Motorcycle Mike: Always On Your Side

As far as Long Island based law firms go, few have the history of accomplishment and client focus that Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo brings to the table.

News 12 Staff

Jan 28, 2020, 7:45 PM

Updated 1,597 days ago


Michael Levine’s Bio:
Michael Levine is, without a doubt, the prime example of a “Go-Getter”. In his 35 years of practice, Michael has never stopped chasing after perfection, and his reputation and record are a shining reflection of this. If you’re looking for an attorney who is the rare combination of experienced, hard-charging, tactical, spirited, and unfailingly caring, you’ve found him.

Michael handles litigation in numerous types of personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, construction accidents, and railroad and subway accidents, among others. He is also a friend of labor unions, taking cases for the Transport Workers Union and other large unions in New York. He is also an active part of the Long Island motorcycle community and is known as “Motorcycle Mike. “

Despite this nearly insane workload, Michael is also well renowned as a true friend to his clients. He prides himself on providing round-the-clock access for his clients, regularly taking their calls personally at all hours of the day. This is backed up by the fact that, in his entire career, Michael Levine has never had a grievance filed against him, and many of his clients remain friends to this day. There simply aren’t many attorneys out there who can make a claim like that. Despite Michael’s dedication to improving both himself and his profession as a whole, his clients always come first, and his priorities are always simple.

Michael S. Levine has been practicing law for over 3 decades, following his 1985 admission to a number of state and federal bars, including the bars of New York and New Jersey; the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from Hobart College in 1979, where he was a Dean's List student and captain of the tennis team. Michael earned his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1983. He belongs to both the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Association of Justice; and served as Past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA).

Based upon recent peer reviews, Michael has been recognized as one of New York's Preeminent Lawyers in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register every year since 2005. He has also, since 2010, been recognized as one of the top attorneys in the New York metro area, and as a Super Lawyer by New York Magazine.

"In my time as a personal injury attorney, I’ve seen almost all there is to see. A large part of my life is coming into other people’s lives in what is likely their worst moments; and it’s tough. It hurts to see people in these situations. But at the same time it’s what drives me. I know that I can make a difference for these people. And if, at the end of my time with them, I can see them smile, and make them feel just a little bit better… Then that’s what I do all of this for.”


As far as Long Island based law firms go, few have the history of accomplishment and client focus that Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo brings to the table. We want you to feel as confident as you can when choosing us to handle your case, and part of that is helping you to understand who we are, what we’ve done, and what we can do. We have a proud history of providing top notch legal counsel since our founding in 1968, and we believe that the modern version of this firm is the best it’s ever been. We believe that after getting to know the attorneys at RGLZ Personal Injury Law, you’ll feel as confident in us as we will about your case.

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