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January 22, 2013 
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Gray Reed Named 'Top Ranked Law Firm' by Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law FirmFor the second year in a row, the law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw was selected as a “Top Ranked Law Firm” in the United States in a special report by LexisNexis, which was published in the December 24, 2012, issue of Fortune magazine.

To be eligible as a 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm, a firm must have a minimum of 10 attorneys and at least 33 percent of their attorneys must have achieved an AV Preeminent® rating. An AV Preeminent® is the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating designation. It indicates that the individual attorney is an established practicing lawyer whose local peers have observed them to be "Very High to Preeminent" in legal ability and to have "Very High" ethical standards.

Gray Reed currently has 38 attorneys who hold an AV® Preeminent peer review rating, as well as 21 Texas Bar Board Certified legal experts in many areas of law, including: Oil & Gas, Health Law, Family Law, Tax Law, Commercial Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Civil Trial Law, and Business Bankruptcy Law.

More than 254,000 law firms were considered in the selection process, but less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation made the final cut. The list is the only one of its kind to exclusively contain U.S. law firms.

In addition to its publication in Fortune magazine, the Top Ranked Law Firms list also appeared in the January 2013 editions of Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer, and also appears on and

Gray Reed attorneys who hold an AV® Preeminent peer review rating include:

  • Sofia Adrogue
  • Scott Aston
  • Daryl Bailey
  • Jim Blain
  • Mike Bishop
  • William Chaney
  • Cleve Clinton
  • Joe Coleman
  • Ruth Ann Daniels
  • Jack Emmott
  • Scott Funk
  • Cary Gray
  • Buddy Lee
  • Norm Lofgren
  • Don Looper
  • Bob Mangum
  • Jim McGraw
  • Gary Messersmith
  • Andy Meyercord
  • Robbie Morris
  • William Morris
  • Jim Ormiston
  • Ralph Perry-Miller
  • Jack Rains
  • Jim Reed
  • Tom Rhodus
  • John Rothpletz
  • Joe Royce
  • George Rustay
  • Greg Sampson
  • Charlie Sartain
  • Ken Stone
  • Terry Thornton
  • Mark Wigder
  • Claude Wilson 

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas, Houston and Tyler. 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