Jack R. Reiter - Attorney at Law

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Miami, Florida 33131

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Jack is a shareholder at GrayRobinson and is chair of the Appellate Practice Group. He is board certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and ranked by Chambers USA for appellate law. In addition to appeals, Jack focuses his practice on litigation and trial support matters in commercial and business disputes, insurance coverage issues,  products liability and negligence, and toxic tort law. Jack has handled trial support proceedings in state and federal courts in Florida and in multiple jurisdictions outside of Florida. He has experience in preparing and arguing complex trial motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, as well as motions in limine and motions for directed verdict.

Jack has served as chair of The Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee, the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Appellate Court Committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tort and Insurance Practice Section and the Defense Research Institute.

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  • University of Florida, B.S. (1991)
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, J.D. (high honors, 1994)
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Florida Bar
    • Standard Civil Jury Instruction Committee, 2020-2023
    • Appellate Practice Section
      • Chair, 2012-2013
      • Chair-Elect, 2011-2012
      • Vice Chair, 2010-2011
      • Secretary/Treasurer, 2009-2010
      • Editor, The Record Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, 2006-2009
    • Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2006-2009
    • Appellate Court Rules Committee
      • Member, 2020-2023
      • Chair, 2005-2006
      • Vice Chair, 2004-2005
  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, 2010-2011
    • Chair, 2008-2010
    • Vice Chair, 2007-2008
  • Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
    • Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Committee for the 50th Celebration of the Third District Court of Appeal
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA
    • Appellate, 2018
    • Litigation: Appellate, 2019-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2008-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2020
    • Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Florida (regardless of specialty), 2011, 2017
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Miami, 2010-2013, 2015-2017, 2019-2020
  • Florida Trend “Legal Elite,” 2014, 2011-2012, 2006-2009
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2017-2018, 2020
Articles & Publications
  • "The Current Status Of Florida's Concurrent Cause Doctrine," Law360, December 2016
  • "The New Meaning of Litigation Support: Redesigning the Perception of the Appellate Practitioner," Daily Business Review, July 2015
  • “Judging Your Appeals: A Practitioner's Perspective,” The Florida Bar Journal, May 2010
  • "The Value of Involving an Appellate Lawyer Early in Litigation," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2009
  • “The Problem with Preservation of Error,” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, Summer 2008
  • “Review of Non-Final Orders - An Exception to the Requirement of Finality,” The Florida Bar Journal, March 2008 
  • “The Appellate Lawyer’s Role in Maintaining Judicial Independence and Accountability - Flip Sides of the Same Coin,” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, Summer 2007
  • “The Creation and Evolution of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal,” Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal: Balancing Justice, Centennial Press, 2007
  • “Building the Perfect Record,” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, Winter 2006
  • “The Appellate Rule Making Process,” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, Spring 2006
  • “Common Law Writs – From the Practical to the Extraordinary,” The Florida Bar Journal, February 2006
  • “Principles and Pitfalls of Preservation of Error,” The Florida Bar Journal, November 2004
  • Assistant Editor, “Comparative Fault and Contribution in Florida,” Seventh Edition, 2004
  • “Putting the Brakes on Litigation, Stays Pending Review,” The Florida Bar Journal, November 2003
Presentations & Seminars
  • “How to Gain the Technological Edge in Appeals,” Dade County Bar Association’s Appellate Court Committee Seminar, April 6, 2018
  • “Pre-Trial Preservation: Paving the Way to Ensure the Client Is in the Best Position Possible for Early Case Resolution or Trial,” American Bar Association’s (ABA) Appellate Practice Regional Seminar, April 28, 2017
  • “Demystifying Extraordinary Writs,” The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section CLE, April 18, 2017
  • "Finality of Orders - Legal and Practical Implications," Appellate Practice Section, The Florida Bar, November 17, 2015
  • "Litigating After the Verdict: Post-Trial Motions Through Appeal," Defense Research Institute's 2015 Asbestos Medicine Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 5-6, 2015
  • "Appellate Skills and Strategies: Original Proceedings Described in Fla.R.App.P. 9.100,"  Pincus Professional Education, May 30, 2014, and June 12, 2014
  • "Expert Rule Changes (Daubert)," Construction Litigation: Stuff You Will Use, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa, Florida, March 2014
  • "Effectively Preserving Issues for Appeal," Tactical Approaches and Techniques for Trial, ABA Section of Litigation, Miami, FL, October 3, 2013
  • "Appellate Practice in the Third District Court of Appeal," Annual Bench & Bar Conference, Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Miami, FL, March 9, 2012
  • Third District Court of Appeal Annual Professionalism and Ethics Seminar, 2009-2010
  • Third District Court of Appeal Annual Seminar, 2009
  • "Preservation of Error in the Appeal of Quasi-Judicial Zoning Enforcement Matters," Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, July 18, 2009
  • "Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process," National Business Institute, June 2008
  • "Common Law Writs," Coral Gables Bar Association, August 16, 2006
  • "Preservation of Error," Miami Beach Bar Association , April 18, 2006
  • "Preservation of Error," Seminar for the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, August 12, 2005
  • "Review of Non-Final Orders," 21st Annual Third District Court of Appeal Seminar
  • "Help: How do You Handle an Administrative and Municipal Appeal," Miami-Dade County League of Cities, September 22, 2004
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