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Christopher B. Reed

Senior Counsel

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Practice Areas

Healthcare   |   Commercial litigation   |   Insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation for both insurers and policyholders   |   Federal and state appeals   |   General defense litigation


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

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., cum laude
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A.
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All Texas and Oklahoma state courts
  • Healthcare-related litigation and investigations, including reimbursement matters, malpractice, commercial litigation, partnership and joint-venture disputes, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, licensing, and payment/collection issues
  • Matters and payment disputes involving both in-network and out-of-network health care providers
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • 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


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Texas Litigation Section of the State Bar, Sustaining Member
  • Texas Insurance Law Section of the State Bar, Member
  • Texas Health Law Section of the State Bar, Member
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Member
  • Dallas County, Texas, and Jefferson County, Texas, Bar Associations
  • City of Beaumont, Texas, Planning and Zoning Commissioner, 2007-2009
  • Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Lay Delegate, 2008-2012
  • Young Democrats of Southeast Texas, Vice President, Founding Member, 2005-2009
  • Texas Democratic Party, State Convention Delegate, 2000 and 2008
  • President of the U.S. House Page Class, Fall 1991 (appointed by Rep. Charlie Wilson)
  • Speaker of the Student Senate, Texas A&M University, 1996-1997
  • Texas A&M Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board, Secretary, 1995-1996; Vice Chair of Legislative
  • Affairs, 1996-1997
  • City of Bryan, Texas, Student Representative

“Episode 19: The No Surprises Act: Implementation,” The Cutting Edge Podcast, October 21, 2021