Michele S. Mirman
Michele S. Mirman
Michele Sue Turchin
June 1, 1953
|Education||Antioch School of Law (JD)|
Sarah Lawrence College (BA)
|Known for||Winning the then highest verdict in the United States ($4M) on behalf of a rape victim in 1985|
|Title||President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association|
|Board member of||NYSTLA, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy|
Michele S. Mirman (born June 1, 1953) is a Brooklyn trial lawyer specializing in accidents, medical malpractice, and construction accidents in the New York State and Federal Courts. She has an active member of the New York State Bar for over 42 years, and is known for winning the then-highest verdict in the U.S. for a female attorney on behalf of a rape victim at $4 million in 1985.
In 2017, Mirman was elected as the president of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (BWBA) by existing board members and is the immediate past president. She is also delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”).
In 2019, Mirman was named president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). She is listed in City & State's "The 2018 Women Power 100", a list of the 100 most powerful women in New York.
Mirman graduated from James Madison High School in 1970, and shortly thereafter, earned her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1973. She graduated from Antioch School of Law in 1976.
After law school, Mirman moved to Brooklyn and began working at Spatt & Bauman, P.C. where she tried commercial and personal injury cases. In 1980, she became an associate at Mirman & Associates, then a partner in Michele S. Mirman, P.C. in 1991 before becoming founder and Senior Partner at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. in 1992.
In 2017, she was elected president of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association. She is also Delegate to the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, where she serves on the judiciary committee, which rates New York State Judicial candidates.
On June 20, 2019, Mirman was named president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mirman is the sixth woman in the organization's 65-year history to be elected with the title of president.
Board and community involvement
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy – Trustee
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum of New York – Board of Trustees
- Allinbklyn – Women's Giving Circle
- Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
- The Making Headway Foundation
- Mirman, Michele (September 2, 2019). "New York leads the way in protecting workers' rights". Crains New York. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- Mirman, Michele (August 9, 2019). "Equifax Data Breach Highlights Corporations’ Troubling Use of Mandatory Arbitration and Need for Reform". Gotham Gazette. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
- Abruzzese, Rob (January 3, 2019). "Brooklyn attorneys Michele Mirman and Richard Klass honored". Brooklyn Eagle.
- "Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces New Board Member Michele Mirman". Brooklyn Bridge Park. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
- "NYSTLA | About Us | Officers". www.nystla.org. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- "Michele Mirman included in City & State NY's 2018 Women Power 100". Brooklyn Eagle. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
- "Brooklyn Women's Bar Association". Brooklyn Women's Bar Association. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
- "Our History | Brooklyn Women's Bar Association". Brooklyn Women's Bar Association. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
- "Michele Mirman Appointed President of New York State Trial Lawyers Association". Citybizlist. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
- "NYSTLA | About Us | Past Presidents". www.nystla.org. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
- a_tu (2018-11-08). "The 2018 Women Power 100". CSNY. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
- "Michele Turchin Mirman '73". www.sarahlawrence.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
- "Michelle Turchin - James Madison High School - Brooklyn, NY". jamesmadisonhighschool.net. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
- Colton, Office of Assemblyman. "Roll out the welcome mat for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's new board director". Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
- "Michele Mirman, '76 President of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association - UDC David A. Clarke School of Law". www.law.udc.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "Brooklyn Women's Bar Association helped Michele Mirman early and late in her career". Brooklyn Eagle. 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
- "NYSTLA | New York State Trial Lawyers Association | New York, NY". www.nystla.org. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
- June 26, Susan DeSantis |; PM, 2019 at 03:08. "New President of NY Trial Lawyers Association Calls Wrongful Death Statute Antiquated". New York Law Journal. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
- "Trustees". Tenement Museum. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
- "Our Members". ALLINBKLYN. Retrieved 2019-06-27.