J. Andrew Reed received his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in May 2016, and became a member of the Texas Bar Association in November 2016. While attending SMU, he served as the president of the Intellectual Property Organization, served as an Article Editor for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review, and competed as a member of the SMU AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court team. Prior to attending SMU, Mr. Reed graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. While working on his thesis project, Mr. Reed performed research with the UTA Pulsed Power and Energy Lab. This research focused on Microgrid technologies, and modeling and simulation of a submersible pump system.
During his time at UTA, Mr. Reed was the President of the Eta Kappa Nu Epsilon Mu Chapter, and Treasurer and S-PAC Conference Chair for the UTA Student Chapter of the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers.
Andrew has gained valuable experience representing a wide range of clients, from individual inventors to large multinational corporations. His goal is to help his clients protect their innovations, ideas, brands, and intellectual property through both prosecution and litigation. Andrew has also represented clients from a wide field of industries including electronics, food and beverage, software, medical devices, mechanical systems, outdoor products, and sports industries.
In his spare time, Mr. Reed enjoys playing the violin and guitar, as well as competing in international Olympic trap, and other clay target sports. His musical pursuits include designing pedal board systems, writing and recording music, as well as performing live at his church. He was a member of the 2013-2015 USA Shooting National Development Team for International Trap, and a participant in the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Tucson, AZ. Mr. Reed has won the ACUI Collegiate International Shootout, the Texas State International Trap Championship, the Grand American ATA President Handicap Junior Championship, and has numerous other wins at national, state, and local events. In addition, Andrew has held the position of Captain of the Texas Trapshooters Association 2008 Junior Team. When not competing, he also enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.