William Rieder

The Downs Law Group
3250 Mary St., Suite 307
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
305-444-8226
downslawgroup.com


William Thomas Rieder, Jr., was born and raised in Miami, where his family settled over 100 years ago. He is a civil litigator concentrating in the areas of mass torts, catastrophic personal injury, medical negligence, and insurance litigation. He has been recognized by the Daily Business Review as a finalist for its “Most Effective Lawyers” award in the category of medical negligence, is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Billy has dedicated his practice to helping those who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. He accepts cases throughout Florida as well as nationally and internationally and has handled numerous high-profile cases which have been featured on national television news networks.

Currently, Billy is litigating claims in the In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741) related to Monsanto’s herbicide “Roundup” which contains a known carcinogen. He is litigating claims in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2885) related to 3M Company’s defective combat earplugs which caused service members to suffer hearing loss and tinnitus. Billy also represents hundreds of claimants in the In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2924) who were diagnosed with cancer after having used the popular antacid drug Zantac.

In 2018, Billy obtained a verdict that was reported as one of the top 50 verdicts in the United States in favor of an injured pedestrian.

In 2015, Billy along with co-counsel obtained class certification on behalf of a class of 1,851 patients at a large hospital system who were exposed to HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C during their chemical cardiac stress tests. The class members’ claims were ultimately resolved in an eight-figure settlement.

Education
Florida State University, B.A.
Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

Admission
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Professional organizations
Dade County Bar Association
Florida Justice Association
Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Awards
Finalist for Daily Business Review “Most Effective Lawyer” award.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocated Forum
National Trial Lawyers Top 100