Kevin Reed assists various hospitals and health care systems with issues of regulatory compliance, complex business transactions, and medical staff peer review matters. Kevin is Board Certified in both Health Law and Administrative Law.
His wide-ranging experience in the health care sector include representing numerous hospitals through sales or acquisitions, forming new hospital districts, purchasing or leasing new facilities and medical offices, and drafting and implementing medical staff bylaws. He also works with hospitals and physicians on various aspects of peer review hearings and credentialing processes. For over 25 years, he has served as General Counsel for the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH), assisting its member hospitals with virtually every aspect of their operations.
Kevin received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979, and a B.A. (cum laude) from Salem College in Salem, West Virginia. Among other honors, he holds the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, and has served on both the Exam Commission and Advisory Commission in Health Law for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Outside of Reed Claymon, Kevin is active in community affairs, holding various leadership positions in his church. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves on the Administrative Board of his local church. He was the first chair and served on the Board of Directors of the Austin Region Justice for our Neighbors, a nonprofit law office providing free legal services to immigrants and refugees.
- Represented numerous hospitals in all transactional aspects of sale or lease to other hospital systems
- Represented numerous hospitals and hospital districts in the financing and construction of new hospital facilities
- Represented numerous communities in the formation of a new hospital district and/or hospital authority
- Represented numerous hospitals in their acquisition or lease of various healthcare facilities
- Represented 300+ physician practice in physician contracts, employment, non-compete, and strategic planning matters
- Represented single facility and multi-facility hospital systems in drafting and implementing medical staff bylaws
- Served as mediator and hearing officer in numerous medical staff peer review hearings, and represented numerous hospital clients in various aspects of the fair hearing and physician credentialing processes
- Provides general counsel services, including negotiating and drafting contracts, advising on regulatory matters, medical staff matters, and other operational matters
- State Bar of Texas (admitted 1979) (Section: Health Law; Past Chair of the Health Law Section)
- Board Certified, Administrative Law and Health Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Health Law Advisory Commission, 2002-2006, 2013-present; Health Law Exam Commission, 2003-2009)
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
- Member, Austin Bar Association (Section: Health Law)
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association
- General Counsel, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (1992-present)
- Member, External Advisory Board, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health (2007-present)
- American Health Lawyers Association Mediation Training
- “2018 Best Lawyers of Year” in the specialty of Health Care Law, Best Lawyers by Woodward White, Inc. (2018)
- “The Best Lawyers in America” in the specialty of Health Care Law, Best Lawyers by Woodward White, Inc. (2007‐2019)
- “Super Lawyer” in the Health Law field by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, as published in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines (2003-2019)
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
- Chambers USA, listed as Top Ranked Leader in Health Law (2004 – 2019)