The Law Office of James A. Reed, P.C.


Principal Office:


Babb, Reed & Leak, PLLC
4131 Spicewood Springs Road
Building G, Suite 2
Austin, Texas 78759


Telephone: (512) 580-5010

Fax: (512) 580-5015





Commercial Real Estate Law

Residential Real Estate Law

Firm Information

Attorney James A. Reed specializes in handling real estate transactions and real estate litigation. A board certified specialist in commercial and residential real estate, Mr. Reed and his firm have been providing personal, professional representation to his clients since 1995, helping them find affordable solutions to their real estate problems. In January 2017, Mr. Reed merged his practice with those of Joseph Babb and Joseph Leak to form Babb, Reed & Leak, PLLC.  For more information about our firm's expanded services, please visit our website at

James A. Reed

Practice Areas:  Real estate & business transactions and related litigation, including entity formation, contract negotiation and disputes, title insurance claims, real estate brokerage and licensing, mechanics' and materialmen's liens, landlord/tenant matters, easements, clearing titles, and deed restrictions.

Experience:  Over 20 years of private law practice in Central Texas representing small businesses and individuals in real estate and related matters; In house counsel for Stewart Title Austin; Founder of Texas Title Solutions, a real estate mortgage release tracking company.


  •  Doctor of Jurisprudence - University of Texas School of Law

  •  B.S. Mechancial Engineering - Texas A&M University

Professional Training & Certifications
  •  Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law, TBLS
  •  Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law, TBLS
  •  Texas Real Estate Broker (TREC #0461794)
  •  Texas Real Estate Commission Instructor (TREC #2104)
  •  Trained Mediator

Articles & Presentations

  •  Author/Instructor - "Short Sales 101", Austin Board of REALTORS® MCE Course (2008-2011) 
  •  Panelist - Risk Management Panel, Austin Board of REALTORS Realty Round Up (2007-2010)
  •  Instructor - "Buying & Selling Real Estate", ABA People's Law School (1997-2002, 2008-2012)
  •  Instructor - "Foreclosure, Modifications, & Short Sales", ABA People's Law School (2008-2012)
  •  Contributing Columnist on Real Estate Questions, Austin American-Statesman (1994-1995)
  •  Presenter - "Anatomy of a Commercial Lease", Institute of Real Estate Management (1994)
  •  Contributing Columnist on Legal Topics to Austin Business Journal, Small Business (1994)
  •  Frequent Speaker to Local Real Estate Companies on Real Estate Topics (1992-2012)

Honors and Awards
  •  Texas Association of REALTORS® Course of the Year 2008  for "Short Sales 101"
  •  Austin Board of REALTORS® Chairman's Award 2006 for Oustanding Service
  •  Eagle Award - Keller Williams Realty, Austin Southwest Market Center

Professional/Community Involvement
  •  Austin Board of REALTORS®
      Risk Management Task Force (2005-2012)
      Grievance Committee (2004-2012)
      Education Committee (1992-1998, 2004-2011)
  •  Austin Independent School District
      District Advisory Council (2002-2004)
      Campus Advisory Council - Hill Elementary (2001-2010)
      Principal Selection Committee - Hill Elementary (2003)
  •  City of Austin, Building Standards Commission (1988-1992), Chairman (1990-1992)
  •  Austin Soccer Development Group (2003-2012), President (2006-2012)
  •  River City Rangers Board (2003-2006), Vice President (2005-2006)
  •  North Austin Soccer Alliance (1998-2003), President (2002-2005), Coach (1998-2008)