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Michael Stephen Agruss

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.6   29 reviews

also known as Mike Agruss

  • State Years
    California - CA 15 years
    Illinois - IL 19 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    We help consumers with debt collection harassment, robocalls, and credit report problems based on fee-shift provisions. The other side pays our fees and costs. You won't pay us a penny for help.

    16 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    We see you as a person, not just a client - and that makes us better at what we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would.

    20 years, 250 cases

Since its inception, Mike Agruss has done everything possible to create a law firm that breaks the stereotypical law firm mold. There is no doubt the attorneys at Mike Agruss Law stand out from the other 1.3 million attorneys in America. We are the opposite of a traditional law firm. From a causal dress code, to a collaborative office with an open-door policy, we’re a tight-knit group that cares about each other and our clients. We answer our own phones and respond to e-mails immediately. We keep our clients informed and happy—no joke. We also have great working relationships with defense counsel, as everyone deserves to be treated professionally and with courtesy.

Our unique formula has earned us over 1,000 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and 140 five-star reviews on Google.

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Mike Agruss Law
4809 N Ravenswood Ave
Suite 419
Chicago, IL, 60640

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4.6 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Jasmine | February 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful to the point it’s unreal!!!
Last year, a company took unauthorized payments 4 days in a row I didn’t know what to do, who to talk to, or if that was even legal. I researched lawyers that deal with such problems and found this law firm. I was a bit skeptical to say the least, mainly due to the fact that I’ve never dealt with a lawyer before. All my fears and worry disappeared after the very first conversation. They walked me through the whole process, collected as much information as I could find, and kept in contact with me. Even after 4 months of no contact they still reached out to me to tell me they have been continuously working on my case and have came to a settlement. Best part was I didn’t have to be burdened with anything so it was no stress involved. (Other than my money being taken in the first place) I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone that needs help and don’t know where to start. Thank you again for all your help!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Call Agruss!
Based on my previous legal cases, lawyers from law firms don't seem to do much other than draining my money. So I tried to hire an individual lawyer, yet every one of them I contacted wasn't sure if my case was a consumer protection case or something else and wasn't able to find anyone who's willing to take my case even though I was being accused of something I didn't do. At this point, I was mentally exhausted and stressed out about what I was facing and how nobody was even willing to help me. Until I happened to Google the phone number of the company that was accusing me just to contact the company myself again and somehow "Agruss Law Firm" was the first thing showed in the result and I briefly left a message on the website thinking it wouldn't work anyway. Unexpectedly, I've got a call from Erin who was friendly and passionate about helping me; once she checked out on some more information with me, an attorney Jim Parr took my case; since then everything has been resolved in the way I recommend this law firm to anyone. I don't know how to thank Jim and everyone who has helped my case. After the experience with Agruss law firm, I feel like there are still good law firms who are willing to help people to resolve their problems.
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Posted by Lucreasha | January 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PLEASANTLY surprised and satisfied with the results !!!!
Thanks to Mike Argruss and his team of speedy and expert service professionals, the collection agency calls stopped. I am very glad that I came across this agency, they were very professional and most of all able to assist me with my issue It is nice to know that there is help out there for the consumer who is being harassed and treated less than human. At first I did not think they could help me, I thought this was just another gimmick, but I was wrong. I am from Missouri the "show me state" and they definitely showed me that they are a legitimate agency that will deliver results. They DEFINITELY stand behind their word. If they say they can help, they WILL and I will use them again in the future if necessary. Again, a big thank you to the firm for my settlement check, it was an unexpected blessing!
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Posted by Marilyn | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Over-whelmed from the great works done by Agruss
I was over-whelmed when I received my check from your agency in helping me with harassment by a creditor, and give thanks God and to you for all of your help, Agruss Law Firm is a firm that you can trust in to get the job done, with out their assistance in this case I would not ever know that I could be compensated for being harassed about a bill, not only did they resolve the issue of harassment, but it also was removed off of my credit report. I can't even begin to thank you all for the nice work that you done for me and I did not have to pay nothing for the service. I think the word should be spreader out to others that was in my shoes, not knowing that you can be compensated for harassment and if you are looking for a qualified company I say you should call and speak to someone at Agruss Law Firm to help you with your needs. Thanks so much Marilyn J. Coble
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Posted by gabrielle | March 21, 2014
A Good Lawyer Who Has Time To Really Listen To You
When I first contacted Michael Agruss about harassment from a debt collector I never expected the service I received. Not only did the calls stop immediately, Mr. Agruss took my call and asked me what was going on and was kind and patient and let me explain the whole story and what he could do to help me without cutting me off and saying he was busy or I had to come in for initial consultation which is not convenient for a lot of people. He responded super fast by email or phone about my case and everyone in office is equally as nice and helpful. He really gets your case settled fast and never leaves you in the dark. I will recommend Michael Agruss to anyone I meet or know who may need his services and will definitely use him again in the future if I need to.
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Posted by Kimberly | December 10, 2013
I would recommend Mr Agruss 10 times out of 10, EXCELLENT!!!
I was being harassed by debt collectors that was over 10 years old right now to take me to court put me in jail on take money directly from my checking account or savings account. I did a little bit of research online and came up with Mr Agruss Law Firm. He was very helpful and explained everything in detail. If it was not for him I would still be getting the harassing calls. Thank you so much for your help and patience. Kimberly, Texas.
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Posted by david | June 9, 2012
multiple claims handled smoothly, efficiently, and honestly
First time I ever went online to review anyone. Mike deserves this honor. He handled 4 cases for me all in the debt collection/harrassment area. Within days he was able to get the harrassing calls to stop, he gave me great advice on how to handle the individual situations and actually got me damages for the way they handled me. He never let my emails or calls go to long without reply so I always felt as if I knew the latest status. He dealt with me honestly and let me know when he couldn't help me legally (when I was out of state). In those case he still had time to talk to me and to make recomendations even though he was not getting paid for that case.He was very plesant and extremly non-judmental while talking to him about about my situation and made me feel very confortable. I have already recomened him to a couple of my friends, one has used his services and was also very satisfied.
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Posted by Allen | May 9, 2012
Cares About His Clients
I was referred to Michael Agruss by a very reputable law firm where I was a client. Michael aggressively pursued cases I brought to him against debt collectors who were violating the FDCPA. My wife and I received multiple settlements that not only ended the stress of abusive calls, but also helped us survive financially. He demonstrated that he puts clients first when he would advise that it was not in our best interest to pursue a case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2012
I really appericate your help!
I called Michael out of the blue for a collection issue that I had. He gave me all my options and some great advise as well. With his knowledge of the law I was able to settle a debt for 10%. Thanks so much!
Posted by Thomas | April 16, 2012
Mike was always good on all of my cases back in 2011 for harrassment and violations of bill collectors. He is easy to work w/ and knowledgable of the law. He knows how to keep people informed and get my settlements within a reasonable amount of time of no less than 3 months with how crazy the court system is these days. I wish him the best of luck in his career!
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Posted by Andi | April 15, 2012
Mike is very responsive, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and kept me informed on what was going on. I was VERY happy with his services and would definitely recommend him
Posted by Debra | April 13, 2012
A Great and Trusting Lawyer--THE BEST!
I have used Mike a few times, and he is very good at what he does. He's aggressive and gets the work done. He's very diplomatic in his approach so that both sides can agree mutually. That is what is so nice about Mike. He also came to be with me in court and helped me win all my cases. I appreciate him very much and would recommend him very highly. If you definitely want the best, choose Mike Agruss to be your lawyer!
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 12, 2012
Highly Recommend
Michael Agruss handled 2 settlement for me with great result and he handled it quickly. He also settled my sister case quickly and now her debt is clear,I highly recommend Micheal. Thank You Sincerely Elizabeth Hillside, NJ
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2012
Michael Agruss
It was hard enough when we couldn’t afford the bills that we had accumulated. We had an unexpected loss of income and couldn’t meet our monthly obligations. When the phone calls started, they didn’t stop. Upward of 35-40 calls a day. We turned to Mike Agruss for help. Mike examined each case and was able to help us with several of our creditors. Not only did the phone calls stop, but Mike was able to settle with the creditors for a favorable outcome. If the calls are coming in, call Mike. He will tell you honestly if he can help.
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Posted by Kathleen | April 5, 2012
Very quick settlement and friendly lawyer.
Micheal Arguss was very quick to settle my claim. He kept me informed and explained the legal questions that I had. I would recommend him very highly to others.
Posted by Chad | April 1, 2012
Michael Agruss is the best Lawyer I have ever used!
To whom it may concern; Michael Agruss handled several settlement cases for me and did so with the upmost professionalism. Mr. Agruss was courteous and professional and communicated with me on every step of the process. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of excellent legal representation. Respectfully, Chad Cincinnati, OH
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Posted by George | March 30, 2012
fast and very professional
he was referred to me by my debt settlement program.he is so good, fast, approachable, always updates me on my cases, he did a great job ending all the calls from debt collectors.thanks mike for settling my cases. i'm very satisfied on your service...your a saviour...keep up the good work...thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2012
client review
Michael Agruss was friendly and understanding of my situation. He responded quickly and was easy to reach. He stopped the calls and got a fair settlement. Thank you Mike for making a tough situation less stressful.
Posted by Robert | March 22, 2012
Outstanding FDCPA Lawyer
Michael Agruss was referred to me by National Consumer Legal Services,inc. and i was very pleased after he started working my cases Mr. Agruss went over and beyond what i expected when he settled one of my cases which i was in debt for 21,000. Mr Agruss was able to have the Credit Card Company give me 100 % debt relief
Posted by Greg | March 21, 2012
Did a great job
Mr Agruss went the extra mile, was responsive and easy to contact. He stopped the calls and when the agencies broke the law he got a settlement.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Mike Agruss Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mentor
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Krohn & Moss, LLC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Karlin & Fleisher, LLC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Ciardelli and Cummings
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Doe v. GL Recovery Group
  • After a two-day jury trial in which Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s Mother, Defendant’s owner, and Defendant’s debt collector testified, the jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Lisa Edmunds v. Robert D’Adam
  • After a two-trial, the jury returned a verdict for the defense.
  • Kymberlie Lobacz v. James Cummings
  • After a one-day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the defense.
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  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • The John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentor Program
  • Mentor
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Assoication For Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Member Federal Trial Bar for the NDIL
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • The John Marshall Law School Annual Meet the Small and Mid-size Legal Employers Reception
  • Annual Meet the Small and Mid-size Legal Employers Reception
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (59)
Endorse Michael
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a fantastic lawyer. I would absolutely recommend him - intelligent, ethical, and obtains great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Agruss is a very knowledgeable attorney."
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Credit repair Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an excellent attorney who is extremely generous with his time. He is an expert in FDCPA matters, having handled several thousand cases successfully. I fully endorse his services."
Debt settlement Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a very knowledgeable debt collection attorney who has helped many people in Chicago as well as through free advice on the internet with AVVO. Truly an asset to the legal community."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Michael for his thoughtful representation of clients who find themselves in difficult situations and need guidance. Michael is extremely knowledgable and able to navigate swiftly through an often confusing and frustrating process. Michael is very responsive and I confidently recommend clients and other attorneys to seek Michael's expertise."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Agruss is an excellent attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him and have witnessed first-hand his keen insight on the law and his ability to obtain excellent results for his clients."
Debt collection Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an outstanding attorney. He provides zealous representation without taking frivolous positions. He is exceptionally well prepared and is thorough in his work product. I look forward to working with Michael again."
Debt collection Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael focuses his career on helping consumers with the FDCPA and debt collection issues. He has helped numerous consumers, which is quite impressive. Michael also spends time giving free advice on Avvo, which is commendable. Michael Stephen Agruss is an asset to the legal community."
Credit repair Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Agruss is an attorney focused on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations. He can help you dispute you credit report and find other solutions to resolve your debt when bankruptcy is not an option available to you."
Debt settlement Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Agruss provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO users. The numerous cases he has handled and the detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community. Anyone needing assistance with a debt collection, debt settlement, credit repair or personal injury legal matter would be well served in consulting with this professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Agruss has resolved over 1,500 FDCPA cases, and therefore, he knows how to handle these cases quickly and efficiently. Also, he is admitted to multiple jurisdictions, which shows that he has a vast legal knowledge."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scan Mike's client reviews and you will see why he is an up-and-coming consumer attorney. The legal community needs lawyers who are client oriented, who want to make a difference, not just make a buck. My gut tells me Mike is that kind of guy."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is competent, caring, and responsive, and a superb communicator. I commend Michael for taking the time to answer Avvo questions, which answers are always "spot on.""
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