George E. Reed, Jr.
George Reed is in
private practice in White Plains,
concentrating on family law and appeals for the past 25 years. He appears regularly in Family Court in Westchester County
and handles appeals from throughout the New
York metropolitan area. He has taken more than 130 appeals to
conclusion. His principles
for litigation are simple: represent
your client zealously within the bounds of the law, prepare every case as if
you have no other cases in your office, and try every case as if you will never
have to appear in front of the same judge again. He has never written an Anders brief.
Before moving to White Plains, George was an attorney in litigation and
general practice in firms in New York
graduated from Swarthmore
College in 1971 with a
B.A. in sociology/anthropology and an (unofficial) minor in psychology. After a year in graduate school in
geography at the University of Michigan, he taught school for two years and then
attended Syracuse University College of Law for a year, finishing with a J.D.
and M.B.A. at Indiana University (Bloomington)
George has served
on several family-related committees of the New York City Bar Association, and
is presently co-vice-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on
Children and the Law. This is the
ninth annual meeting program he has organized for the Committee.
intermediate knowledge of French, Spanish and Swedish and has also studied
German and Japanese.
In 2010 George was honored to receive the Howard A. Levine Award for
Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare.
His wife Joanne and one of their children are social workers; their other children are a research
psychologist and a medical student.
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