Awards, Honors and Leadership Positions

At 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 continue to 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.

Awards

Super Lawyers Magazine

Super Lawyers, Top 5 Consumer, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award Badge Super Lawyers Top 10 Michigan, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award BadgeEach 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 achievement. 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 by 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.
  • Euel Kinsey: Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2012.
  • Jennifer Secorski: Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015.
  • Emily Thomas: Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2014 – 2015.

“Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2013 – 2014

“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.

“Top 50 Consumer Lawyers”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2013 – 2014
  • Rebecca Walsh: 2014

“Top 5 Consumer Lawyers”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2013

“Top 25 Women Consumer Lawyers”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2013 – 2014

“Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2012, 2014

“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.” Both of Reiter & Walsh, P.C.’s associate attorneys have been recognized as “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers Magazine.

  • Jennifer Secorski: 2015
  • Emily Thomas: 2014, 2015

U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms 2017 - Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs, Tier 1, TroyEvery 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.”

“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.
  • Rebecca Walsh: Included in “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 2013 for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.
  • Euel Kinsey was featured in the 2018 edition of “Best Lawyers In America,” U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.
  • Emily Thomas was featured in the 2018 edition of “Best Lawyers In America,” U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

“Best Law Firms in America”

  • Reiter & Walsh, P.C.: Included in the “Best Law Firms in America” every year since 2008.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly

“Top Verdicts and Settlements” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. was included in Michigan Lawyers Weekly‘s lists of “Top Verdicts and Settlements” from 2000 – 2002, and again from 2005 – present.

“Up & Coming Lawyers” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

In 2015, Emily Thomas was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of 30 “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The prestigious award, which honored Emily for her “ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments,” recognizes those attorneys who have been practicing for less than a decade.

“Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers WeeklyLeaders in the Law 2012, Jesse Reiter | Award Badge

In 2012, Jesse Reiter was selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Leaders in the Law. Only 25 attorneys in the state are chosen for this honor. Lawyers Weekly selects the Leaders in the Law honorees based on commitment to legal practice, record of winning cases, character and integrity. According to Lawyers Weekly, Reiter’s “courtroom skills…have made him a year-over-year victor in obtaining million-dollar settlements for clients.”

“Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

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” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly2006 Lawyer of the Year, Jesse Reiter | Award Badge

In 2006, Michigan Lawyers Weekly awarded Jesse Reiter this prestigious award.

“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. Reiter & Walsh, P.C. and our birth injury attorneys consistently receive this recognition.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award BadgeThe Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a prestigious group consisting only of United States trial lawyers who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Jesse Reiter is one of roughly 4,000 attorneys (fewer than 1% of all U.S. attorneys) granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

dBusiness Magazine

“Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit”

  • Jesse Reiter: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Rebecca Walsh: 2013 – 2014
  • Euel Kinsey: 2018

“Leading Lawyers”

  • Euel Kinsey: 2013 – 2016

“Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2016

LeadingLawyers.com

Jesse Reiter has received the following recognitions by Leading Lawyers:

  • 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.”

Every year since 2013, Euel Kinsey has been featured in “Top Lawyers in Michigan.”

Respected Advocate Award

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Awards Jesse Reiter with the Respected Advocate AwardMDTC Respected Advocate Award 2013 | Award Badge

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.

Martindale-Hubbell

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award BadgeMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings: “AV-Preeminent Rated”

In 2010, Jesse Reiter 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.” Jesse Reiter continues to hold his AV-Preeminent rating.

Attorney Rebecca Walsh has held a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating since 2011.

Every year since 2000, Euel Kinsey has has the AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubble for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Additionally, he is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer. 

“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

“Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers”

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

National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

“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 Association

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

Avvo

Avvo Superb Rated Attorney (10 out of 10)Avvo, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award Badge

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.

New York Times

From 2012 to 2013, Euel Kinsey received placement in the New York Times‘ “Top Attorneys in Michigan” rankings. 

American Registry

Euel Kinsey was recognized in the American Registry of the Finest Lawyers in the World from 2013 –  2015 and the American Registry of America’s Most Honored Professionals in 2015.

Hour Detroit

“Top 25 Women Consumer Attorneys in Michigan”

  • Rebecca Walsh: 2016

Honors & Leadership Positions

Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG)

Birth Trauma Litigation Group Executive Board - Jesse ReiterThe 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.

Jesse Reiter’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Dan Cullan Memorial Award Recipient – 2016
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Executive BoardBirth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Chair, Jesse Reiter | Award Badge
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Past Chair 2010 – 2012
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Co-Editor of Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter, 2009 – 2011
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter, Contributor, 2008 – PresentJesse Reiter - BTLG Dan Cullan Memorial Award
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Rebecca Walsh’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Euel Kinsey’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Jennifer Secorski’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Emily Thomas’ BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

Elizabeth Spiridon’s BTLG Involvement

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Active Member

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

American Association for Justice (AAJ), Jesse Reiter Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Honorary Membership and Award BadgeThe 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.

Jesse Reiter’s Role in the AAJ

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Dan Cullan Memorial Award Recipient – 2016
  • Governor, Board of Governors, 2015 – Present
  • Exchange Advisory Committee, 2014 – Present
  • Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2014 – Present
  • Leaders Forum, Patron
  • Professional Negligence Section, 2013
    • Professional Negligence Section Chair 2013-2014
    • Professional Negligence Section Newsletter, Editor 2011-2012
      • “Outstanding Section Newsletter of the Year” Award, 2011
    • Professional Negligence Section Secretary 2012-2013

Rebecca Walsh’s Role in the AAJ

Member, 2011 – Present

Euel Kinsey’s Role in the AAJ

Member

Jennifer Secorski’s Role in the AAJ

Member, 2013 – Present

Emily Thomas’ Role in the AAJ

  • Member, 2011 – Present
  • Medical Negligence Section, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Newsletter Editor, Professional Negligence Section, 2015 – Present

Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)

Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) President, Jesse Reiter | Membership & Award BadgeThe Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is a group committed to promoting the fairness and efficiency of Michigan’s justice system. Below is an explanation of our attorneys’ leading roles in the MAJ.

Jesse Reiter’s Role in the MAJ

Jesse Reiter remains a highly active member of one of the nation’s most powerful plaintiff associations contributing to changes in laws affecting patients’ rights. The MAJ supports worthwhile community programs such as the Helmet Safety Events, which has donated more than 13,000 bicycle helmets to children in the state of Michigan to date.

  • 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

Rebecca Walsh’s Role in the MAJ

  • Sustaining member
  • Executive Board, 2007- present
  • Amicus Committee, 2006-Present; Co-Chair Daubert/Causation 2006-present
  • Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair, 2007-present
  • Pacesetter – 2007
  • Community Coalition Committee Co-Chair, 2007-2008
  • Media Committee
  • People’s Law School Committee
  • Mentor law students

Euel Kinsey’s Role in the MAJ

Member

Jennifer Secorski’s Role in the MAJ

  • Member, 2007 – Present

Emily Thomas’ Role in the MAJ

  • Member, 2012 – Present
  • Chair of the New Lawyers Committee, 2014 – Present
  • Selected as an “MAJ Pacesetter” by the MAJ, 2014

Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)

Pennsylvania Association for JusticeSenior Birth Injury Attorney Euel Kinsey, JD is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ).

Melvin M. Belli Society

Melvin Belli Society

In 2014, Rebecca Walsh was one of a small selection of attorneys invited to be a member of the prestigious Melvin Belli Society. To learn more about the Melvin Belli Society, visit www.bellisociety.org.

Belli Seminar

In 2013, Rebecca Walsh was selected asMelvin M. Belli, Rebecca Walsh, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. | Award Badge a presenter at the Belli Seminar in San Francisco. The seminar was named after Melvin M. Belli, an influential attorney known for his desire to share his legal wisdom and knowledge with others. Walsh shared her insights and experiences as a leader in the field of birth injury law during her presentation, “10 Reasons Babies Suffer Injuries During Labor and in the First Days of Life.”

National College of Advocacy

Jesse Reiter is a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy.

Michigan State Bar Foundation

Pro Bono Circle of Excellence

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. was listed in the 2005 Pro Bono Circle of Excellence of the State Bar of Michigan. This honorary program was developed to recognize firms, corporations, and organizations that donated their time and/or money to benefit low-income families.

Lifetime FellowState Bar of Michigan, Lifetime Fellow | Jesse Reiter

Jesse Reiter was honored with a Lifetime Fellowship by the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation are recognized as dedicated, high-achieving leaders within Michigan’s legal field, and their contributions and work help to support and promote the Michigan justice system.

Aviation Law Section

Euel Kinsey is a Council Member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Aviation Law Section, as well as a Past Chairman of the Aviation Law Section.

American Bar Foundation

American Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellow - Jesse ReiterThe Fellows – Lifetime Fellow

Jesse Reiter was honored with a Lifetime Fellowship by the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of peer-elected legal professionals who have demonstrated commitment to and high achievement within the legal profession. Fewer than one percent of attorneys licensed to practice in each jurisdiction are selected as lifetime fellows in The Fellows. For more information on this prestigious legal achievement, please visit the American Bar Foundation’s website here.

To read more about the awards our attorneys have received, visit their bio pages below: