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Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

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Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

2021 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT BEST LAW FIRM

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


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

Practice Areas:


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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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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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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Personal Injury Protection Litigation

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Mediation

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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
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • PIP Litigation
  • Mediation

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.

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