Jonathan C. Reiter- Accomplished New York City Attorney Who Delivers Results
Airline accident victims and families dealing with mass disasters trust Reiter to right wrongs
New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, Brandeis University (B.A. 1971) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1975). He began his career as a trial attorney for the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society. He later served as Law Secretary to the Honorable Gerard M. Weisberg, Judge of the New York State Court of Claims.
During that time, he drafted hundreds of opinions for the judge in civil cases, of which approximately 25 were accepted for publication in the Official Reports of the State of New York. Mr. Reiter founded Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC in 1986 practicing in the area of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
Obtained highest verdict for a single passenger in airplane accident
In the field of airline accidents and aviation crashes, Mr. Reiter obtained the highest verdict for a single passenger in the EgyptAir 990 crash ($3.6 million including interest). Additionally, some record breaking multi-million dollar settlements in recent aviation cases cannot be described due to confidentiality agreements. Mr. Reiter was a member of the Executive Committee of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the American Airlines Flight 587 crash at Belle Harbor New York, and obtained million dollar and/or multi-million dollar settlements totaling $32 million for the survivors of 14 persons killed in the crash, including residents of the United States and the Dominican Republic. He was also a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the SwissAir Flight 111 crash near Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia, where he obtained a number of million and/or multi-million dollar settlements totaling $5 million.*
Accomplished New York medical malpractice attorney
Another major practice area of Mr. Reiter’s is medical malpractice. In 2014, attorney Reiter obtained a $22.97 million verdict for a client in a case against Mount Sinai Hospital. The case result represented one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the United States that year. Attorney Reiter also handles product liability cases involving a variety of defective products including baby walkers, child safety gates, motorcycles, sport utility vehicles (SUV’s), and defective drugs.
New York Injury Lawyer Mr. Reiter has also successfully prosecuted a wide variety of serious injury and death cases arising out of New York motor vehicle and train accidents, workplace injuries and NYC construction accidents, premises liability and the entire range of general negligence cases.
A champion of victims of human rights abuse, police brutality, sexual harassment
Mr. Reiter has been active in the field of human rights abuses, police brutality and sexual harassment. The firm recently filed an international human rights abuse case arising out of the Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (“Chiquita Banana”)” plea of guilty to providing illegal monetary support to a terrorist organization in Colombia, South America. The firm represents the families of more than 600 murder and torture victims who suffered at the hands of the “AUC” (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia), a right wing paramilitary organization that Chiquita supported with money, arms and ammunition. Mr. Reiter has also represented clients who were falsely arrested or abused by police officers, as well as women and children who have suffered sexual abuse or harassment.
Mr. Reiter was the Liberal Party’s nominee for Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York in 1998. He has worked to improve the judicial system and served for over 25 years as the Chairman of the Law Committee of the Liberal Party.
Decades of experience handling complex legal matters
opens in a new windowMr. Reiter was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1976, and is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York. Mr. Reiter has also been admitted to practice for specific cases in the States of Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Mr. Reiter is a member of American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York County Lawyers Association and the Bronx County Bar Association.
Recognized and honored for his professional achievements
Attorney Reiter has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2011. A rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition, Super Lawyers recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Jonathan C. Reiter also is a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent, having been selected in 2015 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He stands with an elite group of attorneys who promote the highest standards of excellence in the legal profession. Members consist of only the top one percent of attorneys across the nation.
How to contact New York attorney Reiter
Discover what attorney Reiter can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located in The Empire State Building in Manhattan. We want to help you solve your legal problems and rebuild your life.
* The above aviation cases were prosecuted by Mr. Reiter as a partner in a separate law firm