EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS PROVIDING PROACTIVE REPRESENTATION & WINNING STRATEGIES THROUGHOUT TEXAS & NATIONWIDE
Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense by Former Federal Prosecutors
The mere hint of a scandal, let alone formal indictment, can destroy lives, careers or take down a company. If you have been charged with fraud or conspiracy or believe you are in the cross hairs of law enforcement, the Reed Law Firm, PLLC, will take swift action to confront the investigation while maintaining the critical need for confidentiality and discretion.
Our experienced lawyers can intervene to avert the publicity and fallout of a misguided prosecution or, if the case goes forward, mount the sophisticated defense to fight the allegations and limit the damage. We handle the entire umbrella of white collar criminal defense, including criminal, civil and administrative enforcement proceedings initiated by state or federal agencies.
South Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys
Based in Houston, the Reed Law Firm provides counsel and representation to individuals and corporations nationwide and across the state of Texas, from Harris County to Corpus Christi, Beaumont, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. We routinely defend large and small business entities and individuals, including corporate officers, doctors, professionals and public officials against diverse allegations:
- Health care fraud and all forms of fraud
- Corruption in international trade
- Environmental violations
- Corruption in public office
- Whistleblower retaliation
- Drug trafficking, conspiracy and money laundering
Our representation covers every facet of white collar prosecutions, from pre-indictment investigations and grand jury proceedings to negotiations, trial and sentencing. Our firm offers uncommon experience and results in pre-indictment representation and internal investigations. Preemptive involvement in the investigative stage has helped clients deflect unwarranted charges, ferret out rogue employees or quietly resolve violations out of court through administrative channels, Deferred Prosecution Agreements or Non-Prosecution Agreements.
Two Former Federal Prosecutors
Founding attorney Eric Reed served 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, in charge of major white collar prosecutions — the same types of charges our clients are facing. Since 2004, he has leveraged that experience in private criminal defense. John Patrick Smith, Of Counsel to the Reed Law Firm, brings more than 35 years of experience in complex federal criminal litigation and upper management within the U.S. Attorney's Office. During his tenure he prosecuted frauds and felony crimes as Assistant U.S. Attorney, and served in high-level capacities including Criminal Chief, Chief of the Fraud Section and Chief of South Texas Operations.
Mr. Reed and Mr. Smith use their prosecutorial insights to analyze the evidence and aggressively challenge the government's theory of the case. They use their experience at all levels of federal, state and local agencies to directly engage officials in confidential negotiations to avoid a damaging public spectacle if at all possible. When all avenues to resolve the case have been exhausted, they have the demonstrated courtroom skills to defend clients at trial.
Business and Civil Litigation
Eric Reed also maintains a strong practice in civil litigation. He provides plaintiff and defense counsel in diverse matters such as construction litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, insurance litigation, commercial litigation, and employment litigation.
Houston White Collar Crime Attorneys Who Understand the Stakes
Our early involvement has resulted in non-prosecutions and other favorable outcomes in high-stakes cases. Whatever the charges, whatever stage of the case, we are confident that we can improve your legal position and provide you with the best opportunity to avoid prison, devastating monetary penalties and the other consequences of white collar prosecutions. Call 713-600-1800 to arrange a confidential consultation.