We Wrote The Book on Truck Accident Law

Year after year, we win multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Michael Leizerman has tried more trucking cases than any other plaintiff’s lawyer in the past decade.*

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Largest Ohio Truck Crash Verdict of $42.4 Million

Andy Young was the lead trial lawyer for two brain injured teenagers, which resulted in the highest verdict in Ohio in a truck crash case.

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Meet our Truck Accident Lawyers

 
Michael Leizerman**^                     Andy Young^                                Rena Leizerman**                           D.J. Young^


Ellen McCarthy                              Joshua Leizerman**                         Amy Papuga^

**NBTA Board Certified in Truck Accident Law

^ Holds Commercial Drivers License

 

Verdicts and Settlements

Over 50 multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts

  • $42.4 Million Verdict upheld by Ohio Supreme Court [2019]
  • $10 Million Settlement [2018]
  • $11 Million Verdict [2016]
  • $12 Million Settlement [2015]
  • $34 Million Settlement [2014]
  • $16 Million Verdict [2013]
  • $13.2 Million Verdict [2012]

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We’ve tried or settled cases against more than 300 trucking companies.

Licensed in 9 States and D.C.

We have lawyer-staffed offices in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo) and in Florida. Our lawyers are licensed in the 9 states in yellow below—Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, plus D.C. We have also handled cases in all the states colored blue below.

We Care About People

It’s what drives us to meet with each client personally, and it’s what makes us proud to have earned so many favorable courtroom outcomes. Winning as a truck accident lawyer requires hard work. Michael Leizerman and Andy Young both have commercial drivers licenses. We take very few cases so we can spend time with each client so we can tell their story. Our lawyers spend a significant amount of time as safety advocates, helping to make the roads safer.

We Work With Local Attorneys

By pairing with a local truck accident lawyer as co-counsel, we can work on cases across the United States. With years of experience working with top trial consultants, and specialized knowledge about trucking laws, we can not only win truck accident cases, but also maximize the results. Your truck accident case may be larger than you think.

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We Are Leaders

Managing partner Michael Leizerman wrote the West Thompson multi-volume legal treatise on truck accident law in 2004 and updates it annually to keep attorneys across the country up to date on trucking law. Rena Leizerman teaches what is believed to be the first law school course on trucking regulations and truck accident litigation. Andy Young speaks frequently as a safety advocate and owns his own tractor-trailer.

We Wrote The Book

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

April 2020

1 ATAA webinar on Statutory Employment in Truck Cases (Rena)

15 ATAA webinar – 9 Things to Do Before Settling a Truck Crash Case (Michael)

17 Side Guard Task Force Meeting Underride Talk (Andy) North Carolina

24 Kentucky Association for Justice Hazard Awareness – New Criteria for Your Case Review (Andy) Kentucky

26 Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar Deposition Techniques—Using Models, Multiple Cameras and Video Conferencing (Michael) Atlanta

29 Trial Guides Trucking Webinar (Michael)

30 Boardwalk Mock Trial of a Truck Crash Case (Michael and Andy speaking) New Jersey

May

8 OAJ Annual convention – Consequences of the Mega-verdict in a Truck Crash Case (DJ) Columbus, OH

27-29 ATAA/Legacy Lawyer Truck Driving Course (Michael) Montana

June

4 Truck Case Workshop (Cleveland) (Michael, Andy, Ellen, DJ)

18 Truck Case Workshop (Columbus) (Michael, Andy, DJ, Rena)

July

12 AAJ Understanding the Transportation Cycle & Discovery Needed in the CMV Crash Case (DC) (Ellen)

September

3 Truck Case Workshop (Michael, Andy, DJ, Rena, Joshua) Toledo, OH

17 ABOTA Masters in Trial The TPSD and Mild TBI Case (Ellen)

23-25 ATAA annual symposium various topics (Michael and Andy) Dallas

October

1 Truck Case Workshop (Michael, Andy, DJ, Rena) Cincinnati, OH

29-31 Zen Lawyer workshop (Michael) Toledo, OH

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