Business of Law
As 6 Partners Leave Fla. Trial Firm, Ex-Associates Get Top Billing
Posted Jan 5, 2011 2:21 PM CST
By Martha Neil
The sudden departure of six Lytal & Reiter partners last year has opened a door to a new opportunity for four former associates of the venerable West Palm Beach personal injury firm.
Stepping in initially, along with the Florida firm's retired founder, to help handle the unexpectedly heavy workload after the six partners reportedly exited with only an hour's notice, the former associates are now merging the firm they founded after their own departures from Lytal & Reiter, reports the Daily Business Review in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).
Three of the four will become name partners as a result, and the melded firm will be known as Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey & Fronrath.
"They were trained with us, and they're superb trial lawyers," says managing partner Joe Reiter. "We reached out to each other. We were sorry to see them leave in the first place."
ABAJournal.com: "Report: 6 Partners Exit Lytal Reiter With 1 Hour’s Notice"