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July 2, 2014 
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Gray Reed Founding Partner Jim McGraw Certified as an A. A. White Mediator

(Houston) Gray Reed & McGraw founding partner Jim McGraw recently achieved accreditation as a Certified Mediator from the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston.  This unique distinction qualifies Mr. McGraw to mediate disputes in Texas.

For over 30 years, Mr. McGraw has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the trial and appeal process of complex civil business cases in both state and federal courts. Additionally, he has successfully prosecuted and defended anti-trust actions and breach of contract claims as well as business tort, personal injury and insurance cases. McGraw is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Houston Law Center.

“Jim’s colleagues at Gray Reed & McGraw are fortunate to be able to rely on Jim’s leadership and depth of expertise, and this new certification demonstrates that he continues to be at the forefront of the practice of law,” Gray Reed President and Managing Director J. Cary Gray said.

The A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center, part of the University of Houston, was organized to foster public awareness and understanding of conflict resolution and the impact of interpersonal disputes on society. The mediation certification process involves 40 hours of training through lecture, discussion, role-play and individual videotape sessions to learn mediation skills. The Dispute Resolution Center has been certifying people since the late 1980’s and certifies approximately 60 people each year.

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