Company: Gray, Reed, and McGraw, LLP
Location: Allen, Texas, United States
Eric S. Tautfest, Lawyer at Gray, Reed, and McGraw, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements and leadership in political science.
Initially wanting to be a surgeon, Mr. Tautfest began his law career as an associate at McKool Smith, Professional Corporation in Dallas in 2000, maintaining this role for three years before joining Godwin Gruber, LLP as a participating associate in 2003, where he has remained since. He also serves as a partner at Gray, Reed, and McGraw, LLP and Tautfest Bond, PLLC. Prior to the start of his professional career, Mr. Tautfest pursued a formal education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1996. He then attended Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he attained a JD in 2000. That same year, he was admitted to practice in the State of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He was later admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 2002, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas in 2003, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in 2005.
Active in his community, Mr. Tautfest was an Eagle Scout and missionary with the Latter-Day Saints Church in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 1988 to 1990. Having completed service work with his church, he has also served as a pro bono lawyer. Outside of his primary trade, Mr. Tautfest is a board member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society since 2004. He previously served as an executive board officer of Phi Delta Phi from 1998 to 2000 and a voting member on the patent litigation committee of the American Intellectual Property Association in 2003. He further maintains involvement with the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Bar Association.
The recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Tautfest was a scholar of the SMU Law Review Association of the university’s School of Law from 1998 to 2000. He was also bestowed with the Duty to God Award by the Latter-Day Saints Church. Moreover, he was selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders and the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America, as well as numerous editions of Who’s Who in American Law. Moving forward, Mr. Tautfest sees himself continuing to build his practice, new clients and have a multinational practice. Currently, patent litigation is now starting to cross borders into Europe and Asia. He is notably able to speak, read and write in Korean.
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