Michael Zogala is a pre-litigation managing attorney in Shulman & Hill’s personal injury practice. He has been admitted to practice in the State of New York since 2008 and joined the firm in 2021 after co-managing a successful personal injury law firm with over 60 employees. Originally from Canada, Mr. Zogala received his J.D. cum laude from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) in 2007, where he focused his legal studies on complex litigation and mass torts. While in law school, Mr. Zogala was an editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and he interned for various Judges of the Ontario Court of Justice. He has had multiple academic articles published in the Canadian Class Action Review.
Since moving to New York, Mr. Zogala has become a well-respected trial attorney whose practice focuses primarily on litigation on behalf of Plaintiffs who have been injured as the result of motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, premises negligence, defective products, and medical malpractice. He has successfully tried a substantial number of cases to verdict in all five boroughs of the City of New York, as well as Nassau, Westchester, Orange, and Dutchess counties. He has also represented corporate clients in commercial litigation. He has lectured on the areas of automotive cases and No-Fault threshold for continuing legal education seminars given by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute.
In 2019, Mr. Zogala was recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” civil plaintiff trial attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2020 he was nationally ranked as “Top 10 under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. He has counted a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York among his clients and he is an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.