Michael J. Leizerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Toledo, OH

Leizerman & Associates
 | 3450 W Central Ave, Suite 328
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 800-628-4500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Leizerman works with clients and other attorneys across the country in his practice that focuses on truck accident litigation. As managing partner in the firm E.J. Leizerman & Associates, LLC, he ensures all the information in an accident is properly collected and reviewed. This information includes driver's logs, blackbox data and safety aspects of the trucking company involved in a client's case.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Leizerman has written, lectured and instructed extensively on this very specific area of law. He is the author of the multi-volume work "Litigating Truck Accident Cases". He also speaks regularly to other attorneys to educate them on trucking laws and regulations.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Trucking Accidents


Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2015 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Michael Leizerman

Admitted: 1994, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.truckaccidents.com/about/truck-accident-lawyer-mi...

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court of New Mexico
  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Tennessee, 1995
  • Michigan, 1995
  • Past President, Toledo Area Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Member, Center for Professional Responsibility (operated by ABA)
  • Executive Board Member, American Association for Justice, 2002 - Present
  • Chairman, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2003
  • Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Internet primer; finding additional coverage in truck accident cases, Interstate Trucking Group of AAJ, Chicago, June 22, 2007
  • Using the internet to research truck accident cases, Interstate Trucking Group of AAJ, Toronto, July 22, 2005
  • Moderator, Interstate Trucking Group of AAJ, San Francisco, July 19, 2003
  • Using the internet to research truck accident cases, American Association for Justice, Phoenix, October 22, 2004
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo College of Law, 2001 - 2006
  • Finding all the Insurance Coverage in Trucking Cases, Advanced Motor Vehicle Litigation National Conference, Las Vegas, November 18, 2012
  • Maximizing Damages, Arizona Association for Justice Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference, October 26, 2012
  • Ohio Association for Justice Trucking Seminar, Examining the Truck Driver and Safety Director, September 13, 2012
  • 360 Advocacy – How to Win Trucking Cases National Seminar, Distracted Driving—Cell Phone Use, Hours of Service, Log Audit and Fatigue, and Closing Argument—Asking for the Money, Las Vegas, August 27 - 29
  • California Truck Accident Seminar, Climbing Inside the Skin of the Truck Driver, and Demonstration of Psychodramatic Technique in Trucking Cases (with Joe Fried), May 19, 2012
  • Finding All the Insurance Coverage and Defendants, Ohio Association for Justice, May 4, 2012
  • Using Technology at Trial, Truck Case Jurisdiction & Insurance Coverage – Parties and Strategies, New Jersey Association for Justice, April 26 - 27, 2012
  • Evaluating Common Causes of Accidents and Mastering Liability Theories, Litigating Trucking Accident Injury Claims, Strafford Publishing Webinar, April 11, 2012
  • Using metaphor focus groups in truck accident cases, AAJ Trucking College, Kansas City, September 21 - 24, 2011
  • Persuasion at Trial from Aristotle to fMRI, American Association for Justice National Convention, New York, July 11, 2011
  • Shifting Cargo cases, Trucking Litigation Exposed, New Orleans, June 14, 2011
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases: “Rules,” “Reptiles,” & Experts Seminar, Maximizing damages in a trucking collision case using Rules, Reptiles, and Experts, Atlanta, May 20, 2011
  • Insurance Coverage in Truck Cases, Litigating Truck Collision Cases Seminar, Las Vegas, October 9, 2010
  • Dealing with the standard defenses in a trucking case, Litigating Truck Collision Cases Seminar, New Orleans, February 26, 2010
  • Cognitive Science in Truck Litigation, Arkansas Trial Lawyer’s Association, Arkansas, November 13, 2009
  • Instructor, Discovery presentation, SafeStat/CSA presentation, Litigating Truck Collision Cases College, Atlanta, October 9 - 12, 2009
  • National teleseminar, Finding insurance in truck cases, West Legal Center/Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, August 4, 2009
  • Finding insurance in truck litigation, American Association for Justice, Philadelphia, July 12, 2008
  • Statutory violations in truck litigation, American Association for Justice, New Orleans, February 8, 2008
  • Internet discovery in truck cases; trucking insurance coverage, Arkansas Trial Lawyer’s Association, Arkansas, November 2, 2007
  • Punitive damages in large truck cases, Tennessee Association for Justice, Nashville, October 5, 2007
  • Litigating Truck Collisions: Critical investigation to prove your client’s case, American Association for Justice, (national teleseminar), January 23, 2007
  • Using the internet to research truck accident cases, Litigating Truck Accident Cases, Las Vegas, October 21, 2006
  • Avoiding Malpractice During Settlements – Protecting the Client’s Interests, Toledo Bar Association, September 12, 2003
  • Sample Opening statement using courtroom technology, Trial Techniques, Toledo Bar Association, November 21, 2003
  • Panel Member, What is Justice? A review of Plato’s Republic and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Kiroff Bench/Bar, 2003
  • Punitive damages in large truck cases, Interstate Trucking Group of American Association for justice, Atlanta, July 20, 2002
  • Finding Insurance in Truck Crash Cases, Trial Magazine, February 2008
  • Author of the treatise Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing the world's largest legal publisher, 2005
  • Author of the Thomson West/AAJ three-volume treatise, Litigating Truck Accident Cases.


  • $10.99 million - truck crash verdict, Columbus Ohio, 2016
  • $4 million truck crash settlement, 2015
  • $3.9 Million truck crash settlement, 2015
  • $12 Million truck crash settlement, 2015
  • $34 Million truck crash settlement, 2014
  • $16 milion verdict - Estate of Amanda Poe v. Jurgensen. Warren County, OH. The Poe car rear-ended a large truck on I-75 when the truck slowly entered the fast lane at night. Amanda was in her 20s and was not survived by children nor a spouse. The verdict was for her mother's consortium claim. , 2013
  • $5.4 million settlement - Jane Doe v. XYZ corporation, Personal Injury, Confidential settlement, 2008
  • $2.6 million verdict, upheld by U.S. Supreme Court in June 2011, paid over $3 million with interest - Battaglia v. Norfolk Southern Railroad, Personal Injury, June 2011
  • $6.1 million verdict - Stebbins et al. v. E.S. Wagner, Truck/motorcycle/construction accident, Description: Construction company did not close access road leading to construction, leading to leg fractures and a death when a truck entered a lane that led to nowhere, March 2010
  • $2.425 million settlement - Anthony H. v. ABC Trucking Company, Trucking Accident, Description: Tractor-trailer went left of center, resulting in fractured leg, April 2010
  • $4.4 million settlement - Caudill v. Lautrec et al. Personal Injury, June 2011
  • $13.2 million verdict - Bachrach v. Covenant Transportation, Truck Accident Description: Consortium claim for mother and father of 31 year old man killed on 1-10, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2012
  • $5.2 million verdict against trucking broker and driver - Oregon, Linhart v. Heyl Logistics LLC, et al., Truck Accident Description: this appears to be the first punitive damages verdict against a truck broker in a negligent hiring case, March, 2012
  • $2.4 million settlement - Pittsburgh area brain injury Truck Accident, September 2011
  • $2.5 million settlement Lauffer v. Selridge Truck Accident Description: Man backed over by a truck
  • $3.3 million settlement Multiple Estates v. Commercial Vehicle Wrongful Death Description: Corporate car went left of center, resulting in death of several family members.

Educational Background:

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, 2008
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, A.B. in Philosophy, Film & Video Studies,  1988 - 1991
Office Location for Michael J. Leizerman

3450 W Central Ave
Suite 328
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: 800-628-4500

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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