Michael Samuel is an experienced New York litigation attorney who has handled a variety of matters, including overtime and minimum wage claims, ADA defense cases, personal injury cases, no fault litigation and arbitration, commercial litigation, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, judgement enforcement, and commercial collections.
Mr. Samuel graduated from Yeshiva University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree and thereafter attended the Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
Mr. Samuel began his legal career at Kresch & Kresch in New York City. While at the Kresch firm, Michael tried scores of cases, auspiciously beginning with a verdict in excess of $900,000 on his very first personal injury jury trial. For most of his tenure at Kresch & Kresch, Mr. Samuel was the managing lawyer responsible for overseeing the other attorneys as well as the day-to-day operations of the firm. After leaving Kresch & Kresch, Michael opened his own firm where he has been practicing for the past 22 years.
Mr. Samuel’s current case load includes significant personal injury matters, ADA Defense cases, judgment enforcement, no-fault litigation, commercial and consumer debt collections, and wage-and-hour litigation. Notably, Michael served as pro bono counsel to a victim of the September 11 attacks who suffered substantial injuries. Mr. Samuel applied to the Victims Compensation Fund on his client’s behalf, leading to a recovery of $940,000.
Mr. Samuel is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in the state courts of New York