West Palm Beach Personal Injury Law Firm
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is a law firm dedicated to helping those who have suffered from serious injury or death caused by the negligence of another person or defective product. Every Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney is highly qualified to take on even the most complex personal injury cases. We are recognized as one of the most respected and successful plaintiff's law firms throughout Florida and the United States. Six of the firm's partners are recognized as Super Lawyers and seven are listed as Best Lawyers in America including the law firm itself which has been recognized as a Best Law Firm in America. For over 30 years, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath has taken on the largest corporate giants and insurances companies in the United States. When they are dealing with the attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, they are well aware that the firm has the experience and resources to take the fight all the way to trial and verdict if necessary. Be it Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse or Legal Malpractice, the trial Attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath are ready to fight for their client's rights no matter who they are facing. That reputation ensures that every case is taken seriously and often results in more favorable outcomes for their clients. This sets our firm apart from many personal injury law firms and is why over forty percent of the firm's cases come from referring attorneys and former client referrals.
515 N. Flagler Dr., 10th Fl.
West Palm Beach FL 33401
Joseph Reiter's highly successful legal career is well documented by his many contributions to the profession, his reputation among the legal community and his leadership.
Trying cases throughout Florida and the United States, his experience, and hard work has resulted in many multi-million dollar verdicts totaling more than $100 million dollars for his clients. He is recognized as one of the best personal injury lawyers in the United States by the prestigious publication, The Best Lawyers in America.
Joe's reputation as a fighter was born of survival. He grew up in a near north side Chicago slum tenement in a rough neighborhood shared by several gangs. He learned at an early age that hard work and education was the only way out of poverty. Reiter enlisted in the U.S. Army twice. The first time he was sent home because he was too young. He went on to serve in the Seventh Infantry Division in Korea.
Joe attended the University of Illinois and received a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University where he was a Dana Scholar. On the eve of graduation in 1968, he accepted an offer to join a West Palm Beach law firm where he and Lake Lytal, Jr. practiced together until they started their own firm in 1985.
Kevin Smith practices in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is a Florida Bar Board certified civil trial attorney which is the highest level of recognition of an attorney's competency and experience.
Before joining LRSI&F in 1993, Kevin worked for a medical malpractice defense firm. Now working exclusively on the other side of medical malpractice claims, Mr. Smith has assisted hundreds of victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Kevin is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership consists of attorneys who have achieved a verdict or settlement of one million dollars or more.
Lake Lytal, Jr. has had a highly successful career as a civil trial attorney. He started practicing law in 1967 in West Palm Beach, Fl. Lake carry's on the Lytal family tradition of highly visible service to the community. His father, Lake Lytal, Sr. came to Palm beach County in and served as a Palm Beach County Commissioner for 32 years, beginning in 1941. His mother, Ruth, was a school teacher for many years.
Lake's parents instilled in him the importance of helping others. Through their involvement in the community, he was often surrounded by the country's leading politicians, businessmen and civic leaders.
Lake is a graduated of Palm Beach High School, class of 1958. He attended Palm Beach Junior College and then graduated from Florida State University in 1962. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida in 1965. Lake is a past President of the Palm Beach Community College and Palm Beach County Florida State University Alumni associations.
Lake is a former Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and was one of the first attorneys in the country to be certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Lake and Joe Reiter have been working together in personal injury law since 1968. Lake now specializes in medical malpractice litigation, helping people who have suffered an injury or death as a result of medical negligence. He measures his success by his growing list of satisfied clients and believes that an individual deserves equal representation when facing highly skilled defense attorneys hired by hospitals and insurance companies.
Lake H. "Trey" Lytal, III is a top civil trial attorney specializing in personal injury and wrongful death litigation including automobile accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and premises liability. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, the highest level of recognition for attorney competency and experience. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Florida and the United States.
Mr. Lytal has dealt with many cases where the insurance companies would only offer the bare minimum to settle cases even when there is a death involved. Mr. Lytal has been able to convince juries to render verdicts in favor of his clients for over $5 million. Due to the insurance company's bad faith in not settling cases when it could and should have before going to trial, the insurance companies ended up paying in excess over their policy limits.
Trey has been recognized as one of the best personal injury lawyers in the United States by the prestigious publication, The Best Lawyers in America.
Lance C. Ivey is recognized as a top civil litigation attorney in the area of personal injury and products liability. His practice includes cases involving automotive design and manufacturing defects including insufficient roof strength, handling and stability defects, defective airbags and defective seat belts. Lance has handled defective product cases all over the country and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for firm clients in cases against virtually every international automotive and tire manufacturer.
As a result of his work, Lance has played an integral role in improving vehicle safety for consumers. After he settled a large, confidential case involving a defective seat belt, one major automotive manufacturer recalled over 300,000 vehicles. In 2018, Mr. Ivey's investigation led to a recall by the Volkswagen Group of America regarding defective door speaker trims leaving sharp edges exposed to the vehicles occupants. Lance is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of an attorney's competency and experience.
In addition to his dedication to the practice of law, Lance also dedicates much of his time to giving back to those in need. Just days before taking his Board Certification exam, Lance traveled to Haiti to help victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Lance C. Ivey is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than seventy practice areas with a high degree of peer and professional recognition.
Scott B. Smith is an accomplished Florida personal injury attorney with many years of experience. He provides aggressive representation to individuals and families who have been injured in auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, commercial motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, elevator accidents, train accidents, aviation accidents and slip & fall accidents. Scott also represents those injured by defective products and families who have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence.
Mr. Smith is respected by his clients and those in the legal community. He has achieved an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating process. An AV rating is Martindale's most prestigious peer review rating. It takes into account an attorney's ability and ethics as well as confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. This honor is bestowed only upon lawyers who exude extraordinary legal capability and adhere to strict ethics while practicing.
He is also recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Florida Super Lawyers publication. This award is given to only five percent of the lawyers in Florida and demonstrates excellence in law practice.
Scott Smith is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of an attorney's competency and experience. Certification identifies Mr. Smith as an attorney with extensive knowledge, skills and proficiency in civil trial law. It distinguishes him as a specialist in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Of Florida's more than 80,000 attorneys, only about 4,200 are Board Certified.
During his career, Scott has resolved hundreds of cases by a settlement agreement or jury verdict. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel on numerous cases that resulted in settlements or jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars. His experience in handling significant personal injury and wrongful death cases allows him to offer quality representation to his clients who have been harmed in auto accidents, truck accidents, boating accidents, elevator accidents, aviation accidents, commercial motor vehicle accidents or by a defective product.
Todd Fronrath specializes in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation in cases arising from automobile and truck accidents, boating accidents, premises liability, products liability and medical malpractice. Todd's extensive legal experience ensures that his clients receive high quality representation.
Todd Fronrath is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar and is an accomplishment based on Fronrath's extensive legal knowledge, skills and trial experience. Of Florida's more than 80,000 attorneys, only about 4,200 are Board Certified.
Throughout his career, Todd has obtained settlements and jury verdicts totaling millions of dollars. In one complex case, Todd represented a client who had been involved in three car accidents over the course of several years. After a three-week trial involving all of the accidents, a Palm Beach County jury awarded his client a multi-million dollar verdict.
William S. Williams specializes in the practice areas of wrongful death and personal injury from Automobile, Motorcycle, Pedestrian and Commercial Trucking collisions, as well as Product Liability, Maritime, Aviation, Premises Liability, Chemical Exposure, General Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, and Toxic Tort cases throughout Florida and the United States. He has practiced exclusively in this area during his career. William is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, which is the highest level of recognition for attorney competency and experience. He has one of the largest personal injury settlements in the history of Florida. William obtained his first $1 million case before he was thirty years old. He has represented individuals from the State of Florida, the United States, and around the world, who have been catastrophically injured or has lost a family member in a tragedy.
Since 2010, he has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of One hundred and fifty million dollars. Mr. Williams obtained the largest wrongful death verdict in Alachua County, Florida, at the time, and had the largest verdict in the history of Sumter County, Florida. In 2015 he obtained a 16 million dollar verdict in a class action suit involving inverse condemnation; a state record, as well as prior multimillion dollar verdicts in civil class action cases totaling over $30 million dollars in 2014 and an 18 million dollar verdict in 2011, all State records.
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