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Michael Hersh Korein

Workers compensation Attorney at Belleville, IL

5.0   25 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
    New York - NY 33 years
    Missouri - MO 27 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
    100%
    Dedicated to successfully maximizing the benefits and rights of injured workers throughout Southern Illinois. Including serious spinal injuries to the neck, low back, and mid-back; knees; hips; shoulders; elbows; wrists; and traumatic brain injuries/ post-traumatic stress and depression.

    33 years, 2,500 cases

DON'T MESS WITH MY CLIENTS! BEST RESULTS. CONTINGENCY FEE ONLY. 29 YEARS EXPERIENCE!

I am passionate about representing my clients to the best of my ability and have been doing so successfully for 25 years.  This has won me the recognition of my peers as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois Workers Compensation and rated as one of the Best Lawyers in America.  I have taught numerous continuing legal education courses to other attorneys practicing workers compensation law and have even spoken as a guest lecturer to the Illinois Workers Compensation arbitrators and commissioners as part of their own continuing educational requirements.

 

In addition, I believe in giving back to the community.  From running free speed and agility clinics to coaching youth sports to my involvement with Youth Lifeline America, I love teaching our children about the importance of self respect, self discipline, and achieving personal success on and off the field.

Awards

Top Contributor 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2017 + 3 ...
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Matt | May 15, 2014
Great lawyer
I have always herd horror stories of working with attorneys but Mike was very easy to work with I would recommend him to anybody who needed a lawyer.
Posted by Del | May 9, 2014
The best at workers Compensation!
Michael has helped me and many of my coworkers. He is the hardest working lawyer in the business. He will get you everything that you deserve. His knowledge and tenacity is unmatched. He cares about you and your case.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Michael Korein, from start to finish, will exceed all expectations...As a hands on attorney with an excellent support staff, he will be honest, kind, and determined in representing his clients and ensure nothing is overlooked. Always looking towards the future, his goal will be your success and ultimate healing as he handles all the hurdles. It was truly a pleasure working with Michael, one I will always be grateful for.
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Posted by Taj | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr. Korein and his office staff were extremely helpful. When I contacted his office with my workman's comp case I had no idea what I was entitled to or anything about the process. He took care of all the details, he kept me informed of each step. He told me exactly what information and paperwork I needed to provide as the process progressed. He was my voice during the negotiations. Without Mr. Korein's help I would have been lost during this process and certainly would not have revieved the benefits and settlement I was entitled to. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Korein services.
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Posted by Mike | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent ttorney
After dealing with workers compensation for over 3 years and being sent to inferior providers I retained Michael Korein he immediately took charge of case letting insurance know he was representing me and arranged for me to choose between 3 highly qualified Orthopedic Surgeons. I Can't thank him and his staff enough for their caring and professionalism in how the handled every aspect of my case and for keeping me informed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mike
My ordeal began dealing with the work compensation insurance company at the beginning of my injury. My injury was straight forward but the insurance company was not there to be helpful. Doctors told me not to wait to get my surgery as ill repairable damage would be done. I was struggling to get the ball rolling as the insurance kept dragging out my injury. My frustration lead me to Mike Korein. I didn't know what to expect. Mike was straight forward and answered all my questions. He returned my calls promptly when I was unable to speak with him. He took over and handled all the issues I had.His working with me, he cut though the nonsense.He kept me informed of the nonsense the insurance company was laying out. He was able to get the answers I couldn't. It wasn't long and I finally received the surgery I desperately needed. Having Mike on my side, I truly was so relieved. I can now move along with my life. He helped me receive compensation I was due and I'm thankful. Compensation I feel for not only the nagging pain I will continue live with, but the emotional pain of helplessness individuals like me endure when trying to deal with Insurance companies on our own. It's true, you need Mike if you want to be made whole. You'll just struggle trying to go about without him being on your side.
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Posted by Cody | December 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
My Lawyer helped me on everything that needed to be done, every time I email or call him he would always get back with me. Very dependable lawyer to get.
Posted by Rickey | December 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmans comp
The best lawyer I've had by far. Goes above and beyond for his clients. As soon as he took my case on I had no worries. He took care of everything. 10/10 would recommend!
Posted by Carl | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work comp
Mike was very professional and fair! He truly is one of the best out there. He took all the hassle out of a difficult process and made it easy for me! Thanks Mike
Posted by chris | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A slayer of giants
I was injured on the job while working for one of the larger corporations in the US. The company told me I was nothing to them and refused to do anything for me. I reached out to Mike and informed him of my situation. After a lengthy discussion I hired him and he proceeded to go to work. In short Mike defeated the giant corporation and ensured that I received all the medical attention and benefits I was entitled to under law. Diligence, quality, compassion, and grace under pressure are the attributes Mike Korein brings to the table; I couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Gayla | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I have had the pleasure of having Michael Korein as my work-comp attorney. After being told by employer that I couldn’t file a claim, I contacted Michael. He reassured me that he would handle it. And, handle it, he did! Michael and his staff made the process as painless as possible. They took care of everything from beginning to end, making me feel comfortable with the entire process. He kept me up to date, along the way, and negotiated a great settlement. I would highly recommend to anyone!! Work-Comp and the treatment of employers is daunting enough, but when you have someone fighting for you, it does ease the burden. All I can say is- Exceptional Service, from start to finish!
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Posted by Adrienne | February 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is excellent and he excelled
He did a very good job with my case. I found him on AVVO and I am very happy he was listed here. I could not ask for a better attorney to handle my case. When I say he went above and beyond, he did. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Help
I needed answers to some legal questions I had. I was provided quick, knowledgeable and professional assistance to my concerns.
Posted by Mike | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp Representation
Mike Korein recently handled my work comp case. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Korein to anyone in need of legal assistance for a work comp case. He made sure the insurance company did their job! He always responded immediately to all of my inquiries either via phone or email. He's very knowledgeable in his field of law. All in all, just a very nice guy too. If you need a Worker's Comp attorney, I would definitely contact Mike and his staff. Very professional group of people.
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Posted by Robert | October 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmans Comp
With all of the changes happening in Illinois Workmans Comp law Mr. Korein's firm and support personnel were able to maximize my settlement amount. They were excellent to work with, maintained communication throughout the process and were supportive even after the case was resolved. If you need a workmans comp. attorney you would do well to see him.
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Posted by Rosalind | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top of the line attorney
It was a gracious pleasure to have been a client of Mr. Michael Korein. I knew immediately he was the right lawyer for me. The nice things about Mr. Korein he is very consistent with always being available for questions and concerns. Mr. Korein is always on top of your well being. What is BEST for the client. Great integrity. Great staff. Mr. Korein is all about doing what's RIGHT! Thank you so much Mr. Korein for such a professional experience.
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Posted by Becki | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He made it easy!!
Mike has been nothing but a pleasure to work with throughout my workman’s compensation case. From our first meeting till the end he has been easy to communicate with, honest, and attentive to me as his client. He is extremely professional and friendly. I am sure my outcome would have been much different without his assistance. Thank you for all you do, Mike!
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Posted by John | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mike recently handled my work comp case and he made a very stressful situation much easier to deal with for my family and I. I was referred to a great physician and had the best medical care possible thanks to Mr. Korein. He even took the time to speak to my 12 year old son who is interested by the legal process. I would highly recommend Mr. Korein.
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Posted by Phillip | March 12, 2015
Excellence
Honest, respectful, informative, very knowledgable about what he does, hard worker and over all I'd choose Mr korein to fight my legal disputes anytime, thanks again for your help.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2014
Excellent Attorney, I wouldn't want anyone else.
Mr. Korein is a brilliant person and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to have met him, I just wish under different circumstances. I feel comfortable speaking with Mr. Korein, it is simple to communicate with him as well as scheduling a time to speak with him. He was always in touch with me and we never had large gaps in-between our communications. If you need a Worker's Comp attorney, I would suggest giving him a call for a free consultation. You will not regret it.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Glass & Korein, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate attorney
  • Carr, Korein, Tillery et al
  • 1995 - 2003
  • Associate Attorney for National Maritime Union
  • Cappiello Hofman & Katz
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Associate attorney
  • Moses & Singer, LLP
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Summer Associate
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Summer Clerk
  • Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Law Clerk/Investigator
  • Carr, Korein, Tillery
  • 1986 - 1988
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1989
  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1989
  • University of Arizona
  • BPA
  • 1986
  • Belleville Township High School West
  • High School diploma
  • 1982
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • House v. Tower Automotive
  • Arbitrator reversed by Commission in favor of injured worker
  • Ezell v. Kraft Foods/Capri Sun
  • Affirmed by Commission and Upheld by Appellate Court

Associations

  • JCC Maccabi Games
  • Head Soccer Coach
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association for Soccer Education and Training
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Workers Compensation Committee
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club
  • Coach/Club Trainer
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Youth Lifeline America
  • Facilitator/Youth Life Coach
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Gators Soccer FC
  • Head Coach
  • 2004 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Workers Compensation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Leading Lawyer in Illinois Workers Compensation
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Workers Compensation
  • St. Louis Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Workers Compensation
  • Chicago Law Bulletin
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Comprehensive Case Preparation Techniques in Workers' Compensation
  • 2011
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Ethics and Workers' Compensation
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Avoiding Ethical Obstacles in Workers' Compensation
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Complex Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute
  • Avoiding Ethical Obstacles in Workers' Compensation
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute
  • Calculation of Compensation and Settlements
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Agency Issues in Workers' Compensation
  • 2007
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Ethical Obligations Pertaining to Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
  • 2006
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Evidentiary Issues in Workers' Compensation
  • 2006
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Maritime Causes of Action for Personal Injury Available to Seamen
  • 2002
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Employment Issues in Workers' Compensation
  • 2002
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Ethical Issues- Getting By in a Less Than Perfect World
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teamsters union meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2013
  • Advanced Workers Compensation Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Illinois Workers Compensation Practice
  • 2013
  • Teamsters union meetings
  • Rights of injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2012
  • IWCC continuing education program for Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission staff members
  • Substance abuse and mental health issues in the practice of law
  • 2012
  • Teamsters union meetings
  • Rights of injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2011
  • Teamsters Union Meeting
  • Rights of injured Workers
  • 2010
  • Teamsters Union meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2009
  • Teamsters Union Meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2008
  • Teamsters Union Meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2007
  • UAW Union Meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2005
  • UAW meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2004
  • Greater Madison County Federation of Labor
  • Issues in Illinois Workers' Compensation
  • 2004
  • UAW Union meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 2003
  • Sheet Metal Workers' union Meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 1997
  • Sheet Metal Workers' Union meetings
  • Rights of Illinois Injured workers
  • 1996
  • Pipe Fitters Union meeting
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 1996
  • Carpenters' Union meetings
  • Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Michael
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a highly skilled and intelligent advocate for his workers' compensation clients. In this highly compartmentalized area, he is the go-to guy without exception. I have referred numerous workers' comp clients to him, and in addition to obtaining outstanding results for the clients, he is very hands on and willing to keep his clients well informed throughout the process (not many attorneys are willing to do this). Simply put, I know that when referring a client to him, they will be in good hands. I endorse him without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike and I have been on the opposite side of cases for a number of years. He's always well prepared, knows the applicable law and is an enthusiastic and zealous advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Korein is a sharp legal mind and an excellent work injury attorney. I know any client I refer to him will be well represented."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a great lawyer. He is conscientious, smart and hard working. I refer him my Illinois Work Injury referrals as a result of his ability and succesfull recoveries in these matters."
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