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Craig L. Reese
Dallas, Texas
phone 214-987-9600
fax 214-987-9866
email craig.reese@fletcherfarley.com
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Craig Reese leads the Firm's appellate and coverage practice group. He has 23 years 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.

Areas of Practice: 

Appellate practice
Insurance coverage/defense
Commercial litigation


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

Bar & Court Admissions:

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


J.D., South Texas College of Law, cum laude,
Order of the Lytae, Houston, Texas, 1990
B.A., The University of Texas of the Permian
Basin, Odessa, Texas, 1983

Representative Cases:

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)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

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

Dallas Office

9201 North Central Expressway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 214-987-9600
Fax: 214-987-9866

Austin Office

1717 W. 6th Street
Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78703
Tel: 512-476-5300
Fax: 512-476-5771

The law firm of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, LLP, serves the legal needs of businesses and individual clients in Texas communities statewide, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Plano, Denton, Irving, Tyler, Longview, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and Amarillo.