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I’ve always known I wanted to help people. I feel deeply for my clients whose lives have been irreparably changed, often in a single instant because someone made a mistake. One oversight can change a person’s life forever. When companies cut corners and try to rush things through, our clients suffer lifelong consequences. While I may not be able to undo the injury a client suffered, if I can achieve a victory that helps them move forward, ease what they’ve been through, I feel like I’ve done something that matters.
Michelle Clemmens has joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s knowledgeable and experienced Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Practice Group litigation unit. She comes to us with more than a dozen years of experience handling different types of negligence cases.
Ms. Clemmens has obtained more than $20 million on behalf of her clients. “I’m excited to be here,” she says. “I’ve enjoyed working for other firms, but to work for Weitz & Luxenberg is a wonderful opportunity. W&L is one of the premier national law firms, and I’m looking forward to being a part of their efforts to help clients.”
Weitz & Luxenberg sought Ms. Clemmens out. With her track record of helping secure compensation for clients, we were thrilled she decided to join our team of attorneys.
“Handling general negligence and personal injury cases is incredibly rewarding. I get to meet with clients initially and then handle the entire process through the final settlement or trial,” Ms. Clemmens explains.
“I always litigate with an eye toward trial,” Ms. Clemmens continues. “Meeting with a client is where everything begins.
During this initial meeting, I get to hear a client’s personal account of his or her injury and the events leading up to it. I can ask follow-up questions that help me begin to build my case.”
“The shaping of the case starts here. What comes after this is more and more preparation for what I hope will be a victory for my client in the end,” Ms. Clemmens adds.
“Weitz & Luxenberg may be a large firm, but our personal injury litigation team is a smaller group within the firm itself,” describes Ms. Clemmens.
“We work closely together in a collaborative effort. As a group, we can look at individual cases from every angle. This teamwork approach helps us to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.”
Ms. Clemmens’ experience is an excellent match for the type of general negligence and personal injury cases Weitz & Luxenberg handles. She has represented clients for all of these types of cases, as well as others:
Ms. Clemmens has achieved many victories for her clients. This is just a sample of her verdicts and settlements:
Ms. Clemmens comes to Weitz & Luxenberg from a prominent plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm in New York City. She worked with this firm from August 2010 to November 2018.
Ms. Clemmens conducted trials, depositions, inquests, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations on personal injury actions. For many, she achieved successful verdicts or settlements. She also made frequent appearances in state and federal court for conferences, motions, and trials.
Her responsibilities included drafting and preparing legal documents and motions; prosecuting civil actions; and acting as legal counsel in all aspects of cases from intake to trial. Her cases involved construction litigation, labor law, premises liability, motor vehicle litigation, wrongful death, assault and battery, and products liability.
From September 2005 until August 2010, Ms. Clemmens worked for another plaintiffs’ firm also in New York City. Her responsibilities there were similar. She made frequent appearances in state and federal court for conferences and motions.
Ms. Clemmens is licensed to practice law in the New York State Courts, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of U.S. District Court.
She earned her J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in New York City and her B.A. from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Outside of work, Ms. Clemmens loves spending time with her family, working out, and cooking.
C. Michelle Clemmens will be happy to review your case.