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Jonathan Craig Reed

Jonathan Craig Reed

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  • Legal Malpractice, Maritime, Personal Injury...
  • California, Nevada
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII Gold

We 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, for a detailed discussion of fees we charge for uncontested probates.

Practice Areas
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car, Boat, Truck, Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Vaccine Injury
  • Free Consultation
    Call me and I'll tell you if I think I can be of help.
  • 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%.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    See our website 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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
25% fee if police cite other driver and not you
Reed & Mansfield
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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.
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
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
Top Lawyers in Nevada
Greenspun Media Group
Highest Rating: 10/10
4.4 BV rating
Professional Associations
State Bar of Nevada, Trust and Probate Section
Chair, Publication Committee
- Current
State Bar of Nevada
Chair, Publications and CLE, Probate Section
- Current
Nevada Justice Association
- Current
Clark County District Court
Court Appointed Part-Time Arbitrator
- Current
Las Vegas Rotary West
- Current
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
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
105 Questions Answered

Q. My father died in with a trust in place. I found a $10,000 savings account not in the trust and no beneficiary
A: If $10,000 is the only amount that is outside the trust, Google Probate Court, Clark County Nevada, and you will find a page with forms including an Affidavit of Entitlement (that should be good in any Nevada County) which you can use.
Q. For an estate in probate, do all household items need to be included on an asset list or only items over a certain value
A: As a Nevada lawyer I cannot speak to the practice in New York. In Nevada I rarely inventory household items because in the average case they really don't have much value over the cost of selling them. In Nevada the three siblings could sign paperwork to the effect that the household items are of no value or have a specified value and the three siblings are agreed among themselves how to divide up the household items.
Q. Where will should be probated?
A: I don't know all the facts but this may be helpful. Real estate must always be probated in the state where it exists. Other property must be probated in the state where the Decedent was a resident when he died. This means that sometimes there has to be a probate in more than one state. If a will was filed in a different state than the state where a probate needs to take place, then you order a certified copy of the will from the state court where it was filed and the state where the next probate needs to occur will accept that certified copy.
Q. Hello, I'm in Reno Nevada
A: Courts generally are not interested in what wishes a person expressed. However if your mother died unmarried under the laws of intestate succession her property including her home would go to her children in a probate proceeding. If you wish to start a probate proceeding and your step father won't vacate the property you will want to hire local Reno counsel who can do both probate for you and get a court order to evict your step-father. Of course, you may be able to work out something with your step-father.
Q. I live in Az and after probate I have two real properties to put in my name. What does this entail and what is the cost?
A: I don't know what you mean by "after probate." If you mean what will it cost to probate two real properties in Nevada the answer is that the cost and complexity of the probate depends on the value of the properties and if it is uncontested or contested. It is really impossible to say what it will cost to do a probate that is contested. For uncontested probates I publish my discount fee schedule on my website But you would have to call me to discuss the facts of your case so I could be sure that we both understand the facts.
Q. auto accident, not my fault, other person policy only 25,000. Bills at 325,000 and counting. How do I cover all of it?
A: Your question illustrates the importance of having what is called uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM). Nevada insurance companies have to offer you this insurance in the same amounts of the liability insurance you buy from them. If you are a better than average driver, then you are more at risk of being the accident victim and than the cause of an accident. UM/UIM steps in to supplement the other guy's insurance if his insurance is non-existent or in adequate to compensate you. In rare cases, your attorney may be able to find an additional party with liability (for example, the guy who hit you was delivering for a business) or may find that the underinsured individual at fault has personal assets worth going after. But really, you need UM/UIM coverage to avoid a situation like this.
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.
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