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Jonathan Craig Reed

Jonathan Craig Reed

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  • Legal Malpractice, Maritime, Personal Injury...
  • California, Nevada
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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
118 Questions Answered

Q. Degree of kindred state of nv Order of succession in case of sister intestate with no children or spouse
A: If your sister's parent were alive when she died, the estate goes to them. If only one parent was alive when your sister died, the estate goes to the single parent who was alive when she died. If both her parents predeceased her, her estate will be divided evenly among all of her siblings. If a sibling predeceased your sister but has left children, then the children of the predeceased sibling would take the share of the predeceased sibling. If a person entitled to part of your sister's estate was alive when she died but has since died, that share would go that person's estate.
Q. Which county would I obtain probate in? The one where my father passed or where I live?
A: For personal property the probate must take place in the state where he was a resident. The court will look at the death certificate to see which state was his residence state at the time of death.
Q. Does an Executor need to file a public notice to creditors when a deceased person's liabilities are more than assets?
A: If an executor is filing for summary or general administration in Nevada the executor must publish a notice to creditors. Sometimes it is not known when the Decedent dies whether or not their assets will ultimately prove to be worth more or less than their liabilities. Assets can fluctuate in value and liabilities may be contested and compromised for a smaller amount. The attorneys fee and executor fees are priority debts of the estate so the executor and attorney can paid if there are any assets even if there are none left over for the heirs. Thus, if it is not known what the total assets and liabilities will turn out to be there may be some sense in doing the probate. Finally, in Nevada, since 2011 people who receive property upon the death of another person, whether or not that property comes to them thru probate or outside of probate (for example, thru a joint tenant dying or thru a payable on death financial account), are liable for the debts of the dead person up to the amount received from the dead person. So, to answer the question posed by the first lawyer to answer this question, if Son receives $200,000 from Dad outside of probate and Dad's probate estate has $50,000 of assets and $75,000 of debts, and Son wants to play it safe, Son would do the probate to pay off as much of Dad's debts as possible, rather than just walking away.
Q. If I request medical records through probate courT will creditors come after me and my family?
A: To get the records thru the probate court you will have to be appointed special administrator. Various creditors will monitor the filing and may send bills and file claims with the court. In Nevada you are only liable to creditors of the decedent to the extent that you have "inherited" assets from the Decedent whether thru the probate process or whether outside of probate such as by being the surviving joint tenant or the pay on death beneficiary of an account.
Q. MY Mom passed and had a lawsuit going against the mesh co, so they want me to send probate paperwork
A: There are two possibilities. Either your Mom's estate needs to be probated even w/o considering the lawsuit in which case the lawyer you hire to probate the estate will know how to respond. However, if there would be no need to do a probate except for your Mom's lawsuit, then a probate will have to be opened up just to keep her lawsuit alive. Either the mesh attorneys will hire a Nevada lawyer such as myself to do this, or they will tell you it is your responsibility to do in which case you will have to hire a lawyer to initiate a probate proceeding.
Q. What is the difference between summary and general administration?
A: Summary Administration can be used for estates whose value is no greater than $300,000. If the value is more than $300,000 General Administration is required. For General Administration it is always required that a notice of the initial hearing be published whereas for Summary Administration that is only necessary if the addresses of one or more persons being required to be given notice are unknown. Also in Summary Administration creditors have 60 days to file a claim from first notice where as it is 90 days for General Administration.
Q. Mother passed, bank account for just under 10,000 was outside of the trust. The bank refuses affidavit of entitlement.
A: The bank is wrong. You may need to hire a lawyer to write a letter to the bank.
Q. Seven years ago my father (a widower) died without a will in Nevada. His estate was probated and all assets distributed.
A: You re-open the probate listing the additional $4,000 asset. The original probate case number is used.
Q. Mother passed. If the only child, is probate needed in Las Vegas, NV?
A: Yes, unless the estate is no more than $25,000 and there is no real estate in it
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6655 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Telephone: (702) 343-0494
Fax: (702) 222-1644