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Michael S. Levine

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Islandia, NY

4.8   23 reviews

also known as Motorcycle Mike Esq


Licensed for 37 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Michael Levine is, without a doubt, the prime example of a “Go-Getter”. In his 35 years of practice, Michael has never stopped chasing after perfection, and 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, was elected as Co-Chair for the Long Island Chapter of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, served as Past President of the more than 4000 member strong New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, stepped down as Mayor after 12 years, 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 renowned 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.

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Licensed for 37 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1985
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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RGLZ Personal Injury Law, LLP.
1355 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY, 11749-5227
Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP
733 3rd Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
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4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
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Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Richard | November 8, 2017
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OutStanding Job
Mike did an outstanding job, He explained the process to me in simple terms, He was always there when I had questions and was easy to talk to. Very professional, Thanks for everything Mike
Posted by Tammy | November 4, 2017
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Nice experience
Mr. Michael Levine and staff of RGLZ are truly wonderful. Great Law Firm to have represent you. The Firm has very compassionate and understanding people representing it. I was very well informed with things happening in my case. I am truly satisfied and if ever in such a position again they will be at the top of my list. Thank you Micheal.
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Posted by George M | August 8, 2022
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Michael Levine
In 2018 i hired Mike. He was outstanding, he consulted with me on my case and from that moment on I was sure he was the guy to represent me. From day 1 Mike took on my case as if I was his only client. He and Yvonne explained everything to us plain and simple. He was thorough and didn’t skip a beat. Not only did he did he take my case but he was professional and completely honest and very compassionate. Mike is the best attorney to take on anything regarding personal injury. He explained everything to me taking away all my stress of my injury. It’s been a pleasure working with Mike and Yvonne (and his entire staff) and if you’re looking for the best representation you need to hire Mike Levine.
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Posted by Richard | March 7, 2022
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Extremally Happy
I want to Thank Mike and Yvonne for an excellent job when it came to my case. Not only where they professional but they explained the process in simple terms. I am grateful for their help and expertise and would highly recommend if you need an personal injury attorney. Thank you
Posted by RACHEL D | February 14, 2022
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Thank you Mr. Levine & Staff
Dear. Motorcyle Mike & Staff. I wanted to say thank you for taken my case and helping me go through this not feeling alone- Motorcycle Mike your truly a wonderful lawyer and you listen and never turned away and always there to help and answered all my questions- I know you are always on my side- I will recommend you and your staff always- Thank you for everything truly - we got this :)
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Posted by Jodi | December 22, 2020
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Great attorney
He's a great lawyer. Works hard and gets results. During the pandemic I was able to settle. Great job done!!
Posted by Jo Ann | February 4, 2020
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Personal Injury Attorney
Michael Levine is a terrific lawyer! When I broke my ankle he researched every detail of my fall on black ice and was even able to obtain the surveillance footage of my actual fall. He put me at ease from the beginning and did everything possible to get me a successful outcome. He is caring and compassionate and tough when he needs to be. I was very pleased with the outcome ! He always told it like it was and never beat around the bush. But he was relentless in his efforts to get me the best possible outcome ! I will always be indebted to him. He is an excellent attorney!
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Posted by Patrick | December 21, 2019
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Great advocate for his clients
Simple put, Mike is awesome. He always kept me informed, and cared about what was going on with me. When it was time to go to court, he was totally prepared. He took the time to fully understand what had happened, and prepared a video PowerPoint that was very easy for anyone to understand. I will be recommending him to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. I really can’t say enough about his skill and professionalism. Thank you again Mike.
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Posted by Steve | April 9, 2019
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Outstanding firm
Michael Levine and his associate Yvonne we’re professional in every sense of the word. They were always reachable and they were prompt in their response to any questions I had. I recommend Mr. Levine without reservation. They did an excellent job representing my best interests.
Posted by Rebeca | March 4, 2019
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Best and most professional
Michael Levine delivers what he promises and in a most professional manner. He also truly cares about his clients like no other. If you need a personal injury attorney, Michael Levine is the one to use!! I am forever grateful.
Posted by Richard | July 19, 2018
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Extraordinary attorney
After my wife was the victim of a traumatic automobile accident, I didn't know who to turn to. Am I glad that I found the most effective and sympathetic legal expert, Michael Levine, to fight tirelessly for us and to patiently guide us through the process. I would think anyone in an accident would be doing themself a gross injustice if they didn't call him--I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2018
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Union Carpenter
My wife and I were referred to mike after I had fallen at work and received a few extreme injuries to my lower body which we knew was going to be life changing for us. We wanted to find the best attorney possible that would take us through this process which can be very frustrating at times. Mike was very patient with us and explained to the "T" what to expect and was always encouraging. My wife and I would highly recommend Mike to represent anyone who isn't sure or doesn't have someone who can recommend them to an honest attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2017
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Motorcycle Accident
Mike Levine "Motorcycle Mike" was very professional and effective. His assistant Yvonne was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was very happy with the outcome.
Posted by Christina | December 8, 2016
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Car Accident
Mike Levine was very compassionate, kind and patient with my daughter. He made the case effortless for us. Anytime we had a question we received a quick response from Mr. Levine himself and he was genuinely concerned about the progress of my daughter's recovery. I would recommend Mr. Levine in a heartbeat.
Posted by Anita | July 26, 2016
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wonderful attorney
Kept me posted throughout the case. Settled my case to my satisfaction. Also handled a case for a friend previously, he loved Mike. When I needed an attorney I immediately thought of Mike. So professional and wonderful to deal with.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2016
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A Very Capable Attorney
I want to thank Michael Levine for his excellent representation. I found him to be a thoughtful, thorough professional and very capable attorney who I would be happy to refer to others. Thanks again Michael for your efforts and for a being a very considerate professional.
Posted by Shower Bracken | May 18, 2016
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Car Accident Lawsuit
Michael Levine is a fabulous lawyer. I was in a car accident three years ago and originally had a different lawyer who didn't seem to have a care about my case. I switched to Mr. Levine's law firm and I couldn't have been happier. He is prompt in returning my calls or emails with the exact information I was looking for. When he says he is sticking to his terms when it comes to the settlement, believe him, he did not budge once and He settled my case with the exact results I was looking for. I would absolutely recommend Michael to anyone that needs an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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A skillful and formidable lawyer !
Mr. levine took on my case and two years later we settled with two of the companies. Michael is a very warm and caring person and at the same time a extremely shrewd, honest and formidable lawyer! My good friend did the research ( that's her profession) and she came up with Michael! Anybody would be wise to use him as a trial lawyer, I sincerely know I was fortunate to have such a skillful lawyer!
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Posted by Robert | April 6, 2016
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fall accident at work
Michael , was great helped me out with all aspects of my case . was on top of everything and didn't let me worry . he got results fast and direct . I would recommend Michael to anyone who wants results . So thank you for a great job .
Posted by Elyse | December 15, 2015
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Car Accident, Personal Injury
Michael Levine is an excellent attorney who walked me through the process and made it seamless. He did exactly what he said he would do, and we were able to settle in a very timely manner for the exact amount he thought i deserved to receive from the very beginning of our talks. I highly recommend Mr. Levine to anyone who needs a "good" attorney.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • RGLZ Personal Injury Law
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Hobart College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Woman Struck by City Bus
  • $4,500,000 Settlement

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 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
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Labor Law Claims
  • Construction Accidents
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Levine is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is respected by both his clients and colleagues, including myself. He is, without a doubt, the prime example of a “Go-Getter”. In his nearly 30 years of practice, Michael has never stopped chasing after perfection, and his reputation and record are a shining reflection of this."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A top-notch litigation attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Other
"Michael Levine is someone you can count on to get the job done. He will take your call at all hours of the day to make sure of it. His clients always come first no matter what and many of them remain friends with Mr. Levine."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without reservation that I endorse this lawyer. MIke Levine is a lawyer's lawyer. In my 15 years of practicing, I can count on one hand the lawyers that possess Mr. Levine's skill set. Knowledgeable, thorough, passionate, sincere and aggressive, he has the whole package. To speak with Mike is to know instantly that you are in the presence of someone that believes in his clients' plight and will fight hard to obtain justice for them. In a profession over populated with mere practitioners, Mr. Levine stands out as an advocate and champion of those fortunate to be represented by him & his firm. Simply put, the guy is the real deal!!!"
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