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Married with three young children. 

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  1. Defective Products: 40%
    19 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    19 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    19 years

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  • Kevin Tzee Yen

    Mike was always thoroughly prepared for every event on our case together, from deposition to deposition, court calls and eventually trial. He is an attentive and compassionate advocate for his clients.

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    Kevin Yen Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jeremiah Stephan

    Michael Gill is a supremely talented trial lawyer. I was lucky enough to work for him for over four years and I saw first hand how hard he advocates for his clients. I cannot recommend his services enough. Hire Michael, you will not be disappointed.

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    Jeremiah Stephan
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Contact info

One East Wacker Drive Suite 3310
Chicago, IL, 60601-1918

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2011
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2009
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2008
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2007
40 Under 40 To WatchChicago Daily Law Bulletin2006
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2006
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2005
Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers in Med Mal & Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
co-ownerPfaff & Gill Ltd.1997 - Present
Law ClerkHofeld & Schaffner1995 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationProducts Liability Committee2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationTort Litigation Committee1997 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Curiae CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Negligence CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Practice & Procedure Section CouncilMember2008 - 2011
Illinois State Bar Association, General AssemblyMember2008 - 2011
Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section CouncilMember2005 - 2007
Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal EducationMember2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Thurmon v. Isaac Thapedi, M.D. (Cook County, IL)$950,000 Settlement
Ochodnicky v. Good Samaritan Hospital$1.35 Settlement with hospital
Estate of Cassidy v. Luca Cicalese, M.D.$1.5 Million wrongful death settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookChapter 4 - Negligence/Standard of CareN/A
ITLA Automobile Litigation BookChapter 5 - Accident ReconstructionN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Miami University of OhioN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sharpen Your Trial SkillsIPI Update2009
ITLA Products Liability Committee WebinarThe IPI, Illinois Supreme Court, and Trying a Products Liability Case in Illinois2008
ITLA Medical Malpractice SeminarStandard of Care and IPI 105.012008
Tort Law UpdateSpecific Torts2007
ACOOG National ConventionAnatomy of a Medical Negligence Case2006
CBA/YLS Tort Litigation CommitteePicking a Jury in Cook County2005
CBA Tort Litigation CommitteeManaging Referring Attorney Relationships2003
CBA/YLS Tort Litigation CommitteeHandling Jury Instructions at Trial2002