Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Orlando partner Eric C. Reed will serve as President-Elect of the Orange County Bar Association, with his term beginning on June 1, 2020. He will also serve as a Board Member for the OCBA’s Legal Aid Society.
An active member of the OCBA for the last 18 years, Eric has served on the Executive Council and in elected positions as both Secretary and Treasurer. Responding to his new position, he said “I am honored and happy to serve as the President-Elect for the Orange County Bar Association. The OCBA is a great organization with fantastic members.”
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 Second Vice-Chair to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida.
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 C. 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. Eric helps represent banks, creditors, timeshare companies and other companies in financially-related cases. He also represents plaintiffs or defendants in disputes involving the automotive industry. In addition, Eric represents contractors and owners involving construction lien issues. Prior to joining Shutts, Eric gained trial experience as an Assistant State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida.