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Michael Stephen Agruss

Michael Stephen Agruss

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Debt Collection

About Me

Founding attorney, Michael Agruss, became a lawyer for one reason: to give people a voice. Whether it's representing an injured person or helping a consumer stop a harassing debt collector, Michael's passion for law is unwavering. Practicing law is an art. It is not something that is simply acquired with a law degree and a license. Michael understands the art to practicing law is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will handle your case quickly with passion and compassion. Agruss Law Firm, LLC, prepares each case as if it were going to trial, which often times resolves cases quicker and provides the best possible results for clients. Since 2004, Michael has tried several cases involving personal injury, debt collection harassment, and commercial litigation in State and Federal Courts throughout the county. Michael has also handled over 1,500 debt collection harassment cases. 

Not only does Agruss Law Firm, LLC, focus on the art of practicing law, but Michael prides himself on being accessible. Michael answers his own phone, and returns messages and responds to e-mails promptly. Michael understands that although Agruss Law Firm, LLC, may be handling several cases, this is your only case. With this understanding, Agruss Law Firm, LLC, strives to treat you as if your case is the only case the firm is handling. Hiring a personal injury or consumer attorney is usually the result of a personal misfortune. Agruss Law Firm, LLC, understands this and will counsel you in your time of need. The Agruss Law Firm, LLC, philosophy is simple: counsel and zealously advocate for each client with passion and compassion, while quickly solving problems.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Debt Collection: 50%
    7 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    11 years, 150 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

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    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
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  • Jonathan W. Birdt

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    Jonathan Birdt Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Agruss Law Firm, LLC

4619 N Ravenswood Ave
Suite 303A
Chicago, IL, 60640

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200805/20/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 4.9 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Member Federal Trial Bar for the NDILFederal Trial Bar2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyAgruss Law Firm, LLC2012 - Present
MentorJohn Marshall Law School2012 - Present
AssociateKrohn & Moss, LLC2008 - 2012
AssociateSegal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.2006 - 2008
AssociateKarlin & Fleisher, LLC2005 - 2006
AssociateCiardelli and Cummings2004 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
The John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentor ProgramMentor2004 - Present
American Assoication For JusticeMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Fair Debt Collection Practices ActN/A
Personal Injury CasesN/A
Debt SettlementN/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney’s Employment Law Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (Winter 2008)Recent Developments: Illinois Joins Thirty-Nine Other States in Allowing Employment Discrimination Cases In State Court2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJuris Doctor2004
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw and SocietyBachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The John Marshall Law School Annual Meet the Small and Mid-size Legal Employers ReceptionAnnual Meet the Small and Mid-size Legal Employers Reception2012