Michael Iakovou is a co-founder of KI Legal Personal Injury. With a background in defending insurance carriers in motor vehicle accidents and premise liability matters, Michael brings a unique perspective to the table. Having navigated the highly competitive market of one of the most competitive cities, he gained invaluable insights into how insurance companies, adjusters, and their attorneys evaluate cases.
Drawing on his experience, Michael has honed his skills and deepened his knowledge of every aspect of personal injury negotiations, from assigned codes to case valuation. This comprehensive understanding allows him to effectively advocate for his personal injury clients. His track record speaks for itself, as he has successfully represented clients in a range of cases, including slip/trip-and-falls, car accidents, and assaults.
What sets Michael apart is his commitment to personalized communication with his clients. He understands the importance of keeping clients informed and updated, and he strives to deliver timely case updates. When working with Michael, clients can expect clear and detailed verbal and written communications, as well as well-thought-out strategies. His negotiation approach is aggressive, ensuring that his clients receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Beyond providing exceptional personal injury services, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge in the commercial real estate and business transactions fields. His experience extends to representing sellers, purchasers, and landlords in various transactions, as well as offering comprehensive commercial lending representation for national and local lenders.
Recognized for his excellence in practice, Michael was named to the 2022 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of attorneys in the New York Metro area. Additionally, he was selected for the Greek America Foundation's prestigious 40 under 40 class of 2022, celebrating his professional achievements and philanthropic contributions. As a member of the Hellenic Lawyers Association, Michael shares his passion for law and his pride in his Hellenic heritage with fellow legal professionals.
- Fordham University School of Law, LLM in Banking, Corporate and Finance (Expected 2024)
- Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY, Juris Doctor
- Fordham University, Fordham College at Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
- New York
- United States District Court, Southern District of the State of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of the State of New York
Professional Licenses & Affiliations
- Hellenic Lawyers Association
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Publications & Media Appearances
NY Daily News, “Injured Firefighters Plan Suit Against NYC Over Closing Firehouse Before Near-Deadly Blaze,” June 2023
- Greek (fluent)
- Spanish (conversational)
Awards & Accolades
- Thomson Reuters® as a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star (2022)
- Greek America Foundation’s 40 Under 40 (Class of 2022)