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Richard Levinson

Levinson Axelrod, P.A. - Edison
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Richard Levinson
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. - Edison

In 1939, my father Jacob Levinson founded this firm in Perth Amboy, in partnership with Woodbridge Judge Andrew Desmond. I grew up with injured plaintiffs and their problems, often visiting my father's office until I began my career with his firm in 1954.

I started Columbia Law School in 1953 and graduated from that institution in 1956. I previously spent four years at Wesleyan University in Connecticut where I graduated with honors after preparing at Perth Amboy High School.

Since December of 1956 when I became a member of the New Jersey Bar, I have practiced all of the many varieties of personal injury law. The only time when I was not appearing for injured plaintiffs was the two years from 1957 to the end of 1958 that I spent in the U.S. Army. Since starting to practice, I have done virtually only personal injury cases. I have consistently worked for the benefit of injured plaintiffs, the Bar and lawyers.

I have participated in Bar Association Committees, Legislative Committees and Legal Organizations. I was a Charter Member and early member of the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers as well as the New Jersey Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an honorary organization made up of experienced trial members of the Bar. I am a past-president of both those organizations. I served in every capacity of LEGAL, a group of lawyers formed for the purpose of defending and extending the rights of the injured. I have been Chairman of the Appellate Practices of the New Jersey Bar, a member of the Auto Reparation Committee of the New Jersey State Bar and twice Chairman of the Civil Practices section of the New Jersey Bar Association. For many years I have been on the Court House Committee of Middlesex County and I have served under at least three Assignment Judges. I have spoken at many seminars and have consistently made myself available to those members of the Bar who felt it would benefit them.

My 48 years at the Bar has fulfilled my childhood dreams of being a lawyer and representing the injured and victimized. My career has been devoted to pursuing the claims of the injured and aiding and providing justice for those who often had no other way to prevail. I am eternally grateful to those who have shown their faith in me by allowing me to represent their interest.

I have been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since Certification first began in 1984.

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