Michael Levine is, without a doubt, the prime example of a “Go-Getter”. His reputation and record are a shining reflection of this. If you’re looking for an attorney who is the rare combination of experienced, hard-charging, tactical, spirited, and unfailingly caring, you’ve found him.
At RGLZ we sometimes wonder how Michael finds the time and energy to do everything he does. He lectures often on his areas of expertise before the bar associations of Suffolk and New York State, writes articles for legal journals, served as Past President of the more than 4000 member strong New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, is Mayor of his home town of Old Field, NY, and still finds time to be an active part of the Long Island motorcycle community as Motorcycle Mike Esq.
This is all on top of a thriving practice here at RGLZ, where Michael handles litigation in numerous types of personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, construction accidents, and railroad and subway accidents, among others. He is also a friend of labor unions, taking cases for the Transport Workers Union and other large unions in New York.
Despite this nearly insane workload, Michael Levine is also well reknowned as a true friend to his clients. He prides himself on providing round-the-clock access for his clients, regularly taking their calls personally at all hours of the day. This is backed up by the fact that, in his entire career, Michael Levine has never had a grievance filed against him, and many of his clients remain friends to this day. There simply aren’t many attorneys out there who can make a claim like that. Despite Michael’s dedication to improving both himself and his profession as a whole, his clients always come first, and his priorities are always simple.
"In my time as a personal injury attorney, I’ve seen almost all there is to see. A large part of my life is coming into other people’s lives in what is likely their worst moments; and it’s tough. It hurts to see people in these situations. But at the same time it’s what drives me. I know that I can make a difference for these people. And if, at the end of my time with them, I can see them smile, and feel just that little bit better… That’s what I do all of this for.”
Michael Levine is someone you can count on to get the job done, no matter what. He is a man of endless drive, ambition, and compassion. A man who will never stop trying to improve himself, his profession, and the lives of the people around him. And someone who simply doesn’t understand the concept of doing things “half-way”.
Michael S. Levine has been practicing law for over 3 decades, following his 1985 admission to a number of state and federal bars, including the bars of New York and New Jersey; the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from Hobart College in 1979, where he was a Dean's List student and captain of the tennis team. Michael earned his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1983. He belongs to both the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association; where he is a member of the Board of Directors; the American Association of Justice; and served as Past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA).
Based upon a peer review, Michael has been recognized as one of New York's Preeminent Lawyers in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register every year since 2005. He has also, since 2010, been recognized as one of the top attorneys in the New York metro area, and as a Super Lawyer by New York Magazine. In 2013 Michael was honored as the “Man of the Year” of United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk County, and inducted into his high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|New York Metro Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2018|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2017|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2014|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Month||Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation||2004|
|Managing Partner||RGLZ Personal Injury Law||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||President||2014 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2000 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Jury Verdict Reporter||$5,750,000 Gross Verdict||2018|
|RGLZ Report||Lavern's Law||2017|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Hobart College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Handling Labor Law Claims||Construction Accidents||2016|
|Woman Struck by City Bus||$4,500,000 Settlement|
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