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Jonathan Craig Reed

Car accident Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   22 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 40 years
    Nevada - NV 42 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    43 years, 800 cases

  2. Probate
    I also write trusts and wills.

    43 years, 150 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Swimming pool drownings, train wrecks, boating disasters, car wrecks, defective products, slip and falls, trip and falls. See my website. I also handle brain injury cases and defective products cases resulting from personal injury.

    43 years, 200 cases

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    Successful cases against Ford Motor Co., ladder maker, maker of flammable cosmetics, escalator company

    43 years, 15 cases

    We aggressively represent victims of car, boat and truck accidents, as well as victims of defective products and defective premises whether the premise defect is a swimming pool with a broken gate latch that a toddler wanders into or a hazardous walking surface that causes a fall. We have represented people with profound brain injuries and have successfully sued for wrongful death in many cases.

     For uncontested probate cases we are the high quality, low cost probate lawyers in all counties of Nevada. There are economies of scale in probate cases that we can pass on to our clients. In an uncontested probate case the amount of money in the estate is a fixed amount; being creative and aggressive can't add money to a dead person's bank account. However, for personal injury cases we do not attempt to compete against other lawyers on the basis of cost except for favorable police report accidents. For these favorable police report accident we charge a low 25% contingency fee which is a no-gimmick low contingency fee in contrast to almost all of our low cost competitors whose small print says the contingency fee will go up to 40% or more if suit has to be filed.

     However, for other personal injury cases where both liability and damages are at issue we charge the more common 33.33% to 40% contingency fee.

     Finally, we offer a discount on uncontested California probates (all counties) if the estate is worth $400,000 or more.


Reed & Mansfield
6655 W. Sahara Ave
Suite B-200
Las Vegas, NV, 89146

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Posted by Paula Mae | August 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan is right to the point and wastes no time. He is very professional and gets the job done.
Posted by Nancy | May 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest lawyer
My husband passed away last month. I need challenge probate even though Jon can not help me because is outside of his practice area. He was patient and provided great advice. I was very grateful to him.
Posted by Brian | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My highest recommendation...
I was referred to Jon Reed by a financial advisor. After doing some research on my own I decided to hire Jon to handle a sensative family probate situation. This turned out to be a very good move. We hit the ground running upon our first meeting. Jon was up front, clear and very reasonable with detailing the process, time frames and associated fees. Throughout the process Jon was always accessible and went out of his way to accommodate our needs. I always dealt directly with Jon. Jon was also very patient and I felt put our family's needs at the forefront in giving advice and guiding us through what turned out to be a very positive and successful process. I give Jon my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Guido | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult case
Jon took my difficult and complicated case and concluded it to my entire satisfaction. I was entirely satisfied with the settlement. He is patient , listens to his client , explains all the possible outcomes of your case and handles it well !!!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2014
Estate Probate
My family worked with Jon on taking my mother's estate through probate. He was very understanding and helpful during a stressful time. He provided great guidance and advice and we were very pleased with his service.
Posted by Elece | September 16, 2014
Jon Reed, Was helpful and replied to my questions in a timely manner. Helped me settle my fathers Estate.
Jon was very helpful and answered my questions in a timely manner. I am located in another State, he was able to provide the same services if I was located in Nevada. I used Jon for probate, my fathers passing was sudden and my father did not have a valid will. Jon was able to help me thru the steps needed to sell my fathers estate and settle his debt.
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Posted by long | August 18, 2014
The Reeds helped me win my case.
Jonathan, Douglas and Daniel Reed are exceptional lawyers. They filed suit on my case and still charged only a 25% fee, which saved me more than $100,000 over a 1/3 fee and more than 200,000 over a 40% fee. When I was involved in a collision in Las Vegas, I did not know what to do. By chance we found the Reeds online and gave them a call. Jonathan met up with us at the hospital that day and walked us through the process and if we had any questions, we had his immediate contact. His politeness and availability won us over. It's been over a year since he worked with us and his team which includes Douglas and Daniel Reed, revealed discoveries that helped win my case. He worked around the clock. He always returned any phone calls or emails of questions within a day's time. He constantly updated us on the case. Anything that he knew, we knew. He spent the time to translate lawyer vernacular into layman's terms. He really looked out for our best interest. We won 1.9 million on my case!
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Posted by Tiffany | May 26, 2014
Extremely responsive despite he was not taking my case
I have a very complicated case pending appeal, , even though Jon can't help me because this is outside of his practice area, he still emailed me several times just to make sure I have some directions to proceed. I couldn't image how amazing he would be if he was actually representing me!
Posted by Lynn | February 19, 2014
Dealt with a numbers of lawyers over the years and Jonathan was our second attempt with a probate lawyer. First one was full of himself and OVER THE TOP expensive. Jonathan is VERY reasonable, but more importantly...he is REAL PEOPLE! Immediately puts you at ease and you know you are in good hands! Kept us informed and followed through to the letter and then some!! He will get all our future probate business and many recommendations from me!!! Thank You so much Jonathan
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Posted by Diane | November 6, 2013
Being from out of state, we needed an attorney to file paperwork in Nevada probate court. After one phone call, we knew we had chosen the right attorney to help us settle my mother-in-law's estate. We were given one low rate and Atty. Reed took care of everything. He kept us informed of all steps. He promptly answered all of our questions and the estate was settled in no time. If we are ever in need of another Nevada attorney, we will definitely contact Attorney Reed.
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Posted by John | October 11, 2013
Positive Experiance
We went to Jonathan Reed to have a Living trust prepared. He address are needs and took the time to explain what we needed and why. He prepared most of the documents as we waited and fit us in on our schedule.
Posted by Larry | February 19, 2013
A Lawyer Willing To Fight For You!
Through no fault of my own, I had a slip and fall at a popular store chain. I contacted several "well known" lawyers who refused to listen to my case. Their excuse was that slip and falls are all too common and hard to win; especially against store giants as this one. When I contacted Mr. Jonathan Reed, he willingly listened to all the facts and believed we had a very good chance of winning this case. Immediately, Jonathan provided me with all the medical care I needed. Jonathan was readily available when I needed to talk to him and he always kept me in the loop. The greatest news was when Jonathan called to say a generous offer was made to settle this case. If it wasn't for Mr. Reed's faith in my case and his willingness to fight this store giant, I would have been in a world of hurt trying to manage my medical needs and bills on my own. Thank you Jonathan for believing in me and this case!
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Posted by Martin | February 1, 2013
Good lawyer to work with
Jonathan Reed worked with me when I was rear ended the accident involved 3 cars, my car Toyota Camry Hybrid, a mercedez and a Honda Fit, my whole family was in the car including my in laws. Jonathan handled the case professionally. Had to make sure that my family is ok from whiplash, my wife, 4 month old baby, and my two in laws. Jonathan Reed arranged our treatments, the car rental, car repair without any issues. My car was fixed on my choice of auto body work chose Toyota Recommended body shop. I would recommend Jonathan Reed due to the way he handled my case.
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Posted by Gayle | January 7, 2013
This lawyer gets the job done!
I needed to have my mother's will go through the probate process and through several highly rated recommendations I hired him. I certainly made the right choice. He was specific in what he needed from me, and since I was in another state all of our work was accomplished through phone conversations, emails and regular mail. When I had questions he always got back to me the same day, sometimes within a few hours. He told me how long the process would take and that's just how long it took. I cannot say enough about how impressed I am with him, he was a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal services.
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Posted by Andrea | July 6, 2012
Repeat customer
I found Mr. Reed through after I broke my leg on a defective step stool. He was very accommodating to my crutches and me. He was always very easy to get in touch with at all times, answering questions in a timely matter. I was very satisfied with the settlement. He also represented my daughter and I in a hit and run. He found the 'runner' and his insurance company. Again, we were very satisfied with the work Mr. Reed did for our family. He is a wealth of information and we look forward to working with him in the future.
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Posted by Joanne | May 25, 2012
Can't find a better or more thorough lawyer
Jon handled my aunt's estate long distance with me. Her legal affairs were quite a mess and I ran into one problem after another. He was unbelievabley quick to answer all phone calls and emails. He also gave me alternative ways to handle things that helped save me money. He is for the people and very understanding. There were times when I thought we wouldn't ever get through it all but he kept me positive and kept on coming up with ways to handle it. It took 3 months but it's all over and he did it without me having to travel to Las Vegas from Chicago. If you want a good and thorough lawyer Jon Reed is the person to call. L
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2011
Highly recommend as a probate attorney
I highly recommend Mr Reed. He was our probate attorney and did an outstanding job. He was patient, always gave us good recommendations and realistic expectations. Also, he was good at keeping us updated and informed throughout it all.
Posted by Eric | February 5, 2011
Honest Lawyer
I came to las vegas from vancouver to consult with Mr. Reed regarding an auto accident case that I settled last summer. There was an accounting mistake on my disbursement and instead of taking the standard 33 % he advised me to resolve this with the Nevada Bar which would be at no cost to me. Any other lawyer would have taken the case but Mr. Reed was honest and said he would help me if the bar does not resolve the matter to my satisfaction. I wish I would have gone to Mr. Reed for my injury case....
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Posted by Robert | January 13, 2011
Way past our best expectation
We had Jon do our wills and trust after our mother passed away. Our experience with the law firm and especially Jon was way past our best expectation. The most amazing thing is that whe we attempted to contact him by phone or e-mail he responded back to us immediately. In today's world of apathy and the "who cares" attitude most people take, it was refreshing to have service like this. So far anyone thinking of having business with a law firm, I highly recommend Jon or his law firm. You will not be disappointed. Robert
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Posted by Gale | December 7, 2010
Best Lawyer in Nevada
Once my family was notified by the state of Nevada of my brother's untimely death, our efforts to bring resolution to the situation of claiming his estate proved to be useless. Eventually we were informed that if we wished to effectively claim my brother's estate, that legal representation would be necessary. Upon calling numerous attorney's offices and being declined to go against the State of Nevada, thankfully, Mr. Jonathan Reed was recommended to our family by a colleague. After discussing the case with him and providing him with documentation, he went to work for my family. Once Mr. Reed took our case he proceeded to act as though we were the most important clients he had ever represented. Another reason that makes his work so special to us is that he did not give up. It is often hard to represent clients who reside outside of the state where the legal actions are required to be performed. But Mr. Reed wrote letter after letter, filed brief after brief and prepared document after document until he exhausted all the barriers that were presented by Nevada and stood between my family and a resolution to the issues. Mr. Reed represented us in a solid and fair manner. His work ethic is impeccable and we could never thank him enough for his excellent services. Mr. Reed in my opinion is one of if not the best lawyer in Nevada.
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  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Court Appointed Arbitrator, Part-time
  • Clark County Courts
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Reed & Mansfield
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jonathan C. Reed
  • 1987 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Monsey, Andrews & Reed
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Associate Attorney
  • Crockett & Myers
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Roger, Monsey, Woodbury & Bergreen
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court of Wyoming
  • 1979 - 1981
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  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Wyoming
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client v. Law Firm
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Healey v. Spencer
  • Settled
  • Hill v. Whitlock
  • Defendant's Policy Limits Paid after suit filed; boy's underinsurance reserved pending future developments
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Probate Section, State Bar of Nevada
  • Chair, Publications
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court, District of Central California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rotary Las Vegas (Spring Mountains)
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Clark County District Court Arbitration Panel
  • Court Appointed Arbitrator
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1984 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1982 - Present
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Nevada, 2014
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Las Vegas
  • Greenspun Media Group/Vegas Inc.
  • 2012
  • Letter of Appreciation
  • UNLV Boyd Law School
  • 2009
  • Appointed Arbitrator
  • Clark County, NV, District Court
  • 2008
  • BV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • Admitted to practice
  • United State Supreme Court
  • 1983
  • Graduation with Honors
  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • 1979
  • Excellence in Labor Law
  • Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Co.
  • 1979
  • John Bugas Las School Scholarship
  • John Bugas Foundation
  • 1979
  • Land Editor, Land & Water Law Review
  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • 1978
  • Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Co.
  • 1978
  • John Bugas Law School Scholarship
  • John Bugas Foundation
  • 1978
  • John Bugas Law School Scholarship
  • John Bugas Foundation
  • 1977
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  • Nevada Bar Brochure
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Nevada Lawyer
  • Medical Malpractice in Nevada
  • 1993
  • Land & Water Law Review
  • Administrative Searches After Barlow
  • 1979
  • Land & Water Law Review
  • Admissibility of Polygraph Data when both Parties have Stipulated that it Will be Admissible
  • 1978
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Speaking Engagements

  • Las Vegas Rotary West Meeting
  • Avoiding Probate of Your Timeshare
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (86)
Endorse Jonathan
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He acted as local counsel in a federal case in Las Vegas for our firm and he was very knowledgeable about Nevada law and was very helpful in getting our case filed and his advise on Nevada law was invaluable in resolving this matter."
Probate Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Reed has an excellent reputation for high quality probate work. I would whole-heartedly refer clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brilliant Lawyer I endorse Jonathan C. Reed."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer..Since I have become active in the Avvo community, I have had that the opportunity to review the legal advice that Jonathan dispenses and it is clear he has a brilliant legal mind"
Probate Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Reed for both his accomplished career and perceptive and relevant replies on Avvo and via his informative website. Next time I have a matter in Nevada he will be on my short list of lawyers to call for assistance."
Probate Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found his answers to be practical and knowledgeable."
Probate Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer based on his informative responses to probate related questions."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Reed is one of the finest attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Probate Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His experience and knowledge of the law speak for themselves. You will not be disappointed if you retain him for your Nevada injury case!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Reed for 19 years. He was instrumental in bringing me along when I began my practice. He is a "cut above" most other attorneys and has a remarkable ability to get to the heart of a matter and understand how to solve it."
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