Michael 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 - 2020
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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2015 - 2020

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 (recertified 2013 and 2018), 2008
  • Board Certified in Truck Accident Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 2017
  • Illinois, 2017
  • Michigan, 1995
  • Past President, Toledo Area Trial Lawyers
  • Tennessee, 1995
  • U.S. District Court of New Mexico
  • Executive Board Member, American Association for Justice, 2002 - Present
  • Michigan, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Ohio, 1994
  • Chairman, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2003
  • Member, Toledo Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • Member, Center for Professional Responsibility (operated by ABA)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Tennessee, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $10 million settlement- multi fatality truck accident in Ohio, 2018
  • $10.99 million - truck crash verdict, Columbus Ohio, 2016
  • $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
  • $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, 2012

Educational Background:

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

3450 W Central Ave
Suite 328
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: 800-628-4500

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