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. Two 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. 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.
Directory Practice Areas
- 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 doe 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|
|Chair, Publications and CLE, Probate Section||State Bar of Nevada||2009-Current|
|Court Appointed Part-Time Arbitrator||Clark County District Court||2008-Current|
|Highest Rating: 10/10, Avvo.com|
|4.4 BV rating, Martindale-Hubbell|
|Chair, Publication Committee, State Bar of Nevada, Trust and Probate Section|
|Member, Nevada Justice Association|
|Member, Las Vegas Rotary West|
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Q. Myself & 3 other siblings inherited our parents house. my sister & I live in the house but do not get along.
A: Not sure what your question is. If the four of you already have title it sounds like the best solution is to sell the house and split the proceeds. If you do not already have title, the house can be sold during the probate process.
Q. Fell in store they offered to pay my doctors bill. do i need a lawyer
A: A lawyer can tell you if you have a good claim for pain and suffering.
Q. Slipped and fell in walmart. they want to pay my medical bills. Do i need a lawyer?
A: A lawyer can advise you if you have a reasonable claim for pain and suffering as well as medical expenses. Also, do not confuse Walmart's intense interest in your injuries and medical records as their wanting to pay your medical bills. Claims people are usually very polite and empathetic when gathering information, often less so when it comes to paying.
Q. What is the difference between arbitration and mediation in a construction case?
A: Mediation involves sitting down and trying to come to a mutually agreeable compromise. Usually both sides pay a mediator's fee in advance so if both sides want mediation, it suggests that both sides want to explore compromise. The arbitration contract you refer to is binding, meaning at the end of the arbitration the arbitrator issues a decision that both sides have to accept. If you are not willing to compromise and think you have a strong case you want arbitration. If you recognize weaknesses in your case and don't want to place yourself at the mercy of an arbitrator, consider mediation.
Q. Father and mother not married. Mother has custody of child. Father dies without will. Does child inherit? What is next?
A: Since the father acknowledged the child the child will be one of the intestate heirs. There may be other heirs depending on all of the facts.
Q. What recourse does a 50% owner have if the other is allowing folk to occupy jointly-held property rent free?
A: Mediation only works if both sides want to save the expense of litigation. You can't force the other side into a productive mediation. By its nature, mediation involves compromise by both sides, so if only one side is willing to compromise, the mediation will fail. Binding arbitration is a possible solution. Because it is binding both sides have to live with the arbitrator's decision. If all else fails, you can have a local lawyer file suit to have the property sold so each side can cash out.
Q. Is a text message admissible in court
A: Probably, yes, if it can be authenticated. You asked about court. In arbitration there are usually more relaxed standards for admitting evidence.
Q. Nevada: Must an attorney notify his client in writing if material issue arises that would significantly affect his case
A: Picking up the phone and calling the client is a perfectly acceptable way of communicating information to the client. Reasons for written communications include: 1) The lawyer wants to create a record to protect himself or herself in case the client denies the oral communication, 2) The lawyer doesn't think the client readily understands things and wants to give the client something in writing the client can review at leisure, 3) The lawyer feels busy and thinks a written communication is faster, or 4) Any other reason. Many complaints about lawyers involve the lawyer not be available to talk in person or by phone. So, there are advantages to both phone calls and written communications. As far as I know, there is no legal requirement to notify the client in writing if material issues arise which would significantly affect the case.
Q. If a parent dies is it illegal for the children to remove all belongings from the home?
A: A very interesting question. As a practical matter, personal possessions are taken all the time from the decedent's home and if none of the heirs has a beef with the way the possessions are divided up, the courts never hear about it. Many lawyers charge according to the size of the estate and I suspect in some of the probates I do the adult children just divide up the personal possessions among themselves and tell me there was nothing of value in the house. Also, as a practical matter, in most cases the personal possessions of the decedent, such as used clothing, furniture etc. aren't really worth anything. However, the fact that the house is homesteaded in the name of the decedent does not protect the house from the decedent's creditors. If the house needs to be probated to pass it on to the heirs then a probate will be necessary and the person seeking the probate will have to sign paperwork under penalty of perjury stating what the decedent's assets were, including valuable personal possessions such as gold coins, gold jewelry, valuable antiques etc. Lying under oath would be illegal.
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