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Coronavirus has changed the way the NYS legal system operates. We are monitoring those changes to ensure that the interests of our clients are fully protected.

The spread of coronavirus in New York State is posing challenges to all New Yorkers, including our clients, attorneys and staff. Our clients can rely on us to protect their rights.

Trials and Court Appearances:

The NYS Courts have restricted access to all courthouses.  Previously scheduled trials and court appearances will be delayed.  If you have an upcoming trial or other court appearance, it will almost certainly be adjourned. We will monitor these matters for you and, as soon as they are scheduled, advise you of the adjourned date for your matter.

Appearances outside of the courthouse for depositions, hearings, arbitrations, mediations or medical examinations may be postponed.

Depositions & Hearings:

If you are scheduled for a hearing or a deposition in March through May, it may be adjourned to June or later. Our office will notify you of all rescheduled dates. We will do our best to expedite the rescheduling of hearings and depositions, and ask for your patience.

We strongly advise you to call our office two to three days before your scheduled date to check for any adjournments or postponements.

No Fault Physicals/Examinations:

If you are scheduled for a no-fault examination with your insurance company doctor, please call the doctor’s office to confirm your appointment. The contact information for the doctor can be found on the letter you received notifying you of the exam and the date. Due to the ever-changing safeguards and restrictions to public buildings and businesses that are being imposed on all United States Citizens, we also advise you to call the doctor’s office the day of the exam to confirm your appointment.

Defense Medical Examinations:

If you have a physical examination scheduled with a defense doctor (which insurance defense lawyers refer to as an “Independent” Medical Examination or “IME”) – PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE to be sure that the scheduled exam is proceeding, both the day before the exam as well as the day of the exam.

Court Appearances, Conferences, Court Mediations & Jury Trials:

You will be notified by our office of all rescheduled court appearance dates on your case. If you do not hear from us before the court date, please call us the day before for further instructions before you go to any courthouse as you may be denied entrance.

Mediations and Arbitrations:

If you have a mediation or arbitration hearing scheduled at places such as the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), National Arbitration & Mediation (“NAM”), Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”) or another non-court mediation service, this hearing may or may not proceed as scheduled or may be conducted over the phone. We will let you know. To be certain, please call our office the day before to confirm.

RGLZ attorneys and Staff

Some of our attorneys and legal support staff will be available on a limited basis in person at our offices. The remainder of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as recommended by Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the City and State of New York, and the Center s for Disease Control and Prevention. Please do not come to our office without an appointment, as we may not be able to accommodate you.

We are urging everyone to take the risks of spreading coronavirus very seriously, and are strongly requesting that you do not visit our office if you or someone you had contact with recently traveled to an area where coronavirus is present either within the United States or abroad, were diagnosed with the coronavirus, or have been advised to self-quarantine or isolate.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email to address any concerns. 


Seek Medical Attention

See a doctor or go to your nearest emergency room immediately. Although you may feel “fine” now or think your injuries aren’t very serious, symptoms may appear days after the accident/injury.

Take detailed notes of your injuries or have someone else do it for you

You (or someone that is with you) should gather as much information as possible from the accident scene such as:

Taking pictures of the accident location, what caused the accident or injury, making sure to include stop signs and traffic lights, road hazards, weather conditions, if applicable.
Photos of Your Injuries. Ask a friend to take pictures of your injuries. (Make sure all auto filters are off if using a cell phone)
Photos of any damage. Don’t limit it to one or two shots. Take several pictures from every angle, making sure to snap close-ups and long distance shots.
Get the names and contact information of any witnesses, and the police officer(s) who arrived on the scene. Make notes of conversations.

If you have any questions about an accident you were in or about injuries you have, please give our office a call and we’ll help guide you smoothly through the entire process. Remember, you’ll never pay us a fee for handling your case until it is satisfactorily resolved. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

We’ve won over $500 million for our clients and counting.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Auto Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Negligence

Construction Accidents

Premises Liability (slip-and-fall)

Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Bad Faith

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Meet some of the most dedicated personal injury lawyers on Long Island.

We put the ‘personal’ back into personal injury law by actually listening to you.

From the moment you choose RGLZ, you’ll have access to our storied team of attorneys, who have improved the lives of countless clients since our founding in 1968. Like a member of our own family, we are committed to getting you to a better place, where you can live your life in comfort and dignity.

Proficient. Professional. Personal. A dedicated personal injury law firm on Long Island that is ready to make justice work for you.

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Client Reviews:

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Brian Murphy Review

Brian is not only compassionate, but he is genuine and fights for his client. Having experience with lawyers in the past (that only wanted my money and made me empty promises) I was hesitant but Brian kept his word and fought for me! I got the outcome I wanted and needed in just a few trips to the court house! He was very reassuring and was reliable. Thanks again Brian! I will recommend you for sure for anyone in need!!!

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Review for Michael Glass

Getting into an accident is a very stressful situation. So much procedures to follow and every detail counts as important information. The endless phone calls and many doctor appointments to be made. The feeling of hoping, health wise, that the pain goes away quickly is always the first concern. Michael, I want to thank you so much for making this process easier for me.  Your step by step hand holding guidance through the whole lawsuit, made it less stressful.  I’m thankful for your help and I’m thankful that I was recommended to come to your office to see you.  Happy New Year - Toni Marie N.

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Our extreme gratitude to attorney Michael Levine and his staff

I almost don't know where to start--I simply cannot recommend Michael Levine and his staff highly enough. My wife was in a traumatic automobile accident and I didn't know what to do. She was in the hospital (ICU) and I knew I needed a lawyer. Am I glad that I found the most effective and sympathetic legal expert, Michael Levine, to fight tirelessly for us and to patiently guide us through the process.

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Chris Glass Review

Mr. Glass was an excellent attorney. He has perseverance. He has the ability to communicate effectively and always called me to let me know the status of my case or what was happening with the case. He was always honest. He was always easy to reach and always returned my calls. My opinions were valued and my doubts were reassured. He worked hard for a positive outcome on my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Glass And his law firm.


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Mike Glass Review

Mike Glass is my lawyer and he is very professional and helpful at his job to make sure you understand all that is going on with my case. You know he is experienced and it shows. His assistant Paula is terrific and I am also very happy she’s there to help.The whole office that I have been in contact with is also professional and courteous and I would recommend this office and Mike Glass to anyone who is seeking a experienced lawyer and law office. - Bill V.

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Michael Levine Review

Michael Levine delivers what he promises and in a most professional manner. He also truly cares about his clients like no other. If you need a personal injury attorney, Michael Levine is the one to use!! I am forever grateful. - Rebeca

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Review Michael Glass

Mike Glass represented me in an automobile accident case after fracturing my spine. He was extremely helpful in every which way possible. He made the process so easy and pain free. He always kept in touch and made sure I was understanding of what was going on. 10/10 would go back. - Caitlin

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Charles Rappaport Review

Thank you Mr. Rappaport for taking my case. You never stopped fighting for me and I won't forget that. If I'm asked to recommend an attorney you will be the only one I would say. Best personal injury attorney around. Thanks again. - Georgeanne

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Outstanding from start to finish

I wish I could give Brian 10 stars, that's how great he was throughout the entire process of guiding me through a lawsuit following a car accident. Having never been in a collision of this nature before, I had no clue how to navigate the legal system to ensure I was appropriately compensated for my injuries. Brian and his rockstar team are not only incredibly personable and accessible, but also knowledgeable about all aspects of personal injury law. Brian always took the time to explain every step of the process to me in whatever detail I requested and you can tell he genuinely cares about ensuring his clients take the appropriate steps to ensure the best possible medical recovery and quality of life. Once I completed treatment for my injuries, Brian was able to obtain me a phenomenal settlement from the opposing party and worked hard to get them to increase their initial offer significantly before we accepted it. Between the medical knowledge, legal expertise, and friendly professionalism I experienced with Brian and his team, I couldn't imagine using another attorney for a case of this nature.

Posted by Brandon

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Union Carpenter

My wife and I were referred to Mike Levine after I had fallen at work and received a few extreme injuries to my lower body which we knew was going to be life changing for us. We wanted to find the best attorney possible that would take us through this process which can be very frustrating at times. Mike was very patient with us and explained to the "T" what to expect and was always encouraging. My wife and I would highly recommend Mike.

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One of a Kind

Michael Levine Review: A million thanks for your efforts and professionalism.. you are truly a one of a kind lawyer and a caring human being. I wish you continued success and good health. - Ron

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Mike did an outstanding job, He explained the process to me in simple terms, He was always there when I had questions and was easy to talk to. Very professional, Thanks for everything Mike. - Richard

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Amazing Lawyer highly recommended

Review from AVVO - Brian has not only helped me with my car accident case but two family members in their cases . The day I signed Brian on to be my lawyer after my car accident was the best decision I could have ever made. Not only was he kind and professional he handled my case from start to finish with honesty and with my best interest at hand . Every time we had contact he always put my health first and asked how I was feeling and when it came to the case itself he got things done and made sure to fight to get me the best possible outcome. After only a short time we just settled my case and needless to say he got me more than I could have dreamed of in compensation for my injuries and pain and suffering. Most importantly I feel at peace that justice was served and I can finally move on and I couldn’t have gotten to this place without Brian . I will always be grateful to him and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer. When you have a traumatic accident where the damages physically and emotionally will scar you for life you don’t just want a lawyer treating you like a case you want someone who cares about you as a person and that is Brian Murphy.

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Brian Murphy Review

Brian Murphy is the best attorney I have ever dealt with. Everything he helped me with achieving my settlement was done professionally. Not only do I have a great deal of respect and love for him, but my family also does as well. Awesome attorney hands down.

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Extensive Knowledge with Difficult Cases

Posted by Heather from AVVO
January 29, 2020

From previously working in the legal field, Brian Murphy has been the most thorough and positive lawyer that I've personally dealt with. I had a difficult situation with more than one accident and several insurance carriers and Brian knew perfectly how to navigate the waters and came out with nearly 100% resolution. I've known Brian for years and will highly recommend him to friends and family.

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Thank you Brian

February 4, 2020 from AVVO

Brian Murphy is an excellent attorney. His personal service and attention is commendable. My personal injury case was settled very quickly and I was kept up to date every step of the way. I highly recommend Brian.

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Brian Murphy review

February 11, 2020 from AVVO - I couldn't be happier with the service Brian provided. Always professional, knowledgeable, and considerate. Brian was able to obtain a settlement in my case that exceeded even my expectations. It was a case that was iffy at best. But with Brian's thorough attention and perseverance, the outcome was very favorable. I appreciate everything he has done and would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat.

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Simply The Best!

AVVO Review by Joe - I have used Brian twice in the past 5 years and both times he got me a settlement above and beyond what I ever expected. He is such a honest, hard working professional that truly cares about his clients. He constantly kept in touch with me, informing me of what was going on in my case. One day, he even called me while he was on vacation with his family in Orlando at Walt Disney World just to keep me up to date with my case. He was literally waiting on line for a ride with his children and decided to call me. He truly is one of a kind. Brian is an amazing lawyer, but more importantly, an amazing person. I highly recommend Brian.

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Michael Levine Review

Mr. Michael Levine and staff of Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo are truly wonderful. Great Law Firm to have represent you. The Firm has very compassionate and understanding people representing it. I was very well informed with things happening in my case. I am truly satisfied and if ever in such a position again they will be at the top of my list. Thank you Michael. - Tammy

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Michael Levine is a Terrific Lawyer

AVVO Review Posted by Jo Ann - Michael Levine is a terrific lawyer! When I broke my ankle he researched every detail of my fall on black ice and was even able to obtain the surveillance footage of my actual fall. He put me at ease from the beginning and did everything possible to get me a successful outcome. He is caring and compassionate and tough when he needs to be. I was very pleased with the outcome ! He always told it like it was and never beat around the bush. But he was relentless in his efforts to get me the best possible outcome ! I will always be indebted to him. He is an excellent attorney!

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Great advocate for his clients

AVVO Review by Patrick - Simple put, Mike is awesome. He always kept me informed, and cared about what was going on with me. When it was time to go to court, he was totally prepared. He took the time to fully understand what had happened, and prepared a video PowerPoint that was very easy for anyone to understand.
I will be recommending him to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. I really can’t say enough about his skill and professionalism. Thank you again Mike.

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Our main office is located on Long Island . For our clients needing counsel in Westchester and the 5 boroughs we have an office in NYC.

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As mandated by the State of New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the "New York State on PAUSE". It includes a new directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions. We are doing our part to keep everyone safe, and our attorneys and legal staff are working remotely so that we may continue to assist clients with litigation matters.

If you need to contact one of our attorneys, it is best to first contact them by email.  Their emails are listed below:

Charles Rappaport: cjr@rapplaw.com

Michael Glass: MGlass@rapplaw.com

Michael Levine: Mlevine@rapplaw.com

Matthew Zullo: Mzullo@rapplaw.com

Tom Valet: tvalet@rapplaw.com

Chris Glass: cglass@rapplaw.com

Brian Murphy: BMurphy@rapplaw.com