Michigan attorney Jesse Reiter has been elected Chair of the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The Professional Negligence Section is the umbrella group for all other AAJ negligence sections, and Mr. Reiter was elected as Chair in July at AAJ’s annual convention. AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar, and the organization works to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice, even when taking on the most powerful interests. The Professional Negligence Section focuses on medical negligence cases, as well as other types of negligence, including litigation involving lawyers, dentists, therapists, clergy and accountants.
Recognized as being one of the best birth injury attorneys in the nation, Jesse Reiter has secured tens of millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. He represents clients throughout the nation and is admitted to practice in Michigan, Ohio, Washington, D.C. and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Reiter has over 25 years of experience in birth trauma litigation, and after working as a defender of hospitals for one of the region’s largest firms, he decided to focus his own practice solely on plaintiff litigation. In 1989, Mr. Reiter joined the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), one of the nation’s most powerful pro-plaintiff bar associations, where he advocated for and contributed to laws that protect patients’ rights. He founded ABC Law Centers in 1997, and is a board member of several national litigation groups, including immediate past Co-Chair of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. His firm, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. is currently listed in US News & World Report/Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms, 2013.
Martindale-Hubbell rates Mr. Reiter as AV-preeminent for having achieved the highest possible peer review rating in both legal and ethical standards, and he is an Awo Superb Rated Attorney (10/10). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2014, and in Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine 2008-2012.
Mr. Reiter is passionate about helping injured children and their families, and he attains a great sense of satisfaction from handling even the most complex birth injury cases. He enjoys the challenges of cross-examination and finds nothing more satisfying than a hard-fought cross-exam in which a doctor or nurse admits to medical malpractice. Mr. Reiter’s drive is fueled by his desire to help his young clients obtain their dreams of being as independent as possible.