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Mr. Goldberg is a Founding Partner at Whiteside & Goldberg.  He has extensive expertise representing individuals and families that have suffered catastrophic losses caused by the negligent conduct of other in serious personal injury and medical malpractice actions.  Michael is married to his college sweetheart and they have two healthy and handsome boys together.  He takes enormous pride in being the best husband and father for his family, which translates seamlessly into representing families in some of their most desperate times due to someone else’ negligence.   One rarely finds such an extraordinary combination of talent, genuine passion, professional courtesy, and expertise in someone so young.   


Michael has four years in a row now.  According to Super Lawyers, Mr. Goldberg ranks in the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Illinois who are 40 years old and younger.  At the age of 32, Michael was one of the youngest recipients of the honor in the history of the award.  The American Trial Lawyers Association has honored Michael as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” consistently since 2009.  Even more, Michael was named as Illinois' Top 40 lawyers in 2010 by Law Bulletin Publishing, an award bestowed on only 1% of all Illinois attorneys. Michael’s experience and credibility in the personal injury and medical malpractice industry has attracted local news and radio outlets as well, including the ABC Chicago, the Chicago Tribune and  Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 34%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Patrick McLane III

    I endorse this lawyer. I refer workers compensation clients to Michael. He is very knowledgeable and works hard for his clients to reach a speedy resolution to their cases.


    James McLane Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Sherwin Strauss

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients of mine to him in the past and will continue to do so as he has always done a great job for them!


    Michael Strauss Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd.

155 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 540
Chicago, IL, 60601


WIGood Standing200803/27/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Rising StarsSuperLawyers2012
Illinois Rising StarsSuperLawyers2011
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40Law Bulletin Publishing Company2010
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhiting Law Group2003 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignSpeech Communications/Pre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1998