Michael T. Gill

Michael T. Gill

Shareholder
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
872-225-0195
800-721-8055
Email:
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Michael Gill has dedicated his professional life to representing persons injured or killed by the negligence of others. He has successfully prosecuted cases for people hurt by unsafe or defective products (including construction equipment and motor vehicles), medical malpractice, motor vehicle and truck accidents, construction accidents, sexual assault, and other negligent acts and omissions.

Michael is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He has been honored with the following awards and ratings:

  • "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell
    • Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
  • Leading Lawyers Network 
    • Chosen one of the top 5% of Illinois lawyers in the fields of professional malpractice and personal injury law, 2004 to present 
  • Illinois SuperLawyer, 2012 to present
    • "Rising Star" 2008 to 2011
  • AVVO "10.0/10.0 Superb" Rating
  • Forty Under Forty to Watch
    • Named one of the forty Chicago lawyers Under Forty to Watch by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2006

"We take on fewer cases than most law firms. Doing so allows Bruce, Matt and me to give each case the attention it deserves and requires. We know that each lawsuit weighs on the minds of our clients, and we strive to end each case as quickly and successfully as possible." Michael Gill

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Negligence
  • Auto Collisions
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - 1994

Published Works

  • Chapter 4 - Negligence/Standard of Care, ITLA Medical Negligence Trial Notebook, 1997-1998; 2000-Present
  • Chapter 5 - Accident Reconstruction, ITLA Automobile Litigation Book, 2002
  • Motions in Limine and Motions for Mistrial, Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association, October, 1997

Classes/Seminars

  • ABOTA Masters In Trial, March 10, 2017 - Present
  • Trial Practice Intensive, Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2010 - 2014
  • Product Liability from Plaintiff's Perspective, CBA Tort Litigation Committee, March 10, 2010 - Present
  • IPI Update - Sharpen Your Trial Skills, Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2009 - Present
  • Standard of Care & IPI 105.01, ITLA Medical Malpractice Seminar, December 6, 2008 - Present
  • The IPI, Illinois Supreme Court, and Trying a Products Liability Case in Illinois, ITLA Products Liability Committee Webinar, April 24, 2008 - Present
  • Tort Law Update - Specific Torts, ISBA Tort Law Section, June 29, 2008 - Present
  • ATLA Trial Team - Head Coach, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2004 - 2007
  • Anatomy of a Medical Negligence Case, ACOOG, 2006 - Present
  • Picking a Jury in Cook County, CBA/YLS Tort Litigation Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Managing Referring Attorney Relationships, CBA Tort Litigation Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Handling Jury Instructions at Trial, CBA Young Lawyer's Section, Tort Litigation Committee, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2009 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Amicus Curiae Committee, 1997 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Medical Negligence Committee, 1997 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Product Liability Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Tort Litigation Committee, 1997 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2003 - 2004
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Tort Law Section Council, 2005 - 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, 2008 - 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), General Assembly, 2008 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Hofeld & Schaffner, Law Clerk, 1995 - 1997
  • Bruce R. Pfaff & Associates, Ltd., Trial Lawyer, 1997 - 2002
  • Pfaff & Gill, Ltd., Shareholder, 2003 - 2013