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Litigator Gary Pate Joins McGlinchey in HoustonRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that distinguished litigator Gary L. Pate has joined the firm’s Enterprise Litigation and Investigations section as a Member (Partner) in the Houston office. Gary focuses his practice on complex real estate disputes, products liability claims, trademark infringement, employment litigation, and many others.
“I am very pleased to welcome Gary to our Houston office,” said Matt Manning, Managing Member of McGlinchey’s Houston office. “His extensive experience working with real estate professionals and litigating complex matters will prove a wonderful asset to our clients.”
Gary is a respected Houston real estate lawyer to whom large real estate brokerages turn when they have transactions that become problematic. Gary handles complaints against real estate professionals with the Texas Real Estate Commission and is a frequent author for Texas Realtor Magazine. He has successfully won real estate lawsuits in Texas for 19 years. Gary was named among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in the area of Business Litigation by America’s Top 100 in 2019 and 2020.
“I’m excited to take my practice to the next level and continue to provide my clients with the outstanding legal services and the hands-on approach that McGlinchey is known for,” said Gary. “McGlinchey attorneys are accomplished at handling a wide variety of sophisticated cases, and I’m looking forward to working with the team.”
Gary represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitration venues, including the International Court of Arbitration. He also protects the rights of manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and other employers in matters brought by former employees who violate restrictive covenants. He won more than $3.4 million for one client in the International Court of Arbitration and has won numerous defense verdicts for clients.
“Gary is a seasoned and versatile trial lawyer with a sophisticated litigation background. His depth of knowledge in complex real estate disputes and his tenacious commitment to his clients will add great value to our team,” said Dan Plunkett, Chair of McGlinchy’s Enterprise Litigation and Investigations group. “We’re honored he chose to join our group and pleased to offer his accomplished skillset to our clients nationwide.” Gary is the 12th attorney and fourth Member to join this practice since June 2022. Gary received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2000 and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Arkansas.