Joel Reese has a proven track record of delivering results to his clients through an efficient, common-sense approach to complex business disputes. A dedicated client partner and relentless trial advocate, Joel has been recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer and as a member of “The Defenders”—Dallas Business Journal’s tribute to the 15 top business-defense lawyers in the DFW Metroplex.

Before founding RGM with his partners in 2011, Joel practiced for more than 10 years as a trial lawyer and member in Winstead PC—one of the largest commercial law firms in Dallas. Joel served as lead counsel in securing the seminal opinion from the Texas Supreme Court concerning the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) in In re Weekley Homes, L.P., 295 S.W.3d 309 (Tex. 2009). He has represented oil and gas exploration and production companies, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, national insurers, investors, and telecommunications companies in complex commercial disputes and environmental litigation before juries, judges, and arbitration panels. In a nationally publicized case, Joel defended an insurer and eight related parties in a nationwide class action involving approximately 14.6 million class members and $13 billion dollars in damages.

In addition to his skills as a fierce advocate, Joel’s clients remark on his “grasp of exceedingly complex topics,” which he communicates “in simple, understandable terms.” Clients consider Joel a quick study who sizes up his judge and jury, then speaks to them in their language.




Texas Tech University School of Law

Juris Doctor, with honors, 1993

Board of Editors, Texas Tech Law Review

Texas Tech University

Bachelors of Business Administration,

with honors, 1990


Texas Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas


Dallas Business Journal
Best Lawyers in America
Best in Dallas Mag

(Best Lawyers Under 40)

Lexis Nexis