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Michael Wierzbicki

Michael Wierzbicki

also known as Mike Wierzbicki

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Personal Injury, Litigation, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

About Me

Mike is an aggressive trial attorney who is passionate about helping those who have been seriously injured. Mike has a special interest in persons with difficult to prove injuries such as chronic pain, myofascial pain and traumatic brain injuries. Mike has become a force with distinction, obtaining many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements consistently fighting for the little guy against major insurance companies, corporations, and government agencies.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    15 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    15 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    15 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 20%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-43%), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • William Robert Cassian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    William Cassian Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian M. Wendler

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Brian Wendler Trucking Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd.

25 E. Washington
Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60602-1716

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd.

1403 Essington Rd.
Joliet, IL, 60435-6516

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (Illinois)The American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer (Illinois)The American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Illinois)The American Trial Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Illinois)The American Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (in Illinois)The American Trial Lawyers Association2010
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
$1million Verdict - soft tissue neck injuriesCircuit Court of Cook County2010
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
$1.05 million settlement - pelvic fractureCircuit Court of Lake County2009
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2009
$295k settlement for dog biteCircuit Court of Kankakee County2008
$340k settlement for transfer in wheelchair at airportCircuit Court of Cook County2008
$375k settlement for knee injury from fall at barCircuit Court of Will County2007
$469,875 verdict - soft tissue injury resulting in chronic painCircuit Court of Cook County2007
$1.8 million jury award for chronic pain and brain injuryCircuit Court of Cook County - Law Division2006
$365k judgment in legal malpractice caseCircuit Court of Cook County - Law Division2006
$527k judgment award against insurance companyCircuit Court of Cook County - Chancery Division2006
$1.2million settlement - aggravation of low back injury - fusionCircuit Court of Will County2006
$100k policy limit settlement for soft tissue injuryCircuit Court of Cook County2005
$335k jury verdict for 92 year old woman against City of ChicagoCircuit Court of Cook County - Law Division2005
$585k jury verdict for union plumber with chronic painCircuit Court of Lake County - Law Division2002
$350k settlement for teen who hit illegally parked truckCircuit Court of Cook County2002
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardDePaul University College of Law1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHorwitz Horwitz & Associates2010 - Present
AttorneyHorwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd.2002 - Present
N/AAdmitted to practice U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois1999 - Present
AttorneyStamos & Trucco1999 - 2002
N/AStamos & Trucco1998 - 1999
N/ALakin, Worsham & Victor, P.C.1995 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Managers2012 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
The ATLAMember2010 - Present
American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation GroupMember2009 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Burt v City of Chicago - Cook County, IL$335,520.35 Verdict for Plaintiff. Affirmed on appeal.
Wilson v. Holiday Retirement - Cook County, IL$1,838,462.84 Verdict for Plaintiff
First Pacific Corp. v. Carney & Brothers, et. al. - Cook County, IL$365,286.28 Verdict for Plaintiff

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
West LegalEd CenterN/A1 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Nursing Home Failure of Care LitigationN/A1.25 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Resolving Catastrophic Multi-party Construction Insurance CasesN/A1.25 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Proving Punitive Damages in Trucking CasesN/A1 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Proving Negligent, Willful, and Wanton Hiring in a Trucking CaseN/A1 hour course2011
West legalEdcenter - "Confidential" Client Information: When Are Secrets Not Secret?N/A1.5 hour course2011
WestLegalEdcenter - HIPAA Privacy Guidelines Every Lawyer Needs to KnowN/A1.5 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Working with Consultants: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls and Protecting PrivilegeN/A1 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Joijt Injuries: Anatomy 101 for AttorneysN/A1.5 hour course2011
West LegalEdcenter - Creative Insights for the Tort Trial LawyerN/A2.75 hour course2010
West LegalEdcenter - A view from the bench: Top 10 Mistakes Attorneys Make in the CourtroomN/A1.5 hour course2010
West LegalEdcenter - Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury SettlementsN/A1.5 hour course2010
West LegalEdcenter - Business Skills for Attorneys: Managing People SuccessfullyN/A1.5 hour course2010
West LegalEdcenter - Leadership Boot CampN/A1.5 hour course2010
Creative Counsel LLC - From Lawyers to LaymenN/A1 hour course2010
ILTLA - New Illinois Rules of EvidenceN/A3.5 hour course2010
West LegalEdcenter - Black BoxesN/A1.5 hour course2009
AAJ - Nursing Home Litigation: How to get a recovery in a world without coverageN/A1.5 hour course2009
West LegalEdcenter - Walking the Ethical Line in Auto Injury ClaimN/A1.0 hour course2009
ITLA - Maximizing Damages Panel DiscussionN/A3.25 hour course2009
West LegalEdcenter - Trucking Tuesday: Over driving the headlights and other nightdriving issues in interstate trucking casesN/A1.0 hour course2009
West LegalEdcenter - Ethics and the LawN/A1.0 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Damages in Jury SelectionN/A1.0 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Damages: Closing ArgumentsN/A1.75 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Common Nursing Home Problems and how to resolve themN/A1.0 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Motion Practice in Cook County Law DivisionN/A2.25 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Illinois Ethics, Evidence and ExpertsN/A1.0 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Betting on the Supreme Court's Drug and Medical Device Preemption TrifectaN/A1.5 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Trucking Litigation: Demonstrations of an Opening and Closing StatementN/A1.25 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - The Supreme Court and FDA Preemption of State Failure-to-Warn suitsN/A1.0 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Ethical Considerations for Civil Trial AttorneysN/A1.0 hour course2008
West LegalEdcenter - Damages in Opening StatementN/A1.5 hour course2007
West LegalEdcenter - Fundamental Principles and Closing Arguments for DamagesN/A1.5 hour course2007
West LegalEdcenter - Winning before Trial: Taking and Defending a Powerful Expert DepositionN/A1.0 hour course2007
LexisNexis - Electronic ResearchN/A1.0 hour course2007
ITLA - Medical Negligence SeminarN/A5.5 hour course2007
West LegalEdcenter - Ethical Considerations for Civil Trial Attorneys 2007N/A1.0 hour course2007
West LegalEdcenter - Professionalism: Fact or Fiction; Bite or Bark?N/A1.0 hour course2007
West LegalEdcenter - Litigating Trucking CasesN/A1.5 hour course2007
ITLA- Product LiabilityN/A6.5 hour course2007
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Albion CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996