Since the inception of his legal career in 1987, Jesse Reiter has handled 100% birth injury and birth trauma cases. Reiter is admitted to practice in Michigan, Washington, D.C., Ohio and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he represents children and their parents in cases involving infant brain damage, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy, and a number of other pregnancy, delivery and newborn complications. 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.
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 2009-2011. Reiter is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy. In 2015, Reiter was elected to the AAJ Board of Governors. His work with the AAJ’s Professional Negligence Section includes past Chair, Newsletter Editor and Secretary. He is also a peer reviewer for Trial, a publication of the AAJ. For the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), Reiter serves or has served as a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Board Member. He has also served on the MAJ’s Judicial Qualifications Committee, Constitutional Challenge Committee, and Coalition/Community Action Committee. Reiter maintains active roles in a number of other professional group and associations as well.
Reiter has also been recognized by numerous associations and publications. He was 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 “Top Lawyer;” recognized as one of Metro Detroit's “Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers;” and recognized for several consecutive years in Michigan SuperLawyers Magazine. Reiter 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's firm, Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers, has been listed in the “Best Law Firms in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 2010.
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, cognitive impairments 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, cognitive impairments, 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.