About Shannon Gracey
At Shannon Gracey, we’ve mastered the art of working smart.
For more than 80 years, attorneys at Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP built a legacy of working smart, helping our clients make better decisions as they navigate complex legal challenges and a changing business environment. We look at legal challenges practically, allowing us to provide our clients with cost efficient, creative and effective solutions. We are good stewards of your investment in our legal services.
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Statewide Service / Worldwide Network
Shannon Gracey is a highly diversified Texas firm with offices in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. Our state-wide services, coupled with a strong network of regional and global counsel, afford our clients essential legal guidance in our ever changing global marketplace. We are comprised of well-respected attorneys known for their sound judgment who work efficiently and effectively to provide unvarnished and balanced legal counsel. Our attorneys are committed to the time-honored principles of accessibility and responsiveness.
Our attorneys provide comprehensive, long-term and practical solutions to complex business and litigation problems. We listen to our clients and anticipate trends to help them navigate potential roadblocks. Learn more about our market-leading strengths in two dozen practice groups.
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Shannon Gracey has a long and distinguished history. The firm traces its origin to the late 1930’s, when the attorneys of Walker, Smith & Shannon of Fort Worth, Texas, began acting as general counsel for a number of prominent Fort Worth companies involved with banking, oil and railroads. In 1968, the firm merged with Crowley, Wright, Ratliff & Miller, which eventually led to the creation of the firm as it is today.
Professional LeadershipMany of our attorneys have held leadership positions with the State Bar of Texas, including serving as chairs or heads of committees and sub-committees of the Corporate, Business, Banking, Employment and Insurance sections. At the national level, our attorneys have served in varying capacities with the American Bar Association. Still more have contributed their time and talents to local bar associations.
Several of our attorneys held positions within the Securities and Exchange Commission and served as briefing attorneys or law clerks to judges in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. and State Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, providing a wealth of valuable experience and bringing an insider’s perspective to the firm. Shannon Gracey has leveraged this deep knowledge and leadership experience to become a highly diversified, multi-disciplinary firm with a commitment to providing high quality, creative and effective legal services. Several former partners currently serve in a judicial capacity, sitting as judges in our State District Courts and as appellate justices on the Court of Appeals.
The attorneys at Shannon Gracey are passionate about making every billable hour their finest hour. In the pursuit of legal excellence, a few of our attorneys hold an LL.M. (Master of Law), a postgraduate law degree. Others have been elected to and remain active members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Our firm and many of our attorneys have been recognized repeatedly for excellence in the legal profession, resulting in numerous state and national honors. Shannon Gracey has been awarded Tier 1 status by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms 2010" Rankings. Our attorneys have also been awarded with AV® 5.0 rankings by Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent™, a Band 1 ranking by Chambers USA, and have been honored by Best Lawyers®, Texas SuperLawyers®, Texas SuperLawyers® Rising Stars, Power Attorneys and Top Attorneys.
A commitment to community service and professional involvement is an essential part of the Shannon Gracey culture. Our attorneys and staff contribute thousands of hours each year to professional development organizations through service in volunteer and leadership positions and via pro bono legal work. The firm also makes donations to state and local nonprofit organizations and encourages our employees to participate in civic and professional organizations.
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