Michael F. Sullivan


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Michael Sullivan has worked at Schwartz Jambois since 2011, first as a law clerk and currently as an attorney. Michael's practice is dedicated to representing victims in medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile negligence, and premises liability litigation. He has obtained outstanding results in counties throughout the State of Illinois, resulting in excess of 50 million dollars recovered on behalf of his clients. His trial experience includes cases involving medical malpractice, automobile collisions and premises liability. Additionally, Michael has successfully argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Court. As a result of his achievements, Michael has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star, a recognition given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40. He has also been recognized by Leading Laywers Magazine as an Emerging Lawyer for 2022.

Michael grew up on the South Side of Chicago and received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Areas of Practice:

Verdicts and Settlements

  • $10,180,000 - Ciolek v. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 17 L 2831; Medical malpractice jury verdict for failure to diagnose sepsis resulting in death
  • $8,850,000 – Medical malpractice settlement for an improperly performed Whipple procedure
  • $5,500,000 – Medical malpractice settlement for surgical malpractice resulting in death
  • $4,000,000 – Personal injury settlement for automobile negligence
  • $3,000,000 – Aragon v. Vine Line Trucking, 19 L 634; Personal injury verdict for a mild traumatic brain injury in a trucking collision
  • $3,000,000 - Medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose prostate cancer
  • $1,750,000 – Medical malpractice settlement for failure to monitor patient’s INR on Coumadin
  • $1,569,583 - Geisheimer v. Grish, 18 L 734; Personal injury verdict for SUV vs. motorcycle collision
  • $1,200,000 - Giese v. Palatine Heart Center, 19 LA 91; Medical malpractice verdict for failure to properly administer a cardiac stress test resulting in death
  • $1,150,000 – Medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose a necrotizing infection
  • $1,100,000 – Personal injury settlement for a automobile collision resulting in a fractured femur
  • $1,000,000 – Medical malpractice settlement for improper abdominal procedure
  • $975,000 – Stavola v. Progressive Surgical, 18 L 535; Medical malpractice verdict for an improperly performed hernia repair surgery
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