Michael J. Kuharski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Staten Island, NY

Kuharski, Levitz & Giovinazzo, Esqs.
 | 176 Hart Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-448-1600
Fax: 718-448-1699
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael J. Kuharski is a partner at the New York personal injury firm of Kuharski, Levitz & Giovinazzo, Esqs. The law firm has two office locations, one in Manhattan's Financial District and one on Staten Island, to ensure that the residents of New York's five boroughs, including those living in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, have easy access to high-quality representation. Mr. Kuharski focuses his practice on assisting victims of negligence who are suffering because of any of the following:

• Construction accidents
• Motor vehicle accidents
• Brain injuries
• Product liability
• Premises liability
• Mass transit accidents
• Wrongful death
• Medical malpractice

Mr. Kuharski began his legal career in 1989 after earning his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and his approval to practice law in the state of New York. After several years of practicing law, Mr. Kuharski decided to continue his education, and he earned a Master of Business Administration from Wagner College in 2000.

Attorney Kuharski's ability as a trial lawyer has given him a reputation as a leader among personal injury attorneys in the New York City area. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have secured multimillion-dollar settlements or verdicts for their clients. In addition, he is peer-rated as BV-Distinguished* according to Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Kuharski is an active member of the New York legal community through his membership in a number of organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In addition, he has served as a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Associations' Board of Directors and currently serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Michael Kuharski

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.klawnyc.com/attorneys/michael-j-kuharski/

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi-million Dollar Advocates forum
  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Staten Island Trial Lawyers Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Brooklyn Trial Lawyers Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Manhattan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)
  • Brooklyn Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Manhattan Trial Lawyers Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $400,000-Closed head injury-NY County
  • $3.5 Million- Medical Malpractice/Breast implant-Richmond County, NY
  • $2.4 Million-Torn meniscus/2 surgeries, premise Liability/slip & fall-Kings County, NY
  • $1 Million-Open Tib/fib fracture, Motor vehicle/pedestrian-New York County, NY
  • $450,000- Arthroscopic shoulder surgery-Richmond County, NY
  • $850,00-Diminished visual acuity in one eye, defective product-New York County, NY
  • $8 million-wrongful death of an inmate-Bronx County
  • $650,000-Herniated disk, labor law 240-New York County, NY
  • $4.9 Million-Herniated Disks, Premises liability/slip & fall-Kings County, NY
  • $3.3 Million- Closed head injury & Fx femur, Motor Vehicle/pedestrian-Richmond County, NY
  • $1.9 Million-RSD, Labor Law 240-Kings County, NY
  • $600,000-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 1993 WTC bombing victim-NY County, NY
  • $1,500,000-Fire/Negligent maintenance of Boiler, facial & arm burns(2 firemen)- Richmond County, NY
  • $11 Million-Wrongful Death, Lights and Sirens-Richmond County, NY
  • $750,000-Elbow fracture w/surgeries, Municipal liability/Street pothole/bicyclist-Queens County, NY
  • $6.75 Million-Facial Fractures, Premise Liability/security-Queens County, NY
  • $3.5 Million- Medical Malpractice/Breast implant-Richmond County, NY
  • $2.4 Million-Torn Quadricepts w/surgery, premise liability/slip & fall-New York City, NY
  • $750,000-Aggravation of prior spinal surgery-Court of Claims
  • $1,750,000-Aggravation of Herniated disks-Premise liability/trip & fall- New York County, NY
  • $750,000-Knee replacement, Labor Law 241-Richmond County, NY
  • $2.2 million-Fx tibia-Construction accident-Bronx County

Educational Background:

  • Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, M.B.A., 2000
  • Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, B.A., 1985
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Website - www.klawnyc.com
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Office Location for Michael J. Kuharski

176 Hart Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: 718-448-1600

Fax: 718-448-1699

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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