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Over 500 million in verdicts and settlements won for our clients

At MSL (Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff PLLC) in New York, New York, we are a client-centered, results-driven law firm. Our experienced trial lawyers are dedicated to pursuing the maximum possible compensation for the clients we represent. Firm founder and owner, Michael S. Lamonsoff, has been named among New York Super Lawyers® and awarded membership in Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums because of the substantial verdicts and settlements we have recovered for our clients. As you can see from the following, our results speak for themselves.

Recent MSL Verdicts and Settlements

$16,000,000 verdict against the New York City Department of Education for a young girl who was sexually abused by her teacher over a two-year period.

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$16,000,000 verdict against the New York City Department of Education for a young girl who was sexually abused by her teacher over a two-year period.

The jury also found that the Department of Education was reckless in their supervision of the teacher.

$11,750,000 total compensation awarded to Fernando Bermudez, who spent 18 years in prison as a result of being wrongfully convicted for a murder he did not commit.

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$11,750,000 total compensation awarded to Fernando Bermudez, who spent 18 years in prison as a result of being wrongfully convicted for a murder he did not commit.

The $4,750,000 award paid by the State of New York is the highest in State history. The $7,000,000 award paid by the City of New York for Mr. Bermudez’s civil rights violations is one of the largest paid to date.

$9,157,000 to clients who were victims of a train derailment.

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$9,157,000 to clients who were victims of a train derailment.

This was a high-profile case, appearing all over the media. Attorney Michael S. Lamonsoff obtained some of the highest awards for the incident. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, specifics of the case must remain confidential.

$9,000,000 verdict against the City of New York for a pastor of a church, who was falsely arrested after being racially profiled.

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$9,000,000 verdict against the City of New York for a pastor of a church, who was falsely arrested after being racially profiled.

Bronx jury awarded a 48 year old Hispanic Minister a record breaking $9,000,000.00 who was injured by police who they racially profiled. While driving to the church where he was an Assistant Pastor, he was stopped by NYPD officers, who were following him in his SUV. The officers “yanked” him out of his SUV and beat him up. He sustained injuries to his teeth and head along with psychological trauma. During the trial, the City of New York admitted to the jury that the officers misidentified the pastor for a fleeing felon. The officers testified that the only description they had of the fleeing perpetrator was a “Hispanic male in a white SUV”. The City argued that the description amounted to probable cause to arrest the pastor, who was also Hispanic and driving a white SUV. Months before trial, the City offered to settle the case for $150,000. The day before trial, the City lowered that offer to $50,000. Upon our advice and counsel, our client allowed us to reject the offer and submit the case to a jury. After five hours of deliberation over the course of two days, the jury rendered a verdict of $9,000,000.00. The jury’s award represents one of the highest ever for this type of case.

$6,500,000 settlement awarded to a union construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder.

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$6,500,000 settlement awarded to a union construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder.

The victim of this construction accident suffered a leg fracture and spinal injuries.

$5,500,000 verdict awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a wood bracing collapsed while he was exiting a ditch.

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$5,500,000 verdict awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a wood bracing collapsed while he was exiting a ditch.

The worker sustained spinal injuries.

$4,750,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a concrete slab fell and struck him, causing multiple injuries.

$4,750,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a concrete slab fell and struck him, causing multiple injuries.

$4,750,000 awarded to Fernando Bermudez, who spent 18 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted for a murder he did not commit.

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$4,750,000 awarded to Fernando Bermudez, who spent 18 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted for a murder he did not commit.

This award against the state is the highest in New York history.

$4,100,000 settlement in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he tripped over a loose beam.

$4,100,000 settlement in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he tripped over a loose beam.

$4,000,000+ for family members of victims of the fatal American Flight 587 airline disaster.

$4,000,000+ for family members of victims of the fatal American Flight 587 airline disaster.

$3,500,000 awarded to an injured construction worker after he tripped and fell over a plumbing pipe that was covered and obscured by snow at a construction site.

$3,500,000 awarded to an injured construction worker after he tripped and fell over a plumbing pipe that was covered and obscured by snow at a construction site.

$3,200,000 recovered in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he was struck by falling construction material.

$3,200,000 recovered in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he was struck by falling construction material.

$3,100,000 awarded to a union construction worker injured in a fall.

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$3,100,000 awarded to a union construction worker injured in a fall.

Our client, a 27-year-old Local 731 laborer, was pouring cement for the conversion of a hospital into luxury residential apartments in Manhattan when he stepped into an exposed opening, causing his entire body to impact the ground. He suffered shoulder, neck, and back injuries requiring conservative treatment, numerous injections, and, ultimately, surgeries to his shoulder and cervical spine. During the course of litigation, the defendants requested mediation. We appeared and presented our case in front of a neutral mediator, and the defendants presented us with an offer of $750,000. We advised our client to reject the offer. He agreed, and we walked out of the mediation and continued to aggressively litigate the case. On the eve of trial, a second mediation was held at defendants’ request. Jury selection was to commence on November 14, 2019 in Queens Supreme Court. On November 4, 2019, just ten days before jury selection, we obtained a $3,100,000 settlement at the mediation.

$2,800,000 settlement for an iron worker who suffered a slip and fall on a construction site that caused significant lower back injuries.

$2,800,000 settlement for an iron worker who suffered a slip and fall on a construction site that caused significant lower back injuries.

$2,500,000 awarded in a case involving a union laborer who was injured when struck by improperly secured lumber.

$2,500,000 awarded in a case involving a union laborer who was injured when struck by improperly secured lumber.

$2,400,000 awarded to a construction carpenter who sustained serious injuries when struck by plywood falling from the floor above.

$2,400,000 awarded to a construction carpenter who sustained serious injuries when struck by plywood falling from the floor above.

$2,350,000 awarded to a construction laborer who sustained serious injuries when he fell into an unprotected hole at a jobsite.

$2,350,000 awarded to a construction laborer who sustained serious injuries when he fell into an unprotected hole at a jobsite.

$2,200,000 awarded to a construction worker who was catastrophically injured when a trailer rolled back and crushed him against a jersey barrier.

$2,200,000 awarded to a construction worker who was catastrophically injured when a trailer rolled back and crushed him against a jersey barrier.

$2,100,000 settlement for a construction worker injured by heavy equipment.

$2,100,000 settlement for a construction worker injured by heavy equipment.

$2,000,000 award obtained for a construction worker who was hit on his head by a falling object.

$2,000,000 award obtained for a construction worker who was hit on his head by a falling object.

$2,000,000 awarded to a construction worker laborer who was struck by an unsecure beam.

$2,000,000 awarded to a construction worker laborer who was struck by an unsecure beam.

$2,000,000 recovered for a sanitation worker who was hurt when a garbage truck crashed into his vehicle, causing serious injuries.

$2,000,000 recovered for a sanitation worker who was hurt when a garbage truck crashed into his vehicle, causing serious injuries.

$2,000,000 obtained for a woman who was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by a box truck.

$2,000,000 obtained for a woman who was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by a box truck.

$2,000,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a trench collapsed.

$2,000,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a trench collapsed.

$2,000,000 recovered for a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a van while riding a bicycle.

$2,000,000 recovered for a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a van while riding a bicycle.

$1,950,000 awarded to a laborer who was severely injured when a platform he was working on collapsed.

$1,950,000 awarded to a laborer who was severely injured when a platform he was working on collapsed.

$1,800,000 awarded to the passenger of a cab.

$1,800,000 awarded to the passenger of a cab.

$1,785,000 settlement for a woman who was severely injured because of a mis-leveled elevator.

$1,785,000 settlement for a woman who was severely injured because of a mis-leveled elevator.

$1,675,000 awarded to the driver of a car that was struck by another car.

$1,675,000 awarded to the driver of a car that was struck by another car.

$1,600,000 awarded to a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.

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$1,600,000 awarded to a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.

Her injuries included damage to the back, neck, and shoulders.

$1,500,000 recovered in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he fell from an unsecured scaffold.

$1,500,000 recovered in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he fell from an unsecured scaffold.

$1,495,000 awarded to a passenger of a vehicle in which the driver lost control and struck a tree.

$1,495,000 awarded to a passenger of a vehicle in which the driver lost control and struck a tree.

$1,350,000 settlement obtained for a 14-year-old high school freshman who was injured in a road rage pedestrian accident.

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$1,350,000 settlement obtained for a 14-year-old high school freshman who was injured in a road rage pedestrian accident.

She sustained serious injuries, including closed head injury, post concussive syndrome, and cognitive deficits. After a slow recovery process, the plaintiff is currently enrolled in Special Education. At the outset and throughout the litigation process, MSL demanded the entirety of the available insurance policies and made it clear they would not engage in negotiations for anything less. Litigation ensued, and our attorneys refused to back off their position. Only days before trial, defendants offered the entirety of the available insurance policies, totaling $1,350,000.

$1,250,000 awarded to a 35-year-old taxi cab driver whose vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.

$1,250,000 awarded to a 35-year-old taxi cab driver whose vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.

$1,000,180 awarded to the family of a one-year-old infant who fell and drowned in a full bucket placed to catch water leaking from a ceiling.

$1,000,180 awarded to the family of a one-year-old infant who fell and drowned in a full bucket placed to catch water leaking from a ceiling.

$1,000,050 jury award to a driver of a vehicle that was rear-ended by an MTA bus.

$1,000,050 jury award to a driver of a vehicle that was rear-ended by an MTA bus.

$1,000,000 awarded to a union plasterer who was injured on the job when he was burned by a torch.

$1,000,000 awarded to a union plasterer who was injured on the job when he was burned by a torch.

$1,000,000 awarded to a construction worker who fell through a skylight in a warehouse.

$1,000,000 awarded to a construction worker who fell through a skylight in a warehouse.

$1,000,000 settlement for a NYPD traffic officer whose vehicle was struck by a negligently operated forklift, causing serious injuries.

$1,000,000 settlement for a NYPD traffic officer whose vehicle was struck by a negligently operated forklift, causing serious injuries.

$1,000,000 settlement for a man rear-ended at a stoplight.

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$1,000,000 settlement for a man rear-ended at a stoplight.

He sustained serious injury to his cervical spine, lumbar spine, and right shoulder, which required surgery to repair his rotator cuff and a SLAP tear.

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