Our Personal Injury Lawyers Proudly Serve Chicago and All of Illinois.

Michael T. Gill

Michael T. Gill


lead Counsel LC Verified
Super Lawyers Michael T. Gill 10 Years


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


  • 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, 03/10/2017
  • Trial Practice Intensive, Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2010 to 2014
  • Product Liability from Plaintiff's Perspective, CBA Tort Litigation Committee, 03/10/2010
  • IPI Update - Sharpen Your Trial Skills, Illinois State Bar Association, 02/27/2009
  • Standard of Care & IPI 105.01, ITLA Medical Malpractice Seminar, 12/06/2008
  • The IPI, Illinois Supreme Court, and Trying a Products Liability Case in Illinois, ITLA Products Liability Committee Webinar, 04/24/2008
  • Tort Law Update - Specific Torts, ISBA Tort Law Section, 06/29/2008
  • ATLA Trial Team - Head Coach, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2004 to 2007
  • Anatomy of a Medical Negligence Case, ACOOG, 2006
  • Picking a Jury in Cook County, CBA/YLS Tort Litigation Committee, 2005
  • Managing Referring Attorney Relationships, CBA Tort Litigation Committee, 2003
  • Handling Jury Instructions at Trial, CBA Young Lawyer's Section, Tort Litigation Committee, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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