Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. at a Glance


  • “Collegial and open culture”
  • “Work-life balance”
  • “Interesting and rewarding work”


  • “Compensation is not competitive”
  • “Needs better transition/mentoring/development”
  • “Sometimes too unstructured”

About Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

Gray Reed a full-service, Texas-based law firm with two offices in the Lone Star State and 120 attorneys. The firm's dedication to its clients across a multitude of industries and 30 practices has led to repeat clients and word of mouth referrals since its founding in 1985.

Billing Flexibility, Big Clients  

One reason Gray Reed's clients praise the firm's work is that it efficiently staffs matters, giving associates the opportunity to work alongside experienced attorneys for clients like Southwest Airlines, Crestwood Midstream Partners, Sherwin-Williams, PPG Industries, Jani-King, Verizon and Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas.

Many of Gray Reed's attorneys have worked at the firm their entire legal careers. This may be due in part to the firm's mentorship programs, which help newer attorneys on skills ranging from legal practice and writing, to business development and work/life balance.

Lone Star Leaders

The firm has been ranked by Texas Lawyer every year since 2004, coming in at No. 17 on the publication's 2014 list of the 100 largest law firms in Texas. In 2014, Martindale-Hubbell selected the firm as a "Top Ranked Law Firm." Fortune alsorecognized Gray Reed as one of the top nationally ranked law firms for the top 500 companies in the United States in 2012. Gray Reed also ranked among the very best law firms  in the United States in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers'   "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Nine of the firm's practices were also recognized by U.S. News & World Report, including the Healthcare section and the Tax Section, which were ranked Tier 3 in the national rankings and Tier 1 in the metropolitan rankings. Houston's Commercial Litigation practice and the firm's litigation - tax practice were also honored as Tier 1 in the metropolitan rankings.

Gray Reed is not only prestigious, but also a great place to work. For three years running the firm was ranked by the Houston Business Journal as one of the best places to work. In 2014, the firm earned the No. 2 spot on this list and was the highest ranked law firm.  Additionally, the Dallas Business Journal  named Gray Reed & McGraw as a finalist in its  "2015 Best Places to Work" contest. 


April 2016
A Glossy Mention

Gray Reed & McGraw healthcare attorneys Ashley Johnston and Andy Meyercord have been named to D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2016. 

March 2016
Big Recognitions in Texas

19 Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Texas Super Lawyers' Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters publication). Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named rising stars.

Making the List

Gray Reed & McGraw has been included in the Houston Business Journal's Largest Houston-Area Real Estate Law Firms list. 

November 2015
Standing Out

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers rated 14 practice groups as being among the best in the United States in their 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Gray Reed's healthcare and tax sections scored best, earning a spot in the second tier for the national rankings and the first tier for the Dallas metropolitan rankings.

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 986-7000
Fax: (713) 986-7100


  • President & Managing Director: J. Cary Gray
  • Hiring Attorneys: Jonathan Hyman (Houston); Drew York (Dallas)
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 120

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $130,000
    Summer Associate: $2,500/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    2 out of 2 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
    Antitrust & Competition Law
    Appellate Law
    Arbitration & ADR
    Banking & Finance
    Class Actions - Mass Torts
    Collaborative Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Law
    Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
    Crisis Management
    Election Law
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    Employment Law
    Family Law
    Franchising & Distribution
    General Civil Litigation
    Intellectual Property
    International Law
    Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation
    Real Estate
    Trusts & Estates

Major Office Locations

  • Houston, TX (HQ)
  • Dallas, TX