Michael Keating founded Keating Law Offices in 2008 with the mission of representing people and their families whose lives have been affected due to the negligence of others. Since that time he has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for tens of millions of dollars. The focus of his practice is on transportation related cases, instances of nursing home negligence and abuse, and failures to prevent abuse in schools, churches and sports. Keating Law Offices has locations in Chicago's Loop and in the West Town neighborhood. The firm's attorneys are also always available to meet with prospective or current clients at a location that is easy and convenient for them.
Mr. Keating practices exclusively as a trial attorney in jurisdictions throughout Illinois. Mr. Keating has been honored by the National Trial Lawyers Association, SuperLawyers and the Leading Lawyers Network for his excellence as an attorney fighting for justice for his clients. Mr. Keating has a perfect "10/10" score on AVVO.
Mr. Keating currently serves on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and as a Committee Chair for the American Association of Justice, the national organization for trial lawyers. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS news regarding personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Keating was also the featured interview on WBBM radio and the topic of articles in the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Crain's Chicago Business.
Mr. Keating represents the firm's clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation in state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice before the Illinois Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where he is a member of the Federal Trial Bar, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Mr. Keating also has an extensive background in government relations which helps him in the representation of his clients outside of the courtroom. Mr. Keating previously worked as the Assistant Counsel to the Illinois Speaker of the House during the 93rd General Assembly. In 2004, at only 29 years of age, Mr. Keating was elected as a delegate to represent Illinois' 7th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention.
Mr. Keating is a lifelong Illinois resident and graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In 1997 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Marquette University. Thereafter, he received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law where he was a member of the Dean's List. During law school he clerked at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.
Mr. Keating firmly believes that as an attorney he has a responsibility to his community and is involved in several legal and civic organizations. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. He has done volunteer work for Special Olympics and the Geneva Scott Outreach Services, an organization that provides support for underprivileged communities in Chicago.
An accomplished runner and passionate cyclist, Mr. Keating is a member of the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) and the Active Transportation Alliance, an organization for which is he proud to provide pro bono lobbying efforts.
Mr. Keating is married and has three children.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||06/13/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|SuperLawyer Top 100 in Illinois||Illinois Super Lawyers||2021|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2020|
|SuperLawyer - Top 100 Illinois||Illinois Super Lawyers||2020|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Stars||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|2011 Rising Star||SuperLawyers Magazine||2011|
|Dean's Merit Scholar||DePaul University College of Law||2001|
|Attorney at Law||Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.||2004 - 2008|
|Attorney at Law||Illinois House of Representatives||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Co-Chair of Legislative Committee||2017 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Managers - Elected||2016 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Amicus Curiae Committee||2016 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Chair of Bicycle Litigation Committee||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||2004 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Legislative Committee||2004 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||2002 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||2002 - Present|
|Active Transportation Alliance||2002 - Present|
|Chicago Area Runners Association||2002 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Chair of Tort Litigation Committee - YLD||2006 - 2007|
|ITLA Trial Journal||The Wheels of Change Keep Turning: Why the Popularity of Bicycling In Illinois Has Rendered Illinois Law Irrelevant||2016|
|Trial Magazine||Bicycling In An Automobile's World||2016|
|Illinois Bicycle Lawyers||Diagnoses of Concussions Rise as News of Football Related Concussions Continues||2012|
|DePaul University College of Law||Juris Doctor||2002|
|Marquette University||Bachelor of Science||1997|
|People's Church of the Harvest - Free Legal Clinic||How To Protect Your Legal Rights||2013|
|Monthy Meeting||Illinois Bicycle Laws||2013|
|Original Holy Ark M.B. Church - Free Legal Clinic||How To Protect Your Legal Rights||2012|
|Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee||Requests to Admit: The Unusued Tool In A Trial Lawyer's Toolbox||2006|
|Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee||Illinois Legislative Update||2005|
|$1M Settlement for Family In Nursing Home Case in Champaign, Illinois||$1,025,000.00|
|$600,000 Settlement for Victim of Slip & Fall in Suburban Bar||$600,000.00|
|$4.27M Confidential Premises Liability Settlement in Chicago, Illinois||$4,279,990.00|
|$1.25M Settlement for Family of Bicyclist - Illinois Law Changed in his Honor||$1,250,000.00|
|Lakefront Bicyclist Injured By Jogger Settled for $125,000.00||$125,000.00|
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