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 a personal injury attorney who is a rare combination of experience, 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 in his hometown of Old Field after 12 years, and still finds time to be an active part of the Long Island motorcycle riding 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 motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, truck 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 Transit Workers Union and other large unions in New York.
Despite this nearly insane workload, Michael Levine is also regarded 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 more than 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 serves on the Grievance Committee and Judicial Screening Committee; the American Association of Justice; and is the Immediate Past President (2014-2015) 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.