Richard E. Gray IV
Location: Austin, Texas
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Richard practices in both the general litigation and family law arena. In general litigation, Richard represents individuals and businesses, on both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s side, in a variety of areas including breach of contract, judgement enforcement and collections, property owners associations, and personal injury, among others. In family law, Richard represents individuals in divorce and child related matters including the modification and enforcement of existing family law orders, child support, custody issues or disputes (possession and access or visitation), and conservatorship. Richard also helps clients in planning for the future by drafting various estate planning documents such as a will, medical power of attorney, durable power of attorney, or the appointment of an agent to control the disposition of remains.
Richard graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in business. He then attended Baylor Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 2010.
- Assisted in successfully suing the State of Texas in Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al vs. Michael Williams, et al, a 2012-13 school finance litigation case in which six plaintiff groups sued the State of Texas regarding its system for funding public schools. In his decision, State District Judge John Dietz ruled favorably for the plaintiffs in finding the Texas school finance system was in violation of the Texas Constitution’s prohibition of a statewide property tax, as well as inadequate, and inequitable. The case is currently in the briefing stage before the Supreme Court of Texas.
- Represented clients in general litigation including personal injury, property damage, and breach of contract actions.
- Represented clients in family law litigation including divorce actions and child related issues.
- Represented clients in modification and enforcement of existing family law orders including modifying and enforcing child support, visitation, and conservatorship issues.
- Represented clients needing emergency protective orders in situations involving family violence.
- Represented individuals and businesses in disputes arising under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
- Represented individuals in debt collection through the enforcement of Judgments, and other areas, including the filing of abstracts and garnishments.
- Represented Home Owners Associations in the collection of past due assessments, fines and fees.
Areas of Practice:
- Business Litigation
- Family Law
- General Litigation
- 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
- J.D. – 2010
- University of Texas at Austin
- B.A. – 2007
- Spoke to Legislative staffers regarding the law on School Finance and the current status of Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al vs. Michael Williams, et al lawsuit of which Gray & Becker represented the lead plaintiff.
Honors and Awards:
- Baylor Law Order of the Barristers
- Professional Associations and Memberships
- Austin Baylor Lawyer Network, Member, 2013 – Present
- Texas Exes Students Association, Lifetime Member, 2007 – Present
- Young Men’s Business League, Member, 2014 – Present
Pro Bono Activities:
- Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, 2010 – Present
- Texas, 2010