Industries
Education
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude, Dean’s Honor List, Phi Delta Phi
  • Sam Houston State University, B.S., 2004, Criminal Justice, Dean's Honor List
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2011
  • United States District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
Languages
Cory S. Reed
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Partner
creed@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8213 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Rosie Gonzalez
713-403-8296 direct
rgonzalez@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Cory Reed maintains a diverse professional liability practice, including representing lawyers, doctors, nurses, accountants, architects, real estate appraisal management companies, real estate appraisers, real estate agents, and other practicing professionals and groups. The majority of Cory’s work has been in jurisdictions throughout Texas, and he has defended clients in both state and federal litigation. 

In addition, Cory’s practice includes representing employers, managers, and other personnel in employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including matters involving gender discrimination, age discrimination, racial discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, employment torts, and other legal issues arising in the work place.

Cory also represents business entities, property owners' associations, association board members, and individuals in a variety of commercial matters.

Representative Experience
  • Defended a law firm in arbitration against claims for legal malpractice.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of apartment complex owner in a premises liability case involving a gas pipeline explosion.
  • Defended a national real estate investment trust in a jury trial involving claims for wrongful death.
  • Defended a national children's entertainment company in a jury trial involving claims for traumatic brain injury.
  • Defended a local collision repair shop in a jury trial against allegations of fraud.
  • Obtained a take nothing judgment on behalf of a law firm and its attorney in a legal malpractice case.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a national facility services company in a premises liability case.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of personal injury lawyer in legal malpractice action.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of commercial litigation law firm in a legal malpractice action.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of criminal tax defense lawyer in legal malpractice action.
  • Obtained favorable dismissal on behalf of Oregon Real Estate Company based on jurisdiction in a professional malpractice suit. Decision affirmed Bryan v. Gordon, 2012 WL 53333372 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2012, no pet.).
Professional and Community Activities
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Speeches and Presentations
  • "Going for the Shutout: Strategies for Minimizing Damages from the Tort Reform Playbook", Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2013).
  • "Lights, Camera, Action: The Jury Trial", Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2014).
  • "Oh no, you cannot sue me: A discussion on Why it is Good to be the King",  Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2016).
  • "Social Media in the Workplace:  Employers Beware", Thompson Coe Webinar (2016).
  • "Investigating the Catastrophic Claim: Preserving and Gathering Evidence that Matters",  Catastrophic Claims Webinar (2016).
  • "18.001 Affidavits: Maximizing the Evidence to Minimize Damages", Thompson Coe Webinar (2017).