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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


West Point Distinguished Graduate Award (2021)


Randall M. Pais is Of Counsel in the Houston office of GRSM 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. Randall retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2000 and Kinder Morgan, Inc. in 2019. Randall also retired as a Colonel from the United States Army Reserve in 1997.

In 2021, Randall 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.


  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern and Western Districts 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