Michele S. Lewane

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Richmond, Virginia

Injured Workers Law Firm
Michele S. Lewane
Injured Workers Law Firm

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in Virginia since: 1989

Education: University of Richmond School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024
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Injured Workers Law Firm

7826 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA 23294 Phone: 804-755-7755 Email: Michele S. Lewane Visit website


Ever since I started practicing law over 34 years ago, I always had a passion for helping injured workers.  Like many young attorneys, I started out in general practice concentrating on personal injury, family law, criminal and workers compensation.  Workers compensation continued to appeal to me because I knew I was making a real difference in people’s lives and I don’t like being bored (workers compensation has very complex laws and medical issues).  I narrowed my practice to only workers compensation in 2005.  I opened Injured Workers Law Firm in 2007 and I wrote the first edition of "ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WORKERS COMPENSATION IN VIRGINIA" soon after that. It is now in its 3 revision.  It helps thousands of people. I send it anyone who requests it for free. I was motivated to write the book having seen many injustices toward injured workers. It is frustrating when a worker comes to me and insurance adjusters have stopped all benefits when the statute of limitations runs out; they lose thousands of dollars when workers compensation and Social Security Disability benefits are not being coordinated; and they are denied benefits on a minor technicality that could have been fixed. 

I have been blessed with a wonderful A+ team who share my vision to help all injured workers across the entire state of Virginia regardless if I officially represent them or not. We want all injured workers on an even playing field with insurance adjusters who are professionally trained to deny valid works compensation claims.  The worst mistake you can make is thinking that being hurt at work automatically means that you will get workers compensation benefits. I urge all injured workers before they talk to the insurance adjustor or even before they decide on hiring an attorney to request (for FREE) the latest edition of my book.

Our Richmond Office:

7826 Shrader Road Richmond, VA 23294


Our Northern Virginia office:

5270 Shawnee Road #102B Alexandria, Virginia 22312


First Admitted: 1989, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com/virginia-workers-compen...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Community Brain Injury Services Corporate Sponsor
  • Co Founder and Vice President of Kid's Chance of Virginia. Kid's Chance of Virginia was founded in 2011 by a group of companies involved in the Virginia workers compensation market. The goal is to build on the success of state chapters in other states who are actively awarding college scholarships to deserving children whose family have been greatly impacted by workers compensation related injuries., 2011
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Case Conclusion Date: November 16, 2011Practice Area: Workers CompensationOutcome: Death benefits awarded and payment of medical billsDescription: Claimant had a back injury which was contested. 6 months later he had back surgery and dies 3 days later while he was still in the hospital of a heart attack.This was a difficult case because the injured worker was dead and I still had to prove how the accident occurred. Second, I had to prove that his death was related to his work accident. His wife testified and his doctor wrote a good medical causation report.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Henrico County Bar Association Virginia Bar Association
  • AVVO Superb Rated Attorney 2016
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member of Va. Bar Association
Firm News (Newsletters):
  • We provide a interesting newsletter to our clients, friends, and collegues every month, injuredworkerslawfirm.com/home/newsletter
Educational Background:
  • TC Williams School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1989
  • University of Virginia- BS English 1986  , 1986
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Topic was Preparing your Case:Procedures for the Claimant;Determining the Value of a claim; and Settlement options(Including MSA Considerations), Speaker , Continuing Learning Education Speaker, 2011
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ mission helps to promote excellence in the legal profession through advocacy training, networking and education of trial lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • AV Preeminent rating Martindale-Hubbell 2014
  • Finished in top ten of graduationg class, TC Williams School of Law, 1989
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Michele Lewane selected as a WILG Top 100 Injured Workers' Attorney for 2014.WILG (Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group), is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and other relief under workers' compensation programs., 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Factories
  • Laborers
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • trade skills
  • Warehouse

Office location for Michele S. Lewane

7826 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA 23294


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024

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