Brooklyn Workers' Compensation Lawyer Michael Francis

Our legal team is dedicated to serving disabled and working class citizens in New York

Severance, Burko, Spalter, Masone & Laurette PC has been representing clients in New York State for over three decades. We are well-acquainted with New York State Workers' Compensation law and have helped many injured workers in the area, recover financial and medical benefits from their employers and their insurance companies. With our convenient office location in Brooklyn, we can discuss your legal options and help you pursue compensation for medical expenses and lost earnings. Our attorneys take the time to get to know our clients, getting to know the needs and desires of each individual. We then explore options and help you choose your next move. If you want a dedicated, compassionate attorney to handle your on-the-job injury claim, Mr. Francis is available to begin representing you today.



Michael Francis, Associate Attorney

Mr. Francis has practiced Worker’s Compensation since 2009. Although he started career in defense work for the NYC Transit Authority, he has been advocating for injured workers since 2011. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2009, graduate school at Johns Hopkins in 2006, and Georgetown University in 2004 where he studied abroad in Beijing to further his Mandarin skills. He is a former member of Teach For America where he taught underprivileged students in Baltimore, Md. He is actively involved New York City bar associations and in 2014 was elected to the Board of LeGal – the LGBT Barr Association of Metro New York City. He also lectures about Worker’s Compensation and gives Continuing Legal Education to attorneys regarding fierce advocacy of injured workers while defending against the insurance carriers who seek to strip workers of their legal rights.


Practice Areas:

  • Worker’s Compensation Litigation, Settlements, and Depositions

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Third Department, 2010


  • Brooklyn Law School, 2009
  • Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Education, 2006
  • Georgetown University, 2004

Bar Associations:

  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • LeGal – Board Member, Social Committee
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • New York Country Bar Association – Labor and Employment division
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Teach For America Alumni Network
  • Liz Padilla 5k Planning Committee