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. Before attending law school, he was a Territory Manager for a national consumer product company. This post helped him gain an understanding of corporate management and sales as he directed operations in the State of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while hiring and supervising a team of 30 merchandisers.

Currently, Eric serves as treasurer for the Executive Council of the Orange County Bar Association. He also serves as a board member of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, the Orange County Bar Foundation and he previously chaired the Orange County Bar Association Judicial Relations Committee.



  • Barry University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Florida, B.S., Telecommunications, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Executive Council, 2011-2020
      • Secretary, 2018-2019
      • Treasurer, 2019-2020
      • President-Elect, 2020-2021
    • Legal Aid Society
      • Board Member, 2012-2021
    • Judicial Relations Committee
      • Chair, 2012-2014
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • President, 2010-2011
  • Orange County Bar Association Foundation
    • Board Member, 2019-2020
    • Board Member, 2011-2013
  • Leadership Orlando (Class 96) Graduate - April 2019
  • Barry University Law School Alumni Association
  • Junior Achievement Leadership Council, 2015-2018
  • The Ronald McDonald House
    • Second Vice-Chair, 2020-2021
    • Board Member, 2017-present
    • Development /Cornerstone Committee, 2017-2019

News & Insights


  • Presenter, "Best Business Court Practices," Orange County Business Court with Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Donald Myers (July 8, 2019)

News & Speaking Engagements


  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021
  • Florida Trend, Florida Legal Elite, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Bankruptcy, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2015, 2016, 2019

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