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’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.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained favorable arbitration ruling on behalf of a national wholesale cash and carry food service supplier based on age and race discrimination claims.
  • Obtained favorable dismissal of a global executive search firm based on sex discrimination claims.
  • Represented restaurant chain against claims for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Defended national apartment community owner against a discrimintation claim.
  • Defended fire protection services company against a discrimination claim.
  • Defended national land and right of way services company against a discrimination claim.
  • Defended national restaurant chain in a discrimination lawsuit.
  • Represented various employers' in various litigation to enforce non-compete agreements.

Professional and Community Activities
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member of State of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
     
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).
  • "Cybersecurity: Ethics and Cyberliability Trends, Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters" (2018).
  • "You Ain't From Around these Parts: Ethical Pitfalls of not Hiring a Texas Lawyer", Thompson Coe Webinar (2018).
  • "Recent Trends in Texas Professional-Liability Cases", Thompson Coe Webinar (2018).
Professional Recognition
  • Law & Politics magazine's 2018 Texas Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars list

News

03.12.18

Nine TC Attorneys Nominated as Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

09.01.17

Thompson Coe Announces Eleven New Partners

03.11.16

Thompson Coe Partners with Allstate Staff Counsel for Street Law Program

08.03.15

Houston Attorneys Appointed to Young Lawyers Steering Committee

03.27.15

Thompson Coe Partners with Allstate Staff Counsel for Street Law Program

03.21.14

Street Law Houston

02.25.14

Thompson Coe Attorneys Secure Verdict in Premises Liability Case

10.08.13

Thompson Coe Attorneys Secure Verdict in Premises Liability Case

08.05.13

Thompson Coe Attorneys Secure Verdict in Legal Malpractice Case

06.07.13

Thompson Coe Attorneys Secure Take Nothing Judgment for Law Firm

Publications

06.13.17

Steps That Associates Should Take to Handle Their First Hearing Successfully

E-Alerts

04.28.17

Supreme Court of Texas Provides Guidance on Causation Standard for Legal-Malpractice Claims

06.20.14

New Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Covers LGBTs and Contains Potential Criminal Penalties

Past Events

05.04.16

9th Annual Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update

04.09.15

8th Annual Insurance and Tort Law Update

03.28.13

6th Annual Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2013

Upcoming Webinars

10.23.18

PC Webinar: Recent Trends in Texas Professional-Liability Cases (with Emphasis on Ethical Considerations)

Past Webinars

08.14.18

PC Webinar: You Ain’t From Around these Parts: Ethical Pitfalls  And Issues in Texas

07.18.17

TC Webinar: 18.001 Affidavits: Maximizing the Evidence to Minmize Damages

06.14.16

TC Monthly Webinar: Social Media in the Workplace: Employers Beware