Michael Szechter, Esq.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Michael Szechter graduated from Hunter College, City University of New York with a B.A., magna cum laude, and from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 1996. Szechter has practiced law at personal injury firms in New York City and Long Island.
He has represented clients in many types of cases and at various stages of litigation, including successfully trying cases to verdict and obtaining favorable settlements. When not working, he enjoys hiking, visiting National Parks with his family, and listening to his son’s musical capabilities. He is also an active member of his synagogue in Westchester County.
- Hunter College, City University of New York
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (1996)
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Academy
New York State
United States Court Eastern District
United States Court Southern District
Getting to know a client is important because an injury can disrupt a person’s whole life. This can include the loss of ability to enjoy former activities, both now and in the future. Effectively presenting a client’s case depends on understanding the client’s situation and a good relationship with the client. It is very rewarding to help clients who have suffered losses due to an injury.
A satisfying outcome on one of my prior cases was for a six year old boy who had suffered a serious leg fracture requiring two surgeries after he had been let off a school bus. The boy was struck by a car which disregarded the flashing lights and deployed stop signs on the school bus. The car driver pled guilty in criminal court to leaving the scene of an accident. The school bus company denied any liability, but I was able to help convince the court that the school bus driver did not properly instruct the school children to exit in front of the bus and that the bus driver did not wait until all of the parents were at the scene before letting the children off the bus. Fortunately, we were able to obtain a substantial recovery from the school bus company.