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Michael Reiter Areas of Practice Personal Injury, Municipal, Civil, Real Estate, Business Law Riverside and San Bernardino Counties California

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Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law is a Redlands, California lawyer with an emphasis on Personal Injury Law.  Michael Reiter also practices Municipal Law (including code enforcement), Civil Litigation, Small Business Law and Real Estate Law

Michael Reiter is a San Bernardino County personal injury lawyer focused on helping people whose body, mind, or property have been damaged.  Michael Reiter assists those who have been injured by the government, businesses and individuals. Michael Reiter's personal injury law practice includes representing individuals involved in accidents and personal injuries; car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, character injuries and injuries to reputation; dangerous property including dangerous conditions of public property; financial injuries; intentional injuries; mass accidents; serious injuries and catastrophic injuries; trespass, nuisance and real property torts; eminent domain and inverse condemnation (including flooding and fire); and wrongful death.

Accidents and Personal Injury

Construction Site Injuries

Slip and Fall; Trip and Fall

Sports Injuries

Car Accidents, Truck Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents

Automobile Accidents (drivers, passengers and employers)

Truck Accidents, including Truck versus Truck, Truck versus automobile, Truck versus motorcycle, and Truck versus real property

Motorcycle Accidents (both drivers and passengers)

Pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Character Injuries and Injuries to Reputation




Invasion of Privacy

Dangerous Property, including Dangerous Condition of Public Property



Swimming Pools

Government Claims

Trees and Parks

Intentional Injuries

Assault and Battery

Dog Bites

Animal Attacks

Police Misconduct, including Federal Civil Rights actions under Title 42 United State Code Section 1983.

Mass Accidents

Airplanes and helicopters


Mass Transit - Bus, Train, Light Rail, Rapid Transit (Omnitrans, SANBAG, Metrolink, MTA).

Ships and boats

Serious Injuries and Catastrophic Injuries


Burn Injury and burns

Head Injury

Brain Injury


Trespass, Nuisance and Real Property Torts


Nuisance, including noise and odors

Nuisance Per Se

Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation



Partial Takes


Infrastructure Expansion


Public Entities and Public Utilities

Wrongful Death

Municipal Law

Public Records Act Requests

Code Enforcement - Administrative Citations, Administrative Civil Penalties

Brown Act Compliance

Dangerous Condition of Public Property

Eminent Domain

Inverse Condemnation

Real Estate Law

Small Business Law

Contracts and Agreements

Business Litigation - Civil defense and civil prosecution

General Business Advice

Code Enforcement

Civil Litigation

Both for Plaintiff and Defendant


Michael Reiter has over twelve years of experience as a lawyer.  After receiving an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law, Michael Reiter moved to Southern California's Inland Empire in 1998.

Michael Reiter worked as an attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino for more than a year.   Michael Reiter's work at the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino included defending indigent clients in unlawful detainer cases.

In 2001, Michael Reiter became a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino.  At the City of San Bernardino, Mr. Reiter prosecuted violations of the San Bernardino Municipal Code and adopted codes.  Michael Reiter co-advised the City of San Bernardino's Code Enforcement Department, including regarding citations, administrative warrants, and administrative hearings.  Michael Reiter handled a variety of civil cases on behalf of the City of San Bernardino.  Mr. Reiter defended the City of San Bernardino from claims of dangerous condition of public property involving tree branch drops, upraised sidewalks, and potholes.  Michael Reiter defended City of San Bernardino employees in motor vehicle cases, including from such departments and divisions as the San Bernardino Police Department and Animal Control.  Mr. Reiter defended San Bernardino police officers from claims of civil rights violations under 42 United States Code section 1983, including allegations of excessive force and violations of the 4th Amendment (search warrants and probable cause).  Michael Reiter also advised the Telecommunications Division regarding telecommunications law.  Michael Reiter defended the City in actions such as petitions to quiet title, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other real property matters.  Mr. Reiter also gave advice on municipal law issues such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and the California Public Records Act.

Michael Reiter became the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands in 2006.  While Assistant City Attorney, Michael Reiter acted as City Attorney in the absence of the City Attorney.  Michael Reiter gave City of Redlands' employees and departments advice on public works contracts, telecommunications law, land use, and other aspects of municipal law.  Michael Reiter defended the City in lawsuits including dangerous conditions of public property, motor vehicle accidents, and alleged civil rights violations.  Michael Reiter also prosecuted violations of the Redlands Municipal Code, including at administrative hearings and in San Bernardino Superior Court.  Michael Reiter drafted agreements and municipal ordinances and resolutions.

Today, Michael Reiter is a Redlands, California (San Bernardino County) lawyer, helping clients with needs in civil litigation, including personal injury, small business law and real estate law, including code enforcement law.


Areas served:

San Bernardino County:

Incorporated Cities and Towns:

City of Adelanto, Town of Apple Valley, City of Barstow, City of Big Bear Lake, City of Chino, City of Chino Hills, City of Colton, City of Fontana, City of Grand Terrace, City of Hesperia, City of Highland, City of Loma Linda, City of Montclair, City of Ontario, City of Rancho Cucamonga, City of Redlands, City of Rialto, City of San Bernardino, City of Twentynine Palms, City of Upland, City of Victorville, City of Yucaipa, Town of Yucca Valley

County of San Bernardino and unincorporated areas:

Amboy, Angelus Oaks, Baker, Baldwin Lake, Big Bear City, Big River, Bloomington, Bluewater, Cadiz, Cedar Glen, Crafton, Crestline, Daggett, Devore, Devore Heights, Earp, Forest Falls, Fort Irwin, Goffs, Helendale, Hinkley, Hodge, Joshua Tree, Johnson Valley, Kingston, Kramer Junction, Lake Arrowhead, Landers, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Lytle Creek, Mentone, Morongo Valley, Mount Baldy Village, Mountain View Acres, Muscoy, Nebo Center, Newberry Springs, Nipton, Oak Glen, Oak Hills, Oro Grande, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Red Mountain, Running Springs, Rice, Rimforest, San Antonio Heights, Skyforest, Sugarloaf, Searles Valley, Trona, Twin Peaks, Valley of Enchantment, Wonder Valley, Wrightwood, and Yermo.

Riverside County:

Incorporated Cities and Towns

City of Banning, City of Beaumont, City of Calimesa, City of Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, City of Coachella, City of Corona, City of Desert Hot Springs, City of Eastvale, City of Hemet, City of Indian Wells, City of Indio, City of Jurupa Valley, City of Lake Elsinore, City of La Quinta, City of Menifee, City of Moreno Valley, City of Murrieta, City of Norco, City of Palm Desert, City of Palm Springs, City of Perris, City of Rancho Mirage, City of Riverside, City of San Jacinto, and City of Temecula


County of Riverside and unincorporated areas:

Aguanga, Anza, Bermuda Dunes, Cabazon, Cherry Valley, Chiriaco Summit, Desert Beach, Desert Center, Eagle Mountain, Eagle Valley, East Hemet, El Cerrito, French Valley, Glen Avon, Highgrove, Home Gardens, Homeland, Idyllwild, Lake Tamarisk, Lakeland Village, Lakeview, Lost Lake, Mead Valley, Mecca, Mountain Center, North Shore, Nuevo, Pedley, Pine Cove, Ripley, Romoland, Rubidoux, Sedco Hills, Sky Valley, Sunnyslope, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Valle Vista, Winchester, and Woodcrest

Inland Empire Adjacent:

City of Claremont, City of Diamond Bar, City of Covina, City of Glendora, City of Pomona, City of La Verne, City of Monrovia, City of San Dimas, City of West Covina, City of Baldwin Park, County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles,


Code Enforcement and Municipal Law:

All of California



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