Michael Jay Leizerman
Leizerman & Associates
3450 W Central Avenue, Suite 328
Toledo OH 43606
800.628.4500
michael@leizerman.com

Licensed in: OH, MI, TN, IL, NY

Education:
Law school: University of Toledo College of Law, 1994
Undergraduate degrees: University of Michigan, A.B., 1991

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings:
Board Certified/re-certified Civil Trial Advocate (NBTA)
Martindale Hubbell rating - AV Preeminent
SuperLawyer
Avvo rating - 10 Superb
The Best Lawyers in America
Top 100 Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers Association)
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys,Founding Chairman
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    Founding Chairman, Trucking Litigation Group 2002-03
    Executive Board member 2002-present
    Chair’s award 2012, 2013, 2017
    Public Affairs co-chair 2014-present
  • Author, Litigating Truck Accident Cases, West Publishing, 2005 (3 volume treatise plus annual updates)
  • Author, Finding Insurance in Truck Crash Cases, Trial magazine, February 2008 (peer reviewed)
Law Organizations and leadership and awards:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Member
  • Ohio Association of Justice, member and President’s Award 2015
  • Toledo Bar Association
    Past Appointment to Grievance Committee
    Appointment to Committee on Character and Fitness - Bar Admissions
    Past appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
    Past appointment to Grievance Investigation Committee
  • Toledo Area Trial Lawyers, Past President
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
Notable Results: 
  • $5.2 million (Oregon)—First punitive damages verdict in the U.S. against a truck broker for negligent hiring
  • $34 million (Ohio)—Settlement of a significant injury claim against a tractor trailer driver and company
  • $13.2 million (Arizona)—Wrongful death consortium claim for a mother and father against a tractor trailer driver and company
  • $16 million (Ohio)--Wrongful death consoritum verdict in a truck/construction zone case
Additional Information:
Mr. Leizerman has handled trucking cases in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

He has taken more than a dozen truck and bus cases to trial in the past 10 years.
 
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