Law Bulletin Media Emerging Lawyer 2018
Illinois Rising Stars 2013, 2016-2020
Reas has been a commercial litigator since his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2005. Reas primarily represents businesses in real estate, construction, and contract disputes. Reas is also an experienced class action attorney, having represented clients in several cases involving business torts.
Reas is experienced in all phases of commercial litigation, including trials and appeals, arbitration and mediation. Reas’s experience is wide-ranging and includes defending a Fortune 500 financial institution before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and representing clients in the prosecution and defense of consumer fraud and deceptive trade practice claims. Reas also regularly represents property owners and developers, secured debt holders, and contractors in state and federal courts throughout Illinois.
Reas’s appellate experience includes successfully handling more than two dozen appeals in state and federal courts. Reas has argued before multiple courts of appeals.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
DePauw University, B.A.
Courts and Bar Admissions
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Seventh Court, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, Northern District of Illinois U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
Memberships and Activities
Reas serves as a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, investigating and evaluating persons being considered for judicial office.
Reas is also an avid photographer and member of the Active Transportation Alliance.