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Craig Reese leads the Firm's appellate and coverage practice group.  He has over 30 years of practice experience including appeals at the federal and state level, insurance coverage/defense, and commercial litigation.

Craig has represented clients in a wide variety of litigation including insurance coverage, general insurance defense, bad faith litigation, and commercial matters.  His appellate experience includes cases before every level of the state courts of appeals and appeals to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition, he is a former briefing attorney to the Honorable H.M. Lattimore for the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth.

Craig is actively involved in the legal community as a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Texas Construction Association and the Defense Research Institute. 



Blackard v. Fairview Farms Land Co., 346 S.W.3d 861 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011)

Lawrence v. Bottling Group, L.L.C., 2011 WL 2449513 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011)

Lopez v. Ross Stores, Inc., 2007 WL 2974054 (5th Cir. 2007)

FDIC v. Patel, 46 F.3d (5th Cir. 2007)

Gulistan Carpet, Inc. v. Porter, 4 S.W.3d 891 (Tex. App.Dallas 1999)

Spivey v. James, 1 S.W.3d 380 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 1999)

Nationwide of Fort Worth, Inc., v. Wigington, 945 S.W.2d 883 (Tex. App-Waco) ( 1997)

Pro-Tech Coatings, Inc. v. Union Standard Ins. Co, 897 S.W.2d 885 (Tex. App--Dallas) ( 1995)

Texas Farmers Ins. Co. v. Gerdes, 880 S.W.2d 215 (Tex. App--Fort Worth) ( 1994)

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Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit

State Bar of Texas

College of the State Bar of Texas

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Texas Construction Association

Dallas Bar Association

Defense Research Institute


Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 

Texas Board Certified Civil Appellate Law

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J.D., South Texas College of Law, cum laude, Order of the Lytae, 1990

B.A., The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 1983


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
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