L. Reed Bloodworth

Top rated estate & trust litigation attorney in Orlando, Florida

Bloodworth Law, PLLC
L. Reed Bloodworth
Bloodworth Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate & trust litigation, Business litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2004

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
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Bloodworth Law, PLLC

801 N Magnolia Ave
Suite 216
Orlando, FL 32803 Visit website

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Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Bloodworth and the Bloodworth Law team represent clients in trust litigation, probate and estate litigation, business and commercial litigation, and employment litigation. Mr. Bloodworth and the Bloodworth Law team efficiently represent plaintiffs, defendants, individuals, families, and businesses throughout Florida.

A long-serving member of The Florida Bar, Mr. Bloodworth is a member of its Trial Lawyers Section, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Business Law Section, and is a voting member of its Probate and Trust Litigation Committees.

Mr. Bloodworth was admitted to practice Florida law since 2004, the same year he was admitted to appear before the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. He was admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida in 2014. Additionally, he holds memberships in the Orange County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. 

As a result of Mr. Bloodworth’s high legal ability and ethical standards, he has been rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell since 2014. He has been recognized as a Best Lawyer® by U.S. News & World Report from 2019 through 2022 for Commercial Litigation, in 2022 for Trusts & Estates Litigation, and in 2022 for Real Estate Litigation.  Additionally, Bloodworth Law, PLLC, has been named a "Best Law Firm" from 2020 - 2022.

Mr. Bloodworth is rated 10.0 on Avvo; is listed as one of Orlando's Best Probate and Employment Lawyers by Expertise.com; has been named Attorney of the Year by Orlando Style Magazine; and, Lead Counsel-Rated by FindLaw.

Over the years, Mr. Bloodworth has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants throughout Florida.  Mr. Bloodworth has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Recent client recoveries include $750,000 in a trust dispute, $510,000 in a business dispute and $775,000 in a legal malpractice case.  Similarly, Mr. Bloodworth has successfully defended hundreds of clients, obtaining case dismissals and settlements with little to no damages. 

Striving to deliver quality and competent services at every touchpoint, Mr. Bloodworth has a successful track record in and out of the courtroom. He provides custom-tailored strategies to protect his clients and always emphasizes his accessibility and communication. 

When not fighting for his clients, Mr. Bloodworth supports a variety of social causes. He is the former Committee Chairperson of the American Cancer Society and the fundraising committee chair of the Rotary Club of Baldwin Park. 

In 1998, Mr. Bloodworth completed his B.S. in business administration and finance at Wingate University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He then earned his doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, in 2003. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Estate & trust litigation, Business litigation, Employment & labor: employer, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Will contests, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Wage & hour laws, Sexual harassment, Labor law, Estate planning, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 40% Estate & trust litigation
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 10% Employment & labor: employer
  • 10% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 2004, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://lawyerfightsforyou.com/about-attorney-l-reed-bloodwo...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Kids R 1st, Inc., Non-profit Organization, Board of Directors
  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Winter Park, Committee Chairperson, 2009
  • Leadership Winter Park Graduate Class XXI, 2010-11
  • Baldwin Park Rotary Club, Legal Committee Chair; Fundraising Committee Chair, 2010-13
Honors/Awards:
  • 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
  • 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation
  • 2017-19, 2021 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Attorney for Commercial Litigation
  • 2014-22 Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Pre-Eminent Attorney
  • 2019 FindLaw Lead Counsel-Rated Attorney
  • Avvo Superb Rated 10.0 Attorney
  • Justia Rated 10.0 Attorney
  • 2019-21 Orlando Style Magazine Attorney of the Year
  • 2019-22 Orlando Magazine Best Lawyer for Commercial Litigation
  • 2021 Best Employment Lawyers in Orlando, Expertise
  • 2021 Best Probate Attorneys in Orlando, Expertise
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Florida Bar, Admitted 2004
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Admitted, 2014 – Present
  • Voting Member of Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, Multiple Committees, 2006 – Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section 2006 – Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Young Lawyers Division, Orange County Bar, Member, 2004-15
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2004 – Present
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Admitted, 2004 – Present
Educational Background:
  • Mercer University Studied Business, Economics, Accounting.--Member of Baseball Team  , 1993
  • Wingate University, Charlotte, North Carolina, B.S. in Business Administration and Finance, 1998, 1998
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • $510,000 in a Business Dispute, 2020
  • $250,000 in a Trust Dispute, 2019
  • January 2017, obtained Business Dispute Settlement for my client of $417,361.54.  April 2017, obtained Trust Dispute Settlement for my clients of $397,180.47.  June 2017, obtained Trust Dispute Settlement for my client of $750,000.  September 2017, obtained Probate Dispute Settlement for my clients of $435,000.  October 2017, obtained Business Dispute Settlement for my client of $723,015.44., 2017
  • $750,000 in a trust dispute $723,000 in a business dispute $435,000 in probate litigation $417,000 in a business dispute $385,000 in a trust dispute, 2016
Videos:
  • Bloodworth Law, PLLC, was established by Florida attorney L. Reed Bloodworth as a solo firm in 2016 to provide clients the highest level of legal representation. Today, Bloodworth Law, PLLC, is a 2020-22 U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firm" with offices in Orlando and Winter Haven. The 2022 Bloodworth Law, PLLC, team includes: Founder and CEO Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth Attorney and Managing Partner Alyson M. Laderman Attorney and Partner J. Kemp Brinson Attorney and Partner Michael J. LaPorte Associate Attorney Isaac D. Tilton Associate Attorney Kimberly Worling KissOf Counsel Attorney Kimberly E. Lorenz Of Counsel Attorney Tonya WalkerOffice Manager Carlos AcedoParalegal Melissa AcevedoParalegal Robert KovacevicParalegal Kimberly GarciaLegal Assistant Mesheola Mitchell Reed has practiced Florida law since 2004 and has handled hundreds of cases. Through the law firm’s advancement, Bloodworth Law provides client services and represents clients in: Trust Litigation Probate LitigationBusiness/Commercial LitigationEmployment LitigationTrust AdministrationProbate AdministrationEstate PlanningPIP LitigationMediation , The 2022 Bloodworth Law, PLLC, Team, Professional Trustees, Banks, Commercial Businesses, Family Businesses, Families, Individuals, 2022
  • https://lawyerfightsforyou.com/common-acts-of-fraud-in-trust-or-probate/ (Winter Haven, Florida) (Orlando, Florida) Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, attorney L. Reed Bloodworth discusses the difficult task of proceeding with a will contest or a trust dispute. Fraud, in regards to a will or a trust, is defined as deceiving, tricking, coercing, or lying to the grantor to cause them to establish a will or a trust that favors the person that was committing the bad acts. Some common examples of fraud related to Wills and Trusts include fraud in the Inducement, and, fraud in the execution. Fraud in the inducement occurs when someone convinces a testator or grantor -- through a deception -- that something fraudulent is true and that the will or trust, or provisions thereof resulted from that deception. Fraud in the execution occurs when a person misrepresents a document in an attempt to get a testator or grantor to sign a will or a trust. It’s a tough first step to take, but filing a Florida will contest or trust dispute if you believe that the will was procured by fraud is the responsible action to take. Don’t wait to take action, you may have as little as 20 days to file. Call Reed at 407-777-8541 with your questions or visit https://LawyerFightsForYou.com. Bloodworth Law, PLLC, is located at 801 N Magnolia Ave, Suite 216, Orlando, Florida, 32803, by appointment only office in Winter Haven, Florida, 33880., Common Acts of Fraud in Trust or Probate, Trustees, Beneficiaries, Professional Trustees, Banks, Families, Individuals, Businesses, 2019
  • https://lawyerfightsforyou.com/what-can-employers-expect-after-a-discrimination-complaint/ (Orlando, Florida) Attorney Reed Bloodworth, Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, talks about what employers can expect after a discrimination complaint is filed against a business. Bloodworth Law handles employment litigation across the state for businesses, business owners. Reed walks you through the basics of what employers can expect after a discrimination complaint. If you’re watching this video, you’re probably already in crisis mode looking for answers. So let’s look at some typical situations. Discrimination Complaint? Get an Attorney First, you’re going to call an attorney to talk about the looming disaster, which is the discrimination complaint. Where Was Complaint Filed? Next, where was the discrimination complaint filed by the employee? Was it filed with the EEOC  -- which is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? Be prepared. Talk with an attorney to get your employee policies updated., What Employers Can Expect After a Discrimination Complaint, Businesses, Corporations, Employers, Family Businesses, 2018
  • https://lawyerfightsforyou.com/what-d... (Orlando, Florida) Probate litigation and trust litigation attorney Reed Bloodworth answers the common question: What is probate and what does a beneficiary do in probate? Probate is a formal court process after a person passes away and has a will that must go through the courts to settle debts, assets, taxes and beneficiary rights. Probate is not something that should be handled without the support of an attorney and a qualified CPA. A beneficiary should stay in touch with the personal representative and keep up with paperwork that is sent. Probate litigation may arise if there is a dispute over the personal representative’s actions or lack of attention to responsibilities. Sometimes beneficiaries are questioned or there are legal issues over assets, taxes or debts. If you have issues or questions you should talk to a very experienced probate litigation lawyer. Litigation = legal action in a courtroom. A lawsuit is a serious decision and if you’re a beneficiary and feel that there is a problem with your family will, call Reed and talk about what happened to you. Call 407-777-8541. Reed is located at 224 E. Marks St., (Orlando, Florida) 32803. If you liked this video, you may want to watch this: https://youtu.be/YFeqevWDZmI, What Does a Beneficiary Do in Probate?, Trust & Estate Litigation, 2018
  • https://lawyerfightsforyou.com/what-is-litigation/ (Orlando, Florida) Florida business litigation, trust & estate litigation attorney Reed Bloodworth answers the question: What is litigation? Whether you go to court, whether you are sued, whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, you should have a basic understanding of what happens in a legal or litigation situation. What does the term “litigation” mean? Reed walks you through the terms and explains step by step what can happen in a given legal situation. You hear the term and you know that there is a legal case and a courtroom, but how does litigation move forward? Is litigation a lawsuit? Is litigation a legal term? What does litigation involve exactly? Litigation is a formal court process where one party attempts to enforce or defend its legal rights against another party in a lawsuit. There are many types of litigation including:- There’s criminal litigation- There is bankruptcy litigation- Family law litigation- Business litigation- Trust and estate litigation- Personal injury litigation Even a simple litigation case can often times go for a year. More complex litigation cases often go two or three years. This can become expensive and a legal battle will need to be paid for with reasonable expectations and outcomes. Here are the Stages of Litigation:- The Pleading Stage- Motion to Dismiss- The Discovery Stage- Written Discovery- Request for Production- Interrogatories- Request for Admissions- Depositions- Dispositive Motion Stage- Motion for Summary Judgment- Issues of Law- Ruling- Trial Stage- Bench Trial or Jury Trial- Settlement- Mediation Throughout the litigation process, you can attempt settlement discussions with the other side. Mediation often occurs toward the end but this is an option from start to end of the litigation process. If you have a legal situation or a pending lawsuit whether you’re a plaintiff or a defendant in business, trust, probate and estate, talk with an experienced litigator. Work with someone you have referrals for, have read reviews and have spoken with at length about your case. Move forward with clear goals and outcomes and options from the attorney you will hire. Reed Bloodworth is the managing partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC. Give Reed a call to talk about what happened to you at 407-777- 8541 or contact [email protected] Law, PLLC, is located at 224 E. Marks Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803., What Is Litigation?, Trust & Estate Litigation, 2017
  • http://lawyerfightsforyou.com/bloodwo... (Orlando, Florida) litigation attorney L. Reed Bloodworth was featured in an interview by Tampa ABC-TV about an unscrupulous lawyer accused of taking clients' assets. Orlando, Florida, attorney Reed Bloodworth was selected by legal peers as one the Legal Trend Florida Legal Elite™ in 2017 and in 2018, an award granted to fewer than 2% of Florida attorneys. Reed was interviewed by Tampa ABC TV WFTS because Reed represents trust & estate clients, beneficiaries, where estates and trusts become litigious or need an attorney to resolve completely. In the case, Reed pursues a disbarred Florida lawyer accused of tricking clients into turning over the deed to their home. The lawyer told the clients to deed it to his paralegal. The funds were taken and clients are left without savings, homes, and years' worth of investments. The dirty attorney is alleged to have drained the client assets by taking all the financial equity from homes, trust accounts, bank accounts and then gambling, spending and traveling with the stolen money. Reed has been a lawyer since 2004 and has handled hundreds of cases. Reed is a top Orlando (trust & estate) attorney and business litigation (business) attorney. Reed focuses on the following practice areas: Business Litigation: --Breach of Contract --Shareholder & Partnership Litigation --Business Torts Trust & Estate Litigation: --Undue Influence --Lack of Capacity --Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy Reed is a Florida attorney who works with clients across I-4 corridor in Florida. Reed travels to clients in cities including: Daytona BeachFort Meyers Fort LauderdaleKissimmee Lakeland Naples Orlando St. Augustine St. Petersburg Sarasota Tampa Tavares The Villages Winter Haven Winter ParkWest Palm Beach When you've got a legal problem, it's important to talk about your case to explain what happened to you. Reed immediately gets to work on your case in all practice areas. Reach Reed Bloodworth via e-mail at [email protected] Visit https://LawyerFightsForYou.com or call 407-777-8541. Bloodworth Law PLLC is located at 224 E Marks St, (Orlando, Florida) 32803, Attorney Reed Bloodworth Pursues Lawyer Accused of Stealing Client Assets, Trust & Estate Litigation, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Financial Institutions
  • Labor And Employment
  • Trust And Estate Litigation Group

Office location for L. Reed Bloodworth

801 N Magnolia Ave
Suite 216
Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: 407-915-0931

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