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Christopher Meyer Reid

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Partner
Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone:
610-365-1316
866-756-4543
Fax:
610-258-0390
Email:

Christopher Reid was born in 1974 in New York City. He grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, and spent time living in California before returning to Cleveland, where he graduated from high school. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo in 1996. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Reid worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern for United States Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WVA) and as a legislative intern for the American Bar Association.Mr. Reid went on to Vermont Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1999. More importantly, while at Vermont Law School, Mr. Reid met his wife Tara, and the two were married and in 1999 moved to the Lehigh Valley, where they live with their two beautiful children, Lauren and Jackson. Mr. Reid began his professional career as an associate attorney with the Easton firm of Seidel Cohen & Hof  LLC in 1999. In 2003, Mr. Reid was made a member of the firm, and in 2007, the law firm of Seidel Cohen Hof & Reid LLC opened its Bethlehem office.

Mr. Reid is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Northampton County Bar Association and Lehigh County Bar Association. He is also a sustaining member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and he currently serves on the Northampton County Bar Association Board of Governors as President Elect and is President of the Board of Directors for the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. Mr. Reid worked closely with local agencies, attorneys, county officials and the Northampton County Court to develop and implement Northampton County's Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program to help county residents affected by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.  Mr. Reid has given lectures on various personal injury topics including the following: Litigating the Nursing Home Malpractice Case, Evaluating the Medical Malpractice Case, Nuts & Bolts of Handling a Motor Vehicle Accident Case, UM & UIM Coverage Issues, and Medicare, ERISA, and other liens and subrogation issues.

In addition to spending time with his family, Mr. Reid enjoys playing tennis, golf, wakeboarding and snowboarding. He is still a diehard Cleveland sports fanatic, providing him with the only source of misery in his life.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Automobile/Car Accidents (including UM and UIM cases)
  • 5% Trucking/Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • 10% Medical Malpractice
  • 5% Nursing Home Malpractice
  • 5% Products Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2007

Education

  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D. - 1999
  • The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • B.A.cum laude - 1996
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pro Bono Award, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (fka PATLA), Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Northampton County Board of Governors, 2007 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Laub, Seidel, Cohen & Hof, LLC, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2003
  • United States Senator John Rockefeller, Legislative Intern, 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northampton County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program