Roy L. Reeves
I took that Judge’s comment as a true compliment, not to myself but to my parents who taught me to work hard, never quit, and always defend those who cannot defend themselves (Semper Vallo). It is also a testament to many years spent in the Marine Corps, including multiple combat tours.
After a few years in the Marine Corps, college was easy. While enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, studying Criminal Justice, I maintained duties as a Mortar Section Leader with India Company, 3rd BN, 23rd Marines training at Camp Robinson, AR. At UALR I completed 83 Semester hours of college credit in fifteen months before being accepted to Baylor Law School for the Spring Class of 1998.
Following graduation from Baylor Law and passing the Texas Bar exam in 2000, The Law Office of Roy L. Reeves was opened in Kerrville, Texas. I picked my first Felony Jury in the early Spring of 2001 in front of the same Judge quoted above.
The Law Office of Roy L. Reeves served clients from Kerrville to Killeen with offices in both cities until the deployment of troops from Fort Hood in support of the Iraq war. With my main client base deployed, I joined the firm of DeHay & Elliston, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas where I began working on complex litigation cases involving, premises liability, product defects (building products and pharmaceuticals), and toxic torts.
The Law Office of Roy Reeves was resurrected in 2007 as Reeves Law Firm, P.C. providing the same quality representation and litigation experience to the public in Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties that was previously reserved for several Fortune 50 companies.
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing – Squadron Legal Chief – Reviewed and forwarded investigations conducted pursuant to the JAG Manual, and internal supply investigations to higher command; conducted internal investigations related to inter-squadron disciplinary matters; prepared Courts-Martial and Administrative Review Board documents and referrals; and acted as Squadron liaison to civilian authorities. Additional responsibilities included participation in marksmanship competitions and strategic development of and proof of concept testing for Rear Area Security tactics later adopted by the Commandant of the Marine Corps as standard operating procedures for all Marine Wing Support Squadrons.
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing – Combat Logistics Line NCOIC –Responsible for a Forward Area Arming and Refueling Point (FAARP) during Operation Desert Storm; managed an expeditionary airfield; conducted rear area security operations,; and supervised 12 Marines in the performance of duties related to support operations necessary to deploy three attack helicopter and six medium lift helicopter squadrons.
4th Marine Division – Mortar Section Leader – Responsible for the training and deployment of three mortar teams and associated weapons in combat operations and the development of fire control plans.
Awards and accomplishments: Navy Achievement Medal (with gold star), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Select Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Kuwait Occupation Medal; Fifth Award Rifle Expert (marksmanship); Member of the Second Marine Air Wing Softball Team; Director of Enlisted Club Advisory Board at Cherry Point (1992).
Additional Achievements – Reeves has argued 3 times before the Court of Appeals, won a double reversal on a capital murder case, won a family law appeal, and completed over 400 depositions.
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