Summer L. Reed

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Georgia Bar
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Moot Court Honor Board, President 
    • The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division, Governor
    • FCSL Admissions, Student Ambassador 
    • Robert M. Foster Inn of Court, Pupil 
    • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Pupil 
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.S. in Business Administration Marketing
    • Chancellor’s Scholar
    • College of Business Honors Program
    • Illinois Business Council 
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Chili Cook Off Committee, Co-Chair
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
    • Associate Member 
  • Florida Association Women Lawyers
  • Associated Builders and Contractors – Young Professionals 
  • Ladies Executive Golf Society – LEGS

Construction Litigation 

  • Represented association during construction defect dispute with unit owner regarding what constitutes a structural component and what possible repairs were the association’s responsibility.
  • Represented homeowner pursuing contractor for construction defects, including defense against arguments that condition was pre-existing.
  • Represented large national builder in construction defect action wherein defense included coordination of subcontractors and insurance carriers’ involvement.
  • Represented homeowner through initial litigation phase, prior to staying for successful arbitration, in her pursuit of large builder who constructed her home with substantial defects that left her home uninhabitable at times.
  • Represented a national general contractor in its indemnity defense against a homeowner for alleged issues caused by a subcontractor’s work.
  • Represented plumbing contractor seeking damages in multi-million dollar dispute against general contractor for improper coordination of work, delays, cost overruns and payment bond issues.
  • Represented tenant occupying unit at the time of a mold bloom where there were habitability, notice, and termination of lease issues.
  • Represented multiple owners throughout Florida who were seeking damages for against contractor for construction defects, warranty issues and building code violations.
  • Represented church seeking damages against general contractor for delays and improper coordination of project.
  • Represented large national builder in arbitration proceedings against homeowner surrounding air conditioning warranty and defects

Business Litigation

  • Prepared engagement agreement for home inspector, including enforcement of such agreement thereafter.
  • Represented business owner during lawsuit wherein fraudulent misrepresentations and subsequent punitive damages were essential to the case.
  • Represented shareholder of large company during valuation dispute to include not only valuation experts, but also merger and business record disputes.
  • Represented large business owner through pursuit of a highly contested breach of contract situation while also simultaneously defending the client against consumer complaints.
  • Obtained summary judgment for business owner engaged in government contracts who was left unpaid by a contractor for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Represented numerous clients against breach of contract, conversion, and civil theft claims and further pursued counterclaims in pursuit of my clients’ rightful actions and sums due.

Community Association Law

  • Represented group of homeowners in efforts to determine whether association’s proposed budget and substantial assessment were proper.
  • Represented various associations through disputes with homeowner regarding violations of governing documents.
  • Represented a large condominium association through temporary closing for envelope repairs and navigated the statutory and practical challenges such emergency repairs cause.
  • Prepared opinions for homeowners’ association as it related to lot line boundaries, city versus association owned streets, and enforcement of regulations as set forth in the declarations.
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Summer L. Reed


Summer Lee Reed focuses her practice on construction and business litigation as well as complex business and community association issues. She is admitted to The Florida Bar. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in insurance defense and personal injury, giving her a well-rounded perspective from which to view new and challenging cases. She consistently strives to make client contact and satisfaction a key element of her practice while also ensuring she maintains professionalism in and around the legal community.

Summer’s reputation in the Jacksonville community has only positively grown since joining Cobb & Gonzalez, P.A. She is a member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court and the co-chair for the Annual JBA Chili Cook Off. She is also active in the Jacksonville Bar Association.

Originally from the Midwest, Mrs. Reed’s alma mater is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Marketing and graduated as both a Chancellor’s Scholar and with Business Honors. While a student, she took on responsibility early and became a resident assistant, eventually managing an entire group of college housing as a resident director. After graduating, Summer then chased the sunshine to Florida, where she received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. While in law school, Mrs. Reed became involved in professional and civic areas:  President of the Moot Court Honor Board, Governor for The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division, Student Ambassador for the Admissions Department, and was a pupil in both the Chester Bedell and Robert M. Foster Inns of Court. She also achieved book awards, won an oral advocacy national championship (National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom), and earned best oral advocate awards during her tenure at Florida Coastal.

While in law school, Mrs. Reed met her now husband, and together they reside in Jacksonville. In her free time, Summer enjoys spending time at the beach or at the dog park, paddleboarding, running, and hosting family and friends.

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