Katherine L. Reed handles all types of federal and state criminal cases, from DWI to murder, from investigation to post-conviction challenges. Through effective communication with her clients, prosecutors, and other agents, Katherine works to quickly minimize the stress and disruption that a criminal charge can have on a person's life and to resolve each case in the most favorable manner. Her passion for her clients and her work enables her to advocate and fight for her clients in the face of sometimes overwhelming odds.

Katherine has consistently been recognized as one of Dallas’s leading criminal defense attorneys, and she is often called to speak to lawyers and non-lawyers alike about criminal law and criminal procedure. Katherine frequently lectures on Second Amendment issues and Texas criminal procedure, and she teaches the latter at her alma mater, the SMU Dedman School of Law.

Katherine is originally from Houston, Texas. Before earning her law degree from SMU, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in psychology and academic minors in sociology and law. During Katherine's years in law school, she focused her work and studies on criminal law. She spent a year working in various positions at the Dallas District Attorney’s Office before clerking at what was then Sorrels, Udashen & Anton. Katherine then joined the firm upon graduating from law school; she has committed herself ever since to defending the rights and innocence of her clients, no matter the accusations. In 2019 Katherine associated with the law firm of Walker & Taylor, PLLC in Houston, Texas.

Katherine and her husband have two kids and a dog and are active in the Dallas community and Trojan Alumni family.


​Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019
Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Criminal Defense, 2016-2017
Criminal Justice Act Voluntary Attorney Panel, Northern District, Texas, 2014-Present


Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law, 2009-Present
Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law, Chair, 2015
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009-Present
Dallas Women Lawyer’s Association, Director-at-Large, 2015
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009-Present
USC Alumni Club, 2009-Present


Delta Gamma