Michael S. Lamonsoff’s Philosophy of Winning
Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq., known by his clients as “The Bull”, has been fighting for the rights of those who have suffered from the negligence of others for over 25 years. They call him “The Bull” because he refuses to stop fighting for their rights until he reaches the ultimate victory for them.
Although the majority of cases settle, Mr. Lamonsoff believes in preparing every case for trial. His philosophy is based on the fact that the highest settlements are awarded when the defendant is afraid of the consequences of a trial against a highly prepared and powerful law firm. He understands the psychology of the national and multinational insurance companies. By swiftly and aggressively preparing every case for trial Mr. Lamonsoff takes the control away from these companies to get the award the client deserves. That is why he makes sure that his firm speedily pushes his clients’ cases to trial, so that the insurance companies overwhelmingly offer his clients settlement amounts far in excess of what they expected.
The winning team of Attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC.
Mr. Lamonsoff has assembled a highly experienced team of aggressive trial lawyers, paralegals and paraprofessionals driven by the same goal: to make sure the firm’s clients acquire the highest award possible.
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC has a track record that speaks for itself. It includes some of the largest personal injury verdicts and settlements in New York history. We have won over $500 million dollars in personal injury awards for our clients. We have built one of New York’s largest and most successful personal injury law firms concentrating on construction accidents, sexual abuse, premises liability, and commercial vehicle accidents as well as other personal injury practice areas.
Mr. Lamonsoff has always stated “I founded this firm to create not just the biggest law firm concentrating in personal injury, but also the most professional, aggressive and successful firm. I have instilled in my team of lawyers and litigation paralegals an unyielding ‘no-holds-barred’ attitude toward litigation and winning for our clients.”
Featured Areas of Practice
The Firm is Expert in Representing Workers Injured at Construction, Renovation and Demolition Sites
Workers at construction sites have a hazardous occupation in which they are exposed to many potential injuries. As a result, powerful and protective laws have been passed to help injured workers receive the compensation they deserve. These laws comprehensively called the “Labor Laws” seek to punish the owners, developers and general contractors who neglect the workers at their construction sites by choosing speed over their safety. Mr. Lamonsoff and his firm uses them to hit these companies where it hurts them the most; their wallets. He takes his time with his clients to explain his in detail what their legal rights are regarding these powerful laws. He further explains his strategy is to pummel these defendants into submission to get them the highest monetary awards. Finding an attorney that you can trust with extensive knowledge of New York State’s regulations can be a difficult process. Attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. are extremely experienced and expertly knowledgeable in these laws. We will aggressively fight for our clients who have suffered from construction accidents. To us, there is no substitute other than victory for them. Our results driven attitude to win for our clients has resulted in our obtaining some of the largest verdicts and settlement awards in New York.
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff Fight on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victims
Mr. Lamonsoff, prior to getting his law degree, graduated from Columbia University with two post-graduate degrees, a Masters of Arts and Masters of Education in the field of Psychology. Thereafter, he became a therapist and counselled victims of sexual abuse. He has also litigated cases emanating from this abuse. These two trainings as a therapist and litigator of sexual abuse cases dovetail to make Mr. Lamonsoff not only sensitive to the victim’s needs but one of the most successful litigators winning some of the highest awards for them. This combination of sensitivity and record-breaking monetary awards, gives his clients some form of justice and closure to their horrifying experience.
Just last year, Mr. Lamonsoff, Esq. and his firm won a $16 million dollar verdict on behalf of a child who was sexually molested by her teacher at a New York City school. The attorneys for the city, ultimately offered a mere $350 thousand dollar settlement. The firm quickly rejected the city’s offer and won one of the highest verdicts ever obtained for a victim of molestation. This case was just one of the firm’s latest great wins for sexual abuse, rape and sexual molestation victims. For decades, the Lamonsoff firm has been at the forefront of fighting on behalf of these victims.
With the recent confirmation of the New York’s latest laws, Mr. Lamonsoff is busier than ever, directing his team of top-rated personal injury attorneys in the pursuit of justice on behalf of sexual assault survivors.
Noteworthy Verdicts and Settlements
From securing a New York State record settlement of nearly $12 million for a client who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, to obtaining another record verdict of $16 million against the City of New York in a sexual molestation case, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff has established itself as one of the leading New York City Personal Injury Law Firms. Just recently, days before trial, the firm obtained a settlement of $6.5 million verdict for an injured construction worker and was awarded over $8.1 million for several claimants against a public transportation carrier in a train derailment case. The firm has also obtained a verdict of $5.5 million awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a wood bracing collapsed on him while exiting a ditch, resulting in spinal injuries. The law firm has also obtained $4.75 million verdict awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a concrete slab fell and struck him resulting in multiple injuries.
Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq. – His Passion to win for his clients
“In personal injury, I see the beginning of a story and I also see the end of it when I win my client’s case with the highest money award possible. The story begins with my first meeting with my clients. I see that they have gone through hell. It becomes ‘personal’. I treat them with compassion. I make sure that all of their immediate needs are taken care of, including medical and economical. I do an extensive interview of them. I then perform an exhaustive analysis of all of the relevant facts to ensure that I have mastered multiple strategies to win their case. After that, I direct our investigators to do a comprehensive inquiry to support my strategy. Depending upon the type of case, this includes taking statements of any witnesses, procuring accident scene photos and obtaining all relevant documents such as construction site permits, police accident reports and incident reports. Their job is not done until I say so. The inquiry must be broad and all-encompassing to conform with my high standards for winning the case. The best part for me is at the end. That’s when I give my clients their check and watch them smile; knowing that I did better than any attorney in my field can do. “
Michael Lamonsoff in the News
Mr. Lamonsoff is often called upon by local, national, and international news outlets to provide commentary on trending legal issues as well as the high-profile cases he litigates. His peers have elected him as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” and to serve on the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association’s Board of Directors. As a result of his firm’s many million dollar and multi – million dollar settlements and verdicts he has been inducted into the prestigious Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His firm has been consistently featured in the legal publication, “VerdictSearch’s Top New York Verdicts.”
What do Mr. Lamonsoff’s clients say about him?
Mr. Lamonsoff consistently ranks as one of the highest rated New York City personal injury attorneys on premier online lawyer ranking services. His clients’ in their published “five – star” reviews affirm his standout abilities and he and his firm’s “over the top” handling of their cases. Representative of these reviews is one written recently:
“A friend of mine said if you ever get injured, Michael Lamonsoff is the guy to call. I then got hurt and the first thing I did when I went to the hospital was call Michael. I got Him on the phone and he made me cry because of how concerned he was. He made me feel like a family member when I was in a vulnerable place. I wanted to meet him in person so I went downtown and explained to him my situation. He made me feel very comfortable, warm and cozy. We sat and talked for a couple of hours and I felt like I could talk to him about everything and anything. It’s surreal to me that this all happened to me but the firm’s communication made the process much easier on me. Anytime there was a concern, I had a strong support team fighting for my rights and I really appreciated that. I have already recommended Michael to about eight people (including my friend who was injured at a construction site), and I would recommend him to 800 more people! You want a shark when you have a case. You don’t want somebody timid. You want Michael Lamonsoff!”
Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC
32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005
PH: (212) 962-1020