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Michael Jacob Goldsmith

Personal injury Attorney at Northfield, IL

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Michael J. Goldsmith, Goldsmith Law Firm, P.C.

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Trial Attorney representing Plaintiffs in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Malpractice and Neglect, Automobile/Trucking liability, Premises liability, and Sexual Harrassment and Discrimination.


Goldsmith Law Firm, P.C.
550 W. Frontage Rd.
Suite 2793
Northfield, IL, 60093

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Posted by Diana | October 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in Chicagoland!!
I suffered a car accident year ago, someone hit me, and by two colleagues, was referred to Michael. It was the best referral I have ever gotten because he helped me understand all of my rights and did so much work to get me a fair settlement. He is on time, explains in simple terms and humble. He also is a shark when it comes to defending your rights!
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Posted by Josh | July 29, 2022
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Best & most caring lawyer I've ever met!
I have nothing but good things to say about Mike Goldsmith. My personal injury case was just wrapped up last week. Mr. Goldsmith made sure that I got everything out of the case as possible. He is always pleasant to talk to, and always seemed to actually care about me, unlike other lawyers I've dealt with in the past. Everything he asked how I was doing, I could tell it was sincere. When it came down to anything dealing with the case, he was always professional and was looking out for what was best for me. He stayed in constant contact with me throughout the entire process, he even followed up after to see how i was. I could go on, but here is what you need to know. He is professional, kind, caring, and will fight for you. You can definitely trust him to get you the best possible outcome for your situation.
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Posted by Joe | October 2, 2021
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THE Best Lawyer in the greater Chicagoland area and beyond!
We were recently struck by a drunk driver, and had no previous experience in hiring a lawyer. We simply did not know where to turn. We first reached out to a few radio jingle lawyers and found EACH phone consultation with them to be worse than the one before. You were treated as a number by their staff, and could never get an actual lawyer on the line. Through word of mouth Michael Goldsmith's law firm, thankfully, entered the picture. Out of the gate, Michael was friendly and genuinely interested in learning exactly what we had gone through. Each time we had a question, HE was readily available with a very well educated answer. At no time did he ever speak over our heads. He was clear, concise, and spoke in down to earth terms we could easily understand. He armed us with knowledge, realistic expectations, and his confidence was infectious which was exactly what we needed to win our case...which he did for us, by the way! He was really up on topics, yet remained curious enough to learn exactly what WE wanted/expected during each step of the process. On top of going above and beyond his duties to us, which he did several times, he was aggressive when we needed him to be.....was incredibly hands on addressing every email or call we placed to him...and was "old fashioned" in the sense that he took great pride in making sure that all aspects of his firm were handled with dignity and respect toward us. Each move he made for us was timely, but never hasty and he made sure the decisions we were making proved to be in OUR best interest. Goldsmith proved to be the gold standard in law in our experience....very highly recommended!
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Response from Michael Goldsmith October 4, 2021
Thank you very much!
Posted by Cari | March 19, 2021
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Highly Recommended
I give our lawyer Michael Goldsmith a 5 star rating. He successfully helped my family and my friend’s family with our accident/injury cases. He was attentive, compassionate and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Laura | June 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
We were represented by Michael due to an auto accident and injury. His service was top notch. He won our case and we are satisfied with the outcome. We would use him again for sure.
Posted by Martha | March 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Michael was very responsive and attentive, and took care of all the details of my case. He stayed in communication with me throughout the process. He went above and beyond to get the maximum amount of money for my settlement, and his fees for service were fair. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Nancy | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, and gets results!
I was hit by a car and suffered a couple of head injuries. Michael was recommended to me by another attorney. He really does his "homework", is meticulous, and the perfect "squeaky wheel" with the opposition. He also communicates well and got me the settlement I deserved in a short period of time. I would highly recommend Michael!
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Posted by Dave | October 26, 2016
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Couldn't be more pleased with Michael Goldsmith
After another Chicago personal injury attorney turned me down (perhaps because my slip-and-fall case was not a slam-dunk), Michael took it on. The job he did with discovery was absolutely superb, and when it came to negotiation, he was a bulldog! It took time, but in the end Michael got a most satisfactory settlement without going to trial. I would definitely recommend Goldsmith Law firm to anyone needing a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Kimberlyn Dukes-Grant | March 10, 2016
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Mr. Goldsmith is one of the best lawyers' you can hire. Mr. Goldsmith took over a wrongful death lawsuit for my son after I was dealing with a lawyer I did not trust. Let me just say they were on the 4th or 5th amended complaint, when Michael jumped in and saved the day. I highly recommend Michael Goldsmith.
Posted by ALEX | March 3, 2016
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highly recommend this guy!
I hired MR. GOLDSMITH for my car accident claim. and he knew what he was doing and very nice guy, easy to talk to. he answered all of my questions and replied to my emails really quick all the time. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Allison | March 3, 2016
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My experience with Michael
My experience with Michael was excellent. Michael took my call immediately and describe to me what he would be doing on his end to move my two matters forward quickly and methodically. Michael was professional in every communication yet empathetic. I felt like he was a partner in my two situations. I believe him to have a sensitivity toward people in general. Allison
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Posted by Jennifer | September 21, 2014
Great representation and easy to work with
Michael Goldsmith took my case after I was in a bad accident that required reconstructive work. At the time, I was overwhelmed with doctors' appointments, depressed, and in a lot of pain, so I didn't want to even think about legal action and paperwork. I reluctantly sought legal advice after it became clear that my insurance would not cover all the treatment, and I'd have to pay over $20K in medical bills out of pocket. I couldn't afford the costs on my own. Michael was recommended to me by a friend who had worked with him. Michael was very supportive, and he made everything easy for me -- as easy as it could be under the circumstances. Because I was working full-time and all my medical treatment was like a second full-time job, I couldn't take time off work to travel to Michael's office. Michael worked with me over the phone, and we exchanged documents by email and fax (or mail when necessary). It really made a big difference! When it came to negotiating a settlement, Michael really went to the mat for me. He made sure we included not only current medical bills, but future ones as well -- something I hadn't thought about. Even more importantly, he was honest with me about what would happen if we pursued the case in court -- what the other side's strategy would be, etc. It was clear he had experience on the other side of these cases and could read their game.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
No nonsense hard working attorney
Michael was a professional who was the best advocate in my case. I was involved in a car accident where I sustained injuries. Michael made the process very easy and was very knowledgeable and patient in explaining the processes. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2013
Attorney that Cares and Gets Results- Trustworthy, Dedicated, Hard-Working, Knowledgeable
Micheal Goldsmith fought purely for my best interests. I was kept closely informed, even when there were no changes, he would contact me. Michael not only acted as a highly effective negotiator, he was considerate and genuinely cared about my well-being during a very difficult/emotional professional situation. He is one of a very few true advocates, it isn't about the money. You can trust him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2013
Won my case!
Mr. Goldsmith is very reliable. He is easy to talk to and isn't intimidating to deal with in person or on the phone. Without him, I wouldn't have won my case.
Posted by Sheri | April 3, 2013
Great Lawyer
Mike was easy to work with and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to deal with him. He made a painful situation ok. I would not hesitate to hire him again should the need arise. I have already recommended him to others.
Posted by ElaineFrank | February 22, 2013
Mike Goldsmith is an excellent lawyer
Mike Goldsmith handled a personal injury case for me. I had an ankle fracture as a result of ice being on a business property. He was efficient, timely and knowledgeable in handling my case. He kept me informed of all issues in the case. The case was handled in a timely way to my complete satisfaction. I highly recommend Mike Goldsmith to any client.
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Posted by Ruben | February 20, 2013
A lawyer you can trust
Mike is a very good lawyer, I dealt with other lawyers before but Mike wasn't like the rest. He always took the time to explain everything to me, answered my questions and never rushed anything that had to do with my case. He's a lawyer that will go the distance for his clients, he did for me.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Goldsmith Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Baskin Server Berke & Weinstein
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Mordini & Schwartz, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2004


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Skokie Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had an opportunity to refer a few cases to Michael. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his compassion. He will not take on a case for which he does not believe he can obtain a good result for the client. However, he makes sure that the client understands the limitations of their case so that they can make an informed decision as to whether to proceed or not. He is selflessly giving of his time to determine the best strategy for addressing a clients situation. Michael is the ONLY personal injury and nursing home attorney to whom I refer my clients.."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a great attorney in the field of nursing home abuse and neglect. He is professional, great with clients and he really cares. I highly endorse his services in this area."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael has been a very positive influence on my legal career. He is a talented and hardworking attorney that consistently provides his clients with the highest level of representation. I would recommend Michael to anyone I knew. Jim Weck"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Michael is a dedicated advocate for his clients. He is a tenacious negotiator, skilled in the court room and sensitive to his client's needs. Michael is someone you can trust with any and all of your legal needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mike firsthand go the extra mile for his client. I remember him going to an accident site to determine if any of the businesses in the area had cameras that could have recorded the accident. He was able to find a bar across the street and was able to secure a video of the accident which he was able to use to obtain a favorable settlement on behalf of his client. He treats all of his clients with the same respect regardless of the size of the case. He will fight long and hard for his clients no matter the opponent."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an experienced trial attorney, who aggressively advocates for his clients. He is detailed-oriented, and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in personal injury matters. I highly recommend him."
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