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August 17, 2023 
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Gray Reed Attorneys Named 2024 Best Lawyers in America

In total, 52 Gray Reed attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America's 2024 ranking, including two attorneys who were also named "Lawyer of the Year," and 10 named "Ones to Watch," a category recognizing attorneys who are earlier in their careers (typically five-nine years). 

Gray Reed attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America include:

Kyle Sanders was named the 2024 "Family Law Mediation Attorney of the Year in Houston," and Aaron Kaufman was named the 2024 "Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney of the Year in Dallas." 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.

Gray Reed attorneys named "Ones to Watch" include: 

  • Trey Avant – Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Scott Bayer – Trusts and Estates
  • Amber Carson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Brian Clark – Tax Law
  • Chad Kell – Corporate Law, Oil and Gas Law, Real Estate Law
  • Kelly Leonard – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation 
  • Rachel Poynter – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Healthcare Law
  • Emily Radke – Trusts and Estates
  • Alex Uber – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Brian Waters – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers has been regarded by lawyers and the public for more than 40 years as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Thus, recognition by Best Lawyers signifies excellence in practice. Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America is based on comprehensive peer-review surveys, which this year, comprised of more than 16.1 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. This year alone, almost 58,000 voters responded to Best Lawyer surveys. 

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, real estate, construction, healthcare, tax planning and litigation, employment law, bankruptcy, intellectual property, trusts and estates, and family law. For more information, visit