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.
I was recently selected by my legal peers as a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. I’m honored because this is an award given to fewer than 2% of Florida attorneys. I’m Avvo-rated 10.0 Superb, and a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated Preeminent Attorney.
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.
“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.”
“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.”