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Reese L. Harrison, Jr.

Senior Counsel
fax +1 210.258.2733

Reese L. Harrison, Jr. has an extensive and diverse litigation practice. He represents clients in a full range of business, commercial, contract, tort, and international litigation. He has significant experience in antitrust law, military law, agricultural law, environmental law, securities and shareholder litigation, entertainment and sports law, and in defending white collar criminal matters.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Reese served eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas and an additional year spent as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He was also the general counsel to both the Texas House of Representatives’ General Investigating Committee and the Ethics Committee in the 1983-84 biennial session.

For nearly 35 years, Reese served as Judge Advocate in the Air National Guard of the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Brigadier General (Brevet) in the Texas Air National Guard. He was designated by the Adjutant General (1978-98) of the State of Texas as a Labor Law Advisor for the Texas Air National Guard for labor relations pursuant to the Federal Labor Relations Act. He served as a Military Judge (1975-98) in the Texas Air National Guard.

Reese is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

Reese was an Adjunct Professor of International Litigation at St. Mary’s University School of Law LLM program in International Law.

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1962, School of Law
Waco, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1959
Graduate of Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Air Command and Staff College, Squadron Officer School; Completed Staff Judge Advocate Course; Completed courses in Government Contracts, Military Justice, Civil Law and Federal Labor Relations Law

Recognitions

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation – Antitrust by Best Lawyers (1987-2022)

Named as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2003-2004, 2007-2011)

Inducted to the Texas National Guard Hall of Fame (April 2006)

Awarded the Major General Paul D. Straw Trophy (1991) Given to the Airman who best exemplified overall unit excellence and outstanding civic participation and in recognition of superior contribution to the community and to the nation

Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award as Outstanding Young Person of San Antonio (1973)

Memberships

International Bar Association, Member

Inter-American Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Chapter, former President

San Antonio Bar Association, Member

College of the State Bar of Texas, Charter Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow

Judge Advocates Association, Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, former Member

Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Association of Attorney Mediators, San Antonio Chapter

American Inns of Court, Former Member

State Bar Licenses

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas

Organizations

  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, San Antonio Alumni Chapter, former President, San Antonio Alumni Senate, former Dean
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Fraternity, Commerce and Business Administration
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, Economics
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho Honor Fraternity, Radio-Television
  • San Antonio Consistory of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Executive Committee, Chairman (2002-2015)
  • Alzafar Shriners in San Antonio, former Potentate
  • Masons in Texas, former Grand Master
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Lifetime Director
  • Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant, Board of Directors, General Counsel
  • San Antonio Charity Horse Show, Vice President (1975-1978)
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments, Criminal Justice Committee (1966-1971)

Experience

  • Represented a client in intervention in one of the largest Leveraged Buy Outs (LBO) in history
  • Represented large public utilities in construction litigation and in federal subject matter litigation
  • Represented clients in both civil and criminal antitrust litigation
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in their successful defense of employment termination claims by over 50 former employees
  • Represented a national bank in its construction defect claims against the contractor and subcontractors and in the claims against the bonding companies concerning insurance coverage issues by the bonding companies standing in for the contractor, who had gone out of business
  • Represented a large chemical manufacturing company in a number of claims in agricultural law and product liability involving the use of a chemical for agricultural purposes
  • Represented an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor in a marriage dissolution case
  • Represented a National Basketball Association club in defending tortuous interference claims made by another NBA club
  • Represented an NBA player in a contract dispute with an NBA club
  • Represented parties in defending environmental claims in cases involving hundreds of parties
  • Represented a client in preventing foreclosure of a large downtown mid-rise property and negotiated forbearance and refinancing of the property
Presentations
  • Author/Speaker at State Bar of Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS) on Antitrust Law and Unfair Trade Practices (2008)
  • Speaker at Federal Bar Association Seminar on Federal Practice and Procedure (2007)
  • Author/Speaker at the San Antonio CPA Society, The CPA as an Expert Witness (2004)
  • Author/Speaker at Federal Bar and San Antonio Bar Associations Seminar on Amendments to the Federal and Local Civil Procedures Rules (2000)