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  • Michael Leizerman
    Michael Leizerman
    The Law Firm for Truck Safety Managing Partner | Toledo

    In addition to being a partner at the Law Firm for Truck Safety, Michael Leizerman is the co-founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA).

    Michael and his wife and law partner, Rena Leizerman, authored the 4,000 page West/AAJ treatise, Litigating Truck Accident Cases. He was the First Chair of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group.

    Michael is a Class A commercial driver’s license holder and is board-certified in truck accident law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


Zen Buddhist Temple of Toledo
Zen Buddhist Temple of Toledo
3902 Emmajean Road, Toledo, OH 43607


Oct 18 - 22 2023

2023 The Zen Lawyer Workshop & Retreat

Take authenticity and truth into the courtroom to give your clients a winning edge.
To succeed as a trial lawyer and a human being, it is necessary to be conversant not only in logic, but also in intuitive and emotional truth. In service to this, The Zen Lawyer Workshop & Retreat focuses on five cores of self-improvement that function both professionally and personally: physical, emotional, logical, motivational and Zen.

This three-and-a-half day workshop, facilitated by actor and trial consultant Joshua Karton, trial lawyer Michael Leizerman, and Zen Abbot Rinsen Roshi, fuses theater skills, martial arts, and mindfulness training to connect with a jury and win cases.

Workshop Highlights:
Mindfulness in Law Practice: Learn Zen meditation to help you listen to your client, your opponent, your judge, your jury and yourself.
The Trial Warrior: Learn Aikido principles as they apply to jury selection, cross-examination, and other parts of your trial.
Transform stage fright into stage presence. Create the jury’s collective “NOW”.
Learn how to organize and prove your case using Core Truths during case prep, deposition, and trial.
The workshop will be held at the Zen Buddhist Temple of Toledo at 3902 Emmajean Road, Toledo, OH 43607. You are welcome to free lodging in a men’s, women’s or non-gender identified bunk room. There are men’s, women’s and non-gender identified restrooms and showers. There are 7 bunks (14 beds) per room. The mattresses are comfortable.

There are also inexpensive (but new and clean) hotel rooms on Secor Road, about 3 miles (10 minutes by car) away at the Residence Inn by Marriott and the Holiday Inn Express.