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June 22, 2015 
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Gray Reed’s Jack Emmott Honored by State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association

(Houston) – The State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association recently recognized Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Jack Emmott for his tireless dedication to the advancement of the practice of collaborative law.

Collaborative law is a type of family law where proceedings take place outside the courthouse to protect the family’s privacy, as all collaborative law divorce proceedings are confidential. This less-adversarial approach to dissolving a marriage appeals to a wide variety of people, including anyone who values privacy, such as celebrities and those with sizeable estates.

The State Bar of Texas’ collaborative law section presented Jack with a plaque recognizing him for his outstanding service and leadership as Counsel Member and Chair of the Pro Bono Collaborative Law Committee, part of the Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Also, the Houston Bar Association recently recognized Jack and fellow collaborative law attorney Norma Trusch as "Trailblazers" for their collaborative law pro bono initiative.

“Jack’s passion is working with families throughout the collaborative law process,” said Kyle Sanders, Gray Reed’s Family Law Practice Group Chair.  “This recognition is evidence of his skill and desire to help families during a particularly contentious time.”

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