Moe Levine

Moe Levine

Trial Lawyer

Moe Levine is widely recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers of his day. He was an eloquent speaker and frequent lecturer to legal audiences around the country. Even today, his out-of-print used books command prices of $1,000 or more. He developed the whole man theory, and successfully argued to many juries that you cannot injure part of a man, but that you rather injure the whole person. He argued that pain destroys a life, and that any loss of life, loss of mobility, or loss of ability, no matter how insignificant it may seem to society, has an impact to the people who loved that person. He had significant interest in the scientific details of medicine, and had great skill at interpreting that detail to juries.

Mr. Levine lived in Mineola, New York, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and died in 1974.

Education

  • College of the City of New York
  • St. Lawrence University, Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1929

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Metropolitan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brooklyn-Manhattan Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors

  • American Trial Lawyers Association, governor, second circuit (1961-1963)
  • New York State Association of Trial Lawyers, director (1954-1972)
  • New York State Association of Trial Lawyers, district governor, first circuit
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, honorary member
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, honorary member
  • Faculty of the Nation, life member