Waco: Former DA lands job with boutique law firm

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna. (File)
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna. (File)(KWTX)
Published: Jan. 14, 2019 at 6:24 PM CST
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Former McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna will lead a new office of Patterson + Sheridan, an intellectual property law boutique, in Waco, the firm announced Monday.

"I'm excited about this firm and the new opportunity that it brings. I get the opportunity to broaden my business and (intellectual property) litigation, and continuing my practice in criminal litigation,” Reyna said.

The firm has 80 attorneys working out of eight offices in Texas, California, North Carolina, New Jersey and Japan.

Reyna’s addition builds on the expansion of the firm’s trial practice with litigators John H. Barr, Jr., and Jay Yates, who joined the firm’s Houston office in August 2018.

"With the addition of these outstanding attorneys, we are expanding our litigation practice to include not only intellectual property cases, but also general business litigation and white-collar criminal defense cases," said Patterson + Sheridan founding partner B. Todd Patterson.

"Abel Reyna had an extensive background in criminal defense work before he became district attorney. Abel also has a sincere dedication and commitment to Waco and McLennan County as represented by his family history and service to the community."

Reyna lost his re-election bid in the 2018 GOP primary to lawyer Barry Johnson.