Thought Leadership / News
March 19, 2018 
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Gray Reed Attorney Receives JD Supra’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Award for Energy & The Law Blog

For the third consecutive year, Gray Reed is proud to announce the recognition of Charlie Sartain, author and editor of Energy & The Law, as a Top Author in the 2018 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards. The awards honor authors for their visibility and thought leadership covering 26 key, cross-industry topics. 

Directed to energy executives and landmen, as well as in-house attorneys, Energy & The Law is a resource for legal developments, commentary and analysis of the law of oil and gas and alternative energy resources.

“My goal for this blog is to report on developments in energy law in a way that is easy to understand and convenient to use,” Sartain says. “I want any operator, landman, engineer, investor, royalty owner, or manager to be able to determine how, or if, a recent court decision, statute, regulation or news item could affect their business. I want any practitioner or in-house counsel to be able to determine quickly and efficiently whether a recent development in the law might require more of their attention”

In a career spanning more than 35 years, Sartain has successfully resolved a wide variety of commercial disputes by utilizing his skills in litigation, arbitration and negotiation. His expertise includes cases involving oil and gas, health care, business torts, noncompetition agreements and theft of trade secrets, contracts, injunctions, employment discrimination and Election Code disputes.

About The Awards Selection Methodology

JD Supra editors chose the 26 main topics covered in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards for their timeliness as well as their proven, ongoing importance. In each category, we recognize ten authors and one firm for consistently highest readership and engagement within that category for all of 2017. We also recognized a single, top author for each of eight topics that either emerged or dramatically grew in interest during 2017. In total, across all 34 categories, we recognized the excellence and achievement of 242 authors selected from nearly 50,000 who publish their excellent work on our platform.

About JD Supra

JD Supra delivers need-to-know legal and business content to professionals in all industries in daily email digests, via more than 100 proprietary social feeds, on mobile platforms, to partner websites, and as news across the web. Through the innovative use of technology and curated audiences, JD Supra connects close to 50,000 professionals writing on important topics to C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and media members concerned with matters impacting business today. JD Supra also provides firms with competitive insights and market intelligence derived from the thousands of articles being read daily across the platform. For more information, visit

About Gray Reed & McGraw

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