About the Firm | Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys Helping Clients Across the U.S.

Birth injury, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and cerebral palsy attorneys

ABC Law Centers (also known as Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) was established to focus exclusively on birth injury cases. Since the firm’s inception in 1997, our legal team has advocated for clients with a variety of conditions stemming from medical malpractice shortly before, during, or after their birth. Our attorneys and in-house medical staff determine the causes of our clients’ injuries, the prognoses of birth injured children, and areas of medical negligence. We consult closely with leading medical experts, forensic specialists, and life care-planning professionals to secure our clients’ future care and their parents’ peace of mind, knowing their child will be cared for, no matter what. Our specific focus on birth injury allows us to provide unparalleled legal service to our clients.

Our values

When an infant suffers a preventable birth injury, it can feel impossible to understand and process the medical and legal aspects of the situation. Families are often left wondering how they will find the support, information, and resources necessary to provide for their birth-injured loved one. At ABC Law Centers, these concerns are at the core of our mission. The following ABC Law Centers firm values guide and shape the work we do and the relationships we have with our clients’ families:

Compassion and close communication

Birth injury cases are often long, complex, and emotionally demanding. Beyond our focus on delivering unparalleled legal services, our attorneys and staff work to build close, comforting, and openly communicative relationships with clients. At every step of the litigation process, our small, family-oriented team is there to support you and keep you informed.

Depth of focus

Birth injury cases require specific, extensive knowledge of both law and medicine. In order to achieve the best results, our team believes it’s critical to specifically and exclusively handle birth injury cases. As ABC Law Centers founder and attorney Jesse Reiter says, “If you have a brain tumor, you want to go to a neurosurgeon or a brain surgeon. You don’t want to go to a general practitioner. It’s the same thing in the practice of law.”


Many firms advertise for birth injury services, but have minimal to no relevant experience or do not handle these types of cases. Often, their aim is simply to refer cases to other firms for a fee, not to actually practice this area of law. At ABC Law Centers, we only handle birth injury cases, and have the legal and medical expertise necessary to obtain justice for our clients. We work closely with families at every step of the process. Additionally, we do not charge until we settle the case in the client’s favor.

Our experience

Birth injury • Neonatal malpractice • Obstetric malpractice

Legal experience

Our attorneys are well prepared for the most challenging birth injury cases. With over 130 years of joint legal experience, our legal team has the education, qualifications, results, and accomplishments necessary to succeed. We’ve handled cases involving dozens of different complications, injuries, and instances of medical malpractice related to obstetrics and neonatal care.

Our in-house medical staff

Our on-site registered nursing staff provides our legal team with valuable perspectives, experiences, knowledge, and insights into birth injury cases. Read more about our registered nursing staff here.

Leaders in the field of birth injury law

Not only do our attorneys participate in prestigious legal groups—they lead them. Serving as leaders in legal groups such as the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ) gives our legal team access to important new research, educational practices, and legal resources. Additionally, our attorneys publish articles in cutting-edge journals, speak at industry events, and win prestigious legal awards. Read more here.

Our results

Multi-million dollar birth injury settlements

Our team consistently secures multi-million dollar settlements for children with injuries and disabilities including cerebral palsy (CP), hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain damage, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs), seizure disorders, and other birth injuries. Read more here.

Legal awards, memberships, and honors

Our team has been awarded by, and served as leaders in, prestigious legal organizations such as the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), Avvo, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers, among others. Read more here.


Strong client and colleague relationships are of the greatest value to our team. ABC Law Centers is thrilled to consistently receive warm regards from past clients and peers. Read more here.

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Client testimonials

Keziah’s family

Watch Keziah’s family’s full testimonial here.

Matthew’s family