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June 24, 2014 
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Gray Reed & McGraw Welcomes Three New Attorneys

(Houston/Dallas) Three attorneys recently joined Gray Reed & McGraw, expanding the firm’s intellectual property and maritime practices.

Michael D. Ellis joined Gray Reed’s Houston office. A 2014 cum laude graduate of Baylor University School of Law, Ellis focuses on intellectual property matters, supplemented by several years of experience with a technical instrument company.

David Lisch also joins Houston’s intellectual property office. David has technical experience as an engineer in a variety of industries, including automotive, military, and aerospace, as well as experience in including patent prosecution and litigation, and trademarks. He is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His electrical engineering degree is from the University of Texas at Austin and he is also a proud graduate of the South Texas College of Law.

Brett W. Chalke is a recent addition to Gray Reed’s Houston maritime practice. He is experienced in all aspects of maritime, energy, commercial and mass toxic tort litigation. He is licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana has experience throughout the Gulf Coast. He is a proud graduate of Tulane University and Tulane University’s School of Law.


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