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Michele Susan Lewane

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    Michele Lewane has been representing injured workers against insurance companies since 1990.  She limits her practice to workers’ compensation.  She is the author of the book, “Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia”, Everything You Need To Know If You’ve Been Hurt On The Job. Michele has made it available for Free to anyone who orders it. Call our office to get it shipped to you FREE. Call toll free 877-755-7744. Michele is an advocate to making certain every injured worker knows their rights.


    Michele is the lead attorney in workers’ compensation matters at Injured Workers’ Law Firm.  After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, she graduated in the top of her class from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 1989.  Immediately following law school, she clerked for the State Court of Appeals, gaining extensive experience and insight into workers’ compensation matters by researching and drafting opinions on the technical aspects of this area of law.  Michele began practicing law in 1990.  In 2007, she created Injured Workers’ Law Firm to help injured workers exclusively with their workers’ compensation needs across the state of Virginia.


    Be sure to visit for a lot of useful information. Michele has lectured and written about various areas of the law, including workers’ compensation seminars for other lawyers.  She is a member of many professional organizations, including the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association and Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group.  Michele is a native of Richmond, with deep connections in this community.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (20%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ilana Sable

    Michele is an exceptional attorney and a trusted advisor in all brain injury, wrongful death and workers compensation matters. I endorse Michele for her work ethic, depth of knowledge and history of great service to her clients.


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Contact info

Injured Workers' Law Firm

7826 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA, 23294


VAAuthorized to practice law198903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
2015 Virginia Super Lawyers listSuperLawyers2015
AV PreemnentMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Pillar of Strength AwardMissing Children Campaign2012
Going The Extra MileKeep Henrico Beautiful2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner and PresidentInjured Workers Law Firm2005 - Present
ClerkVirginia State Court of appeals1989 - 1989
PartnerHubard, Samuels and Lewane1989 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtAttorney Member2014 - Present
ECPI UniversityBoard Member2012 - Present
Kid's Chance of VirginiaVice President2011 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupMember2009 - Present
St. Mary's Endowment FundPresident2007 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1996 - Present
Henrico County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Death benefits for widowDeath benefits awarded and payment of medical bills
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Press PublicationsUltimate Guide to Workers' Compensation in Virginia Revised2011
Word Association PublisherUltimate Guide to Workers' Compensation in Virginia2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of VirginiaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
5th AnnualPractical Guide to Workers' Compensation2013
Lunch and LearnFCE's/ AMA Guidelines 6th Edition Medical Fee schedules Pitfalls filing a Claims for Benefits incorrectly2012
Handling the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to FinishPreparing your Case:Procedures for the Claimant;Determining the Value of a claim; and Settlement options(Including MSA Considerations)2012
Advanced Workers' CompensationCoordinating VA. Workers' Comp with other Disability Benefits2011
Workers' Compensation Law & Practice seminarWorkers' Compensation2010