Since graduating from De Paul University College of Law in 1997, Michael T. Mertz has practiced with Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.. In 2004, he became a partner. Mr. Mertz exclusively represents injured persons and their families in all types of cases, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, product liability, construction accidents, automobile collisions, and premises liability cases.
Throughout his tenure he has served his clients well, achieving significant verdicts and obtaining record-setting settlements. To date, Mr. Mertz has recovered more than $150 Million for his clients. Mr. Mertz has successfully resolved cases in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, Nevada, Indiana and Oklahoma.
Through his extensive experience in complex cases, Mr. Mertz has honed his skills to evaluate each case closely and quickly identify successful theories and arguments. His tireless and aggressive advocacy, coupled with his flexibility throughout each phase of litigation, allows Mr. Mertz to achieve maximum recoveries on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Mertz also serves as his clients’ appellate lawyer. In 1999, in Modelski v. Navistar Int’l Transp. Corp., 302 Ill.App.3d 879, 707 N.E.2d 239 (1st Dist. 1999), Mr. Mertz argued before the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and won a reversal of a jury’s verdict entered against his client. The case settled shortly after Mr. Mertz convinced the Appellate Court to rule in his client’s favor.
In 2001, in Keef v. Widuch, et al., 321 Ill.App.3d 571, 747 N.E.2d 992 (1st Dist. 2001), Mr. Mertz again successfully appealed the dismissal the complaint in one of his cases by convincing the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, to reverse the lower court’s ruling.