Trust Disputes: Beneficiaries challenging validity of a trust. Trustees obligated to defend a trust.
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: Assist beneficiaries petitioning court for trust assets accounting.
Trustee Misconduct or Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Prosecute beneficiaries’ claims. Defend fiduciaries with claims against them.
Trustee Removal/Breach of Fiduciary Duty: 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.
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.
Probate & Estate Litigation:
Will Disputes: Beneficiaries challenging the validity of a will. Personal representatives with an obligation to defend the will.
Undue Influence: Improper influence over a person to change a will.
Lack of Capacity: Absence of mental capacity at time will was executed.
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.
Duress: The testator is forced to make will under threat of coercion or physical harm.
Accounting Actions: Assist beneficiaries petitioning the court for accountings of estate assets.
Personal Representative Misconduct/Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Prosecute claims on behalf of beneficiaries. Defend personal representatives against whom claims are made.
Personal Representative Removal/Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Beneficiaries wishing to remove a personal representative. Personal representatives defending against a removal action.
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.
Top Rated & Reviewed Attorney
Orlando, Florida, attorney L. Reed Bloodworth has practiced business litigation, probate and estate litigation, and trust litigation since 2004. Reed has handled hundreds of cases and helps Florida businesses, families and individuals pursue legal actions, mediations, settlements, and when necessary, lawsuits.
Reed is the founding member of Bloodworth Law, PLLC. Reed left one of the state’s largest law firms in 2017 to help clients who want a lawyer who will fight for them. Reed believes in client cases and Reed is experienced in the courtroom. Reed understands what a jury can do, and knows when a settlement should be considered, or when to stand up and prepare for a battle.
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.
“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.”