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Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

2019 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT BEST LAWYERS

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Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

2019 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT BEST LAWYERS

LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW TO HELP
YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS
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Florida Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth


Practice Areas:


Business Litigation

Civil legal actions involving business disputes

Breach of Contract: A valid contract is broken, a loss has occurred, a legal remedy is needed.
Shareholder & Partnership Litigation: Negative actions between company entities require legal remedies.
Business Torts: Describes the many causes of civil action within business litigation.
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.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: One party’s position breaches duty of trust to others in a contract.
Employment Litigation: Legal issues between employers and employees.
Investment Losses and Securities Fraud: Disputes over financial losses.
Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability: Questionable professional ethics or actions.
Real Estate Litigation: Actions to resolve property or contract disputes.

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Trust litigation

Trust Disputes: Represent beneficiaries challenging validity of a trust, or trustees defending a trust or trust actions.
Undue Influence: Improper influence over a person to change a trust.
Lack of Capacity: Absence of mental capacity when a trust was executed.
Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy: Questionable, detrimental interference with a trust.
Accounting Actions: Defend trustees accused of wrongdoing, or assist beneficiaries petitioning the court for trust assets accounting.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Defend trustees with claims against them, or prosecute beneficiaries’ claims against a trustee.
Trustee Removal:  Prosecute claims by beneficiaries wishing to remove a trustee. Represent trustees defending against a removal action.
Lack of Execution Formalities: Challenges to whether a Florida trust was properly executed.
Trust Construction: Review of trust instruments for ambiguous or conflicting language.
Surcharge Actions: Represent beneficiaries bringing surcharge claims against trustees. Defend trustees against surcharge claims.

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Probate & Estate Litigation:

Undue Influence: Improper influence over a person to change a will.
Lack of Capacity:
Absence of mental capacity at time a will was executed.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty:
Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy: Questionable, detrimental interference with a will.
Fraud: Where testator was intentionally misled resulting in a will he/she otherwise would not have made.
Will Disputes: Beneficiaries challenging the validity of a will. Personal representatives with an obligation to defend the will.
Duress: The testator is forced to make will under threat of coercion or physical harm.
Accounting Actions: Assist beneficiaries petitioning for formal or informal accountings of estates or trusts.
Personal Representative Misconduct/Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Prosecute claims on behalf of beneficiaries. Defend personal representatives against whom claims are made.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Beneficiaries wishing to remove a personal representative or a trustee. Personal representatives or trustees defending against removal actions.
Lack of Execution Formalities: Challenges to whether a will was properly executed pursuant to Florida law.
Will Construction: Review of will to interpret ambiguous or conflicting language.
Surcharge Actions: Beneficiaries bringing surcharge claims against personal representatives. Personal representatives defending against surcharge claims.

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Employment Law

Non-Compete Agreements: Prevent loss in enforceable Florida non-compete agreements between employers and employees. Defend against non-compete challenges.
Discrimination or Harassment: Employers accused of discrimination or harassment, and employees who are victims of discrimination or harassment.
Overtime & Minimum Wage: Complex overtime and minimum wage law problems for employers over paid wages, or employees who’ve not been paid appropriate wages.
Business Consultations: Set company policies according to Florida employment law to create positive employer-employee relationships with clear workplace standards.
Management Representation: Compliance and audits of overtime, wage, and record keeping requirements mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Defense of Claims: Aggressively protect and defend clients through state and federal claims.
Prevention of Claims: Assist executives, management, and human resources teams with comprehensive investigations, interviews to proactively prevent and protect from claims.
Mediation & Arbitration: We represent companies in mediation and arbitration of employment-related disputes.

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Top Rated & Reviewed Attorney

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Orlando, Florida, attorney Reed Bloodworth is the managing partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, and is a 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers. Reed is a 2018 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite attorney which includes less than 2% of Florida attorneys. Reed is also an AVVO-Superb Rated 10.0 lawyer, and a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Pre-Eminent Attorney.

Reed has practiced Florida trust litigation, business litigation, and probate and estate litigation since 2004 and has handled hundreds of cases. Reed works for Florida businesses, families and individuals and pursues legal actions, mediations, settlements, and when necessary, lawsuits.

Reed in 2017 left one of the state’s largest law firms to begin his own practice and works with clients who want a lawyer who will fight for them. Reed understands what juries can do in a courtroom, and knows when a settlement should be considered, or when to stand up and prepare for a battle.  When you’re facing a legal challenge, talk with Reed about what happened to you.

Legal Fee Payment Options


Hourly Fee

Clients pay an hourly rate for a case.

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Hybrid Fee

Clients pay a combination of an hourly rate and a contingency fee for a case.

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Contingency Fee

Clients pay attorney fees after a case is completed and when it pays out. 

Contingency fee means that the client pays legal fees when the lawyer and case brings in money from the legal actions taken. Reed Bloodworth immediately begins work on the case to pursue a legal action attempting to yield financial results. Clients, meanwhile, are not billed, do not have to write a check, or pay by credit card to get a case moving. Each case is reviewed and there is no guarantee that it will qualify or be accepted as a contingency fee case. You will find out through talking with Reed.

Contingency fee cases are available for business litigation, and for trust and estate litigation cases.

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Flat Fee

Clients pay set attorney fees for a project where an amount is set based on the work projected for a case.

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