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Randall Pais

Of Counsel

(713) 490-4849
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TransWestern Tower
1900 West Loop South
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77027


J.D., University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1974

  • Tennessee Law Review (Research Editor)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi

B.S., United States Military Academy, 1967

U. S. Army War College, 1988

Randall M. Pais is Of Counsel in the Houston office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort, Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Construction practice groups. He provides strategic legal counsel and transactional expertise across a broad range of business, legal, and geographical areas. Mr. Pais retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2000 and Kinder Morgan, Inc. in 2019. Mr. Pais also retired as a Colonel from the United States Army Reserve in 1997.

In 2021, Mr. Pais was awarded the United States Military Academy/West Point Association of Graduates Distinguished Graduate Award.  The graduates selected for this award have distinguished themselves over a lifetime of service to the Country and West Point, and exemplify the Academy’s motto “Duty, Honor, Country.” Only a total of 150 Graduates have received the Award from over 54,000 living graduates eligible for consideration.


North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Supreme Court of Texas
Supreme Court of Tennessee
Supreme Court of North Carolina
Supreme Court of Washington


Former member, American Bar Association (Sherman Act Committee)
Member, Houston Bar Association

Community Involvement

Appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Texas, 2001 to Present; Report directly to the Secretary of the Army.
Appointed by President of Texas State Bar to serve as a member on the Texas Disciplinary Rules on Professional Conduct Committee from 1995 to 2002
Trustee, AOG Board of Trustees, United States Military Academy, 1990 to 2005, Emeritus from 2005 to Present
Head of West Point Association of Graduates West Point Society Committee 1990 to 2005. Served as nine-time member of Distinguished Graduate Committee and Four-time member of Nominating Committee.
Vice President, Class of 1967, United States Military Academy, 1992 to Present
Selected in 1991 as The Woodlands Community’s People of the Year
President, 75th MAC Officers Association, 1990
Program Chairman, Houston Military Affairs Committee, 1990, 1991, 1995
President, West Point Society of Houston, 1989
Chairman, West Point Admission Support Committee, Houston, Texas, 1985 to Present
Regional Finalist, White House Fellowship, 1984
Chairman, Committee for Sensible Energy Policy, Seattle, WA, 1981-1983. Group successfully prevailed before the US Supreme Court which held Washington’s ban on transporting or storing low level radioactive waste in Washington was unconstitutional.
Member, Association of the United States Army, 1995 to Present
Member, US Army Ranger Association, 2005 to Present
Member of Military Child Education Coalition, 2006 to Present
Member, Mayor White's Committee for Veterans, City of Houston, 2007
Co-Chairman, Military Committee for Freedom Fest Houston, 2007
Member, US Army Houston Recruiting Battalion, Community Board of Advisors, 2010 to Present
Selected Distinguished Graduate, West Point Society of Greater Houston, 2013
Member of the Board of Directors, The Folded Flag Foundation, 2014 to Present
Member of Saints Simon and Jude Parish 1984 to Present
Guest Speaker for Woodlands Township Memorial Day Veterans Program 2018
Member of Exxon Mobil’s Veterans Council. 2019 to Present