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August 15, 2017 
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Gray Reed Attorneys Honored as 2018 Best Lawyers in America

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 lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers to compile its list. This year’s recognized Gray Reed attorneys includes:

  • Darrell Armer – Healthcare Law
  • Mary Axelrad – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Daryl Bailey – Commercial Litigation
  • Jason Brookner – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Darin Brooks – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Barry Cannaday – Energy Law
  • Gayla Crain – Employment Law Management Issues, Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Ruth Ann Daniels – Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Glen Eichelberger – Trusts & Estates
  • Jack Emmott – Family Law
  • David Gair – Tax Law
  • Cary Gray – Commercial Litigation
  • Andy Landry – Personal Injury Litigation for Defendants
  • Norm Lofgren – Trusts & Estates
  • Jim McGraw – Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Law
  • Andy Meyercord – Corporate Law, Healthcare Law
  • Jim Moseley – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • Jim Ormiston – Commercial Litigation
  • Jim Reed – Commercial Litigation
  • Ken Rhodes – Personal Injury Litigation for Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation for Defendants
  • Tom Rhodus – Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
  • Joe Royce – Trusts & Estates Litigation, Trust & Estates
  • Kyle Sanders – Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, Family Law Mediation
  • Charlie Sartain – Commercial Litigation, Energy Law
  • Eric Tautfest – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • J.P. Vogel – Construction Law

In addition, Sanders is recognized as the 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law Mediation in Houston. This distinction is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. 

About Best Lawyers

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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