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Louis Reinstein Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Louis Reinstein

Partner, Fort Lauderdale /

Louis Reinstein is a Partner and Business Unit Leader in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Louis’ general litigation practice includes trial and appellate work in all of Florida’s state and federal courts. He represents individuals, small businesses, large corporations, and municipalities.

His general litigation practice includes plaintiff and defense work from intake all the way through trial and appeal. His primary area of focus is in defending municipal litigation, correctional healthcare and police professional litigation. He also handles commercial litigation and premises liability claims.

As a Florida Supreme Court Certified County and Circuit Court Mediator, Louis enjoys working closely with his clients, whether individuals or corporations, to make sure that each receives the attention they need and the communication they want.

 

  • In 2020, Louis was part of a team that successfully argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal which reversed the District Court Judge’s denial of summary judgment and then successfully defeated a petition for writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court.
  • Louis has successfully argued matters before our federal courts: Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida, and throughout the state trial and appellate courts in Florida.
  •  Oral Arguments before Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal (4th DCA) 
  • The Conservative Movement’s Interpretation of Jewish Law: A Focus on Divorce Law, Emory University, M.A. Thesis, June 1999
  • The Growth of Chabad in the United States and the Rise of Chabad Related Litigation, Nova Law Review, Vol. 30, Book 2, Winter 2006
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Civil Rights Law, 2021
  • Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent ™
  • Broward County Bar Association Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida “Super Lawyers,” General Litigation, 2017-2020
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Rising Stars,”, 2012-2016
  • Broward County Bar Association Section Chair Award, Appellate Section, 2016
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. Attorney of the Month, April 2016
  • Finalist for South Florida Business & Wealth Leaders in Law Award, Rising Star, 2015
  • David Posnack Jewish Day School Alumni Award, 2013
  • “Top 40 at 40”, Alexander Muss High School in Israel’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 2012
  • Broward County Bar Association Paul May Young Professionalism Award, 2011
  • Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Board of Directors, 2021
  • Kelley Kronenberg’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Member, 2021
  • B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207
    • Past President, Board of Directors, 2008 – Present
  • University of Florida, Department of Religion Advisory Board, Board Member, 2018 – Present
  • The Florida Bar, Member
    • Grievance Committee 17A, 2020 – 2023
    • Florida Bar Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee, 2021 – 2022
    • Justice Teaching Program, 2010 – Present
    • Grievance Committee 17B, Chair, 2014 – 2017
    • Federal Court Practice Committee, 2013 – 2015
    • Student Education & Admissions to The Bar Committee, 2007 – 2010
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
    • West Broward Section, Committee Member
    • Board Member, 2019 – Present
    • Appellate Section, Vice-Chair, 2015 – 2018
    • Bench & Bar Committee, 2015 – 2019
    • Professionalism Committee and Mentor Sub-Committee, 2012 – 2014
    • Young Lawyers Section, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2010
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Supreme Court of Florida, Commissioner, 1999 – 2001
  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center (DPJCC), Board of Directors
  • Plantation Complete Count Committee for Census 2020, Member, 2019 – present
  • City of Plantation
    • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 2021
    • Educational Advisory Board, Chair, 2013 – 2018
  • David Posnack Jewish Day School, Honorary Trustee, 2013 – present
  • Broward County Affordable Housing, Advisory Committee, Chair, 2013 – 2016
  • Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2015
  • Broward County Planning Council, Vice-Chair, 2009 – 2013
  • Citizens Academy, Miami Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Spring 2016 Graduate
  • Speaker, Navigating Your Practice in Time of Covid-19, Broward County Bar Association Wellness Committee, November 2020
  • Speaker, Legal Body Armor for Police at the Courthouse, October 2017
  • Speaker, Qualified Immunity – The Secret Legal Defense Weapon for Law Enforcement Claims, October 2017

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D., 2006, Law Review, Moot Court
  • Emory University, M.A., 1999
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1996