Reed is a Florida native and was born in Tallahassee. He grew up in Apalachicola, Florida, until graduating high school.
In college Reed played baseball on scholarship at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Reed transferred to Wingate University near Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played football until graduation when he received a B.S. in business administration and finance.
Reed put his degrees to work as a bank officer, a loan officer, a Secretary for the Loan Committee, and an assistant branch manager at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Tallahassee, before he went to law school at the University of Florida.
While in law school Reed clerked with two law firms that shaped and helped him decide which areas of the law he ultimately wanted to practice.
Reed attended the University of Florida because of his family’s history with the school. Reed’s father was the captain of the University of Florida baseball team and his mother also attended the University of Florida.
After law school, Reed joined Ringer, Henry, Buckley & Seacord, then, Dean Mead. Dean Mead shaped Reed’s career and exposed him to 12 years of business litigation, personal injury litigation, and trust and estate litigation.
Reed joined Morgan & Morgan in 2013, then, left and founded Bloodworth Law, PLLC, in January 2017.
Based in Orlando, Reed drives to clients across the state. 100% of Reed’s time is spent in business litigation, trust litigation, or probate and estate litigation. Reed had only one instance since 2004 where a client had a judgment entered against them.
Reed is a huge Florida Gator football fan and an Orlando City Soccer supporter. Reed enjoys 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
- Business Trial Group, Morgan and Morgan, 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
- The Florida Bar Association, 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
- 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
- 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
What I find very appealing about working as an attorney and why I enjoy being an attorney is the importance of fighting for the client’s best interests. I’m fighting for those who need help.
Whereas at a traditional, bill-by-the-hour law firm, attorneys are often incentivized to just bill for endless hours, I’d rather focus on getting results just as quickly as I can for my clients.
I’m a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s lawyer and I promise to get to work on your case and fight for you right away.
The model is that I’m going to form a team with you, the client. And I’m going to go try and collect the money that you’re owed. Or, somebody has wronged you and I’m going to go try to fight for you and I’m going to work like crazy to right it.
I’m a Florida attorney and I answer my calls and return your calls. Let’s talk about your case. I’d like to find out what happened to you.
Top Rated & Reviewed Attorney
I was named a 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation. I was selected by my legal peers as a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in 2017 and 2018. I’m honored because this award is given to fewer than 2% of Florida attorneys. I’m an Avvo-rated 10.0 Superb Attorney in Business Litigation, and Trust and Estate Litigation. And I’ve been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated Preeminent Attorney for the highest level of professional excellence since 2004.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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.”