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In 2016, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers identified the Firm as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States, a designation based on a rigorous evaluation process including the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and peer review from leading attorneys in their field. The Firm has also been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, an authoritative source for information about U.S. lawyers, as one of “Texas’ Top Ranked Law Firms.”

We recognize that every prospective client and every referring attorney can select from a large number of high quality law firms and we appreciate your consideration. Of paramount importance to our existing clients and potential new clients, our counselors hold positions of respect in both the legal and business communities and we have a reputation for utmost integrity and legal services of the highest quality. We also serve as counsel on some of the most significant legal matters in the State. Thus, for example, in 2013 Debra L. Gilbreath represented the seller in the “Biggest Houston Real Estate Deal of 2013,” and in 2012, Sanford L. Dow, as co-counsel, was identified by Texas Lawyers’s VerdictSearch Top Texas Verdicts of 2012 as obtaining the Top Jury Verdict in Texas in Real Estate Law for the year 2012.

The Firm was founded in October 2001 by four lawyers who were each previously affiliated with prominent and well respected Houston law firms. The Firm has since steadily grown to its current size. Having practiced with larger Houston firms, the counselors at Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath offer our clients a depth and range of experience commonly found in firms several times our size, thus combining the skills of a large firm with the immediate responsiveness of a small firm. We are large enough to assemble teams to handle major projects on a tight time schedule, yet small enough to value our relationships with every client and give each client the personal attention they deserve. The Firm provides legally sophisticated, creative and vigorous representation in an efficient and effective manner.

The Firm has in-depth experience in the areas of litigation, employment law and appeals, as well as business and real estate transactions. Significantly, most of our partners are members of a select group of Texas lawyers certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in an area of specialization, including Civil Trial Law, Commercial Real Estate Law, and Labor and Employment Law. Furthermore, all of the Firm’s partners have achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. AV, the highest rating possible, indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. The Firm has also achieved an AV rating.

Our clientele runs the gamut from international and publicly-held companies for which we serve as regional counsel, to locally based small businesses, high net worth entrepreneurs, and individuals with one-of-a-kind needs. Representative clients are in a variety of industries including, financial advisory and investment management services, real estate development and management, computer software services, health care, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, oil field services, and food services. We have also represented consumers defrauded by large publicly traded companies, and individuals with employment related claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other labor related matters.

We are conscious of concerns about legal costs and provide skilled and quality representation within our clients’ budgetary guidelines. Mindful of costs, we follow a philosophy of lean staffing — not having more lawyers work on a project than are really required, but having enough lawyers on the project to do it right and to do it on time. Our lawyers understand what it takes to deliver favorable results: solid business strategy coupled with astute management and early planning. Given our small size, the Firm is also amenable to handling certain litigation matters on a contingency basis, and we work with our clients on creative ways to fund litigation.

Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath welcomes referrals, associations, or consultations, including conflict referrals and associations with other firms as local counsel.