Recent Client Recoveries
- $750,000 In a trust dispute
- $510,000 In a business dispute
- $250,000 In a trust dispute
- $417,000 In a business dispute
- $385,000 In a trust dispute
- $723,000 In a business dispute
- $435,000 In a probate litigation
- $775,000 In a Legal Malpractice Dispute
Trustee Defense: Defense of trustees accused of wrongdoing while performing trust orders, duties or responsibilities.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Defense of trustees facing claims against them, or pursuit of beneficiaries’ claims against a trustee, that improper or ineffective trust management occurred.
Undue Influence: Exerting improper influence over a person with the intention of getting them to change a trust in favor of another person’s or organization’s benefit.
Lack of Capacity: The absence of mental capacity when a trust was executed.
Accounting Actions: Defense of trustees accused of wrongdoing, or assisting beneficiaries petitioning the court for trust assets accounting.
Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy: Questionable, detrimental interference with a trust.
Trust Litigation Attorneys
Probate & Estate Litigation
Defense of Personal Representatives: Defense of personal representatives accused of improprieties in managing estates, wills and assets.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Beneficiaries wishing to remove a personal representative or a trustee accused of wrongdoing. Bloodworth Law defends trustees and personal representatives facing removal actions.
Undue Influence: Improper influence over a person to change a will.
Lack of Capacity: Absence of mental capacity at time a will was executed.
Accounting Actions: Defense of personal representative accused of wrongdoing, or assist beneficiaries petitioning the court for estate or probate accounting.
Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy: Questionable, detrimental interference with a will.
Probate or Estate Litigation Attorneys
Business or Commercial Litigation
Breach of Contract: A valid contract is broken, a loss has occurred, a legal remedy is needed.
Business Torts: Describes the many causes of civil action within business litigation.
Shareholder & Partnerships: A shareholder pertains to partners or owners of a corporation. A partnership is a subset of business litigation involving company owners.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: One party’s position breaches duty of trust to others in a contract.
Real Estate Litigation: Actions to resolve property or contract disputes.
Fraudulent Misrepresentation: One party lies to get another party into a contract with the other.
Negligent Misrepresentation: One party makes false statements to close a deal.
Business Litigation Attorneys
Draft/Revise Employee Handbooks: Review company rules and procedures, employment laws to protect company.
Draft/Revise Independent Contractor Manuals: Ensure that contractors have contracts with job descriptions, and conform to non-employee roles and responsibilities. Help in assessing whether independent contractors should be employees.
Help Transfer Contractors to Employees: Compliance with Florida laws when contractors transition to employees make sure employers are following rules.
Employment Agreements: Preparation of employment agreements in accordance with Florida employment laws to secure valuable employees.
Non-Competes: Prevent loss in enforceable Florida non-compete agreements between employers and employees. Defend against non-compete challenges. Protect trade secrets, clients, and proprietary creations.
Non-Solicitation Clauses: Prevent employees from solicitation of business clients during and after employment.
Upper Management Contracts: Attorneys generate and regularly review employee contracts for compliance with
Shareholder Agreements: Create shareholder agreements allowing shareholders to vote shares in a specific manner and to override default provisions and rules imposed by the Business Corporations Act.
Hourly & Wage Violations: Attorney consultations ensure employers are protected against wage violations through regular checks to ensure Florida laws are upheld.
Harassment & Discrimination Policy: Review and uphold laws to protect employers from harassment and discrimination lawsuits by clearly establishing zero-tolerance standards.
Employment Law Attorneys
Probate: When your estate goes through probate you’ll need our help to resolve and move your case forward.
Summary Probate: Abbreviated Florida probate that doesn’t require personal representative where total value of assets minus creditor claims and exemptions doesn’t exceed $75,000.
Formal Probate: When an estate must be opened by filing a petition for a hearing in probate court which may need involvement of the court. Necessary when an original will can’t be found.
Guardianship: Guardianship cases handled are for relatives who have dementia or have been physically incapacitated due to an accident or an illness.
Estate Planning Documents: Preparation of all estate planning documents which includes:
- Living Wills
- Living Trust
- Powers of Attorney
- Asset Protection
- Advance Health Care Directives
Business Succession: Who and what will come with the next generation of your business and how will you turn it over without disruption?
Business Sales: Prepare the sale of your business with a legal team to support plans for profitability and ownership transition.
Estate Planning Attorneys
Florida Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the Managing Partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, based in Orlando, with offices in Winter Haven. Reed has practiced Florida law since 2004 and has litigated hundreds of cases. Bloodworth Law handles:
- Trust Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Probate or Estate Litigation
- Employment Law
- Estate Planning
- PIP Litigation
Reed and the Bloodworth Law team represent cases in cities and courts across Florida for businesses, families, and individuals pursuing resolution to legal disputes through mediation, negotiation, settlements, and when necessary, lawsuits.
If you’re facing a legal challenge, find out how Bloodworth Law can help you, your family, or your business.
“We are moderately small family owned business and were facing a substantial lawsuit from a former employee. Kemp Brinson was fantastic in helping us get the claim dismissed very early in the process. He was extremely responsive and professional and we would plan to utilitize him and the Bloodworth Law team in the future.”
“Reed Bloodworth is an exceptional attorney who resolved an extraordinarily complex issue for me earlier this year. Each member of Reed’s team is professional, courteous, and responsive – and for these reasons and various others, I highly recommend Bloodworth Law!!!”
“I own and operate a chiropractic practice in Brevard County, FL. I began working with firm due to one of their team members, Alyson M. Laderman. I began working with Alyson when collaborating on behalf of patients in the past. She was actually with another firm then, but I was so exceedingly pleased & impressed by her and her team’s attention to detail, availability and results that I followed her when she moved. Since she has been a part of Bloodworth Law, the superb service has only continued and for that I am grateful. Keep it up and thank you so much. In a day when “good enough” and sub-par unfortunately seem to be the status quo on so many fronts, you, your team are a refreshing breath of fresh air.”
“Quick responses and very honest and down to earth atty.”
“Kemp Brenson and the Bloodworth team were indispensable during my initial defence. They conducted themselves professionally, responded to any inquiries I had in a timely manner and were very patient with my lack of experience with legal knowledge. Nothing but respect and admiration for the professionals at Bloodworth Law Orlando.”
“Mr. Brinson was not able to help me in my case, however he provided an excellent referral that may have proven useful.”
“Excellent firm. When I arrived for a consult they already knew everything about my case before I walked in the door, it was nice to see that they really do their research on the subject. They were thorough and took their time to listen and understand me on the case and find out what direction I wanted to go with it.”
“Absolutely wonderful attorney!!!! Extremely intelligent, efficient, thorough and caring. I couldn’t have been blessed with a better attorney!”
“Reed made my very confusing business situation easier to understand and helped me to come to a quick and easy resolution. I would highly reccomend using him for any sticky situation. 10/10 Zak Where’s the Scoop.”
“Fabulous experience! Friendly, caring and excellent advise and service. Best attorney ever!”
“It is no surprise Reed was selected by his legal peers as one of Florida Legal Elite and granted this award by Florida Trend, given to fewer than 2% of Florida Attorneys. He’s very matter of fact and tough. He’s the kind of attorney who puts facts above feelings. Reed Bloodworth is an excellent forensic attorney. Sometimes the truth hurts.
Reed is personal and compassionate.”
“Experience, knowledge and success rate. Everything you want in a great attorney.”
“Thank you for your services in handling the probate of our son’s estate. Your professionalism and fairness are much appreciated. Very helpful, kind, courteous and very interested in my issues. He took the time to investigate my issues and respond to me before making any conclusions. He made sure he knew what he was talking about and not just a “for instance” kind of lawyer as the one I had spoken to before. I am so glad I found Mr.Reed and would highly recommend recommend him for anyone that wants an awesome lawyer that is truly interested in protecting their best interests.”
“Amazing attorneys! Responsive, professional and highly-knowledgeable. Reed and Juliane make you feel like part of the team!”
“Outstanding! Mr. B********* and his associate, Juliane, have been amazing from the start of my case. They took the time to hear my explanation and did thorough research before taking on my case, they responded quickly and got to work! They are both exceptional lawyers and I recommend them to everyone.”
“Great firm and attorneys. Reed and Juliane possess skills and knowledge of litigation that is unmatched elsewhere. They really fight for YOU! Always responsive, respectful, and make you feel like a part of the team. I highly recommend them.”
“Reed is very detail-oriented and focused on getting the best result for his clients.”
“Outstanding attorneys! Reed Bloodworth and his associate, Ms. Brumbaugh are exceptional and a class all their own. If you want attorneys who fight for YOU, this is where to go!”
“Reed Bloodworth and Juliane Brumbaugh are highly educated and professional attorneys. Reed’s knowledge of business litigation and probate litigation is unmatched. Their dedication to remain cost-conscious, create a team with their client and keeping me informed every step of the way has been amazing! I highly recommend Bloodworth Law, in Orlando to everyone who needs help in business, probate or trust law. They say they fight for you, and they really do!”
“I wish this had an option for 100 stars! Mr. Bloodworth is in a class all his own. I was in the midst of a highly complex matter involving my business and met with several attorneys regarding the issue. I stopped looking the moment I met with Reed. He has a near clairvoyant understanding of business litigation and outlined my options clearly and concisely. Reed kept me informed every step of the way and stayed ahead of the game throughout the case. Truth be told, it was fascinating watching him outmaneuver opposing counsel at every turn. I could not be more satisfied with the resolution of my case and with Mr. Bloodworth’s brilliant representation. He has very much earned my unflinching recommendation to any and all my family, friends, and business associates in need of an aggressive, no-nonsense attorney. Simply put, if you want to win your case, hire Reed Bloodworth.”
“Working with this lawyer was amazing he is very attentive and always stays communicating with you about whats going on.. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great probate lawyer!!”
Exceptional Attorney! “Lawyer Fights for You” is more than the website address of Reed’s law firm; it is the essence of his representation. I had the good fortune to have been represented by Reed Bloodworth in a civil dispute, which he settled to my satisfaction. His depth of knowledge is accompanied by a determination to exceed expectations. He and his staff treat their clients like family, and as a result, I am proud to consider them part of mine.
Outstanding experience! “Reed is an excellent attorney that truly cares about people and it shows in his attention to detail. I could not be happier with him and all he has done to help.”
Great Attorney. I had an issue with my landlord that had been ongoing for months. I called Reed Bloodworth and he was incredibly understanding and reassuring. He was professional and efficient. He had the issue resolved within weeks. I would definitely recommend Reed Bloodworth for your legal needs.
Excellent Lawyer. Reed was professional, courteous, and diligent in achieving our company’s desired outcome in a dispute. His legal knowledge was not only insightful is the dispute he represented us on but for a future case as well. Have recommended him to business partners of ours and he has more than exceeded their expectations.
Excellent Attorney! I hired Reed to assist my company with several contractual issues. He was always very attentive and accomplish everything my company needed.