Michael Reiner

Michael Reiner

Senior Trial Attorney


Michael Reiner is an experienced New York City trial attorney at Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. who assists individuals who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of others. Through his tireless determination and his unique advocacy skills, Mr. Reiner has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in personal injury, wrongful death and construction site accident claims.

New York Law Journal recognized Mr. Reiner’s high awards in its “Top Verdicts” and “Top Settlements” section in 2013 and 2014, which features the highest results in the state for the past year.

He has earned a reputation for achieving superior results through jury trial, mediation, arbitration and settlement, while always treating his clients with compassion and respect.

Career Rooted in Justice

Mr. Reiner primarily represents union members who have been significantly injured on the job, as well as pedestrians and motorists hit by automobiles and tractor-trailers. Mr. Reiner’s unparalleled passion for obtaining justice for his clients is rooted in his professional background.

He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. After successfully litigating hundreds of cases in a brief period of time, Mr. Reiner was promoted to the prestigious Major Offense Bureau, becoming its youngest member. In this role, he was responsible for investigating and litigating the most serious cases in Nassau County, including homicide, burglary, robbery and gang assault. He was also appointed as the special arson prosecutor for the county. As co-chair, Mr. Reiner secured a conviction in a 25-year-old cold case murder trial that gained national media attention.

After leaving the DA’s Office, Mr. Reiner joined one of New York’s largest medical malpractice firms where he defended doctors, hospitals, podiatrists, dentists, and chiropractors against allegations of malpractice. This position gave Mr. Reiner special insight into medical issues integral to his injury cases at our firm.

Professional Membership and Committees
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Super Lawyers
Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
Million dollar Advocates
New York Magazine
The Nationl Trial Lawyers
New York Law Journal