We are pleased to announce that Jesse Reiter has been selected as the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel 2013 Respected Advocate Award winner. The Respected Advocate Awards are presented by the Michigan Association for Justice and the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel to attorneys who have a “history of success in civil litigation matters, unfailing adherence to the highest standards of ethics and candor in dealing with the court and with counsel, and the respect and admiration of counsel on the opposite side of the bar.”
Reiter, who is founding partner of Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers, is the Chair of the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), as well as the past President of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ). In 2006, Reiter was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and in 2012, the organization deemed him one of the “Leaders in the Law.” Reiter has been recognized as being a top lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for the last 6 years, and the magazine recently listed him as one of the 10 best attorneys in Michigan, as well as one of the 5 best Michigan Consumer Lawyers. In addition, Reiter has been honored as being one of “The Best Lawyers in America” every year since 2008, and this includes an award for 2014. Reiter & Walsh, P.C. is currently listed by US News as one of the best firms in the country: US News and World Report / Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms, 2013.
Reiter has decades 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 solely on representing children and their families. In 1989, Reiter joined the MAJ, one of the nation’s most powerful pro-plaintiff bar associations, where he advocated for and contributed to laws that protect patients’ rights. Reiter is a board member of several national litigation groups, including immediate past Co-Chair of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. Martindale-Hubbell rates 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).
Reiter is a regular speaker, organizer and moderator at medical malpractice and birth trauma seminars in the U.S. and internationally. One of his greatest passions is helping injured children and their families, and he attains a great sense of satisfaction from handling the most complex birth injury cases. Reiter thrives on the challenges of cross-examination and he finds nothing more satisfying than a hard-fought cross-exam in which a physician or nurse admits to medical malpractice. Reiter’s dedication has helped him secure over tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. Reiter’s drive is fueled by his desire to help his young clients obtain their dreams of being as independent as possible.