Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth
Founder and CEO
Florida attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, with offices in Orlando.
Reed founded Bloodworth Law to fight for clients with the most compelling cases across the state. Reed has built a law firm with a team that works 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, Employment 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
- Bloodworth Law, PLLC, Founder and CEO, 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
Court and Bar Admissions & Legal Memberships
- The Florida Bar, Admitted 2004
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Admitted, 2004 – Present
- American Bar Association Member, 2004 – Present
- Orange County Bar Association, 2004 – Present
- Young Lawyers Division, Orange County Bar, Member, 2004-15
- Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 2005 – Present
- Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Member, 2005 – Present
- Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section 2006 – Present
- Voting Member of Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, Multiple Committees, 2006 – Present
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Admitted, 2014 – Present
- 2019-22 Super Lawyers Award recipient
- 2020-22 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm, Bloodworth Law
- 2019-22 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation
- 2022U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Trusts & Estates Litigation
- 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation
- 2021 Best Probate Attorneys in Orlando, Expertise
- 2021 Best Employment Lawyers in Orlando, Expertise
- Avvo Superb Rated 10.0 Attorney
- 2014-22 Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Pre-Eminent Attorney
- 2017-19, 2021 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Attorney for Commercial Litigation
- 2019-22 Orlando Magazine Best Lawyer for Commercial Litigation
- 2019-21 Orlando Style Magazine Attorney of the Year
- 2019 FindLaw Lead Counsel-Rated Attorney
- Justia Rated 10.0 Attorney
Reed Bloodworth and the Bloodworth Law, PLLC, team take on legal disputes across Florida in order to work on the most interesting 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
Reed was selected by legal peers as a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in 2017-19, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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!!!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. Furthermore, he 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. His commitment to my lawsuit made me feel like I had a partner in the case, rather than someone simply going to court because they are getting paid. 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 the best possible chance of winning your case, hire Reed Bloodworth.”
“Experience, knowledge and success rate. Everything you want in a great attorney.”
“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.”
“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 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!”
“’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.”