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Jonathan Craig Reed

Jonathan Craig Reed

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  • Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Probate...
  • 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 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, for a detailed discussion of fees we charge for uncontested probates.

Practice Areas
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Vaccine Injury
  • Car, Boat, Truck, Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • 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
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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
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152 Questions Answered

Q. I and my kids were given 2 vehicles and a Fifth Wheel by my ex-significant other/dear friend 2 days before he passed.
A: I don't think it looks good unless you can get his intestate heirs (the people who would inherit in the absence of a will) to agree that you may have the property. Then you could do a probate with the intestate heirs doing what is called a Re-Assignment to you. Maybe another lawyer will have a different answer but this is the way I see it.
Q. After probate is closed how long does an attorney have to send out payment from estate sale?
A: I personally try to send out checks to the beneficiaries on the same day that the probate closes if the money has been sitting in my trust account.
Q. In Nevada are non-probatable assets included in determining the size/value of an estate?
A: The probate estate includes those items that have a title and can't be transferred from the deceased without a court order. Property in joint tenancy (where one joint tenant is still alive), or held with a transfer on death deed, or bank accounts payable on death are NOT in the probate estate. So, yes, with good estate planning all or almost of the estate may pass outside of probate.
Q. I'm a personal representative on will and sole beneficiary on will. Do I still have to file with courts Reno NV
A: Unless there is some other reason you are liable for the Decedent's debts (for example, you co-signed for a loan) if the estate has negative value and if you have not received money from the Decedent due to Decedent's death in a non-probate transfer, then you can just walk away and do nothing. As Delwyn Webber points out the statute says you should file the Will if you have the original.
Q. My grandfather passed away in Nevada, no surviving spouse. He had two daughters.
A: 50% will to your mother's descendants. If your deceased sibling left children, 1/3 of your mother's share will go to those children equally. If your deceased sibling died without leaving any descendants, one half of your mother's 50% share goes to you and the other surviving sibling who is free to Re-Assign his or her interest to you, but that other surviving sibling will have to sign some paperwork. 50% will go to your aunt.
Q. My cousin died in NV without a will, only relatives are cousins. We were contacted by probate research firms.
A: If you can determine where the asset is w/o a "research firm" you don't need to pay them. The Las Vegas (Clark County) probate judge does not approve of fees over 10% to a research firm. You can Google around until you get to the State Treasurer's unclaimed property website. There may even be a county website for unclaimed property. If you can locate the assets that way you don't need to pay a "research firm." Either way, you will need a lawyer to do the estate's probate if the amount of money is over $25,000.
Q. I need to hire representatives to guide and adjudicate probate for my father who passed on the 8 Dec. Do you help?
A: Our firm does uncontested probates at discounted rates through out Nevada if the are Set Asides, Summary Administration or General Administration. These terms are explained on our website, If the probate is contested (because family members are fighting) you want to hire a Reno lawyer if the estate will be probated in Reno. In some cases, probate is not necessary. For example, if your father put his assets into a trust, or financial accounts with payable on death beneficiaries, or if real estate had a Transfer on Death deed recorded prior to his death. If there is no real estate and his assets are no more than $25,000, his assets can be transferred with an Affidavit of Entitlement. Our firm does not help people do that but you can Google "Clark County Nevada probate court" and you will find their website which has this Affidavit in PDF or Word format and that affidavit will work for any Nevada County. Finally, you apparently posted from Reno, NV, but just a heads up: Any real estate owned by your father must be probated--if probate is required, see above--in the state in which it is located. All other assets if requiring probate must be probated in the state he was a resident of at the time of passing.
Q. Can I file for set aside without admin myself for our home deeded in my wife's previous name? And take over the mortgage
A: The mortgage company may have a right to call the mortgage as the original owner is no longer the owner. However, the estate does qualify for a set-aside in Nevada based on the facts you have provided. You have a legal right to try to do this yourself, but most people will need to hire a lawyer. If the matter is uncontested, my fee including costs would be $1950 to do this.
Q. Dad died with a will in Las Vegas on Nov. 10, 2018. He had a will that we haven't seen.
A: If your dad and his wife bought a house together they likely bought it as joint tenants meaning that if one of them dies, the other becomes the owner. You can go the Clark County Recorder's website (if the house was in Clark County, NV) and search by address or name or Assessors Parcel Number. Usually the address search works best for most people. If you see that both owned the house and and you see on a line called, "Vesting" either "JT" or "RS" it means she gets the house when he dies. In addition, if your dad's estate that has to go thru probate is worth less than $100,000 and he left a surviving spouse but no minor children, the surviving spouse probably gets to take everything. Finally, Delwyn Weber has cited the correct Nevada statute. The complication is that most people don't go to the trouble of filing a Will and paying the filing fee if nothing will pass under the Will. For example, if the house is in joint tenancy and his financial accounts are joint with his wife or payable on death to her, nothing of importance may pass under the Will so in that case many people don't file it. I've been to a probate seminar where accomplished probate lawyers got into a dispute whether this statute needs to be followed if no probate is necessary because all of the property will pass outside of probate.
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