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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
  • 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
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  • 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
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University of Wyoming
M.S. | Zoology
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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
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Nevada Justice Association
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Clark County District Court
Court Appointed Part-Time Arbitrator
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Las Vegas Rotary West
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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
161 Questions Answered

Q. My husband passed away in June 2019. His cousin passed 27 hours prior and named him as a beneficiary of her trust.
A: Some Trusts and Wills provide that a beneficiary must survive the writer of the Trust or Will by a certain number of days to receive the inheritance. However, if the cousin's trust lacks such a provision, your husband's gift under the cousin's trust goes to his estate. The successor trustee of the cousin's trust should be able to give the inheritance w/o a probate proceeding to your husband's estate. Technically, this would then require a probate procedure to get the money to you or you and whoever else are beneficiaries of your husband's estate plans. Your husband's trust, designed to avoid probate, unfortunately, does not cover assets that come into his possession after his death. That is why you did both trusts and pour-over Wills. I know this sounds complicated. If your husband was a Nevada resident when he passed, I can explain this without a fee if you care to call.
Q. Whose estate/ probate laws would apply for a DE resident who died and left a $40,000 checking account in a NJ bank ?
A: As a general rule throughout the United States, what is known as personal property (such as bank accounts) are probated in the state the Decedent was a resident regardless of which they the personal property is located in. So, yes, the Delaware probate court has jurisdiction of the NJ bank account of the decedent who died a resident of DE. As to the specifics of how a "short certificate" works, you will need an answer from a DE lawyer.
Q. Deed Upon Death
A: Probably the Clark County Coroner has secured the condo to give the estate a reasonable time to remove personal possessions and look for things like bank statements and safety deposit keys. I think your first step would be to call the Coroner, explain your interest, and ask how long the Coroner will secure the condo for. The Coroner's office might explain that to the family, or might not. You will need to get the Decedent's death certificate and file an Affidavit of Death of Grantor of Transfer on Death Deed. That will show you ownership when the Assessor's website is changed to reflect the new ownership. However, I would proceed cautiously here. If the family does not advise that they have removed everything they want I think you should consult with a lawyer as to your next step. This is not an issue I would be interested in handling.
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Las Vegas, NV 89146
Telephone: (702) 343-0494
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