Michael Teich

Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.
161 N. Clark St., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601

Michael L. Teich is an accomplished, board-certified* trial lawyer with more than two decades of experience representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Michael has a history of multi-million dollar, record-breaking verdicts and settlements for clients in cases arising from aviation negligence, defective products and medical devices, semi-truck and motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice and construction accidents. He is recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and is one of a select group of lawyers in Illinois certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil advocacy. He has also been a guest lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Among his most notable achievements, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois appointed Michael lead counsel for a nationwide group of victims of contaminated heparin-filled medical syringes. Michael pursued those responsible for manufacturing and distributing the defective medical devices in multiple lawsuits in state and federal courts. His efforts led to payment of millions of dollars to victims of the defective devices around the country.  Michael knows that each of his clients is seeking help during some of the most difficult times of their lives, and he strives to help each client in ways that go beyond the monetary results.  * Board certification is not required to practice law in Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize specialties in the practice of law. Notable Settlement and Verdicts: $10 million settlement for an ironworker in a construction negligence case $7.1 million verdict in a case involving a regional jet crash $4.5 million settlement in a kidney damage medical malpractice case $4.1 million record-breaking verdict in DuPage County, Illinois $3.09 million record-breaking jury verdict in Decatur, Illinois $3 million recovery for victims of contaminated syringes $2.25 million verdict for man killed by a distracted driver $2 million verdict for a woman injured by a defective machine at work $2 million settlement for the family of a teenager killed in a plane crash $1.9 million settlement in a case involving a defective truck $1.2 million settlement for a worker injured in an industrial accident in what is the largest reported recovery for amputated fingers in Illinois outside of Cook County $1 million settlement in a case involving a defective truck  Areas of Practice Personal Injury Aviation Injury Construction Negligence Litigation & Appeals Medical Malpractice Motor Vehicle Accidents Product Liability Trucking Accidents Wrongful Death  Bar Admissions Illinois, 1994  Admitted pro hac vice in:  Wisconsin  Kentucky  Ohio  North Carolina  Michigan  New York  Wyoming  Court Admissions: All Illinois state courts United States District Court of Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar United States District Court for Central District of Illinois United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit  Education University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1993 Cornell University, B.S., 1990  Published Works:  ?The Pre-Abdullah Consensus That Federal Law Does Not Preempt the Field of Aviation Safety in Tort Cases Should Remain the Law,? Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, DePaul University College of Law, spring 2009 Volume 8 ?The Erosion of Secrecy in Air Disaster Litigation,? Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, DePaul University College of Law, spring 2011 Volume 10  Classes/Seminars: Guest Lecturer, Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law ?The Other Rules of the Road,? What Parents of Teen Drivers Should Know  Honors and Awards: Illinois Super Lawyers Professional Associations and Memberships American Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Bar Association Lake County Bar Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association American Association for Justice American College of Board Certified Attorneys, Fellow