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Michael S. Lamonsoff, known as “The Bull” to his clients, is the owner and founder of the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC.  When asked about the success and popularity of his firm he is unhesitant in saying that “its because we never stop fighting for our clients. The only acceptable result for us, is victory for them”.  The firm’s “no holds barred” strategy toward litigation has resulted in its winning over 500 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.   Many of them include the highest multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements in New York history.

For this outstanding work, Mr. Lamonsoff and his firm have been recognized by their peers and public alike with many prestigious awards of achievement.  These accolades include being consistently featured in New York Magazines’ special editions of New York Personal Injury Attorneys “Top Verdict And Settlements”, “Leaders in the Law.”, “Multi Million Dollar Award Forum” and Mr. Lamonsoff’s induction by his attorney peers into “Super lawyers” and as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

These prestigious honors are the result of the firm’s unyielding and aggressive litigation, proven results, and outstanding contribution to the field of personal injury law. The firm’s  team of highly skilled and aggressive attorneys adhere to the utmost principles of professionalism and dedication to their clients with the singular goal of winning for them.

SuperLawyers 2020

As the highest rated personal injury lawyer in New York, and running one of the largest law firms in NYC, Michael S. Lamonsoff received the distinguished award of being selected to the elite SuperLawyers panel 2020; Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, New York, NY. 

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public.

Expertise 2020 (best personal injury attorney NYC)

The Law Offices Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC have the distinct privilege of being picked in the top 40 of nearly 6000 Personal Injury Attorneys in New York City.

Expertise scored 5,823 Personal Injury Attorneys in New York, NY and Picked the Top 37

Why These Personal Injury Attorneys?
Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Personal Injury Attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Our Selection Criteria:
1. Reputation
A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

2. Credibility
Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

3. Experience
Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

4. Availability
Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

5. Professionalism
Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Michael S. Lamonsoff has long been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

AVVO Top Personal Injury lawyer

Michael S. Lamonsoff has more 5 star reviews on AVVO than any other personal injury lawyer in New York as well as a perfect 10.0 rating with AVVO. 

Avvo Rating
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.

What determines Avvo Rating? Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, education

Legal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awards

Legal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagements

Avvo Rating levels
10.0 - 9.0 Superb

Best Personal Injury Lawyers in New York

MIchael S. Lamonsoff has been recognized as one of the best personal injury lawyers in New York by Three Best Rated.

All of the personal injury lawyers reviewed by Three Best Rated face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

New York Magazine, Leaders in Law, Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney

Michael S. Lamonsoff was selected as the Leader In Law and Top Rated Attorney for Personal Injury in 2019 by New York Magazine. 

A bit about what it means to be a top-rated lawyer: We teamed up with Martindale-Hubbell®, the gold standard in legal ratings, to leverage their peer-reviewed system embraced by the legal community. All of the lawyers listed in this section are AV Preeminent Attorneys® as well as Top-rated Attorneys the highest possible rating awarded.

National Trial Lawyers top 100

Michael S. Lamonsoff is an established member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. 

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.
Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America.  By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.


Michael S. Lamonsoff has been recognized as a Top 10 Personal Injury attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine.

Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 attorney award is an achievement reserved for only those attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in his or her area of law. Because of our stringent standards, less than 1% of attorneys nationwide will receive this invitation for membership, subscription and list inclusion which is published on www.attorneyandpractice.com as well our quarterly magazine.


Michael S. Lamonsoff has the distinct priviledge of being awarded one of America's Top 100 HIgh Stakes Litigators.

Membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. While selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving proprietary algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership.

Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are carefully screened first to determine that they meet the minimum requirements as a “High Stakes Litigator” through third-party research and analysis.

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