Jonathan Craig Reed
Call about discount on probate and personal injury fees
About Jonathan Craig ReedWe represent people hurt in car accidents, boat accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Four years ago we began a policy of charging only 25% instead of the usual one third (33.33%) or 35% or 40% to represent accident victims if there was a police report that blamed the other side and not them. This discount fee, which you don't pay unless you recover, has been a big success for us and our clients and results in them putting more money in their pockets than they would if they had signed up with a lawyer for the traditional higher fee. You save we because we are not spending part of your fee on expensive billboards and tv ads. This discount fee does not increase if we have to file suit or try your case to get you fair compensation. We also represent victims in other injury cases such as defective products, fall cases, and swimming pool drownings or near drownings. We also offer low cost, discount fees for uncontested probate through out the state of Nevada. See our probate website, www.probatenevada.net for a detailed discussion of fees we charge for uncontested probates.
- Legal Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
- Car, Boat, Truck, Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
- Vaccine Injury
- Contingent Fees
- For personal injury, legal malpractice, products liability, boating accidents, wrongful death and brain injury. We offer a low discount 25% contingency fee for favorable police report accident cases (car, boat, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, etc. Favorable police report means that a police report cites someone else for causing the injury and does not cite you for being careless or violating a law that contributed to the accident). For all other personal injury cases, including legal malpractice, our fees are either 33.33% or 40%.
- Free Consultation
- Call me and I'll tell you if I think I can be of help.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- See our website www.probatenevada.net for probate fees. We consider our firm the high quality, low cost, discount, affordable, Nevada law firm for uncontested probates and we do uncontested probates throughout the State of Nevada. We selectively accept some will or trust contests on a contingency fee basis; otherwise we handle such cases on an hourly rate. See www.probatenevada.net
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|25% fee if police cite other driver and not you|
|Partner, Reed & Mansfield|
|Four person Las Vegas law firm handling a variety of matters; I handle primarily car, boat, truck and motorcycle accidents, legal malpractice and probate.|
|Solo Practitioner, Law Offices of Jonathan C. Reed|
|Las Vegas law practice with heavy emphasis on personal injury, but also wrote a large number of trusts.|
|Partner, Monsey, Andrews & Reed|
|General practice of law with emphasis on Personal Injury at this Las Vegas law firm.|
|Associate Attorney, Crockett & Myers|
|Practice limited to personal injury at this Las Vegas law firm.|
|Associate Attorney, Rogers, Monsey, Woodbury & Bergreen|
|General practice of Law in Las Vegas, NV, with emphasis on personal injury|
|Judicial Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Wyoming|
|Law Clerk to Justice Robert Rose|
|University of Wyoming College of Law - University of Wyoming||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Graduated with Honors, Land Editor of the Land and Water Law Review|
|University of Wyoming||M.S.||Zoology|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys|
|Top Car Accident Attorney, Desert Companion Magazine (KNPR)|
|Top 100 Lawyers, ASLA|
|Top Lawyers in Nevada, Greenspun Media Group|
|Highest Rating: 10/10, Avvo.com|
|4.4 BV rating, Martindale-Hubbell|
|Chair, Publication Committee, State Bar of Nevada, Trust and Probate Section|
|Chair, Publications and CLE, Probate Section, State Bar of Nevada|
|Member, Nevada Justice Association|
|Court Appointed Part-Time Arbitrator, Clark County District Court|
|Member, Las Vegas Rotary West|
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Q. My biological father died in January in Pennsylvania. I am his illegitimate son. Today his probate notice appeared in
A: If your father had a valid will it was his right to refuse to provide for you. However, for a better answer you should get a copy of the will from the court and consult a Pennsylvania lawyer if the will was probated in Pennsylvania.
Q. My brother died intestate. The succession is my dad, sister and me. The split I think is 50-25-25.
A: If your brother died without children or a spouse and one parent (your dad) still alive, your dad would inherit it all. Yes, he can decline his inheritance in favor of you and your sister.
Q. My uncle died leaving his property to my dad (his brother) in his Last Will & Testament.
A: Probably the reason no one answered this question is because it is listed on Nevada and almost all Nevada lawyer lack a Mississippi law license and therefore can't answer your question. Laws vary from state to state.
Q. My uncle died he owed more on his home than it was worth. If we let the bank foreclose can they sue or are
A: Generally in Nevada a creditor of the estate can go after assets that other people got as a result of the death. So, for example, if you were the payable on death beneficiary of a $10,000 savings account, your liability would generally be limited to the $10,000 you got as a result of the death. However, it is not at all certain that the mortgage bank will go to the expense of hiring a lawyer to try and track down and sue for such assets. If valuable assets are going through probate along with the underwater house, it may be possible to defeat the mortgage claim in the probate process. Contact a lawyer for more information.
Q. my 17 year old niece was at a
A: I think the strongest possibility would be a claim against the company the provided security. Whether they would be liable would depend on what the security company was told about the prospective guests and what kind of activities were planned and how much alcohol was served and what kind of security they provided.
Q. I was severely injured on a treadmill that was left open to use by anyone with defendants knowledge it was missing a saf
A: You might well have a case. The details matter. So call an attorney, or more than one, to get some opinions after explaining the details.
Q. Whom do I ask for my minor daughter's injury during a school game. What questions do I ask to begin?
A: Many injuries occurring during sports activities are considered no one's fault and you can NOT sue over them. To be able to have a claim against the school you would need to point to some careless action on the part of the school and/or coach. For example, playing a basketball game with water on the inside wooden court would be careless. Matching a 100 pound student to wrestle with a 200 pound student would be careless. The issue is: Did the school or coach do anything wrong.
Q. When you hire a lawyer for an injury case, does the client pay for any Dr. to come and testify on my behalf? or who pays
A: Expert witnesses charges are a very unpleasant part of the personal injury practice. I have been the lawyer in the situation you have described: a high priced expert witness comes to town to testify on day 3 of the trial and the trial goes slower, or the judge breaks early and now the high priced expert charges for the second day. Trouble, is, without the high priced expert the case might not be winnable. Of course, this is why we like to settle our cases if we can get a decent settlement rather than try them. Unfortunately, sometimes you just can't get a decent settlement so you have to go trial (with all of the expenses of trial) or give up. Most contingency fee agreements provide that the lawyer advances the costs and the client pay them in addition to the percentage fee. Although I don't know all of the facts of the case I am tempted to say you should be glad that you had a lawyer who was at least willing to advance the costs. Finally, there is the issue of what you netted versus the lawyer's fees (not costs and fees). Some lawyers voluntarily promise their clients that they will not take a fee larger than what the client nets. However, this is a matter of personal preference and, as far as I know, is not required by any rule of professional conduct in any state. Unless a trial results in a super large verdict that is collectible, trials are usually "lost leaders" for plaintiff personal injury law firms. In other words, when you consider the money the lawyer must advance, and the time taken to prepare for and win a trial (and all the time that goes into all the pre-trial motions and discovery that the client is often unaware of) the lawyer does not usually come out with a great return on his or her time or money. Rather we take cases to trial, in most cases, because we feel the case is worth more than the insurance company is offering. We would love to get fair settlement offers in all of our cases so that we aren't paying a doctor $7,500 to come to court or getting all ready for a trial only to have the court postpone the trial a year. And, of course, most clients would love to get a fair settlement offer rather than have their case drag on for years. Also, many plaintiff personal injury lawyers escalate their fee beyond 33.33% if the case goes to trial. I don't do that but the first firm that I ever worked for as a lawyer escalated the fee to 45% if the case went to trial. All, in all, I hope you got a decent net recovery.
Q. will it go into probate?
A: All states give a surviving spouse certain rights to the deceased spouse's estate. However, the rights vary from state to state and your rights in a particular item in the estate will depend in any state on the total picture. Therefore, I don't see a simple answer.
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