Michael Reiter

Michael Reiter

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
  • Municipal Law
  • California
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Biography

Michael Reiter is a municipal defense attorney for Aarvig & Associates in Redlands, California.

Prior to that, he was of counsel to Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP from April 2017 to April 2021.

Michael Reiter was the owner of Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law from July 2010 to March 2017.

Michael Reiter was the Assistant City Attorney of the City of Redlands (California) from January 2006 to June 2010.

Michael Reiter was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino (California) from February 2001 until January 2006.

Michael Reiter has experience in municipal defense, inverse condemnation, code enforcement, municipal law, and real estate law.

Practice Area
    Municipal Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Code Enforcement Law
Fees
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly fees and alternative fee arrangements (such as flat fees) for civil defendants, municipal law, small business law, and real property law.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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United States District Court for the Central District of California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Aarvig & Associates
- Current
Municipal defense for cities, school districts, and other political subdivisions in California
Of Counsel
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP
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Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s litigation for small businesses, municipal clients, and individuals.
Attorney
Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
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Inland Empire-law practice based in Redlands, California; serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Personal Injury Law, including vehicle accidents, premises liability (slip and falls, and trip and falls, inverse condemnation and eminent domain, violations of civil rights by the government and government employees, dangerous condition of public property, and real property torts; Small Business Law: business transactional advice, and civil litigation including breach of contract; Municipal Law including Code Enforcement, tort defense; and Real Property and Personal Property Law, Michael Reiter serves as an administrative hearing officer for local public entities.
Assistant City Attorney
City of Redlands
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Counseled and advised the City Council and Department and Agency directors, commissioners, and employees of a full-service general law city (including Police, Fire, Library, Municipal Utilities, Library, Airport, Cemetery, Risk Management, Landfill, and Solid Waste divisions or departments); served as principal attorney to the Planning Commission; Served as Acting City Attorney when the City Attorney was unavailable; Had primary day-to-day responsibility for all litigated matters in the City Attorney's Office; Litigated a wide range of matters principally including civil rights actions, automobile accidents, and dangerous condition of public property lawsuits; Drafted pleadings, motions, and discovery for civil litigation matters. Developed case and trial strategy; Interviewed and prepared witnesses; Conducted depositions, hearings and trials; Reviewed, filed and prosecuted criminal and administrative violations of the Redlands Municipal Code; Prosecuted actions in the name of the People of the State of California as municipal prosecutor at criminal arraignments, pretrial hearings, and plea bargains; Drafted municipal ordinances and City Council resolutions; Drafted legal opinions and agreements; Co-negotiated new Cable Franchise; Provided interpretation of codes and ordinances, particularly the Brown Act and the Political Reform Act; Reviewed and approved responses to California Public Records Act Requests and subpoena responses; Coordinated the City of Redlands' lobbying and response efforts on California and Federal legislative matters; and Assisted in the operations of the City Attorney's Office, including the selection and supervision of support personnel, selection and supervision of outside counsel, and development of the Office's budget.
Deputy City Attorney
City of San Bernardino
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Advised the City Council regarding existing and potential actions by and against the City of San Bernardino, a full-service charter City; advised the City of San Bernardino's Code Compliance Department and reviewed and approved administrative inspection/abatement warrants, rehabilitation agreements, citations, and California Public Records Act request responses concerning code compliance matters; advised the Telecommunications Division and the Community Cable Television Commission, including regarding Brown Act compliance; prosecuted misdemeanor and infraction violations of the San Bernardino Municipal Code and adopted codes, including the California Building Code and the California Fire Code; represented the People of the State of California at criminal arraignments, pretrial hearings, plea bargains, probation hearings, motion hearings, trials, sentencing, and appeal hearings; litigated a wide range of matters principally including civil rights matters, automobile accidents, dangerous condition of public property, and eminent domain actions on behalf of the City of San Bernardino and the Economic Development Agency of the City of San Bernardino; drafted pleadings, motions, and discovery for civil litigation matters; developed case and trial strategy. Interviewed and prepared witnesses; conducted depositions, attended hearings, tried cases, and defended appeals; drafted municipal ordinances and council resolutions; and drafted legal opinions and agreements.
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, Inc.
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Counseled and advised indigent residents regarding eviction defense, domestic violence, and child support actions. Counseled clients, prepared pleadings, motions, and discovery, and represented clients in court proceedings, including trial. Supervised and trained secretarial and paralegal staff. Obtained grants for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, Inc.
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Activities: Senior Technical Editor - Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. | History
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Professional Associations
Riverside County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Sworn in October 18, 2012
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Participant
Greater Inland Empire Municipal Attorney's Association
- Current
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Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
President
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Inland Empire United Way
Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Senior Technical Editor
Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal
Contact & Map
Aarvig & Associates
101 East Redlands Blvd.
Suite 275
Redlands, CA 92373
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