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About Vernon N. Reaser, Jr.

 

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Vernon N. Reaser, Jr. with his wife, Gail Reaser

Vernon N. Reaser, Jr., practices law under the firm name of Law Office of Vernon N. Reaser, Jr.  He specializes in complex civil litigation in both State and Federal Court.  He was born in Victoria, Texas, where he has maintained his law office for the past forty plus years.  Born on January 17, 1942, he was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969.  Preparatory education:  University of Houston and South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas.  He is also admitted to practice before the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.  He is a member of the American Bar Association (Anti-Trust Section), State Bar of Texas, Victoria County Bar Association (President 1980), Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Amicus Curiae Committee 1971-1973), American Trial Lawyers Association; Charter Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the American Judicature Society.

He practices general business, tort, oil and gas and anti-trust law in both state and federal courts.  The cases handled so far include but are not limited to, fraud, consumer actions, and RICOA actions involving both complex securities and lender liability cause of actions.  He has handled cases of this nature on a contingency fee basis as well as on an hourly rate.

Additionally, he has represented banking institutions and handled many matters involving banking, securities and lender liability and has been well recognized for his Plaintiffs personal injury practice with other area lawyers referring cases to Mr. Reaser.  He has tried over one-hundred cases to juries during his career.

Mr. Reaser has represented clients with interests in Mexico and has been instrumental in the formation of businesses in and doing business in Mexico.

He also participates in anti-trust class action matters.  Some of the matters he has been involved in are:

National class action anti-trust cases in which Mr. Reaser is or has been involved include (but not limited to):  In Re:  Medical X-Ray Anti-Trust Litigation, United States District Court, District of New York;  In Re:  Plastic Ware Anti-Trust Litigation, United States District Court, District of Pennsylvania; and In Re:  Bronze-Copper Flakes Anti-Trust Litigation, United States District Court, District of New Jersey;  In Re:  Carpet Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia;  In Re:  Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District Court of Illinois;  In Re:  Amino Acid-Lysine Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois and In Re:  High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Central Division of Illinois;  In Re:  Potash Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court Minnesota; In Re:  Drill Bits Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District Houston Division;  In Re:  Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Middle District, Florida;  In Re:  Baby Food Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, District of New Jersey;  Justin Perish, et al vs. Intel Corporation in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara;  In Re:  Bread Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas;  In Re:  Commercial Tissue Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida.   The McMahon Foundation, et al vs. Amerada Hess Corp., et al in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division; and the State class action Carl Engwall, et al vs. Amerada Hess Corp., et al, Fifth Judicial District Court, State of New Mexico:

In Re: Vitamins Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court for the District of Columbia;  Buffalo Tobacco Products, Inc., and F & F Vending Service, Inc. et al vs. Philip Morris Companies, Inc. et al in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Clark Foodservices, et al vs. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, et al in the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division; Leon’s Sausage Company, et al vs. Viskase Companies, Inc., et al in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division; In Re: Sorbates Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of California; Industrial Graphite Products, Inc., et al vs. Carbone of America Industries, Corp, et al, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; In Re: Methionine Antitrust Litigation in United States District Court, Northern District of California; F & F Vending Service, Inc. vs. U. S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, et al in the United States District Court, District of Columbia; and In Re:  High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Mr. Reaser also served as co-lead counsel in two defective products class action cases; Gary S. McCluskey, et al, vs. Toyota Motor Sales, U. S. A., Inc., et al in the District Court of Nueces County, Texas and Bill L. Inman, et al vs. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, et al.

Mr. Reaser was co-lead counsel in the Texas class action case Kevin Harms, et al vs. Koch Gathering Systems, Inc., involving one of the largest oil spills in the continental United States before BP.

Mr. Reaser also pioneered the “Junk Cement” cases against the Western Company of North American, Dowel, Schlumberger and others.  These cases involved complex RICOA, fraud and Deceptive Trade Practice theories and triggered hearings by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Railroad Commission of Texas.

Mr. Reaser is an AV® rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, an AV® certification is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Reaser writes in his spare time and recently released his debut novel titled Timely Death.