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Adams and Reese is proud to announce Lee C. Reid, a Partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, and Timothy W. Volpe, a Partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office, have been named to Adams and Reese’s Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2019.

The firm’s Executive Committee is the management body of the firm and consists of six Partners, each elected by their fellow Partners to serve a three-year term.

Reid, who practices in the firm’s New Orleans office, served as a leader of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group prior to being named to the firm’s Executive Committee. A lawyer practicing in the field of Louisiana charter school law during its early stages of development, he continues to play a pivotal role in the charter school movement. He counsels clients in education, economic development and government relations matters. Reid guides institutions through a complicated regulatory environment and advises clients in a spectrum of matters, including the formation of charter organizations, the application process, operational issues and drafting policy and legislation at both the local and state level. 

Reid has been recognized with such awards as New Orleans CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law, Louisiana Appleseed’s Good Apple Award, the Silver Snoopy (NASA’s Personal Achievement Award) and New Orleans CityBusiness’ Power Generation. He is an active member of numerous professional, civic and charitable organizations in New Orleans and throughout the country.

Reid is a 1999 graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and a 1996 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans.

Volpe, based in the firm’s Jacksonville office, advises clients in commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and insurance industry matters, including the formation, reorganization, purchase and sale of insurance companies and agencies.

Florida Trend magazine has named Volpe as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” each year since 2007 and he has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in business litigation and insurance coverage law each year since 2007. His other recognitions include American Lawyer Media 2015; Best Lawyers® – Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance; Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year - Insurance, 2016; Jacksonville Magazine Lawyer of the Year 2017; and Jacksonville Business Journal Ultimate Lawyer Award - Business Litigation 2017.

Volpe is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chair, Federal Policy Advocacy Committee, 2017 and 2018. He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1982, his M.A. in Political Science in Public Administration, with high honors, in 1982 and his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, certificate in Eastern European Area Studies, with high honors, from the University of Florida in 1979.