R. Jo Reser’s practice areas include condemnation for pipelines and utilities, construction, environmental, toxic tort, products liability, professional liability, healthcare, transportation/trucking, employment, equine and commercial litigation.

Ms. Reser has tried numerous jury trials in State, Federal and Administrative courts throughout Texas. In 2020, she recovered $9.6 Million Dollars for the City of Laredo in a construction case brought against the design engineers and construction companies that designed and constructed the El Pico Water Treatment Plant for $98 Million Dollars. For the past 35 years, she has litigated cases involving condemnation, estate law, professional liability, health care law, construction law, environmental law, mass toxic torts, complex biological and technological products, including the design, manufacture and marketing of numerous medical, pharmaceutical and automotive products. Ms. Reser has also litigated employment law, contract law, equine law and commercial law cases. Some of her significant reported cases include: Accord v. General Motors, Soden v. Freightliner, and O’Connell v. American Home Products.

Education & Admissions
J.D., The University of Texas Law School, 1975
B.A. with Honors, Stanford University, 1973

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1976

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Professional Affiliations
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • International Women’s Forum

Ms. Reser is Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rated indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Ms. Reser is Board Certified in Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Specialization.

Ms. Reser is recognized by Texas Super Lawyers® for Environmental Litigation, 2016.

Ms. Reser is recognized by Texas Super Lawyers® for Medical Devices Lawyer, 2012.

Ms. Reser’s recent publications include State and Federal Statutory and Regulatory Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing, 80 DEF. COUNS. J. 90 (2013).

Ms. Reser has served on the Planning Committee of the University of Texas School of Law’s Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference for over 25 years.