This month, our very own Emily Thomas received the honor of being listed as an “MAJ Pacesetter.” The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is one of the nation’s most powerful groups that advocates for and creates laws that protect patients’ rights.
Emily has been fighting for the rights of injured people since her days in college, although her passion for helping those with disabilities began long before that. Emily’s mother, a teacher for over 3 decades, suffered a disability caused by toxic mold exposure at work. Watching her mother’s case solidified Emily’s desire to help those with disabilities. In law school, Emily fought to obtain social security disability benefits for her clients whose benefit claims had previously been rejected. In an aggressive fight for a woman who was unable to work full-time due to having a gaping hole in her armpit caused by heart surgery negligence, Emily won benefits for her client, whose claims had been rejected for a decade. Emily’s advocacy was so strong that the court awarded benefits without requiring any testimony. The judge told Emily’s client that “her attorney” had done an excellent job representing her.
Emily won numerous awards throughout law school, including the Wayne Law Bacow Scholarship for high ethical and professional standards. Upon her admission to practice law, Emily began litigating multi-million dollar birth trauma cases for children around the country and she has helped secure tens of millions of dollars for Reiter & Walsh’s birth injury clients.
Emily’s entire career is centered on helping birth-injured children and she spends a great deal of time getting to know each child she helps. Emily’s first birth trauma case involved helping a little girl who has brain damage. When Emily first met the girl, she was shocked that a child with such extensive injuries and struggles could have so much love and determination. This was the moment Emily reevaluated her priorities, making birth injury her main focus.
Emily is a prolific writer of articles pertaining to birth injury and medical malpractice and her work has been published in prestigious law and birth trauma publications. She has been a member of the MAJ for 4 years and is currently Chair of the MAJ New Lawyers Committee as well as Vice-Chair of the Medical-Legal Committee at the Oakland County Bar Association. In addition, Emily is a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) and the BTLG’s Medical Negligence Section. In 2014, Emily was given the honor of being a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.
AWARD-WINNING BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEYS
If you are seeking the help of a birth injury attorney, it is very important to choose a lawyer and firm that focus solely on birth injury cases. Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers is a national birth injury law firm that has been helping children with birth injuries for almost 3 decades.
The partners of the firm, Jesse Reiter and Rebecca Walsh, are currently recognized as being two of the best medical malpractice lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report 2015, which also recognized ABC Law Centers as one of the best medical malpractice law firms in the nation. Mr. Reiter and Emily Thomas focus solely on birth injury cases and most of their cases involve hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and cerebral palsy.
If your child was diagnosed with a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), the award winning birth injury attorneys at ABC Law Centers can help. We have helped children throughout the country obtain compensation for lifelong treatment, therapy and a secure future, and we give personal attention to each child and family we represent. Our nationally recognized birth injury firm has numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements that attest to our success and no fees are ever paid to our firm until we win your case. Email or call Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers at 888-419-2229 for a free case evaluation. Our firm’s award-winning birth injury attorneys are available 24 / 7 to speak with you.