John W. Reis litigates subrogation and commercial claims involving loss or damage to structures, heavy equipment, trucks, motor coaches, vehicles, vessels and other property damaged by fire, water, collision, or collapse. These cases require his particular experience in product liability, construction, commercial, maritime and admiralty law. John also litigates commercial contingency disputes involving business torts such as fraud, deception, and misappropriation. He is licensed to practice law in four states and twelve federal district courts in the South.
John has taken leading roles in mass tort cases, including serving as co-lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation proceeding against a product manufacturer. He has published articles and conducted seminars on several of the complex issues that arise in his fields of practice, including the economic loss doctrine, the malfunction theory, the proper measure of damages, trial techniques, CSST failures, expert qualifications, and other issues. He genuinely loves getting the call on a catastrophic case, and will take calls at all hours of the night to jump on the case immediately. He values responsiveness, resourcefulness, and results.