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Jesse M. Reiter

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Birth Injury

About Me

Jesse Reiter handles 100% birth injury and birth trauma cases. Recognized as among the top in his field, he is an executive board member and past Chair of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, a group of leading birth injury attorneys from around the world that represent birth injured children and their families.  He was also Co-Editor of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter from 2006-2011.  Mr. Reiter is a fellow of the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy and is currently Chair of the Professional Negligence Section as well as editor of the Professional Negligence Section Newsletter.  Mr. Reiter is a Past President of the Michigan Association for Justice (2006-2007) and a member of the Michigan Association for Justice’s Judicial Qualifications Committee since 2004, of which he's been Co-Chair since 2008.  Mr. Reiter is a Lifetime Member of The Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.


 


Mr. Reiter has also been recognized by numerous associations and publications: named by Michigan Lawyer's Weekly as a 2012 “Leader in the Law” and “Lawyer of the Year” in 2006; listed in The Best Lawyers in America (since 2008); AV-Preeminent Rated through Martindale Hubbell; Avvo Superb Rated Attorney (10 out of 10); listed in Crain's Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit; named a dbusiness Magazine’s “Top Lawyer;” recognized as one of Metro Detroit's “Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers;” and recognized for several consecutive years in Michigan SuperLawyers Magazine.  Jesse has also appeared in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who, and Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans.  He is also a member of the Ohio Association for Justice, the Academy of Trial Advocacy, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


 


Jesse Reiter is referred to in a 2008 Michigan Lawyer's Weekly article as one of three "medical malpractice gurus” whose cases have consistently ranked among the top verdicts and settlements in the state of Michigan for the past several years.  Some of Mr. Reiter’s recent verdicts and settlements include: $6.2 million for a child injured during a vacuum delivery;  $2.475 million for a young child injured during labor and delivery; $4.425 million awarded to a child that was harmed by doctor’s negligence during labor and delivery; 1.875 million for birth injuries sustained to a child as a result of doctor’s negligence; $3.5 million obtained for child client who was injured at birth due to negligence; $5.9 million for a child with cerebral palsy and kernicterus; $4.75 million for a child with cerebral palsy, mental retardation and delays caused by birth asphyxia; $3.9 million settlement for a child with cerebral palsy; $3.75 million for a child with cerebral palsy, mental retardation, developmental delays from birth asphyxia and delayed delivery; $3.6 million for a child with cerebral palsy and developmental delays; and $2.05 million for one twin with developmental delays. Jesse's firm, Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers, is listed in Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2010-2015.

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Licensed since 1987

  1. Birth Injury: 100%
    28 years

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Fees:

Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Richard Todd Rosenstein

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Reiter is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients.

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    Richard Rosenstein Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Ronald Daniel Hedding

    I endorse attorney Jesse Reiter. He is dedicated to the success of his clients and a respected member in the legal community.

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    Ronald Hedding Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

122 Concord Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200708/10/2015
DCActive 199905/24/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing198708/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law FirmBest Lawyers, Inc.2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers, Inc.2015
Best Law FirmBest Lawyers, Inc.2014
Top10 Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Top 50 Consumer Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Top 5 Consumer Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers, Inc.2014
Top 100 Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Top 10 Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Top 5 Consumer LawyersMichigan SuperLawyers2013
Top 50 Consumer LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2013
ChairAmerican Association for Justice's Professional Negligence Section2013
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Top Lawyersdbusiness Magazine2012
AV-Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Leaders in the LawMichigan Lawyers Weekly2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2011
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Law FirmsU.S. News2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Top Lawyersdbusiness Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in Metro DetroitCrain's Detroit Business2008
Top Ten Personal Injury LawyersMetro Detroit2008
Top Lawyersdbusiness Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2007
Lawyer of the YearMichigan Lawyers Weekly2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerReiter & Walsh, P.C.1997 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Public Justice FoundationMember2015 - Present
American Association for Justice's Professional Negligence SectionChair2013 - Present
American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation GroupCo-Chair2010 - 2013
Michigan Association for JusticeCo-chair2008 - Present
Michigan Association For JusticePresident2006 - 2007
American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation GroupCo-Editor, Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter2006 - 2011
Michigan Association for Justice, Judicial Qualifications CommitteeMember2004 - Present
Michigan Association For JusticeCo-Editor of White Paper Series2003 - 2006
The Fellows of the Michigan State Bar FoundationLifetime MemberN/A
American Association for Justice's Professional Negligence Section NewsletterEditorN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeSustaining MemberN/A
American Association for Justice’s National College of AdvocacyFellowN/A
Academy of Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
MAJ Judicial Qualifications CommitteeCo-chairN/A
AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation GroupExecutive BoardN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
$6.2 million for infant cerebral palsy from vacuum extractor InjuryVerdict of $6.2 Million
$4.75 Million Settlement for Mild CP, Mental Retardation, Delays$4.75 Million Settlement
$3.75 Million Settlement: Mental Retardation, Developmental Delays, CP$3.75 Million Settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Birth Trauma Litigation Group NewsletterHIE and the Myth of Pre-Existing Injury2015
Birth Trauma Litigation Group NewsletterHow ACOG Just Broadened the Definition of HIE: Comparing the NEACP and NEANO2014
Birth Trauma Litigation Group NewsletterThe Hidden Dangers of Overventilation2014
Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter"Oxytocin: The New ‘High Alert’ Medication", co-authored with Juliana Plastiras2009
Professional Negligence Law Reporter (AAJ)Article Reviewer2008
Birth Trauma Litigation Group NewsletterAuthor, "Emergency Cesarean Sections: When 30 Minutes is Not Fast Enough2008
Michigan Association for Justice, Advance Sheet, Vol. 18, No. 7, December 2007"Don't Tolerate Partisan Court"2007
Oakland County Legal NewsAuthor, "Open Letter to President Bush on Insurance Reform", published in Opinion Section2006
MTLA Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2,"President's Column"2006
Detroit Legal News"Michigan Doctors Need Insurance Reform", published in Opinion Section2006
The Detroit News"State Doesn't Need Special Interest Courts"2006
MTLA Journal, Detroit Legal News, Oakland County Legal News, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the MTLA Journal and on Buzzflash.com"The Purchasing of Our State Supreme Courts: How Goliath is Beating David in Court Rooms Across America"2006
The Detroit News,"Drug Victims Have No Recourse in Michigan"2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MAJ Med Mal SeminarWinning Strategies for Med Mal Cases2010
Birth Trauma Litigation Group Seminar PresentationVaginal Birth After Cesarean Section ("VBAC")2010
MAJ MedMal SeminarModerator, MAJ MedMal Seminar entitled "Seeking Recovery for Medical Malpractice in Michigan: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?"2009
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 7th annual Educational ConferenceInvited speaker2009
MAJ MedMal SeminarModerator, MAJ MedMal Seminar entitled "Your Medical Malpractice Case Still Needs Critical Care: The Essential Updates."2008
University of Detroit Mercy Law SchoolGuest Lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Lecture entitled "Admissibility of Scientific Evidence : Daubert; Davis-Frye."2007
MAJ Rapid Fire SeminarSpeaker, Rapid Fire Seminar, "Using Focus Groups Early in Discovery: Learning your Strengths and Weaknesses in Time to Make a Difference."2007
MAJ Medmal SeminarModerator, MAJ Medmal Seminar entitled "The Medical Malpractice (ISN'T) For Dummies Seminar."2007
MAJ 2007 Deposition WorkshopFeatured Speaker, MAJ 2007 Deposition Workshop - a Legal Workshop for New Lawyers and Student Members2007
University of Detroit Mercy Law SchoolGuest Lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Lecture entitled "Admissibility of Scientific Evidence : Daubert; Davis-Frye."2006
MAJ Medmal SeminarModerator, MAJ Medmal Seminar entitled "Michigan Medmal Law Update Caution: Not for the Faint of Heart."2006
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 6th Annual Educational Conference.Invited Speaker2006
61st Annual MAJ BanquetSpeaker, 61st Annual MAJ Banquet.2006
MAJ Annual Rapid Fire SeminarSpeaker, MAJ Annual Rapid Fire Seminar entitled "Focus Groups."2005
MAJ MedMal SeminarModerator, MAJ MedMal Seminar entitled "Medical Malpractice: Winning in a Hostile Environment."2004
MAJ MedMal SeminarModerator, MAJ MedMal Seminar entitled "Medical Malpractice."2003
MAJ Rapid Fire SeminarSpeaker, MAJ Rapid Fire Seminar entitled "Medical Record Alterations."1998