Jesse M. Reiter

Jesse M. Reiter


Reiter & Walsh, P.C.

Recognized since 2008

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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Jesse Reiter has focused on birth injury cases since the inception of his legal career in 1987. 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, the AAJ's magazine for legal professionals. 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.

Location

  • 122 Concord Road
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Languages

  • English

Education

  • DePaul University, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan
  • Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • AAJ Exchange Advisory Committee - Member
  • American Association for Justice - Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) - Governor; Board of Governors
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section - Chair
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section - Secretary
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section Newsletter - Editor
  • American Association for Justice, Trial Magazine - Peer Reviewer (2016-present)
  • American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy - Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation - Lifetime Fellow
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group - Chair (2010-2013)
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group - Executive Board
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter - Co-editor (2006-2011)
  • Michigan Association for Justice - President (2006-07)
  • Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) - Constitutional Challenge Committee
  • Michigan Association for Justice’s Judicial Qualifications Committee - Co-chair (2008-present)
  • Michigan Association for Justice’s Judicial Qualifications Committee - Member (2004-present)
  • Michigan Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Michigan State Bar Association - Lifetime Member of the Fellows
  • Oakland County Bar Association - Member
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute - Fellow
  • Public Justice Foundation - Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice - President (2005-06)
  • Michigan Association for Justice - Vice-President (2004-05)
  • Michigan Association for Justice - Secretary (2003-04)
  • Michigan Association for Justice - Treasurer (2003-03)
  • Michigan Association for Justice - Executive Board (1995-Present)
  • Michigan Bar Association - Member
  • Wayne and Oakland Counties - Mediator
  • American Association for Justice - Executive Board, Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association - Member
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Association - Member

Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
Headquarters: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Troy (2022)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Troy (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Birth Trauma

Awards:

  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Marquis's Who's Who in American Law, 9th Ed.
  • Citation's Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans
  • 2006 Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyer's Weekly
  • "Top Lawyer," Michigan SuperLawyers Magazine, 2008 - Present
  • 2012 Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • AV-Preeminent Rated - Martindale Hubbell
  • Avvo Superb Rated Attorney (10 out of 10)
  • Crain's Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit
  • dbusiness Magazine's Top Lawyers
  • Metro Detroit's “Top Ten Personal Injury Lawyers"
  • "Michigan Leading Lawyers," LeadingLawyers.com, Michigan Bar Journal, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers - 2011, 2015-2016
  • Dan Cullan Memorial Award, AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • 2017 "Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice" by The American Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report, 2010-2015
  • Top Verdicts and Settlements, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2005 - Present, 2000 & 2002
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Respected Advocate Award
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys' “Top Ten Personal Injury Attorneys"
  • dbusiness Magazine's "Who's Who in American Law"
  • Top 100: Michigan Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers Magazine: 2013-Present
  • Top 50: Michigan Consumer Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers Magazine 2013 - Present
  • Top 10: 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Top 5: 2013 Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Member Spotlight, OAJ Ohio Trial
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2008-2018

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