John David Reed
JD Reed is an associate at Shamoun & Norman and practices in various legal fields. Before becoming a member at Shamoun & Norman, LLP, 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 District of Texas. From 2011 – the present, Mr. Reed along with C. Gregory Shamoun provided successful representation for clients in jury 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, 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 participated in jury and bench trials, 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.