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About Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth


Managing Partner

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Florida attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the Managing Partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, with offices in Orlando and Winter Haven.

Reed founded Bloodworth Law to fight for clients with the most compelling cases across the state. Reed has built a law firm with skilled partners, attorneys, and staff who work diligently for every client.

Bloodworth Law handles a range of practice areas to provide extensive resources to clients facing large, complex cases. But, Reed maintains personal involvement with clients who want to know he’s there for them.

Reed has been recognized nationally for his work in Trust Litigation, Probate Litigation, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation.

“What I find very appealing about working as an attorney and why I enjoy practicing law is the importance of fighting for the client’s best interests,” said Reed who has practiced Florida law since 2004.

“At a traditional, bill-by-the-hour law firm, attorneys are often incentivized to bill for endless hours. I’d rather focus on getting results just as quickly as I can for my clients.”

As a partner at his previous law firm where there were hundreds of lawyers, Reed handled business litigation but was the sole attorney who handled probate litigation and trust litigation.

Prior work exposed Reed to more than 12 years of trust and estate litigation, business litigation, and personal injury litigation.

Reed pursued his dream of becoming an attorney attending the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2003.

The Bloodworth family history with The University of Florida began with Reed’s father, Leon Bloodworth, who was captain of the University of Florida baseball team. Reed’s mother also attended the University of Florida.

After college graduation, but before attending law school, Reed received his B.S. in business administration and finance from Wingate University.

He worked as a bank officer, a loan officer, a Secretary for the Loan Committee, and assistant branch manager at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Tallahassee, Florida.

Reed attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, on a baseball scholarship. He transferred to Wingate University in North Carolina to play football on scholarship.

He is a Florida native, born in Tallahassee, who grew up in Apalachicola where he graduated from high school.

Reed enjoys spending time with his family and is a huge Florida Gators football fan and an Orlando City Soccer supporter. Reed likes fishing, hunting, and spending time outdoors.

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Levin College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003
  • Wingate University, Charlotte, North Carolina, B.S. in Business Administration and Finance, 1998
  • L. Reed Bloodworth, Managing Partner, Bloodworth Law, PLLC, January 2017 to Present
  • Morgan and Morgan, Partner, Business Trial Group, 2013-17
  • Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., 2005-13
  • Ringer, Henry, Buckley & Seacord, P.A., 2004-05
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1999-2000
  • 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm, Bloodworth Law
  • 2019-21 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation
  • 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation
  • 2019-21 Super Lawyers Award recipient for Commercial Litigation
  • 2021 Best Probate Attorneys in Orlando, Expertise
  • 2021 Best Employment Lawyers in Orlando, Expertise
  • Avvo Superb Rated 10.0 Attorney
  • 2014-21 Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Pre-Eminent Attorney
  • 2017-19, 2021 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Attorney for Commercial Litigation
  • 2019-21 Orlando Magazine Best Lawyer for Commercial Litigation
  • 2019-21 Orlando Style Magazine Attorney of the Year
  • 2019 FindLaw Lead Counsel-Rated Attorney
  • Justia Rated Attorney

Reed Bloodworth and the Bloodworth Law, PLLC, team travel the state of Florida in order to work on the most interesting legal cases for clients in most counties, courts, and cities.

Reed works with clients who want a lawyer who will fight for them. He knows when a settlement should be considered, or when to stand up and prepare for a courtroom battle. Reed is a tough litigator who understands what juries can do and how to get the best possible outcome for clients in the most challenging legal situations.

“I want my clients to know that at Bloodworth Law you’re going to get the best representation possible,” Reed said.

“When you call, an attorney or a paralegal answers the phone because that’s what I believe in. I return your calls so we can talk about your case and find out how Bloodworth Law can help you, your family, or your business.”

  • Kids R 1st, Inc., Non-profit Organization, Board of Directors
  • Baldwin Park Rotary Club, Legal Committee Chair; Fundraising Committee Chair, 2010-13
  • Leadership Winter Park Graduate Class XXI, 2010-11
  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Winter Park, Committee Chairperson, 2009

Top Rated & Reviewed Attorney

Bloodworth Law is a U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm 2019-21. L. Reed Bloodworth is a 2019-21 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation; a 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Trusts & Estates Litigation; and a 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Real Estate Litigation.

Reed was selected by legal peers as a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in 2017-19, and 2021. He’s a Justia Rated 10.0 Attorney, an Avvo-rated 10.0 Superb Attorney in Business Litigation, and Trust and Estate Litigation.

Reed has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated Pre-Eminent Attorney for the highest level of professional excellence since 2014. And, he’s a 2019 FindLaw Lead Counsel-Rated Attorney.

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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: Assist trustees, beneficiaries, petitioning court re: accounting issues.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Represent trustees defending against a legal action, or, prosecute beneficiaries’ legal issues involving trustees.
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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