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August 20, 2020 
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Three Gray Reed Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America honored three Gray Reed attorneys with the 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" recognition, a distinction awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. The recognized attorneys include:

Andy Meyercord (Healthcare Law - Dallas)

Chair of Gray Reed's Transactional Department and Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Meyercord is an experienced dealmaker and advisor for healthcare clients in a wide range of transactions and corporate matters, with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions and ongoing representation of hospitals, clinically integrated networks and hospital-physician affiliations and alignments. His clients also include for-profit and nonprofit healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, an organ procurement organization and major physician practices and networks.

Ken Rhodes (Personal Injury Litigation Defense - Houston)

Rhodes is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience resolving high-exposure personal injury and commercial litigation through numerous favorable jury verdicts, arbitration awards, summary judgments and settlements. His practice is primarily focused on defending clients in cases involving product liability, premises liability, contractor liability, wrongful death, car and truck accidents, asbestos and other toxic torts, insurance disputes and various other negligence matters involving significant injuries and/or property damage. Rhodes works with clients of all sizes across a wide variety of industries, including global, national and regional business institutions, insurers and individuals.

Kyle Sanders (Family Law - Houston)

One of the most sought-after lawyers for high-net-worth individuals throughout Texas, Sanders has successfully resolved hundreds of complex family law cases involving emotionally-charged disputes and sophisticated property and business issues. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including divorce proceedings, complex property characterization, valuation and division, child support modifications, modifications of visitation and parental rights, enforcement of court orders, and premarital and post-marital agreements. Chair of the Family Law Department, Sanders is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Sanders was previously recognized as the Houston "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law Mediation in 2018 and Family Law in 2020 by Best Lawyers in America

In addition to these recognitions, 64 Gray Reed attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America's 2021 ranking. To see the full list of honorees, click here

About Best Lawyers

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers (a Woodward White company) 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

A full-service Texas law firm of more than 140 attorneys with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 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