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Heather M. Reel


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Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy 100%


Heather Reel joined Buddy D. Ford, P.A. in February 2019.  Heather came to the firm with significant bankruptcy experience.  Before joining Buddy D. Ford, P.A., she served as a law clerk to the Honorable K. Rodney May and the Honorable Roberta A. Colton in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.  Prior to serving as a law clerk to both Judge May and Judge Colton, Heather served as a shared law clerk for all nine bankruptcy judges in the Middle District of Florida.

Heather graduated from the University of Miami in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, where she majored in Business Law.  Heather obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012, where she graduated with honors.


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    • B.B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Business Law

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2012

Past Positions

  • US Bankruptcy Court, MD Florida, Law Clerk, 2013 to 2018


  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Delta Pi

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Florida Bar - Business Law Section, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 2019 to Present
  • William Reece Smith Jr. Inn of Court, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney