HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that attorneys John R. Clayton and Melissa Gutierrez have joined the firm’s Houston, Texas office. Clayton is Of Counsel and Gutierrez is an Associate, both practicing in the Commercial Litigation section.
John R. Clayton is a seasoned litigation attorney with 48 years of experience defending commercial and energy sector clients. His primary areas of practice include litigation involving energy, oil and gas pipeline and refinery losses, construction, contract, intellectual property infringement, toxic torts/environmental and complex commercial issues. Clayton has also handled banking litigation, real estate litigation, white collar criminal defense, products liability matters, and transactional business matters. Clayton earned his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Arkansas. He joins McGlinchey Stafford from Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
“The breadth of experience that Johnny brings to the firm will bolster our commercial litigation and energy practices immensely,” said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford. “Johnny is a respected attorney, and we are pleased to have him on our team.”
Melissa Gutierrez is an Associate practicing in the commercial litigation section of the firm. Gutierrez earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2013, where she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law and a member of Moot Court. She also holds a B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Texas A&M University.
“We are excited to continue to grow our Houston office by adding outstanding lawyers like Johnny and Melissa,” said Kyle Ferachi, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford’s Houston office.
McGlinchey Stafford has experienced steady growth in Texas and now has 31 lawyers practicing in the state, with fifteen in its Houston office and sixteen in Dallas. The national law firm also has offices in Irvine, California; Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Florida; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Albany and New York, New York; and Cleveland, Ohio.
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