Michael Wierzbicki

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates - Chicago
25 E Washington St, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 372-8822
www.horwitzlaw.com


Michael currently resides on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Board of Managers.

Mike has represented clients in Cook, Will, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Ford and Grundy counties. He has also litigated matters in the Illinois First District Appellate Court, the Illinois Second District Appellate Court and the Illinois Court of Claims.

Primary Practice Focus
Mike Wierzbicki is an aggressive trial lawyer who is passionate about helping people who have been seriously injured. Although fair and just out-of-court settlements have many merits, Mike is especially interested in, and successful at prevailing in, complex litigation involving difficult-to-prove cases of serious injury.

The personal injury cases Mike has tried have involved:
Truck accidents
Automobile accidents
Premises liability
Nursing home abuse and neglect
Mild and severe traumatic brain injury
Chronic pain
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue injuries
Hip and pelvic fractures
Spine and spinal cord injury and rehabilitation
Product liability
Wrongful death
Construction injury
Slip and fall cases
In-Depth Look

Before joining Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Mike practiced commercial litigation and represented physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice defense cases. He gained his first practical legal experience before entering law school when he handled files and legal investigations for plaintiffs firm in Southfield, Mich.

Since joining Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates in 2002, Mike has become a force with distinction, obtaining many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for personal injury victims and their families. He consistently fights for the powerless against insurance companies, corporations, and government agencies. Mike is especially familiar with medical issues because, early on in his legal career, he defended doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.

Education
DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1999)
Albion College (B.A., 1996)

Admissions
Illinois, 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Honors and Awards
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (Illinois) - The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The America Trial Lawyers Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations
American Society of Legal Advocates
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
National Trial Lawyers Association
The American Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Association for Justice
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Will County Bar Association

Appellate and Supreme Court Arguments
Wilson v. Bashaw
Burt v. City of Chicago