Jaime Reitz concentrates her practice in the defense of casualty and product liability cases. She defends theme parks, colleges and other businesses against premises liability, auto negligence and various tort claims. She also defends power tool manufacturers against claims of alleged product defect resulting in catastrophic injury.
While in law school, Jaime was a legal intern for the Honorable Steven Rogers for the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Ocala, Florida.
Plaintiff Julie Harlan alleged she broke her hand on a netted bridge in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area at Busch Gardens. She contended that she caught her right hand on the netting when other guests began running across and/or were roughhousing on a netted ramp. She had an open reduction internal fixation of her right fourth metacarpal, allegedly impacting her ability to teach and perform ballet. Plaintiff asked the jury to award a total of $506,480.38 in damages. Busch Gardens proved there was nothing wrong with the attraction or the operation of the attraction, and Plaintiff failed to prove any negligence. After 37 minutes of deliberations, the jury returned a defense verdict.
- Retail and Hospitality
Stetson University College of Law — J.D., 2017
Florida State University — B.S., Psychology & Sports Management, magna cum laude, 2014
- Florida — 2017
- U.S. District Courts of Florida (Middle)