education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1974), cum laude
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1971)

related industries

bar admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia (inactive)

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Benjamine Reid

Benjamine Reid

Shareholder
Miami
T: 305.539.7222
F: 305.530.0055

Benjamine Reid represents a corporate clientele in a broad range of litigation and appellate matters. He has extensive jury trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts in over twenty states. A substantial portion of his practice has involved class actions.

Mr. Reid was lead counsel for a cigarette manufacturer in a class action jury trial spanning two years. His appellate work has resulted in Florida's adoption of the economic loss rule and Alabama's application of contributory negligence in product liability cases. He was also lead counsel for a water management district for 10 years in trial and administrative procedures dealing with the Everglades clean-up project.

Mr. Reid is a frequent lecturer and author in the fields of trial advocacy and class action litigation in both the United States and Great Britain. Examples of this activity include "The Trial Lawyer as Story Teller: Reviving a Lost Art" in Litigation Magazine as well as his design and presentation of a program in London entitled "Products Over the Pond! Has U.S. Style Litigation Invaded the U.K.?" Mr. Reid was also a faculty member at a trial advocacy program for U.S. attorneys and British Barristers at Wadham College at Oxford.

Mr. Reid has received a number of awards for his pro bono activity and has been recognized in significant publications including Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers as well as in six separate categories in The Best Lawyers in America.