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Michael J. Hurwitz

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    65%
    Significant Multi-Million Dollar Results for Clients, Including $11 Million, $6 Million, and $4.6 Million Settlements

    25 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Experienced Lawyer with Top Verdicts and Settlements for Auto Accident Clients, Including $4.6 Million for Car Crash Victim

    25 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    Premises Liability Lawyer with Top Results in Slip/Trip and Fall Cases, Including $2.7 Million and $2.25 Million Settlements

    25 years

  4. Spinal cord injury
    5%
    Top Results in Spinal Cord Injury Cases, Including $4.6 Million and $2.64 Million Settlements

    25 years

  5. Trucking accident
    5%
    Significant Results, Including $2.1 Million, $2 Million, and $1.85 Million in Trucking Accident Cases

    25 years

 

Practicing law since 1998, Michael Hurwitz is skilled at handling a wide range of injury cases and has obtained significant multi-million verdicts and settlements for clients in workplace accidents, car accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, slip & fall, and premises liability cases.

Notable case results include:

  • $11,000,000 settlement for baby injured at birth
  • $6,600,000 verdict for student burned in art studio
  • $4,600,000 settlement for car accident victim
  • $4,400,000 settlement for a truck driver who needed his foot amputated after he was run over by a forklift
  • $4,000,000 settlement for a worker who needed ankle fusion surgery after a ladder fall
  • $3,750,000 settlement for construction worker injured from ladder fall
  • $3,750,000 settlement for a driver rear-ended at a red traffic light
  • $3,700,000 settlement for a baby who suffered brain damage due to improper delivery
  • $3,375,000 settlement for a delivery driver who required spinal fusion surgery after being rear-ended at an intersection
  • $2,700,000 settlement in slip and fall case
  • $2,640,000 settlement for construction worker injured on job site
  • $2,250,000 settlement for apartment tenant who fell down the stairs
  • $2,200,000 settlement for pedestrian struck by NYC transit bus
 
Licensed for 23 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Block O'Toole & Murphy
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
New York, NY, 10119

Reviews

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Posted by Renata | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend !
First and foremost, I have to thank Mr. Michael Hurwitz and the entire team at Black O’Toole and Murphy. They truly put their clients needs as their top priority. I wouldn’t be here today without them. I was referred to their firm by a good friend of mine who’s family member had suffered a terrible car accident and had a very successful case. What stood out the most from my friends referral was that she stated “you are treated as family”. Unfortunately, I had endured a terrible ankle fracture injury by way of a faulty property. This resulted with with four major reconstructive surgeries within two years. A grueling process it has been, and all along the way Mr. Hurwitz and the entire team at Black O’Toole and Murphy has treated me as if I were their own family. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. From day one they make you feel like you’re family. Any problem, anytime, if I had any questions they would always respond quickly with genuine caring compassion. Mr. Hurwitz was always there for me. What truly made me feel so special was when they took the time to check in and make sure that I was feeling better, especially after my surgeries. When I had follow up visits with my doctors they would check in to make sure that I were healing and that all my procedures went well. With the direction of Mr, Murphy whom made sure that my case was not only proceeded in a timely fashion, but he fought diligently to make sure that I received maximum compensation for my case. I’m eternally grateful for the help of the entire firm, because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. Truly from the bottom of my heart, I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! Renata K
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Posted by Christopher | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend this attorney! Life changing!
After my accident, my life had changed drastically-for the worse. If it wasn’t for the support, knowledge, and dedication of Block O’Toole and Murphy, I don’t think I would have made it through this tough, life-altering tragedy. Besides the pain and suffering that I endured, there were many other obstacles that needed to be overcome. Michael Hurwitz went above and beyond to guide me through this difficult time. Michael was not only my attorney, but he became a good friend I needed to keep me strong when there were times I didn’t think I would make it through. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to hire Block O’toole and Murphy. I can promise you that if you are ever in need of an law firm , Block O’Toole and Murphy is the the way to go. They are a powerhouse, grade A law firm.
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Posted by Jeffrey white | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Sir thank you for everything thank you for fighting for me and always assuring me that everything was going to be ok I can't show enough appreciation for what you have done for me you have changed my life for the better all things are possible because you sir thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by Samuel | September 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer
Michael. J. Hurwitz words cannot express what you have done for me and my family during my Truck accident and surgeries. We are and will be forever grateful to have had you as my lawyer. Persistent, Intuitive, Compassionate and Empathetic are some of the traits he shows towards his clients.
Posted by Courtney Taylor | June 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyers with integrity
Michael hurwitz was my lawyer he acted with integrity very compassionate very honest he did everything and Beyond his Call of Duty I appreciate block O'Toole Murphy and I appreciate Michael hurwitz
Posted by Nicks | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate lawyer
I can proudly say he’s the best, will follow up whenever I have questions that need urgent attention. I’m praying never to get hurts but if it ever happens, Michael will definitely be my lawyer. He’s very patient and compassionate.
Posted by Angel | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TREATS YOU LIKE FAMILY "YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS" WITH (MJH)
The best lawyer I 've dealt with treated my family and I like family. when I was at my lowest point a phone call from this man made my day if I were to get injured again I would want no one else but Mr.Hurwitz... Thank you for all you have done...
Posted by Fran | December 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He made me feel like I was his only client!
I was involved in a car crash in 2013 michael worked tirelessly with me and was my memory for things I write him but didn't remember because of medication and head injury. He was supportive, patient and kind. He prepped me for my multiple depositions, encouraged me to stay strong through my multiple surges & was always ready to answer any and all questions I had. He knew what direction I wanted to take my life and worked hard to achieve it for me. He made me feel like I was his only client while at the same time making me feel like I wasn't a client but a person. I will forever be greatful for what he has achieved for me- like he had a stake in my future. He is knowledgeable and he is not 'stuffy'. If you need an attorney you definitely can not go wrong with the firm block o'toole & Murphy- and if your lucky like I was you will get michael Hurwitz to represent you and he will work to he gets what you deserve I'm very happy with the outcome of my case. Michael- if you get the chance to see this- I will forever be thankful for all that you did for me & thank you from the bottom of my ❤️ heart!
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Posted by Leandro | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best possible lawyer you can get
The level of professionalism, consideration, and kindness at Block, O'Toole, and Murphy is outstanding; from the moment you are greeted in reception and guided through the back office, it is obvious that you and your case are in good hands. Block, O'Toole, and Murphy has the best attorneys in New York and they will fight on your behalf, ensuring that you receive the best possible result. I was referred to Block, O'Toole, and Murphy after being in a terrible accident. From the very first day they began work on my case Michael, Hurwitz was there for me. I would always receive a prompt response from him or his team to any question that I had and they were always there to set up doctor's appointments and any required meetings for me. They were the silver lining to this horrific experience and I am so grateful to have worked with them. To anyone involved in an injury or accident, I would recommend working with Micheal Hurwitz at Block, O'toole, and Murphy. Michael, I want to thank you for everything that you have done for me. It has been a great trip and such a privilege to be your client.
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Posted by Gordon | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Car accident lawsuit
After having injured my neck, shoulders, and back and realizing my injuries might prevent me from returning to work my wife and I were faced with medical decisions, financial bills, and we're feeling very overwhelmed. Michael Hurwitz, employed by Block, O'Toole and Murphy patiently and professionally answered our questions. He treated my family as individuals and not just a case. He has helped my family with obtaining financial stability that allows my wife and I to focus on our children and grandchildren instead of worried about financial struggles. His assistance didn't stop when my lawsuit was settled. He also assisted by following up with my workmanship compensation attorney. I would recommend Mike Hurwitz and his law office without hesitation!
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Posted by Vladimir | January 6, 2017
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Michael Hurwitz
When i was referred to Block,O'Toole & Murphy after my accident, i figured,well just another law firm, I was wrong. they were very professional. My lawyer Michael Hurwitz. He took care of everything that had to do with my case. He was amazing and i am very thankful for everything he did for me and my family. He fought to the fullest to get me compensated...and well. Michael thank you so much for all your help and kindness. Vladim.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Block O'Toole & Murphy
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Block O'Toole & Murphy
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Litigation Manager
  • David Horowitz PC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • Barton Barton & Plotkin
  • 2000 - 2008
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Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • $11,000,000 Settlement for Baby Injured at Birth
  • $11,000,000
  • $6,600,000 for Student Burned in Art Studio
  • $6,600,000
  • $4,600,000 Settlement for Car Accident Victim
  • $4,600,000
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Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • New York State Bar Association
  • “Recent Decisions in Environmental Law,”
  • 1998
  • New York State Bar Association
  • “Recent Decisions in Environmental Law,”
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Michael. He is a top-notch personal injury attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I think Michael is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. Although we have been opposing counsel he is the most respectful and competent attorneys I have ever had the pleasure to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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New York Personal injury Lawyer Michael J. Hurwitz
Michael J. Hurwitz
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 23 years
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