Joseph K. Reid III


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  • University of Virginia, MA, 1993
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1993
  • University of Virginia, BA, with Distinction, 1989
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Board and Executive Committee Member, YMCA of Greater Richmond

Past President and Board Member, Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April

Member, Defense Research Institute

Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Member, Administrative Law Section, Virginia State Bar

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Richmond Bar Association

Joe’s practice covers a broad spectrum of civil and administrative litigation and has involved partnering with clients across many industries. He is the former chair of the firm’s Regulatory and Compliance Department and is the hiring partner for the Richmond office. He is also a former member of the firm’s Board of Partners and its Associates Committee.

Joe is a first-chair trial lawyer who routinely spends several weeks each year in front of judges, commissioners and juries in complex, high-stakes proceedings. He has tried to resolution dozens of cases across the United States, including in some of the country's most challenging jurisdictions. He is a lead regulatory and trial attorney for some of the country’s largest energy companies, has served as national trial counsel for one of the world’s largest automakers, and has led litigation teams in a variety of contexts.

In the energy area, Joe has had extensive involvement with the re-regulation of Virginia’s electric utilities and associated ratemaking proceedings, and has secured approvals for the development, construction, financing and operation of new electric generating facilities. In 2015 he was named one of fifty regulatory “trailblazers” across the country by the National Law Journal. He also has a long history of defending defective product, environmental contamination, nuisance, fraud and commercial claims.

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Joseph K Reid III
T: +1 804 775 1198F: +1 804 698 2146Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Energy: Regulatory, Legal 500 US, 2016-2017

Named a "Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazer," National Law Journal, 2015

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation, 2010-2012, 2014-2017; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2016, 2017, Woodward/White, Inc.

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell