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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.

2023: Best Car Accident Lawyers New York City2023: Best Wrongful Death Attorneys New York City2023: Best Workers Compensation Attorneys New York City

In 2023, Michael Lamonsoff was awarded several distinctions by Expertise.com, including:

  • Car Accident Lawyers, NYC
  • Wrongful Death Attorney, NYC
  • Workers Compensation Lawyer, NYC

The website offers service provider recommendations for patients and features only objectively quantified and qualified professionals hand-picked by our selection process. Their proprietary research and selection process identifies the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the United States' top cities, helping over 1 million customers find the best-qualified service professional for their needs. After verifying contact and license information to ensure selection candidates are in good standing in their communities, they grade each business according to the following selection criteria:

  • Reputation, or a history of satisfied customers giving excellent recommendations
  • Qualifications, such as being established in their industry with licensing, accreditations, and awards
  • Experience, meaning they are masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education
  • Engagement, as in they are approachable and responsive to clients and available for new business
  • Professionalism, such as being dedicated to providing consistently quality work and impeccable customer service

Super Lawyers 2023

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 Super Lawyers panel for 4 consecutive years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023; 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.

Top 10 Best of The Best Attorney Award

Michael S. Lamonsoff has been awarded Top 10 Best of the Best Attorney Award for 2024.  

This Top 10 Best of the Best Attorney Award is reserved for those lawyers who exhibits excellence in their practice. Of the 1.3 million attorneys practicing in the United States less than .05% of Attorneys will receive this distinction. Selection to this list provides independent third-party validation of you as an attorney, your practice, and influences potential new client’s hiring decisions. New clients can be assured that they are hiring the absolute Best of the Best.

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; 10 Best Attorneys 2020 - 2022.

Michael S. Lamonsoff has been selected as one of the 10 Best Attorneys in New York City 2020 - 2022 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

American Institute of Legal Counsel is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of 6 divisions consisting of Criminal, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Elder, and Family Law. The American Institute of Legal Counsel compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. This is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must:

  • Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or fellow Attorney;
  • Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and
  • Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.

Many Attorneys can achieve high degrees of success but this is often times at the expense or satisfaction of the most important person in the case- the client. The American Institute of Legal Counsel looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few Attorneys can do so and our organization recognizes this significant achievement.


Michael S. Lamonsoff has the distinction of being recognized by The American Institute of Trial Lawyers with the Litigator of Year award.

The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

Expertise 2020 - 2023; 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 for consecutive years 2020 - 2023.

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.

Clients' Choice Award 2022 By Avvo

Michael S. Lamonsoff has been awarded the Clients' Choice Award for 2022 by Avvo in recognition of the continual 5 star rating given by clients.  With hundreds of 5 star reviews and thousands of satisfied customers, Mr. Lamonsoff has received this award each year from 2013 to present.

AVVO Top-Rated Lawyer 2023

Michael S. Lamonsoff has been recognized by AVVO as a top-rated lawyer in 2023. With over 350 5 star reviews and a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO Mr. Lamonsoff consistently delivers for his thousands of satisfied clients year after year.

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

2020 - 2023 Nationwide Top 100 Verdicts Best of the Bar

Since 2020 The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff has been named Best of the Bar Top 100 Verdicts.   In 2020 they fought for and won a $9 Million verdict against the City of New York.  At the closure of the trial,  and before the judge sent the jury out to deliberate, the City arrogantly offered to settle the case for a mere $50,000.00.     Our client upon our advice and counsel, rejected the offer.  The verdict has been noted as the third highest jury award in New York State in 2020. With this landmark winning, amongst many others, Michael and his firm have been recognized as one of the Best of the Bar™ in 2020. Nominations for membership in Best of the Bar™ are currently only extended to those attorneys without any public disciplinary history who have won the Top 100 Verdicts or Top 100 Settlements each year in each of the 50 states and nationwide. The Best of the Bar™ results verification team has reviewed the reported verdicts and settlements in these jurisdictions to identify and honor superstar attorneys with membership into this elite organization.

Best of the Bar™ was founded by lawyers concerned with the lack of transparency and objective standards that other recognition organizations use to rate attorneys. Only attorneys who have achieved an independently verified verdict or settlement that is within the Top 100 in their state or nationwide are qualified to be ranked among the Best of the Bar™. All Members will receive the Best of the Bar™ Medal, which has been commissioned, designed, and minted by the makers of the Pulitzer Prize Medal, and the National Medal of Science. The Medal honors our Members’ exemplary achievement in the practice of law.

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.

Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Award

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.

America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigator Award

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.

American Association of Attorneys Advocates

Michael S. Lamonsoff has been recognized by the American Association of Attorneys Advocates as one of the top personal injury attorneys in New York City for 2024.

The American Association of Attorneys Advocates™ (AAAA) is a premier invitation only organization of top attorneys dedicated to providing the best service for their clients. Their 2024 list comprises industry leading attorneys from each State or region who have met the highest qualifications in their practice. Each Attorney has distinguished his or herself with extraordinary dedication to excellence, advocacy skills, excellent reputation, leadership, and have distinguished themselves from their peers.

Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations. Attorneys are considered by their case results and/or verdicts, client reviews in the major online venues and forums, peer reputation, media presence, years in practice, years specializing, bar association specialized training, education level, and publications. Each Attorney on their 2024 list possesses the expertise, skill, experience, knowledge, and deserved success achieved by only the finest Attorneys in the United States. They are accomplished industry leaders improving their chosen profession with distinction. Only .04% of the Nation’s Attorneys are considered for Membership and inclusion.

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.

New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

Michael S. Lamonsoff, has been nominated to serve a 3 year term on the New York State Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors. He is honored to be apart of this esteemed association.

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.

Lawyers of Distinction

Michael S. Lamonsoff has been recognized by Lawyers of Distinction as a Distinguished Personal Injury Lawyer.

Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by our Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. All applicants must be licensed to practice law. Members are then subject to a final review for ethical violations within the past ten years before confirmation of Membership. A Lawyers of Distinction Nomination does not guarantee membership and attorneys may not pay a fee to be nominated. Attorneys may nominate to Lawyers of Distinction their peers whom they feel warrant consideration. The determination of whether an attorney qualifies for Membership is based upon the aforementioned proprietary analysis discussed above.

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