Christopher B. Reed


Christopher Reed
Senior Counsel

Contact
Christopher Reed
(214) 705-3935
creed@weaverjohnston.com

Chris Reed started his career at an international law firm over 15 years ago and has become a seasoned litigator who prides himself on serving his client’s interests by aggressively advocating for their needs.  Chris focuses on reimbursement matters, bad faith litigation/coverage disputes, health care malpractice, health care compliance litigation and investigations, managed care cases, health care-related collection cases brought both under ERISA and state law, general commercial litigation and business disputes, construction defect litigation, premises liability litigation, toxic exposure cases, and catastrophic injury litigation.  Chris has represented physicians before the Texas Medical Board and also has particular experience advising both in-network and out-of network health care providers on disputes with payors. He has also represented transportation companies in their civil litigation involving cargo damage and bodily injury, as well as before administrative proceedings with the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration.

With both first chair and second chair trial experience, Chris prides himself on efficiently handling matters and adding value to his client’s business by understanding their business needs, not just managing a file.

Practice Areas

  • Health care related litigation and investigations, including reimbursement matters, malpractice, commercial litigation, partnership and joint venture disputes, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA, licensing, and payment/collection issues
  • Matters and payment disputes involving both in-network and out-of-network health care providers
  • Prompt Pay Matters
  • Matters before the Texas Medical Board
  • ERISA and Managed Care Payment Cases for Medical Providers
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation for both insurers and policyholders
  • Federal and State Appeals
  • General Defense Litigation

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D. Cum Laude 2000 and Prothro Fellow in 2009-2012
  • Texas A&M University BBA-Finance 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2000
  • Oklahoma 2013

Court Admissions

  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All Texas and Oklahoma state courts

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Texas Litigation Section of the State Bar, Sustaining Member
  • Texas Insurance Law Section of State Bar, Member
  • Texas Health Law Section of State Bar, Member
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Member
  • Dallas County, Texas and Jefferson County, Texas Bar Associations

Community Involvement

  • City of Beaumont, TX: Planning & Zoning Commissioner 2007-09
  • Texas Annual Conference of United Methodist Church: Lay Delegate 2008-12
  • Young Democrats of Southeast Texas: Vice-President 2005-09 & Founding Member
  • Texas Democratic Party: State Convention Delegate 2000 & 2008
  • President of U.S. House Page Class, Fall 1991 (appointed by Rep. Charlie Wilson)
  • Speaker of Student Senate, Texas A&M University 1996-97
  • Texas A&M Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board: Secretary 1995-96; Vice-Chair of Legislative
  • Affairs, 1996-97
  • City of Bryan, Texas: Student Representative