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April 2, 2019 
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Gray Reed Counsel Graduates from 2018-2019 Leadership Academy

Gray Reed is proud to announce that Houston attorney Jeff Watters is a graduate of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law (REPTL) Section of the State Bar of Texas Leadership Academy.

One of only 18 attorneys selected to participate, Watters and his classmates attended four sessions, each held in a different city and focusing on leadership development and different aspects of the REPTL Section’s work.

The Leadership Academy was developed to assist up-and-coming Texas attorneys by providing:

  • Opportunities to meet and network with other Leadership Academy participants and learn leadership skills
  • Opportunities to be mentored by REPTL Council and Committee Chair members for successful participation in committee leadership
  • Involvement in special projects which may include writing for a REPTL publication or participation at a Section CLE event
  • Participation in important Section leadership meetings

At Gray Reed, Watters focuses on trusts and estates litigation and administration matters for clients throughout Texas. His litigation practice is largely devoted to resolving fiduciary duty claims arising from the administration of trusts and estates, a unique and challenging area of law where significant dollar amounts are typically at stake and no two cases are ever alike. He also takes lead on a variety of traditional estate litigation matters, including will contests, will interpretation suits and accounting disputes.

Watters earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law, and his B.A. and B.S. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Gray Reed

A full-service Texas law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 as well as high net worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit