|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1977||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV® Preeminent Rating||Martindale Hubbel||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Stotis & Baird Chartered||1985 - Present|
|Associate||James J. Reidy and Asso.||1981 - 1985|
|Staff attorney||Jackson County Public Defender's Office||1979 - 1981|
|711 student, staff attorney||Cook County Criminal Defense Consortium||1976 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1985 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers Care||Volunteer Attorney||2001 - 2003|
|Hwang v. City of Chicago||$17,500,00 ($12 M to estate of wife, $5 M to estate of unborn child)|
|Jones v. Chicago Osteopathic Hospital||$6.3 Million|
|Conroy v. Sherwin Williams, Cook County||$4.75 Million|
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|Stotis & Baird Newsletter and Web Site||$17.5 Million for Husband of Woman Killed in Police Chase||2009|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||Juris Doctor with High Honors||1977|
|University of Wisconsin||N/A||BA Philosophy||1974|
Posted by Brian
I hired Mr. Baird to represent me in a personal injury lawsuit. He was very knowledgeable about the process at every stage — what to expect, how to move forward and possible complications — and he communicated the information to me quickly and clearly. He has years of experience in the field, and it shows. Would recommend him without hesitation and, more importantly, would go to him for representation in the future.
Posted by Launa
Michael handled my husband’s personal injury case with competence and integrity. In addition to his legal expertise, he was friendly, understanding, and accessible. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Debra
We were mired in a very complicated 4 year estate lawsuit, with multiple attorneys representing us, when we hired Mr. Baird. He resolved all of the issues and closed the case in in a matter of months.
I will be forever grateful to Mr. Baird. He was able to digest over four years of lawsuits and counterlawsuits in numerous court jurisdictions, and figure out exactly what needed to be done, explain them to me, and then quickly end the legal fiasco. And the resolution was much more favorable to me then I thought possible. If it were not for his legal acumen I am sure the case would still be going on.
David Maloney, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mike is an excellent trial attorney as evidenced by the results he has obtained for his clients over the years. He is truly passionate about his clients and their cases. I have spoken with other litigators who have witnessed Mike in action and they share the sentitment that he is among the best trial attorneys in the state of Illinois. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Mike Baird.