Mark J. LeWinter
Top rated products liability attorney in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRaynes & Lawn
It’s not magic that makes Mark LeWinter so successful representing victims of unsafe product and workplace accidents over the past thirty years, as well as being selected as a Super Lawyer for the past ten years. It’s his deep desire and ability to help clients who are injured. In fact, he’s been behind many seven-figure verdicts and settlements against manufacturers of unsafe products where safe design principles were not followed, and where workplace accidents occurred. For instance, Mr. LeWinter is responsible for securing a $14 million verdict for a worker who was catastrophically injured on the job when required safety practices were not followed, a $12.5 million settlement for a U.S. tourist who was rendered quadriplegic at a Jamaican resort, and an $8.5 million settlement for a laborer who was paralyzed due to unsafe scaffolding. He is credited also with a $19 million settlement for a 27-year-old ironworker who became quadriplegic due to a fall.
But magic has its place for Mr. LeWinter. An accomplished magician, he has volunteered at St. Christopher’s Hospital and other Delaware Valley hospitals for the past 20 years. He’s written numerous articles and lectured on courtroom magic where he instructs litigators on how they can integrate magic theory to the courtroom.
Mr. LeWinter has lectured at more than 100 seminars on product liability issues as well as the use of demonstrative evidence and technology in the courtroom, including for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the America Association of Justice. He currently serves on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. LeWinter was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America, has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Philadelphia for four consecutive years, and has received the highest rating in skill and ethics from Martindale-Hubble.
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Practice areasPersonal injury - products: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff
Personal injury - plaintiff, Construction accident
First Admitted: 1981, Ohio
Professional Webpage: https://rayneslaw.com/attorneys/mark-j-lewinter/
- Top Attorney, Avvo Rating 10.0
- — AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
- Best Lawyers of America 2015-2018
- Frequent volunteer for Musicians on Call delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds.
- Frequent Volunteer Entertainer, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Oncology clinic
- 2.7 million verdit in a case where a 50 year old machine operator was attempting to clear a jam on a piece of industrial machinery called a "panel cutter"
- $950,000 recovery for a worker who was crushed when he was stuck by a "rough terrain" forklift
- Landmark Settlement with Gun Dealer for Fatal Shooting of 7 Year Old in Gun Play Incident
- $3,750,000 Settlement with Furniture Manufacturer for Lack of Flame Retardants, 2004
- $1 million global settlement for workers who received electrical injuries when a metal hoist they were handling contacted a power line of the PECO Energy Company
- $19,000,000 Settlement for Paralyzed Iron Worker, 2003
- $14,000,000 Verdict in Delaware Construction Accident, In Pablo Urena V. Mun Seok Lee t/a Rising Sun, 2006
- $2 million settlement, part of a global settlement of $12.7 million dollars, for a laborer who was injured during a collapse during the construction of the Kimmel Center
- $2.5 Million settlement awarded to an electricial who was hit by a 250-pound light fixture that fell on him from a height of more than 20 feet due to the negligence of an employee of the crane rental comapny, 1998
- $3.85 Million Awarded on behalf of two men injured, one fatally, after falling from the same construction site just days apart. R.E. Crawford Construction Inc. of Springdale, and the construction site's property manager, Zamias Services Inc. of Johnstown, allowed an "egregious situation" to exist at the construction site, violating state and federal safety rules and the construction company's own policies, 2009
- $5,000,000 Verdict for Family of Man Killed in Elevator Shaft Fall, 1998
- Pennsylvania Association of Justice
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), President of the Pennsylvania Eastern Chapter, 2016
- Temple Inn of Court
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Board of Directors
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- University of Maryland, 1978
- Capital University Law School, 1981
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association luncheon explored the similarities between the magician’s stage and the courtroom, Lecturer, Magic of Advocacy, 2010
- While the magician and lawyer have different audiences, forums, and goals, the presentation skill set and dynamics are remarkably similar, Author, Making Magic in the Courtroom: Pulling Presentation Skills out of a Hat, The Legal Intelligencer, 2008
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Lecturer
- America Association of Justice, Lecturer
- A frequent lecturer on trial skills and products liability issues as well as the use of demonstrative evidence and technology in the courtroom
- Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Lecturer
Office location for Mark J. LeWinter
1845 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023