Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Rust E. Reid was honored with the 2015 Each Moment Matters Award from Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation. Mr. Reid received the award at the Each Moment Matters Luncheon on October 23.
Now in its sixth year, the award honors individuals who strive diligently, each working within his or her passions, to be an agent for change in the world around them. Honorees are nominated based on their (i) faith in serving others with joy, gratitude, respect, and kindness; (ii) courage in empowering, educating, and giving hope to others; (iii) integrity in maintaining high levels of ethics, reliability, trust, and decency; and (iv) leadership in working tirelessly, and often anonymously, in the community.
Mr. Reid is Of Counsel in the Tax Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office. He focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, and fiduciary administration, and primarily represents individuals and family groups seeking to plan the disposition of their estates in accordance with their wishes at the least tax cost. Mr. Reid also represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust and estate administration, and private foundations and other organizations in connection with charitable gift-giving. He frequently acts as an expert witness in probate and trust disputes and has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Southern Methodist University.
He is consistently recognized for his legal expertise. For example, Mr. Reid was named Dallas Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” (2013) and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (1983-2016). He has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2003-2015) and Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2003). Mr. Reid received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Bar Association’s Probate Section (2007) and the Distinguished Probate Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2008).
Among his many commitments, he serves on the boards of numerous civic organizations and also is actively involved in legal professional organizations. For example, he is a member of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member and past president of Dallas Estate Planning Council, a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and a member of the American, Texas, and Dallas Bar Associations. Currently, he is a trustee of AVANCE Dallas. He has served as a trustee and in numerous leadership roles for civic organizations, including Hockaday School, Child Care Group, Tejas Council – Girl Scouts of America, Visiting Nurse Association of Texas, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Grace Presbyterian Village Foundation, The Cecil and Ida Green Foundation, and Bryan’s House.
Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to support the ministries of Presbyterian Communities and Services. Located in Dallas, it is a faith-based organization comprised of continuing care retirement communities and the leading hospice services of Faith Presbyterian Hospice. The organization strives to enrich the lives of those it serve by extending exceptional care and services in a faith-based culture. To learn more, visit: https://www.prescs.org/.