Attorney Michael E. Levine
Trusted Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Michael Levine represents people and families in a variety of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Since joining the law firm, he has successfully handled cases involving:
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Sexual assault
- Medical malpractice
- Hazing injury & death
- Admiralty law
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
Michael’s experience includes representing a client injured by a defective product manufactured by a multinational corporation. He uncovered data, memoranda, and internal communications that proved the company knew of its product’s failures but failed to take action.
This case was ultimately settled for $7,000,000 on the eve of trial.
In July 2017, working alongside Gary Fox and Stephen Cain, Michael represented a woman diagnosed with significant heart problems, including atrial fibrillation, whose physicians negligently discontinued her medication, causing her to suffer a stroke rendering her hemiplegic.
The jury awarded approximately $8,000,000.
Michael’s practice also involves the representation of families of those who died or were severely injured as a result of dangerous fraternity hazing traditions. Additionally, he has represented clients in significant premises liability cases including the sexual assault of a hotel guest, the tragic drowning of a child at a community’s recreation area, and the murder of an employee at a shopping mall.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul C. Huck, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida. He also practiced commercial litigation at a large Miami law firm.
Michael graduated summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Miami School of Law and obtained his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of Florida. While in law school, Michael served on the University of Miami Law Review and the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board.
Community & Professional Involvement
- The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors
- Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Board of Directors
- Jewish Community Services, Board Member
- Legal Services of Greater Miami Young Professionals, Committee Member
- Florida Justice Association, Member
- Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Greater Miami Jewish Federation Leadership Development Institute (2013)
- Broward County Bar Association, Member
Giving Back to the Community
Through his work with Jewish Community Services (JCS), Michael has volunteered to deliver food to and spend time with homebound senior citizens in Miami. In addition, he has chaired an annual “Miami Heat Watch Party” to raise money for JCS’s services. In 2015, the event raised over $3,000 to purchase microwaves for local, homebound senior citizens that rely on JCS’ “Meals on Wheels” program. In 2016, the event raised over $6,000 to benefit the homeless. Michael and his wife Sari also co-chaired a JCS fundraiser which raised over $20,000 to send the children of victims of domestic violence to summer camp.
Michael has also donated his time to Dade Legal Aid’s “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project, serving as a Guardian Ad Litem. In that capacity, he interviewed families, teachers, and witnesses, and provided reports and testimony to the Court in order to advance the best interest of a child involved in a domestic dispute.
Awards & Accomplishments
- 2019 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida" Award
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
We Don't Just Talk About Results. We Get Them.
Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. won a record verdict for a 77-year-old stroke victim who lost the use of the left side of her body due to the negligence of her doctors. Despite being at a higher risk for blood clots and strokes, her cardiologist and electrophysiologist (a heart rhythm specialist) took her off Coumadin—a medication designed for preventing blood clots and strokes. The defendants argued that the patient didn’t deserve a large verdict due to her advanced age and lower life expectancy. The jury saw through their cynical arguments and awarded our client nearly $8 million—the most damages awarded to a malpractice victim over the age of 70 in Florida history.
$650 Million RICO Cases
$15.5 Million RICO Cases
$15 Million Birth Injury
$15 Million Truck Accidents
$14.5 Million Pedestrian Accidents
$14 Million Personal Injury
$12 Million Defective Products
$11 Million Personal Injury
$10.6 Million RICO Cases
$10 Million Medical Malpractice