Raymond L. Gregory II is a partner and 30-year trial lawyer who has successfully represented corporate, institutional, and individual clients in a wide variety of disputes.
Ray represents multiple national insurance clients and reinsurers in high-stakes coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as appraisal and arbitration proceedings, arising from hurricanes, hail and windstorms, and fires.
Based in the “World’s Energy Capital” – Houston, Texas – Ray’s representative matters often include energy companies, oilfield service companies, pipeline companies, lenders and borrowers, individuals, and insurance carriers involved in litigation matters related to energy and oil and gas. Entities rely on his expertise to help guide them through delay and business interruption claims; environmental and nuisance claims; equipment and pipe failure; employment and non-compete issues; trade secret theft and protection; personal injury defense; condemnation; and contract claims related to multiple types of agreements among the various types of entities in the oil and gas industry.
Ray’s practice also routinely involves employment issues, as he has extensive experience drafting and litigating covenants not to compete and similar agreements designed to protect confidential and proprietary information. In this regard, he often provides counsel to employers and individuals in negotiation, drafting, and litigation of employment contracts and employment separation agreements in an effort to avoid litigation.
Finally, over the course of his career, Ray has been involved in hundreds of lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving school and public law. He has advised independent school districts, community colleges, and counties in litigation and in the negotiation of contracts, including inter-local agreements among public entities. Moreover, he has advised individuals and entities in negotiations with public entities concerning contracts, permitting, land use, and easements.
Ray is licensed to practice law in all Texas trial and appellate courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Texas Insurance section He served on State Bar Grievance Committee 4E13, including as chairperson in 2002.
Although his practice is based in Houston/Harris County, Ray maintains a State-wide practice and routinely appears before State and Federal courts across Texas.
Ray is a fourth generation Texan, who was born in Galveston, Texas and whose maternal grandfather survived the Great Galveston Storm of 1900.
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