Reese L. Harrison, Jr.

SERVICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation
White Collar Crime

EDUCATION

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1962
  • Baylor University, M.S.,1965; B.B.A., 1959
  • Graduate of Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Air Command and Staff College, Squadron Officer School
  1. Completed Judge Advocate Staff Course
  2. Completed courses in Government Contracts, Military Justice, Civil Law and Federal Labor Relations Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

 

SUPPORT STAFF

Sherry Behrendt
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 210.250.6112
E: sherry.behrendt@strasburger.com

Reese L. Harrison, Jr.

Of Counsel

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
T: 210.250.6125
F: 210.258.2733
E: reese.harrison@strasburger.com

    
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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 Strasburger, Reese served eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas, one of which was 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.

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

 

  • International Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Inter-American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  1. San Antonio Chapter, former President
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  1. Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  1. Charter Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Life Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Judge Advocates Association
  1. Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  1. former Member
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of Litigation Counsel of America
  1. Fellow
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  1. San Antonio Chapter
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  1. Member
  • American Inns of Court
  1. Master
  • St. Mary’s School of Law LL.M Graduate Law Program
  1. Adjunct Professor of Transnational Litigation
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  1. San Antonio Alumni Chapter, former President
  2. San Antonio Alumni Senate, former Dean
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Fraternity
  1. Commerce and Business Administration
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society
  1. Economics
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho Honor Fraternity
  1. Radio-Television
  • San Antonio Consistory of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  1. Executive Committee, Chairman (2002-present)
  • Alzafar Shriners in San Antonio
  1. former Potentate
  • Masons in Texas
  1. former Grand Master
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition
  1. Lifetime Director
  • Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant
  1. Board of Directors
  2. General Counsel
  • San Antonio Charity Horse Show
  1. Vice President (1975-1978)
  • Selective Service System Local Board
  1. Legal Advisor (1972-1975)
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments
  1. Criminal Justice Committee (1966-1971)

 

  • 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)
  • Author/Speaker at Texas Young Lawyers Association PDP on Federal Court Practice (1994, 1997)
  • Author/Speaker at National Business Institute, Texas Foreclosure and Repossession, How to Do it Right (1988, 1989, 1991)
  • Author/Speaker at State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Course on Development in the Application of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act to Real Estate Transactions ARELC/1981, 2-V
  • Author/Speaker at the Judge Advocate General’s (U.S.A.F.) Annual Survey of the Law (1980)
  • Author/Speaker at National College of the State Judiciary (1976)
  • Author/Speaker at National College of District Attorneys (1974)
  • Author/Speaker at Mississippi Seminar on ABA Standards on Criminal Justice (1973)
  • Author/Speaker at National Judicial Conference at L.S.U. (1972)
  • Author/Speaker New England Judicial Conference in Rhode Island (1972)
  • Author/Speaker Washington State Judicial Conference (1972)
  • Author/Speaker at Federal Bar Association National Convention in Washington, D.C. (1972)
  • Author/Speaker at Arkansas Judicial Conference (1971)
  • Author/Speaker at Governor’s Conference on Criminal Justice in Texas (1970)
  • Author/Speaker at San Antonio Criminal Law Institute (1970)
  • Author/Speaker at the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference (1969)
  • Author/Speaker at Federal Judicial Center Mexican Border Conference (1969)
  • Author/Speaker at Arizona Judicial Conference (1969)
  • Co-Author and Researcher. Information for Employers Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,  Community Relations Commission of the City of San Antonio (1965)

 

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation – Antitrust by Best Lawyers (1987-2018)
  • 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)
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award as Outstanding Young Person of San Antonio (1973)
  1. 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

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 Strasburger, Reese served eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas, one of which was 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.

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

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • International Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Inter-American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  1. San Antonio Chapter, former President
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  1. Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  1. Charter Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Life Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Judge Advocates Association
  1. Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  1. former Member
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of Litigation Counsel of America
  1. Fellow
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  1. San Antonio Chapter
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  1. Member
  • American Inns of Court
  1. Master
  • St. Mary’s School of Law LL.M Graduate Law Program
  1. Adjunct Professor of Transnational Litigation
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  1. San Antonio Alumni Chapter, former President
  2. San Antonio Alumni Senate, former Dean
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Fraternity
  1. Commerce and Business Administration
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society
  1. Economics
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho Honor Fraternity
  1. Radio-Television
  • San Antonio Consistory of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  1. Executive Committee, Chairman (2002-present)
  • Alzafar Shriners in San Antonio
  1. former Potentate
  • Masons in Texas
  1. former Grand Master
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition
  1. Lifetime Director
  • Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant
  1. Board of Directors
  2. General Counsel
  • San Antonio Charity Horse Show
  1. Vice President (1975-1978)
  • Selective Service System Local Board
  1. Legal Advisor (1972-1975)
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments
  1. Criminal Justice Committee (1966-1971)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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)
  • Author/Speaker at Texas Young Lawyers Association PDP on Federal Court Practice (1994, 1997)
  • Author/Speaker at National Business Institute, Texas Foreclosure and Repossession, How to Do it Right (1988, 1989, 1991)
  • Author/Speaker at State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Course on Development in the Application of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act to Real Estate Transactions ARELC/1981, 2-V
  • Author/Speaker at the Judge Advocate General’s (U.S.A.F.) Annual Survey of the Law (1980)
  • Author/Speaker at National College of the State Judiciary (1976)
  • Author/Speaker at National College of District Attorneys (1974)
  • Author/Speaker at Mississippi Seminar on ABA Standards on Criminal Justice (1973)
  • Author/Speaker at National Judicial Conference at L.S.U. (1972)
  • Author/Speaker New England Judicial Conference in Rhode Island (1972)
  • Author/Speaker Washington State Judicial Conference (1972)
  • Author/Speaker at Federal Bar Association National Convention in Washington, D.C. (1972)
  • Author/Speaker at Arkansas Judicial Conference (1971)
  • Author/Speaker at Governor’s Conference on Criminal Justice in Texas (1970)
  • Author/Speaker at San Antonio Criminal Law Institute (1970)
  • Author/Speaker at the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference (1969)
  • Author/Speaker at Federal Judicial Center Mexican Border Conference (1969)
  • Author/Speaker at Arizona Judicial Conference (1969)
  • Co-Author and Researcher. Information for Employers Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,  Community Relations Commission of the City of San Antonio (1965)

 

HONORS

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation – Antitrust by Best Lawyers (1987-2018)
  • 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)
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award as Outstanding Young Person of San Antonio (1973)
  1. 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
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