Joseph J. Reiter

Top rated Products Liability attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
Joseph J. Reiter
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath

Practice Areas: Products Liability, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1968

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath

515 N Flagler Dr
10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Visit website


A highly regarded civil trial lawyer, Joseph J. Reiter is a partner at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he represents clients throughout the state of Florida from the firm’s office in West Palm Beach. Mr. Reiter attended the University of Illinois as an undergraduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts. He subsequently pursued his legal education as a Dana Scholar at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, and in 1968, he received his Juris Doctor.

Mr. Reiter’s cases have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, truck and other types of motor vehicle accidents, and products liability. During his distinguished career, he has been able to obtain in excess of $100 million in jury awards for his plaintiff clients, and he has garnered millions of dollars more through settlements that he has negotiated out of court. In one of his representative medical malpractice cases involving a birth injury, a $35 million settlement was obtained prior to going to trial. These and other results have earned Mr. Reiter a significant amount of recognition from his clients. Among his honors are an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Reiter has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Board of Legal Specialization & Education of The Florida Bar. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 1968, he has also been admitted to practice in New York since 1985. Mr. Reiter’s memberships include the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the International Society of Barristers, and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Other Locations To Serve You:

515 N Flagler Dr, 10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

150 E Palmetto Park Road Suite 840
Boca Raton, FL 33432

110 SE 6th St Ste 1714
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 90% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1968, Florida

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Former President, Rotary Club of West Palm Beach
  • Former Chairman and President: United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Former President: Metropolitan YMCA of the Palm Beaches
  • An Organization Founder: Junior Achievement
  • Former Board Member and Chairman: Florida Arts Council of the State of Florida
  • Former Chairman: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Former Treasurer (1978), Board of Directors (1975-1980): Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society
  • Board Member: United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Member: Paul Harris Fellow
  • Trustee: Stetson College of Law
  • Board Member: Palm Beach County Council of the Arts
  • Chairman of the Board, St. Andrews School, Boca Raton
  • Board of Advisors: Nova College of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former Treasurer (1978) and Board of Directors (1975-1980): Florida Judicial Council
  • Former Southern and National Conferences of Bar Presidents
  • Former President (1979) and Board of Directors (1973-1979): Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Former Chairman: Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
  • Member: The Florida Bar Association
  • Former President (1986/87), and Board of Governors (1981-1984): The Florida Bar Association
  • Member: U.S. Bicentennial Constitution Committee, Florida
  • Federal Judicial Nominating Commission Member: Southern District of Florida
  • Congressional Federal Advisory Commission Member: Southern District of Florida
  • Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member: Federal Bar Association
  • Member: New York Bar Association
  • Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member: International Society of Barristers
  • Member: American Association for Justice
  • Elected Delegate: American Bar Association
  • New York, 1985
  • Diplomat: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Florida, 1968
  • South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyer in South Florida in Civil Litigation, 2003-2006
  • U.S. National YMCA – Outstanding District Leadership
  • Stetson College of Law Hall of Fame
  • Stetson College of Law – Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating
  • Metropolitan YMCA of the Palm Beaches – First Florida Recipient, “ Man of the Year” Award
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers – Mickey Smiley Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers –Top 5% of Attorneys in Florida
  • Florida Bar Association – Outstanding Past Voluntary Bar President Award
  • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury and Civil Litigation
  • Ben Willard Award- Stetson University College of Law
  • American Legion Service Award
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer: Ethics and Personal Injury: The Florida Bar Association
  • Lecturer: Ethics and Personal Injury: The Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Lecturer: Ethics and Personal Injury: The Florida Justice Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois

Office location for Joseph J. Reiter

515 N Flagler Dr
10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-612-3359


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