Michael began his tenure at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC as a law clerk in 2014, where he quickly learned the importance of representing the injured and wronged with tenacity, passion, and dedication.
Since joining Romanucci & Blandin as an associate attorney in 2018, Michael has focused his practice on medical malpractice, construction negligence, toxic torts, motor vehicle collisions and wrongful death.
In his first three years of practice, Michael had the privilege of second chairing multiple trials with Founding Partner, Stephan D. Blandin including a complex medical malpractice case and nursing home case. He also crossed examined a Defendant driver before the jury awarded a $1.3 million dollar verdict.
Michael’s work has helped secure multiple medical malpractice settlements in the amount of $12.35 million, $8 million, $4.25 million, and $2.875 million. Michael also had the honor of representing the family of a worker who died following a tragic workplace injury which resulted in a $50 million settlement in November 2020. He took over 40 depositions in the case and worked with and presented expert witnesses across the country in an effort to help prove this complex case.
Most recently, Michael filed lawsuits on behalf of nine Plaintiffs stemming from illnesses caused by metal companies that were dumping chemicals into the groundwater in Union, Illinois. Further, he continues to litigate the firm’s concussion litigation cases against the National Football League (NFL) on behalf of retired football players and is working on prosecuting several Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash cases against Boeing.
Michael obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 where he walked-on the football team as a kicker and earned a varsity letter his senior year. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Michael is an active member of various professional organizations including: the American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyer Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.
Environmental & Toxic Torts
Mass Torts & Class Actions
Nursing Home Abuse
Transportation & Car Accidents
Education & Certifications
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2012
Awards & Recognition
American Association for Justice, Certificate of Recognition, 2020-2022
American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division – Excellence Award, 2020, 2021
Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers®, 2020-2021
Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2021
Anthony J. Fornelli Emerging Leader Award, 2017
Justinian Society of Lawyers, Civil Justice Preservation Scholarship, 2017
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Emilie Tavoliere Furda Scholarship, 2017
University of Notre Dame Football Monogram Recipient, 2012
Legal Activities & Leadership
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Professional Negligence Section Newsletter Editor, 2021-2022
AAJ, New Lawyers Division Education Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2022
Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2020, 2021
CBA, Young Lawyers Division Tort Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, 2021
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Joint Civil Committee of Italian Americans
Justinian Society of Lawyers
St. Ignatius College Prep Young Alumni Society
St. Ignatius College Prep Monogram Club
University of Notre Dame Monogram Career Network
University of Notre Dame Monogram Club
University of Notre Dame Club of Chicago