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Michael Schlechtweg

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Practice Areas

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2009

Indiana University Bloomington, B.A., 2006

Admissions

Illinois 

Michael became a lawyer because he wanted to stand up for businesses and the individuals behind them. As a member of our Construction Practice Group, Michael represents clients from pre-suit matters through trial. He has tried many cases to verdict before Cook County juries. Michael’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and general contractors sued for personal injuries.

Clients appreciate Michael’s meticulous preparation and case knowledge. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association

Experience

  • Successfully recovered large portions of workers’ compensation liens for a number of employers in third-party actions
  • Drafted briefs to the 4th District and Illinois Supreme Court that eventually upheld the ruling of the trial court and saved his client millions
  • Avoided a $13 million contribution judgment by waving his client’s workers’ compensation lien post trial

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