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October 7, 2022 
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Gray Reed Lawyer Named 2022 Best Probate Attorney by OutSmart Magazine

Gray Reed Counsel Jeff Watters was named Best Probate Attorney in OutSmart Magazine’s 25th Annual Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards.

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.

Outside of the firm, Watters demonstrates his commitment to the LGBTQ+ community through his involvement in various legal organizations.

He’s currently co-chair of the Houston Bar Association LGBTQ+ Committee’s annual Halloween party benefiting The Montrose Center’s Youth Rapid Rehousing Program. In 2021, Watters was co-chair of the leadership council at Lambda Legal Houston, a local chapter of the oldest and largest national organization in the country with the mission to advance the civil rights of LGBTQ people through high-impact litigation, education and public-policy work. He also presented “Probate & Estate Issues for LGBTQ+ People” at the State Bar of Texas LGBT Law Section’s annual CLE in 2021.

All of the winners of the Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards will be listed in the October 2022 edition of OutSmart Magazine.

About OutSmart's Gayest & Greatest Readers' Choice Awards

OutSmart’s 25th annual Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards are a celebration of Houston’s best and brightest. Throughout the summer, readers voted for their local LGBTQ and ally favorites in dozens of categories—from the arts and philanthropy to restaurants and nightlife.

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 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