Gerald S. Reed has specialized in civil law for the past 25 years. Originally from Homewood, Ill., Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois and was a 1977 graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Following graduation, he chose to stay in southern Illinois, opening a general solo practice. In 1981, he became one of the founding partners of the firm.
Gerry and his wife, Lori, have lived in Murphysboro since 1975, where they raised three children. When not working, the couple enjoys tackling home improvement projects, travel and hiking.
The majority of Gerry’s practice is domestic law, including adoptions, paternity and dissolutions of marriages.
“I feel that I help people both legally and emotionally at a difficult time in their lives,” he says. “Unfortunately with the emotion overlay that surfaces in the type of work I do, it requires more than just cold, hard legal information. “I am a counselor, and it’s my job to help lessen the stress and assist people in getting through a hard time of life.”