Jesse M. Reiter, J.D.

Jesse Reiter, Birth Injury Attorney in Michigan, Ohio, Washington D.C. and Throughout the U.S.

Contact Info:
jreiter@abclawcenters.com
(248) 593-5100

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Jesse Reiter, owner, founder, and managing partner of Reiter & Walsh, P.C., is recognized as a leader in the field of birth trauma law. Since his acceptance into the Michigan State Bar in 1987, Reiter has won multiple multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for children with birth injuries. Passion for the practice of law, meticulous attention to detail and exhaustive preparation are the keys to his success. Helping children and their families brings him the greatest satisfaction.

Reiter began his legal career with a major law firm in Detroit. After years of honing his medical malpractice expertise, he formed American Baby & Child Law Centers in 1997. The firm has grown considerably since that time and now fights for birth injured children throughout the country.

At ABC Law Centers, Reiter built his reputation on having both the medical knowledge and the legal focus to win his cases. As pregnancy, birth injury and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) cases are often complex and difficult to understand, deep knowledge of the medical and legal practices is critical.

Reiter stands as a leader in birth trauma litigation. He is actively involved in his community and represents children who need constant care. His clients continually receive compassion, empathy, knowledge and experience throughout their difficult cases.

Jesse Reiter also contributes to numerous community service projects outside of his area of practice. In 2002, Reiter heard that a historical building in Bloomfield Hills was being prepared for demolition; he stepped in, bought and renovated the building, which now houses the Reiter & Walsh, P.C. offices. He also donates to numerous community service organizations, including Miracle League of Michigan, Beaumont Bike Day, and the University of Michigan.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, Illinois), Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Memberships & Honorary Appointments

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in Michigan: 1987
    • Admitted to practice in Eastern District of Michigan: 1987
  • Admitted to practice in Washington D.C.: 1999
  • Admitted to practice in Ohio: 2007
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court: 2005American Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellow - Jesse Reiter
  • Admitted to practice in the Ohio Supreme Court

Bar Foundations and Associations

  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Michigan Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • Oakland County Bar Association: 1987 – Present
  • State Bar of Michigan: 1987 – Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of MichiganBirth Trauma Litigation Group Executive Board - Jesse Reiter

Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG)

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group: Executive Board Member
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group: Co-Editor of Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter, 2009 – 2011
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group: Past Chair 2010 – 2012Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Chair, Jesse Reiter | Award Badge

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

  • Member: 1987 – Present
  • Leaders Forum, Patron
  • Governor, Board of Governors: 2015 – Present
  • Exchange Advisory Committee: 2014 – Present
  • Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee: 2014 – Present
  • National College of Advocacy: FellowAmerican Association for Justice (AAJ), Jesse Reiter Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Honorary Membership and Award Badge
  • Professional Negligence Section Chair: 2013 – 2014
  • Professional Negligence Section Secretary: 2012 – 2013
  • Professional Negligence Section Newsletter Editor: 2011 – 2012
  • Peer Review
    • Trial: 2016 – Present
    • AAJ Trial News: 2013
    • Professional Negligence Law Reporter: 2008

Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) President, Jesse Reiter, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award Badge

  • President: 2006 – 2007
  • President-Elect: 2005 – 2006
  • Vice President: 2004 – 2005
  • Secretary: 2003 – 2004
  • Treasurer: 2002 – 2003
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee: 2004 – Present
  • Chair of the Coalition/Community Action Committee: 2000 – 2002
  • Constitutional Challenge Committee: 1997
  • Executive Board Member: 1995 – Present

Other Groups and Associations

  • Pound Civil Justice Institute Fellow: 2017 – Present
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group: 2015 – Present
  • Public Justice Foundation Member: 2015 – Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy: 10 years
  • Ohio Association for Justice Member: 2007 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Awards

  • “Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice” by The American Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell™: 2017
  • “America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%” – American Registry
  • Dan Cullan Memorial Award, AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group: 2016
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Respected Advocate Award recipient: 2013
  • “Leader in the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly: 2012
  • “Lawyer of the Year,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly: 2006
  • Best Law Firms,” U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers: 2008 – Present
  • “Best Lawyers In America,” U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers: 2008 – Present
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association: 2011, 2015, 2015, 2016
  • “Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit,” DBusiness Magazine: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • “Million Dollar Verdicts & Settlements” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly: 2000 – 2002, 2005 – 2016
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Leading Lawyers:
    • “Top 10 Leading Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyers” – 2017
    • “Top 10 Leading Consumer Lawyers” – 2017
    • “Top 100 Leading Lawyers” – 2017
    • “Top 100 Consumer Lawyers” – 2017
    • Peer reviewed and recommended “Leading Michigan Lawyer,” LeadingLawyers.com, Michigan Bar Journal: 2013 – Present
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine: 2008-2016
    • Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan”: 2013-2016
    • Top 50 Consumer Attorneys in Michigan”: 2013-2016
    • Top 10 Michigan Attorneys”: 2013
    • Top 5 Consumer Attorneys in Michigan”: 2013
  • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell: 2004 – Present
  • “Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers,” Metro Detroit: 2008
  • “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Michigan,” National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys: 2008

Published Work

  • July 2017: Co-Author (with Emily G. Thomas), “Using MRI to Evaluate Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) in Term Infants” American American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter.
  • February 2017: Co-Author (with Emily G. Thomas), “Management of Category II Fetal Heart Tracings: Timing Delivery to Avoid HIE,” American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • July 2016: Co-Author (with Emily Thomas), “Averting Pre-Term Birth: The Right Care Gives the Best Results,” American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • Feb. 2016: Co-Author (with Emily Thomas), “ACOG Replaced the Friedman Curve with Unproven Guidelines: Is Lowering the Caesarean Rate Worth the Rise in Birth Trauma?,” American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • July 2015: Co-Author (with Emily Thomas), “HIE and the Myth of Pre-Existing Injury,” American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • Feb. 2014: Co-Author, “The Hidden Dangers of Overventilation,” published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • July 2014: Co-Author (with Emily Thomas), “How ACOG Broadened the Definition of HIE: A Comparison of the NEACP and NEANO,” American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • Feb. 2012: Co-Author, “Forcep Deliveries: Are They Worth The Risk?” Published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • Jan. 2011; July, 2011 & February, 2012: Co-Author, “Letter from the Co-Chairs”, Published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletters – Summer and Winter 2011 Editions
  • Winter/Spring, 2011: Author, “Letter from the Editor”, Published in the Professional Negligence Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 1
  • 2011: Awarded American Association for Justice’s 2011 Outstanding Newsletter for the Professional Negligence Section Fall 2011 Newsletter
  • Nov. 29, 2010: Co-Author, “Solving the statute of limitations puzzle for minors in medical malpractice cases”, Published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 25, No. 3
  • July, 2009 – July, 2011: Co-Editor, BTLG Newsletter
  • May 18, 2009: Quoted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly Article “Majority rules on ‘majority’ rule,” Vol. 23, No. 27
  • July, 2009: Co-Author, “Oxytocin: The New ‘High Alert’ Medication”, published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter
  • July, 2008: “Emergency Cesarean Sections: When 30 Minutes is Not Fast Enough” published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter

Lectures and Seminars

  • July 25, 2017: Speaker – “How to Survive an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE),” American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Professional Negligence Section
  • Dec. 2, 2016: Co-Moderator –  Michigan Association for Justice Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Apr. 15, 2016: Panel Speaker – Michigan Association for Justice 71st Annual Seminar: “Expert Testimony, Witness Preparation and Daubert Challenges after Ehler: Expert Panel”
  • Dec. 4, 2015: Co-moderator –  Michigan Association for Justice Med Mal Seminar: “Medical Records in the Electronic Age and Finding Ways to Win Medical Malpractice Cases in Any Age”
  • 2014 – Co-moderator: Professional Section CLE program, AAJ Convention
  • Nov. 2014: Moderator – Michigan Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice seminar
  • Nov. 8, 2013: Moderator  – Michigan Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice seminar
  • Feb. 10, 2013: Moderator – Birth Trauma Litigation Group seminar at the American Association for Justice’s Winter Convention in Miami, FL
  • Nov. 30, 2012: Co-moderator for Michigan Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice seminar
  • July 29, 2012: Moderator – Birth Trauma Litigation Group seminar at the American Association for Justice’s Summer Convention in Chicago, IL
  • Feb. 12, 2012: Moderator – Birth Trauma Litigation Group seminar at the American Association for Justice’s Winter Convention in Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec. 2, 2011: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Nov. 2011: Speaker, MAJ New Lawyers “Expert Deposition Workshop” Presentation titled “Cross-Exam of Defendants – Getting Admissions”
  • Oct. 14 – 15, 2011: Moderator – Birth Trauma Conference in Amsterdam, held jointly by the American Association for Justice’s Birth trauma Litigation Group and the Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • April 8-9, 2011: Moderator, AAJ’s Litigating Medical Negligence and Injured Infant Cases Seminar
  • Nov. 12, 2010: Co-mModerator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Winning Strategies for Med Mal Cases”
  • July, 2010: Speaker, AAJ Annual Covention, Birth Trauma Litigation Group Seminar Presentation entitled “Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (“VBAC”)”
  • Nov. 12, 2009: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Seeking Recovery for Medical Malpractice in Michigan: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?”
  • Oct. 2009: Speaker/Participant in American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 7th Annual Educational Conference
  • Nov. 13, 2008: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Your Medical Malpractice Case Still Needs Critical Care: The Essential Updates”
  • Nov. 27, 2007: Guest Lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Lecture entitled “Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: Daubert; Davis-Frye.”
  • Oct. 11, 2007: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “The Medical Malpractice (ISN’T) For Dummies Seminar”
  • May 4, 2007: Speaker, Rapid Fire Seminar, Using Focus Groups Early in Discovery: Learning your Strengths and Weaknesses in Time to Make a Difference
  • Jan. 25, 2007: Featured Speaker, MAJ 2007 Deposition Workshop – a Legal Workshop for New Lawyers and Student Members
  • Nov. 2, 2006: Guest Lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Lecture entitled “Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: Daubert; Davis-Frye”
  • Oct. 6, 2006: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Michigan Medmal Law Update Caution: Not for the Faint of Heart”
  • Sept. 23, 2006: Speaker/Participant in Mock Trial Presentation – “American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 6th Annual Educational Conference”
  • May 13, 2006: Speaker, 61st Annual MAJ Banquet
  • May 22, 2005: Speaker, MAJ Evening Forum: “Daubert/Frye: Using Science to Prove Your Claim.” – Topic: Birth Trauma and Daubert/Frye.
  • May 14, 2005: Moderator, 60th Annual MAJ Banquet
  • May 13, 2005: Speaker, MAJ Annual Rapid Fire Seminar entitled “Focus Groups: Not just for Trial Anymore”
  • Dec. 3, 2004: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Medical Malpractice: Winning in a Hostile Environment”
  • Nov. 7, 2003: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Medical Malpractice”
  • Mar. 22, 2002: Co-moderator, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) Seminar entitled “Medical Malpractice”
  • May, 1998: Speaker, MAJ Rapid Fire Seminar entitled “Medical Record Alterations”

Interviews

  • Jesse Reiter was published in Leading Lawyers Magazine – Michigan Edition in a 2017 feature piece titled “Jesse Reiter: Putting Children First, Always.”
  • Jesse interviewed for Ohio Association for Justice’s (OAJ) Ohio Trial Member Spotlight
  • Repeat guest on the Charlie Langton Show ( WXYT AM 1270)
  • July 21, 2015: Jesse Reiter is quoted in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) online Law Reporter article “Audio Recording of Colonoscopy Reveals Improper Treatment of Patient”
  • Sept. 5, 2013: Television interview – Jesse Reiter discusses Dr. Farid Fata case on FOX News
  • Nov. 7, 2008: Radio interview as part of WJLB Coats for Kids Charity Drive
  • 2007: Interviewed on Ringler Radio about challenges facing lawyers in the State of Michigan

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