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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.

attorney_01During 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

superlawyerMr. 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

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Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.