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Jonathan Craig Reed

Jonathan Craig Reed

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  • Maritime, Personal Injury, Probate...
  • California, Nevada
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Summary

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 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; however, in those cases we charge a 40% fee. 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.

Practice Areas
  • Maritime
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car, Boat, Truck, Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Vaccine Injury
Fees
  • 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 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
California
Nevada
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
25% fee if police cite other driver and not you
Current
Partner
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
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Las Vegas law practice with heavy emphasis on personal injury, but also wrote a large number of trusts.
Partner
Monsey, Andrews & Reed
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General practice of law with emphasis on Personal Injury at this Las Vegas law firm.
Associate Attorney
Crockett & Myers
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Practice limited to personal injury at this Las Vegas law firm.
Associate Attorney
Rogers, Monsey, Woodbury & Bergreen
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General practice of Law in Las Vegas, NV, with emphasis on personal injury
Judicial Law Clerk
Supreme Court of Wyoming
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Law Clerk to Justice Robert Rose
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduated with Honors, Land Editor of the Land and Water Law Review
University of Wyoming
M.S. | Zoology
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Awards
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
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
Member
- Current
Clark County District Court
Court Appointed Part-Time Arbitrator
- Current
Las Vegas Rotary West
Member
- Current
Publications
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
Website
Website
Website
Legal Answers
134 Questions Answered

Q. A man died in Pahrump, found by roommate of 20 yrs. No will or trust found. Family notified by county admin but deceased
A: As to property with a payable on death beneficiary, that property will go to the payable on death beneficiary. As to all other property it will go the closest relative(s) who are related by blood. The Decedent could have disowned his family in a properly executed Will but in the absence of a Will, the Decedent's oral wishes are not going to control. At least that is the traditional law.
Q. How does Probate Court determine the sale price of a home? Can the beneficiary adjust the price?
A: In Nevada if the personal representative is appointed with Full Authority Under the Independent Administration of Estates Act, the personal rep sets the sales price and give notice to all beneficiaries. If anyone objects, then the following procedure is used which is also used if the personal rep. is appointed w/o Full Authority: The personal rep publishes the time for a court hearing on a given sales price. At the hearing a person wanting to pay more can offer to do so. This is a very brief summary.
Q. Does a will with listed exacutor & beneficiaries,no debt & real estate assets of $69,000 need to go thru probate?
A: Yes, it has to go thru probate. The Set-Aside proceeding can be used since the amount is under $100,000. If house was held in joint tenancy by both parents, there will also have to be an Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant filed saying that when Dad passed, Mom became the 100% owner. Then Mom's ownership of the house has to go thru the Set Aside proceeding.
Q. Does a holographic will dated 2017 supersede a trust dated 2011?
A: As a general rule, things that have a title such as cars, bank accounts, real estate etc. are in a trust only if the tile has been changed to put the property in a trust. So if I own a house title in my name and I leave a trust saying my goes to A and a Will saying my house goes to B, B wins because the house wasn't in the trust. Holographic Wills are valid in Nevada but only if certain conditions are met.
Q. My husband passed away our home was in his name only. Nevada Probate Court set it aside for me.
A: Yes, you take the property subject to all liens and mortgages.
Q. 7 year boyfriend died -I was forced to leave by daughter without belongings purchased in relationship. What do I do?
A: The only easy step you can take is to get a copies of his death certificate and with those contact any financial institution where you believe you might be the beneficiary. Say that you understand that you are a payable on death beneficiary on the account. If you are, the institution should give you the money. If you aren't, the institution will give you some evasive answer such as they can't discuss anything with you unless you have court papers showing that you are the personal representative of the estate. Unless you are specifically included in his estate plans such as being a payable on death beneficiary his blood relatives will get his assets. It sounds like his sister is telling you that if you can persuade her that you paid for something in the home, she will give it to you.
Q. If I’m the sole heir and my dad has a house under his name alone, is there a need for probate?
A: Because the house was in his sole name the Will giving it to you can only be given effect through the probate process. (This assumes he was unmarried when he died, because if he was married, the wife might have rights to the house depending on the total fact situation.) The house will have to be probated using the cheaper, easier, Set-Aside procedure if the value of the house minus mortgage owed combined with other probate assets is no more than $100,000. If the equity in the house plus other probate assets is more than $100,000 but not more than $300,000, the process will by Summary Administration. If the equity in the house plus other probate assets is more than $300,000 the process will be General Administration. In determining the value of the house before deducting the mortgage owed, the Court will accept the free online Zillow.com estimate or an appraisal from a licensed real estate appraiser with a copy of the appraiser's license attached. This assumes that the house is in Nevada. You may find a large variation in probate fees from different probate lawyers if there is a substantial mortgage on the house. My prices are on my website: probatenevada.net
Q. How do I finalize my deceased husband's estate. All creditors have been notified, accounts, real estates, irs
A: This is a hard Q to answer because I don't know the facts. For example, were there any assets of your husband solely in his name. That would require a probate. On the other hand if all assets were jointly owned, no probate would be required.
Q. if a person dies intestate how does the State of Nevada commence probate proceedings? what happens to the property?
A: In most cases when a Nevada resident dies, with or without a Will, there is no state action taken until and unless someone file a probate action in the District Court. In a minority of cases when a person dies, the county coroner may search the person's residence and take for safe-keeping guns, money and other valuables. In some of these case where the coroner is involved, if the coroner is unsuccessful in contacting a family member, the public administrator may start a probate proceeding. However, in most cases, there is no state action until a private party initiates a probate proceeding. It is common when someone dies that family members or other people with a key to the decedent's residence will enter and often take things. In most cases, particularly if there is no forced entry, the police will view this as a civil matter and tell the person complaining to file a court action. In most estates I deal with there is little value in the personal possessions in the home, or if there is, family members may simply divide up the possessions and not advise the probate attorney who often bases the fee on the total value of the estate. In a minority of cases various family members hire lawyers to fight over the possessions in the residence, but in many of these cases the total legal fees for the fight exceed the value of what is being fought over. This is one reason I and my firm prefer to do only uncontested probates. In most probates, the used furniture, clothing, pictures etc. in a decedent's residence have little market value (although they may have sentimental value), although occasionally there will be a probate with a valuable collection of art or jewelry or coins.
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