Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a boutique litigation and trial law firm that handles almost exclusively high-stakes litigation matters. Though its flagship office is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz handles complex commercial litigation, class actions, consumer protection litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death matters across the United States and the world.

Michael T. Lewenz


Fort Lauderdale

Michael T. Lewenz


Fort Lauderdale

Michael T. Lewenz, Esq. is a partner at Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, and Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury and PIP Practice Group. Mike represents individuals who suffer injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and falls. He also represents families seeking justice for their loved ones in wrongful death matters.

Mike has also developed a niche practice representing clients in cases involving funeral home negligence or cemetery negligence. His case was featured on the front page of the Daily Business Review when he helped obtain a  $1M settlement for two families whose loved ones were switched at burial. Mike’s unique experience allows him to navigate this often complicated legal and emotional landscape to seek compensation and justice for his clients. Since 2014, Mike has recovered over $50 million for his clients.

Mike doesn’t just settle cases. If a defendant or insurance company refuses to pay fair compensation to his clients, Mike has the knowledge, experience, and willingness to go to trial. He has tried cases in state and federal courts and is one of a select group of personal injury lawyers to complete a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, in front of then Chief Judge, K. Michael Moore.

Because of his success in and out of the Courtroom, Mike is recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.  But more importantly, Mike is beloved by his clients, repeatedly receiving public recognition in the form of reviews or client letters. Prior to joining Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, Michael Lewenz, Esq. was the co-founder of the South Florida business and trial firm, Shaw Lewenz, where he again focused on personal injury and personal injury protection (PIP) litigation.

After finishing his first year of law school ranked number-one in his class at Nova Southeastern University Law, Michael transferred to the University of Miami School of law where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. While at the University of Miami, Mr. Lewenz was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and completed in depth constitutional research with Professor Donald M. Jones, and wrote substantial articles on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 36(b), and personal injury protection (PIP).

Having worked in Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit under The Honorable Lisa Porter, Mr. Lewenz has a comprehensive knowledge of not only civil procedure, but also Florida Rules of Evidence, and criminal procedure. Before attending law school Mr. Lewenz attended Loyola University Chicago where he received dual degrees in Marketing and Sport Management, and worked for the NFL Chicago Bears organization in their Advertisement and Events Department. In his four years in Chicago Mr. Lewenz was also involved in a variety of community and charity organizations such as Inspired Youth Chicago, and the “Vietnamese Association of Illinois.”


Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2021-2022
Book Award for Highest Grade in Children & Youth Law
Book Award for Highest Grade in Comparative Criminal Law
Book Award for Highest Grade in Lawyering Skills


Broward County Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce
Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce


Florida State Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


University of Miami, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

  • University of Miami Law Review

Loyola University Chicago,  B.A. Marketing and Sports Management


Super Lawyers Honors

All four ZPSL named partners earn Super Lawyers Honors! Congratulations to Ed Zebersky, Todd S. Payne, Jordan Shaw, and Michael Lewenz for earning the designation “Super

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