Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Orlando partner Eric C. Reed was recently installed as the President of the Orange County Bar Association. He was sworn in at the OCBA’s Gala and Swearing-In Ceremony at the Rosen Shingle Creek, joined by Shutts partners Paul Scheck, Brett Renton, Derrick Valkenburg and Sarah Rodriguez.
An active member of the OCBA for the last 19 years, Eric has served on the Executive Council and in elected positions as both Secretary and Treasurer. Eric has also served on the OCBA’s Judicial Relations Committee as Chairman, and as President of the Young Lawyers Section. He is currently a Board Member for the Orange County Bar Association Foundation and is First Vice-Chair to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida.
“I am proud to serve as the President of the OCBA. The membership, OCBA staff and leadership make it a fantastic organization. I knew this was an association I wanted to become involved in when I joined as a law school student member,” said Eric. “I am looking forward to the upcoming year as we start to reopen the doors and continue to provide great benefits to members.”
Founded in 1933, the OCBA is a voluntary association with over 3,250 members and serves as the primary vehicle for area attorneys to meet, exchange information related to their legal specialty areas, and provide valuable legal and community services to residents in surrounding communities. The Legal Aid Society was established by OCBA leadership in the 1960’s to fulfill the Bar’s strongly-held value of ensuring access to justice for all. Unique in the nation, the relationship between the OCBA and the Legal Aid Society includes OCBA membership requirements for attorneys to take two pro bono cases annually, make a financial contribution, or undertake specific community projects through the Legal Aid Society. Shutts & Bowen currently has 100% of their Orlando attorneys featured as active OCBA members.
About Eric Reed
Eric C. Reed is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Eric combines his trial experience and communications skills in disputes involving commercial litigation, construction litigation, commercial landlord/tenant litigation, commercial and consumer collections and replevins, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and general lender representation. He has extensive experience in matters related to creditors’ rights, as well as contested foreclosure litigation and consumer finance litigation.