Montemaggi Law - Workers Compensation Attorneys

Lewis F. Montemaggi


With over 30 years of experience, Lew has the knowledge, insight and passion to provide strong and effective representation to his clients.

Lew Montemaggi graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1973. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts, along with the United States District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York. He has been listed by Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers conversation since 1995.

Lew is the only workers' compensation claimant's attorney from Rochester listed by Best Lawyers in America. He has also received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, for the past 10 years.

Since 1976, Lew has almost exclusively limited his legal practice to the representation of injured workers and the disabled. He frequently participates in or is asked to participate in seminars and forums by the Monroe County Bar Association, labor organizations, vocational rehabilitation organizations and medical groups with regard to Workers’ Compensation Law. He has also participated in lectures at the University of Rochester Medical School with regard to workers' compensation issues. He previously served as legal counsel for the Rochester Area Workers' Compensation Council (AFL-CIO) and the Western New York Workers' Compensation Council (AFL-CIO). Lew has and continues to work with many Rochester area labor unions and represents their membership with their workers compensation claims.

Lew also served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Legal Assistance Corp. (low-income legal services), 12 years as a Board Member and Treasurer of the New York Injured Workers Bar Association, and is currently the Chair of the Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services Advisory Board.

After serving in the Marine Corps for three years in the 1960s, Lew earned his undergraduate and law degrees with financial assistance from the G.I. Bill. Lew comes from a working-class background and whose father was a union carpenter. He is the first member of his family to obtain an advanced degree. In both his private and professional life, he has worked actively with labor unions and community activist organizations, while helping to raise his three sons and coaching youth soccer for 12 years. With over 30 years of legal experience and his lifelong experiences with working people, Lew has the knowledge, insight and passion to provide strong and effective representation to his clients.

Lew (in the front) did volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity International building homes in Guatemala in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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