Michele Lewane has a passion for defending the rights of the injured worker as evidenced by her over 30 years of trial experience as a workers’ compensation lawyer. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Michele received her undergrad from the University of Virginia and graduated at the top of her class at the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. As part of her mission to stand up for the injured worker, Michele frequently speaks on workers’ compensation issues throughout the community. Since she knows how valuable it is to her clients that she is up on the latest in Virginia workers’ compensation law, she participates in Continuing Legal Education courses and has spoken at numerous conventions. She is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Workers Compensation section and the co-founder of Kids Chance of Virginia. Michele has written three books to educate people in Virginia on the workers’ compensation system; her most popular, The Ultimate Guide to Workers Compensation in Virginia, as well as the Ultimate Guide to Workers Compensation for Nurses in Virginia and The Ultimate Guide to Brain Injuries, can be ordered on our website for FREE. In addition to being legal counsel to injured workers, Michele is available to talk to your employees, association, civic, or church group on informing employees of their workers’ compensation rights. Michele adores her chickens and corgi, Chauncey. She loves the water and spends a lot of time at her river house in the summer jet skiing with her family. She has 4 children: Amanda, Emily, Sarah, and Christian, and 2 grandchildren: Joshua and Olivia. Check out the infographic below to see more about who Michele Lewane really is!
Areas of Practice:
- Virginia, 1989
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- The University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, 1989
- The University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, 1986
Involvement in the Legal Community:
- 2023, 2022, and 2021 Chair of the Advanced Workers Compensation Retreat
- 2023 Chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Workers Compensation Section
- 2021 Annual Paralegal Seminar
- Frequent Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Issues
Past Employment Positions:
Before starting her own practice, Michele was a partner at Hubard, Samuels & Lewane in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Prior to that, she was a Clerk at the Virginia State Court of Appeals.
What Michele’s Clients Are Saying
I never thought I would ever be hurt on the job. When I first met Michele she was kind, caring, and immediately put the ball in motion to help me face one of the most difficult things I would ever go through. She is the best attorney for an injured worker and she will hang with you all the way through your case. She is professional, smart, and the top dog for sure. Look no further, you have found what exactly what you need to in terms of a worker’s comp case. She saved my battleship from sinking – she was my lifeline!
Michele and her team helped me and defended me, so I can get better and get my life back. I am so thankful. This year has been extremely difficult and Michele has been my strength. She has been guiding me and helping me when things have been difficult. Others did not understand what it is like to be injured on the job
This law firm was very helpful in my case. My case went on for 16mos. Michele was a very good lawyer in my case. If anybody needs a lawyer I highly recommend Michele. She made sure everything was the best route. She made very good decisions in my case and she’s the best workers comp lawyer in my book. She doesn’t back down from anything the insurance company was saying. She did the right and the best thing in my claim. Guess what we WON!!!
I have had Michele Lewane for a little over 2 years. She has done everything she said she was going to do, and more. I would recommend any injured worker to Mrs. Lewane. This lawyer actually cares about her clients. The first year, she had got my COLA for me. The lawyer I had for 5 years before Mrs. Lewane had done nothing for me in those 5 years. But, I found Michele Lewane, and I couldn’t ask for a better workers comp lawyer than her. She is not a lawyer just in it for the money. She cares for her clients. Thank you Michele Lewane!
Michele Lewane handled my Workers Comp case. She was caring and compassionate while being very focused on my legal business. She represented me with exceptional skill. I would recommend this firm to any one who has been injured and needs an experienced lawyer on their side.