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Clifford A.  Rieders, Esq.

Mr. Rieders is a partner in the Williamsport law firm of Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters.  He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Coat of Arms Society and Academic Scholarships from New York University and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1973.  In Washington D. C. he worked for the Maritime Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce and for defense counsel Henry Rothblatt in the celebrated Watergate case.  He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Malcolm Muir, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.  His areas of expertise include medical malpractice, personal injury actions, constitutional law and civil rights issues, commercial cases, class actions, complex litigation, and federal law issues.  Professional and/or Community Service Activities include serving as Past President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, now called the Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Bar Association, Past-Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee, current member of the Political Action Committee and Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Health Care Law Committee; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now called American Association for Justice; Federal Bar Association, Past President of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter; American Law Institute, Consultative Group on Products Liability Restatement of Torts Third, Products Liability, General Torts and Apportionment of Liability projects; Emotional Distress and others.  Mr. Rieders is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Standard Civil Jury Instruction Committee, and The Civil Justice Foundation, Founding Sponsor.  He was the first President of Citizens for Consumer Justice. Cliff Rieders was instrumental in appointing the negotiating team which led to the Mcare Act (Medical Care, Availability, and Reduction of Error Act).  This Act included the creation of the Patient Safety Authority, recommended by the Institute of Medicine in 1999.  Cliff Rieders was one of the first Senate appointees to the Patient Safety Authority, where he served in an instrumental position for 15 years.  He has written numerous articles for The Barrister, Trial magazine, and other publications since 1975.  He is a frequent op-ed writer.  Mr. Rieders was the 1989 recipient of the Milton D. Rosenberg annual award, and the recipient of the 2006 George F. Douglas, Jr., Amicus Curiae Award for outstanding appellate advocacy as amicus curiae counsel both awarded by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.  He has received the organization’s Justice Service Award.  He is the author of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice; Workers’ Rights in Pennsylvania; Financial Responsibility Law Issues; Bad Faith in Pennsylvania; Legal Malpractice Claims in Pennsylvania; and Attorney’s Fees, Statutes and Laws.  Mr. Rieders is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, State Courts in Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia, and numerous Federal Circuit and District Courts.  Mr. Rieders is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, lectures widely for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, is a yearly recipient of the Lycoming Law Association Pro Bono Award. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate.  Mr. Rieders is a recipient of the B’nai B’rith Justice Award.  He has also been named to the Advisory Board of the New York University Taub Israel Studies Program. He is the recipient of Gates of Jerusalem Award Israel Bonds, 2009.  Cliff Rieders has been active in the Zionist Organization of America since the early 1980s.  He serves on the National Board of the Zionist Organization of America and assisted in the creation of ZOA’s legal component.  Cliff is a frequent consultant to President Morton Klein, Attorney Susan Tuchman, and others within ZOA.  The attorney has been instrumental in fighting the BDS movement against Israel, and drafted a Resolution which passed the Pennsylvania House and Senate unanimously.  Rieders was also involved in the drafting of legislation which recently passed the General Assembly in Pennsylvania and was signed by Governor Wolf.  The attorney has served as President of Congregation Ohev Sholom, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, numerous times in the last 30 years.  One of Rieders’ daughters, Kaila, is a graduate of Williamsport High School and college in the United States.  She has served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces and currently resides in Jerusalem, and attended law school at Ramat Gan.  Rieders has traveled to Israel on many occasions, and has worked in a variety of causes connected with the State of Israel.  He has written widely, including the widely distributed manual, A Jewish Dialogue.  Rieders has written on and examined numerous pieces of legislation related to Israel and the Middle East, including a critique of the Iran nuclear accords and their danger to the United States and Israel.

Programs by Clifford A.  Rieders, Esq..

This seminar has implications beyond COVID issues. During COVID, many schools eliminated in-person learning. The question arose as to whether colleges and universities had to give refunds in connection with changes made in their educational approach,...

Program Number
3440
Program Date
2024-01-30
Category
Business Organizations & ContractsEducation LawFederal CourtsFinancial RegulatoryFlorida Eligible
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Areas of Professional Practice:1 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 1

There is great debate going on in Israel over separation of powers. There are those in the New Israeli government who claim that Israel needs to reign-in its Supreme Court, to make it more like the American system. While the American legal system is ...

Program Number
3377
Program Date
2023-03-14
Category
Federal CourtsFlorida EligibleGovernment Claims & Military LawInternational LawInternational Law & Global TradeLaw Practice Management
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Areas of Professional Practice:1 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 1

This highly regarded program given by Cliff Rieders for over more than 20 years has not yet been done in Pennsylvania for 2022. The Annual Update of Medical Malpractice Law covers the leading cases not only in the last year, but also draws, typically...

Program Number
3253
Program Date
2022-03-17
Category
Arbitration & Alternative Dispute ResolutionComplex LitigationFederal CourtsLitigation & Litigation SkillsLitigation and AppealsMedical MalpracticeNegligence, Malpractice & Personal Injury
State
CaliforniaColoradoGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkPennsylvaniaTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Areas of Professional Practice:1 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 1