Michael J. Leizerman

Michael Jay Leizerman, Attorney
Phone: (800) 628-4500
Fax: (888) 828-7371

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Michael Leizerman is a founder of the law firm Leizerman & Young, which handles truck accident litigation across the United States.  He is the co-founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA). He concentrates his practice in select catastrophic injury truck collision cases across the country.

He is the author of the treatise Litigating Truck Accident Cases , published by West Publishing, the world’s largest legal publisher. In this multi-volume work, Michael shares his wealth of experience and knowledge gained in years of trying truck accident cases, and lecturing and teaching other attorneys across the country to do the same. He was the first Chair of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group. Michael attended truck driving school and obtained his Class A Commercial Driver’s License while managing his law practice.

He has taken 12 truck and bus cases to trial since 2006. He has received record-breaking truck accident settlements and verdicts across the country, including multiple verdicts with punitive damages. He has personally received more than 30 verdicts and settlements of $2 million or more, including six settlements and verdicts in excess of $10 million. He has taught and lectured well over 100 times to other lawyers on trucking for continuing legal education.

Michael is also the author of the Trial Guides book The Zen Lawyer: Winning with Mindfulness, published in 2018.

EDUCATION

GRADUATE 2008
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Dubois, Wyoming

JURIS DOCTOR (J.D.) 1991-94
University of Toledo College of Law Toledo, Ohio

BACHELORS DEGREE (A.B.) 1988-1991
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
Concentrations in philosophy and film & video studies

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE’S PAGE SCHOOL 1985-1986
Congressional Appointment by Rep. John D. Dingell Washington, D.C.

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy (recertified 2013, 2018)
Board Certified Civil Pre-Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Truck Accident Litigation, National Board of Trial Advocacy

LICENSES TO PRACTICE LAW

Ohio (1994), Michigan (1995), Tennessee (1995), Illinois (2017), New York (2017)

Federal District Courts
– Northern District of Ohio
– Southern District of Ohio
– Eastern District of Michigan
– Middle District of Tennessee
– Northern District of Indiana
– Southern District of Texas
– District of New Mexico

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WORKED ON CASES IN:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Avvo Rating - 10
Super Lawyers
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Thomson West Author
National Board of Trial Advocacy
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