Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq. is the Founder and Owner of the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC.
No case is too large or too small for Mr. Lamonsoff and his firm. His passionate "no holds barred" approach to the representation of his clients yield some of the highest settlements and verdicts for all of them.
Mr. Lamonsoff is also renowned for representing clients in some of the most high profile personal injury and civil rights cases.
While the vast majority of cases settle, Mr. Lamonsoff believes in preparing every case for trial. “The insurance companies are afraid to go to trial. They want to control the process. They want to control the amount of compensation our clients get for their injuries by offering inadequate compensation. I take the control of the process away from them. My firm speedily and aggressively litigates every case as if it were going to trial. They know that once the case goes to trial, they have lost this control to a jury. A jury is made of people just like you and others in the community where you live. They are far more sympathetic to our clients’ plight than multi-national insurance corporations. That is why, the closer we come to trial, the more money they will offer. I have assembled a special team of highly aggressive attorneys, paralegals, experts, and paraprofessionals to defeat the insurance companies at their own game.”- Michael S. Lamonsoff, Esq.
EDUCATION AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
He is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of New York and the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Lamonsoff is a member of the New York State Bar Association and on the Board of Directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association, where he served as its subcommittee chairman for the Anti-Runner's Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the New York County Lawyers' Association.
Furthermore, Mr. Lamonsoff has been elected by his peers to be a member of the prestigious "Super Lawyers" panel. 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."
Mr. Lamonsoff graduated from the University of Arizona with Bachelors of Arts degree. Thereafter, he began postgraduate studies program at Columbia University where he was awarded a meritorious scholarship for his academic achievements.
While there, he served in various capacities for students' politics and the Editor of the student newspaper. Mr. Lamonsoff graduated with dual post-graduate degrees, a Masters of Arts and Masters of Education in the field of Psychology.
Following his graduation from Columbia, he attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During law school, he was selected by the Honorable Justice Simone E. Chrein, Chief Magistrate of the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York, to serve as his Student Law Clerk. Thereafter, he was selected as a Student Law Clerk to the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, serving under the then acting United States Attorney, Rudolph Guliani. After completing his work with the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Lamonsoff was hired as a Law Clerk specializing in drafting appeals for an insurance defense firm.
Upon his graduation from law school, he was hired as a staff attorney/litigator by the law firm of Garfinkel & Lesman, in house counsel to one of America's largest insurance companies, the American International Group. After serving with distinction there, Mr. Lamonsoff accepted a partnership with a large plaintiff's personal injury law firm in New York City. In 1994, Mr. Lamonsoff left that firm and founded the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. As a result of his aggressive and results-based litigation style, the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. has become one of the largest law firms concentrating in the representation of victims in personal injury, medical malpractice and civil rights cases.
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New York State Courts
Federal District Court the Southern Districts of New York
Federal District Court the Eastern Districts of New York
University of Arizona
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers' Association
Super Lawyers 2014
American Association for Justice
New York County Lawyers' Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum