Cory Reed maintains a diverse professional liability practice defending and counseling lawyers, doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, accountants, financial advisors, architects, real estate appraisal management companies, real estate appraisers, real estate agents & brokers, real estate inspectors, surveyors, insurance agents, and other practicing professionals and groups against a variety of complaints and in response to complaints filed with state professional licensing boards.

He also defends clients who have been sued for various intentional torts including assault, battery, libel, slander, defamation, theft of trade secrets and unfair competition claims, and claims arising from alleged breaches of data privacy laws. Cory represents clients in mass tort and product liability defense with an eye toward early and efficient resolution.

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

Cory has first and second chair trial and arbitration experience. 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 to these representations, Cory conducts seminars to various professionals concerning litigation avoidance and other critical issues facing their profession.

Representative Experience

  • Defended asphalt & concrete paving company in Harvey Sand multidistrict litigation.
  • Defended independent distributor and manufacturer's representative in laparoscopic power morcellator litigation.
  • Defended Pharmacy Company in National and Texas opioid multidistrict litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of road construction company pursuant to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 97.002.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a commercial construction company in a case involving claims for life-debilitating injuries.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of apartment complex owner in a premises liability case involving a gas pipeline explosion.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a national facility services company in a premises liability case.
  • Obtained a take-nothing judgment on behalf of a law firm and its attorney in a legal malpractice case.
  • Defended a national children’s entertainment company in a jury trial involving claims for traumatic brain injury.
  • Defended a national real estate investment trust in a jury trial involving claims for wrongful death.
  • 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.).


  • 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

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Texas

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)
  • "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

  • Named to Texas Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars list, a Thompson Reuters Business: 2019, 2020, 2021