Awards, Honors and Leadership Positions

At ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.), our birth injury attorneys have been honored and awarded by publications, colleagues, clients and professionals in the field of birth trauma litigation. Their awards corroborate their achievements in the legal field, and their memberships in prestigious groups provide the support, networking opportunities, educational experiences and information necessary to deliver the best legal services to clients. Click on the items below to learn more about our attorneys’ many awards, honors, accomplishments and positions of leadership.

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is the largest trial bar in the United States. The AAJ works to ensure that all persons injured as the result of medical negligence have adequate and equal access to justice. Below is a brief description of the leadership roles our attorneys take in the American Association for Justice.

American Association for Justice Governor and Leader's Forum

AVVO

Avvo Superb Rated Attorney (10 out of 10)

Our birth injury attorneys have achieved the highest possible Avvo ratings. Avvo ratings consider a lawyer’s practice, professional achievements, disciplinary history, and industry recognition before calculating ratings on a 1-10 scale. To read Jesse Reiter’s Avvo ratings and review, visit this page. To read Rebecca Walsh’s Avvo ratings and review, visit this page.

Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb - Top Attorney, Birth Injury

Best Law Firms

“Best Law Firms in America” 2024

ABC Law Centers: Recognized in the “Best Law Firms in America” Tier 1 (Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Law – Plaintiffs) every year since 2008.

As Ranked by Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms in Troy - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Tier 1, 2024

Best Lawyers in America

Rebecca Walsh “Lawyer of the Year” 2022

Rebecca S. Walsh was recognized in Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in 2022.

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers

Every year, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers publishes authoritative service rankings recognizing the best attorneys and best law firms in America. Rankings are based on evaluations by lawyers and clients, practice-specific reviews, legal performance, legal results and attorney character. In order to be eligible for “Best Law Firms in America,” attorneys must first be listed in the “Best Lawyers in America.”

“Lawyer of the Year” 2019

Attorney and ABC Law Centers President Jesse Reiter recognized in Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Troy, Michigan, 2019.

Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" Jesse M. Reiter for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Troy, Michigan, 2019

Rebecca Walsh in “Best Lawyers in America”

Rebecca Walsh: Included in “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 2013 for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

Rebecca Walsh recognized in Best Lawyers 2024

Anne Randall in “Best Lawyers in America”

Anne Randall: Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” since 2024 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

Anne Randall recognized in Best Lawyers in American 2024

Jesse Reiter in “Best Lawyers in America”

Jesse Reiter: Included in “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 2008 for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

Jesse Reiter Recognized in Best Lawyers 2024

Birth Trauma Litigation Group

Rebecca Walsh’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Co-chair: 2020 – Present
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Jennifer Secorski’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Jesse Reiter’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Dan Cullan Memorial Award Recipient – 2016
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Executive Board
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Past Chair 2010 – 2012
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Co-Editor of Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal, 2009 – 2011
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal, Contributor, 2008 – Present
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG)

The Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) is an exclusive, international subgroup of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) consisting of respected attorneys and experts in the field of birth trauma litigation. Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group participate in unique educational opportunities related to the field of birth trauma law, produce articles promoting the evolution of birth trauma law, and exchange relevant, critical medical and legal information. In order to stay on the cutting edge of our niche field of legal practice, all attorneys at Reiter & Walsh, P.C. are active members in and contributors to the BTLG.

Birth Trauma Litigation Group Executive Board Member, Jesse M. Reiter

dBusiness Magazine

“Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2016

“Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Rebecca Walsh: 2013 – 2014

Hour Detroit

“Top 25 Women Consumer Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2016

Leading Lawyers

Leading Lawyers

Jesse Reiter has received the following recognitions by Leading Lawyers:

  • Peer Selected to Leading Lawyers Peer Advisory Board 2023
  • Every year since 2013, Jesse Reiter has been Peer Reviewed and Recommended as a “Leading Michigan Lawyer” by LeadingLawyers.com.
  • “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
  • Jesse Reiter was published in Leading Lawyers Magazine – Michigan Edition in a 2017 feature piece titled “Jesse Reiter: Putting Children First, Always.”
  • Jesse Reiter was listed as #4 in “Top 10 Med Mal Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Michigan” – 2020

Peer-Selected Advisory Board Member 2018

Leading Lawyers Jesse M. Reiter Advisory Board Member, Peer Selected 2018

Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings: “AV-Preeminent Rated”

In 2019, attorneys Jesse Reiter and Anne Randall achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible ranking, the AV-Preeminent rating. Martindale-Hubbell rankings are determined by member attorneys of the U.S. bar and judiciary review attorneys, and they are calculated based on ethical standards, knowledge of the law, critical thinking skills, communication abilities, judgment, legal experience, and professional accomplishments. AV-Preeminent ratings are considered “significant rating accomplishment[s]—a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”

Additionally, attorney Rebecca Walsh received the AV-Distinguished rating in 2019.

Jesse Reiter Martindale

“Top Rated Lawyers”

In 2017, Jesse Reiter was recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice” by The American Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell™.

Metro Detroit Magazine

“Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers”

In 2008, Jesse Reiter was recognized in the “Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers” list by Metro Detroit Magazine.

Michigan Lawyer's Weekly

“Top Verdicts and Settlements”

ABC Law Centers was included in Michigan Lawyers Weekly‘s lists of “Top Verdicts and Settlements” from 2000 – 2002, and again from 2005 – present.

“Leader in the Law”

In 2012, Jesse Reiter was among 25 attorneys selected as Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law.” In 2019, Rebecca Walsh was among 30 attorneys selected for this award.  Lawyers Weekly selects the “Leaders in the Law” honorees based on commitment to legal practice, record of winning cases, character, and integrity.

Michigan's Leaders in the Law 2012: Jesse Reiter

“Women in the Law”

In 2012, Rebecca Walsh was chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of the 2012 Women in the Law. Only 20 attorneys are selected each year for this honor. Award recipients are chosen based on legal successes, record of giving back to the profession, and record of giving back to the community.

“Lawyer of the Year”

In 2006, Michigan Lawyers Weekly awarded Jesse Reiter this prestigious award in recognition of his diligent work.

A 2006 Lawyer of the Year: Jesse Reiter

“Hall of Fame” of 2022

This program recognizes Michigan’s legal leaders over the age of 60 for their successful careers and valuable contributions to the community. Founder and president Jesse Reiter was selected as part of the “Hall of Fame” for the Class of 2022.

“Michigan’s Go-To Lawyers” in Medical Malpractice Law, 2021

The “Go To Lawyers” program recognizes leading lawyers in a particular field of law. Jesse Reiter was recognized in Go-To Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in 2021 amongst only 15 attorneys in the whole state.

“Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Every year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly recognizes the Michigan attorneys and law firms that have secured settlements of $1 million or more. ABC Law Centers and our birth injury attorneys consistently receive this recognition.

Michigan State Bar

Respected Advocate Award

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Awards Jesse Reiter with the Respected Advocate Award

Michigan birth injury attorney Jesse Reiter was one of only two attorneys awarded with the annual Respected Advocate Award at the Michigan State Bar ceremony in 2013. Every year, the Plaintiff Bar chooses a Respected Advocate Award winner from the Defense side, the Defense Bar, and the Plaintiff side. For this reason, it is a highly coveted and respected award.

MDTC Respected Advocate Award in 2013 Jesse Reiter

National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers

“Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Michigan”

In 2008, Jesse Reiter was recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Michigan”.

National Trial Lawyers

“Top 100 Trial Lawyers”

Jesse Reiter was recognized in the National Trial Lawyers Association list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in 2011, 2014, and 2015.

The National Trial Lawyers' Top 100

Super Lawyer Magazine

Each year, no greater than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers Magazine to receive recognition in their lists of “Super Lawyers.” Hand-picked from over seventy legal practices, chosen attorneys are ranked based on recognition by peers and outstanding professional achievements. Super Lawyers Magazine is published across the United States and attracts over 13 million readers annually. Over the years, our attorneys have received the following awards from Super Lawyers Magazine.

Selection for Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Jesse Reiter: Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2008.
  • Rebecca Walsh: Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2010.
  • Jennifer Secorski: Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015.

“Rising Stars”

The prestigious Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” award goes to only 2.5% of all practicing attorneys. Only those attorneys who are either younger than forty or have been practicing law for fewer than ten years are eligible for selection as “Rising Stars.”

  • Jennifer Secorski: 2015 – 2017

“Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2012, 2014 – 2017

“Top 25 Women Consumer Lawyers”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2013 – 2017

“Top 5 Consumer Lawyers”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2013
Rated by Super Lawyers Top 5 Consumer

“Top 50 Consumer Lawyers”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2013 –  2017
  • Rebecca Walsh: 2014, 2016 – 2017

“Top 10 Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Jesse Reiter: In 2013, Jesse Reiter was chosen out of over 40,000 attorneys in the state of Michigan to be listed in the top 10 by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Rated by Super Lawyers Top 10 in Michigan

“Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2013 – 2017