Jim Reed, a Shareholder of Gray Reed & McGraw, was recognized as the "Litigator of the Week" by Texas Lawyer in their June 4th edition. Reed was recognized for his representation in the case Troy Perry v. Alief Independent School District, et al.
Reed represented Troy Perry, a former peace officer for the AISD. In his Oct. 28, 2011, amended petition, Perry alleged the school district, Dan Turner, his former captain, and Henry Bonaparte, his former sergeant, had wrongfully terminated him when he attempted to communicate with appropriate officials about gangs, as well as when he tried to report that school officials had ripped up a traffic ticket he had written to a teacher. Perry alleged the defendants violated his due process and free speech rights and his rights under the Texas Whistleblower Act.
But on May 3 the 215th District Court in Houston issued a final judgment of more than $900,000, including $468,000 in attorneys' fees and $120,000 in pre-judgment interest.
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