Mr. Ried was born in Poland. However, Texas is his home. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Business Foundations. His passion for learning did not stop there. Mr. Ried graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, while on an accelerated track. In law school, Mr. Ried was a member of the Criminal Law Society, Delta Theta Phi, and Percy J. Power Senate, and participated in the Innocence Project case screening. In addition, he earned the Honors Scholarship for academic success. His academic performance also secured Mr. Ried a place on the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll. He held those awards continuously throughout his legal studies. Additionally, Mr. Ried earned seven Certificates of Merit in the following courses: Contracts, Research & Writing, Criminal Procedure, Personal and Professional Responsibility, Trial Skills, Advanced Practice Skills – Mediation Training, and Drafting. Due to his success in law school, Mr. Ried received the Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award for his graduating class. After law school, Mr. Ried represented homeowners in first-party insurance litigation stemming largely from weather-related claims. Subsequently, Mr. Ried joined the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office where he served the citizens of Bexar County by prosecuting criminal defendants. During his tenure at the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Ried was responsible for a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. Ried had the opportunity to handle many bench and jury trials from inception to final verdict. When not at work, Mr. Ried enjoys coffee and outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and going on walks.