“I love to win, and my clients love me for it.”
When asked to identify the most rewarding part of handling plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq., the owner and principal of the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, doesn’t hesitate to answer: “I love to win, and my clients love me for it.” His clients call him the “bull” because he won’t stop fighting for their rights.
In over two decades, Mr. Lamonsoff has built one of New York’s largest and most successful law firms concentrating in personal injury, construction accidents, premises liability and police abuse cases. He has assembled a highly experienced team of aggressive lawyers, paralegals and paraprofessionals that reflect his zeal to win.
His firm’s reputation is fueled by a track record that includes some of the largest personal injury verdicts and settlements in New York history which includes over $500,000,000.00 in personal injury awards for their clients.
While the majority of cases settle, Mr. Lamonsoff believes in preparing every case for trial. “Our philosophy is that the highest settlements are awarded when the defendant is afraid of the consequences of a trial against a highly prepared law fi rm. We are that law firm.”
In 2017, Mr. Lamonsoff’s firm secured a settlement of $11,750,000.00 to a man who spent 18 years in prison as a result for being wrongfully convicted for a murder he did not commit. $4.75 million of the award paid by the State of New York is the highest in State history. The $7,000,000.00 award paid by the City of New York for Mr. Bermudez’s civil rights violations is one of the largest paid to date.
In 2018, the firm obtained a verdict of $16,000,000.00 against the City of New York in a sexual abuse case. This was one of the highest verdicts ever awarded for this type of claim.
The firm also obtained a settlement, days before trial, of $6,500,000.00 for an injured construction worker and was awarded over $8,000,000.00 for several claimants against a public transportation carrier.
Mr. Lamonsoff is often called upon by local, national, and international news outlets to provide commentary on the high-profile cases he litigates. His peers, meanwhile, have named him to Super Lawyers and inducted him into the prestigious Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. Further, he was elected to serve on the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Lamonsoff remains the highest-rated New York City personal injury attorney on many premier lawyers ranking services online.
Mr. Lamonsoff says, “I founded this firm to create not just the biggest law firm concentrating in personal injury, but the most successful, professional and aggressive fi rm. I have instilled my team with an unyielding ‘no-holds-barred’ attitude toward litigation and fighting for our clients.”
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