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After graduating from Brandon High School, Reed attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) on scholarship studying political science with an emphasis in criminal justice programs.  Initially, he planned to join either the FBI and/or the United States Marine Corps.  These plans changed when he met his to-be wife, the former Dee Dee Burt, and was offered another generous scholarship to continue his studies at the University of Mississippi School of Law. 


 


While in law school Reed made good grades and graduated at the top of his class.  By this time he had both a wife and son to support so God’s blessings were particularly bountiful when he was offered a good job with a reputable insurance defense law firm which had an office in Oxford, a wonderful place to live. 


 


After several years, Reed joined his supervising attorneys in forming what is today Freeland Martz, PLLC.   During this period Reed and his wife had more children and adopted two others. Reed and Dee Dee have five children (Gabriel, Margaret, Jonathan, Anna, and Claire), all of whom are homeschooled by a mother with the patience of a saint.  They also have a beloved standard poodle, Ollie, and only half-jokingly question the need for any other breed.


 


In his free time Reed enjoys distance running and outdoor sports including camping, hunting, and shooting.  Due to his passion and years of study Reed is regarded by many to be the foremost expert on Mississippi gun rights and 2nd Amendment issues.  He is actively involved in several community and faith-based organizations.  Reed and his family are members of Grace Bible Church of Oxford.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Insurance: 53%
    1 year
  2. Business: 20%
    1 year
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    1 year
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 7%
    1 year

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • J Rhea Tannehill Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. Reed is a fine lawyer, man and a worthy adversary.

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    J Tannehill Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Dean Stamboulieh

    I believe Reed to be a great attorney and extremely personable. I've spoken with Reed regarding a few of my cases and he has proven to be a great resource.

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    Stephen Stamboulieh Constitutional Attorney
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Contact info

Freeland, Martz, P.L.L.C.

302 Enterprise Drive
Suite A
Oxford, MS, 38655-4717

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive201107/19/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law200508/13/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law200408/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Best CommentUniv. of Miss. Law School Law Journal2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberFreeland Martz, PLLC2007 - Present
AssociateMarkow Walker, PA2004 - 2007
InternUnited States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Mississippi2003 - 2003
InternRankin County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lafayette County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tri-County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public PolicySearches by Private Individuals and The General Inapplicability of The Fourth Amendment2004
Mississippi Law JournalA Concise Summary of Mississippi Weapon Laws; Ethical Consideration Regarding the Representation of Clients With Questionable Competency; A Constitutional Analysis of Random Vehicle Searches Outside Airports2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Mississippi School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001