Leon Reed, Jr. (he/him) is your “hometown attorney.” Although born in New Orleans, Leon was raised in Fort Worth, Texas, in the small closely-knit community of Como. After studying at Trimble Tech High School and graduating from Western Hills High School, Leon immediately joined the United States Marine Corps where he served with distinction for seven years and was an embassy guard at various locations around the world.
After his service in the Marine Corps, Leon enrolled as a full-time student at Texas Christian University. While at TCU, Leon was involved in numerous student organizations and employed his leadership skills while presiding over many of them. Leon received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from TCU and his passion for TCU is surpassed only by a few.
Leon was conferred his law degree in 2003 from Texas Tech University School of Law and opened the Law Office of Leon Reed, Jr. in the spring of 2004. He has served as the president of the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association and has been a Fort Worth Top Attorney numerous times in Fort Worth Magazine.
Leon has also been serving as a defense attorney for the Tarrant County Veterans Treatment Court since its inception in 2010, using his experiences as a service member and attorney to serve the needs of the participants in the program. His Marine Corps mindset, spirituality, and life experiences motivate him to serve.
Leon ran for judge in 2014 in Tarrant County and his zeal for serving people may one day lead him back to the political arena. Since then, Leon helped to co-found Walk For Reform, a group of attorneys dedicated to bettering police and community relations, and in August of 2020, Leon walked the 200 miles from the Fort Worth City Hall to the Texas Capitol in Austin to call attention to the need and support for the passing of a Texas George Floyd Act.
Leon is currently a member of several boards including the Tarrant County Bar Foundation Board, the African American Lawyers Section of the Texas State Bar, and the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association, formerly known as the Tarrant County Black Bar Association.