Moe Levine

Moe Levine

Trial Lawyer

Key Facts

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

Biography

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.