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. Mom died no will. no spouse,2 daughters.I live in her home, can I get the home in my name, no probate?
A: You will need to do a set aside probate proceeding if you pay off the medical bills or a summary probate proceeding if you want to try and avoid paying the medical bills.
Q. I would like to know what happens to an estate if there is no will and there is no next of kin that claims it?
A: If the estate consists of financial account, they will be turned over to either the county or state treasurer. Eventually the state will claim the funds through the process of escheat. Then the next of kin will have five years to sue the state to get the money back. Before the escheat happens, though, the funds will probably be in the unclaimed property division of the state treasurer where they can be claimed by the next of kin through a simpler probate process.
Q. My dad died & there is no will. He owns property. He has 2 kids, plus a step son. How do I start probate? Am I entitled?
A: If there was no will and he left two biological adult children and a step son who he did NOT legally adopt, you and other biological child should share in the estate, unless the other biological child is a minor and the value of the estate is not more than $100,000 in which case the minor child has priority. You start probate by calling a lawyer. However, the lawyer will immediately ask you what assets your father left. For example, did he own a home? If so, what is it worth after deducting the mortgage if any? Did he own financial accounts? If so, they may generate monthly statement which will show you what they are worth.
Q. My brother died intestate. I am the beneficiary of his IRA and group life ins. Is this part of probate?
A: No. If a financial account such as an IRA or life ins. has a named beneficiary who is alive, the asset does NOT go thru probate and you may make your claim by submitting a death certificate to the institution holding the money.
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.
Articles & Publications
Medical Malpractice in Nevada
Nevada Lawyer (State Bar Journal)
TMJ Syndrome: The Cryptic Injury You and Your Client May Overlook
Texas Trial Lawyers Forum
Administrative Searches and Seizures After Barlow's and Tyler
14 Land and Water Law Review 207
Admissibility of Polygraph Data When Both Parties Have Stipulated that it Will be Admissible
13 Land and Water Law Review 613