|Reed Armstrong's Founders
James L. Reed (1899-1998)
James L. Reed began practicing law in Edwardsville, Illinois on January 15, 1927 and retired 50 years later to the day on January 15, 1977. He passed away on October 18, 1998. From 1931 to 1959, he was a principal member of an Edwardsville law firm that progressively reorganized and changed names several times. In 1960, the firm became Reed & Armstrong when Harry Armstrong became a member.
Harry C. Armstrong (Retired)
Harry C. Armstrong was born in Peoria, Illinois, January 19, 1932. He attended college at the University of Illinois, obtaining his B.S. degree in 1953 and his J.D. in 1955. He was admitted to the bar thereafter in 1955. He served his country in the military J.A.G.D., U.S.A.F. from 1955 – 1957. He entered into practice with James Reed, the founder of our firm, in August 1957 and retired in 2006. In those 49 years, he tried over 500 civil jury trials.
James E. Gorman II (1930-2016)
Jim Gorman attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, obtaining his B.A. degree in 1952. He continued on to earn his Juris Doctorate in 1955 at the University of Illinois, School of Law and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1956. Jim served his country in the military with the U. S. Army Security Agency from 1955 – 1957. In 1963 he became a partner with Reed, Armstrong and Gorman. He retired in 2002, and joined the firm of Lucco, Brown and Mudge. He retired again in December 2015. During his 60 year legal career, he tried more than 450 jury trials.
Jim Gorman & James Reed