Litigation Associate

Gray Reed, a full-service, Texas-based law firm with a nationwide practice, is seeking candidates for a commercial litigation associate attorney position in its Dallas office. We are looking for a candidate with enough experience to hit the ground running, while receiving excellent mentorship in a large, thriving practice group.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas.
  • 2 to 4 years of commercial litigation experience;
  • Experience drafting all aspects of litigation (pleadings, discovery, and motion practice)
  • Courtroom and deposition experience preferred, but not required.
  • Superior academic credentials;
  • Strong legal research, writing, and advocacy skills;
  • The ability to multitask, think proactively and be able to function effectively in a team but also willing to handle significant individual responsibilities;
  • Willingness to work as part of an established, team-oriented practice group;
  • A desire to have contact with clients and build his or her own practice; and
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills, fearlessness, a little patience, and a great sense of humor.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with and conducting (with mentorship) all aspects of commercial and business litigation matters;
  • Drafting initial pleadings, motion practice, and discovery;
  • Handling hearings, depositions, mediations, and other “out-from-behind-your-desk” legal work;
  • Being an ambassador for the firm in the Dallas community;
  • Conducting legal research and analysis as part of the ongoing strategy of a case;
  • Client management and development; and
  • Developing relationships with your colleagues and adding to a vibrant firm culture.


Compensation and benefits package is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes, but is not limited to: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution benefits, and discretionary bonuses for work performed.

About Gray Reed

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed is a full-service law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco. Our attorneys provide legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. We assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy.

Gray Reed has been consistently ranked as a Best Places to Work by the Houston Business Journal and Dallas Business Journal for the last 10 years, an honor the firm feels is a testament to its unique culture.

Gray Reed provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Reed complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Gray Reed also participates in E Verify.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and two writing samples (research-based and litigation-based) to Andrea Glover at

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