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About Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Gray Reed is a full-service, Texas-based law firm with two offices in the Lone Star State and over 125 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 and has been ranked as the second fastest growing law firm out of the top 25 firms of Texas. In 2014, Martindale-Hubbell selected the firm as a “Top Ranked Law Firm," an honor only awarded to firms where at least 33% of the attorneys hold a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating. Fortune also recognized Gray Reed as one of the top nationally ranked law firms for the top 500 companies in the United States in 2015, as did U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the firm’s practices, with Commercial Litigation, Health Care, and Litigation coming in as Tier 1.

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 2016, the firm ranked as the 18th largest law firm in Houston.  Additionally, the Dallas Business Journal named Gray Reed & McGraw as a finalist in its  "2015 Best Places to Work" contest.

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

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

Firm Stats

President & Managing Director: J. Cary Gray
Recruiting Coordinator: Deirdra Davis

Base Salary

1st year: $135,000
Summer Associate: $2,600/week

Summer Associate Offers

4 out of 6 (2Ls only) (2016)

Major Office Locations

Dallas, TX
Houston, TX (HQ)

Major Departments & Practices

Antitrust & Competition Law
Appellate Law
Banking & Finance
Class Actions - Mass Torts
Collaborative Divorce
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Election Law
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Family Law
Franchising & Distribution
General Civil Litigation
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation
Real Estate
Restaurants & Clubs
Trusts & Estates
White Collar Defense