and leadership of the nation's third largest county. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law Houston.

About Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-service agency of the United Way of Greater Houston established in 1945 by B’nai B’rith as the Jewish Vocational Guidance Services. The mission is to help people identify and overcome barriers to employment. The vision is to be the premier agency providing services for people with barriers. The agency empowers job seekers with job readiness training, career guidance, job placement assistance, job retention counseling, and employment-related supportive services. 

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas and Houston. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit