Summer L. Reed

  • The Florida 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 Member
  • 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 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 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

  • 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 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 a Committee Member 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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