Associate Attorney

JD Reed is an associate attorney at Morris & Schorsch, PC and practices in various legal fields. Before becoming a member at Morris & Schorsch, Mr. Reed was an attorney at Shamoun & Norman, LLP for over 7 years. At Shamoun & Norman, LLP, he excelled at all stages of litigation involving a wide range of commercial and real estate matters.

Experience

Mr. Reed graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. After graduating, he immediately began working for a real estate title company in Austin, Texas, where he was appointed manager in 2007. In 2010, Mr. Reed graduated from South Texas College of Law with honors. While attending South Texas College of Law, he founded the Real Estate Law Society of Houston and participated in multiple ADR competitions.

JD Reed is a member of the Texas Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. From 2011 – the present, Mr. Reed has provided successful representation for clients in jury and bench trials and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Reed has litigated a wide range of commercial business matters, including contract and business tort issues, partnership disputes, real estate finance disputes, eminent domain proceedings, and other secured transactions. He has also litigated matters involving personal injury, defamation, construction, collections, consumer protection, oil and gas law, family law, and probate law. Mr. Reed has successfully represented clients through trial in a number of matters.

Mr. Reed has participated in multiple jury and bench trials, and in his first jury trial obtained a $1.77 million verdict and recovered net damages of $1.375 million for the client, in a case involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud claims relating to the buyout of a company’s founding member. Mr. Reed also first-chaired a jury trial, and obtained a jury verdict as well as a favorable judgment, in a case involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and other causes of action against the client’s former partner that usurped corporate opportunities of the client’s company. Mr. Reed also obtained a net recovery of $427,500 and valuable personal property in a will contest where the clients would have received less than 3% of what they actually recovered through litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas Bar Association

Education

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 2010
Co-Founder of Real Estate Law Society

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor History and Philosophy, 2003

Dallas Jesuit Preparatory School of Dallas, 1999
With Honors