About Michael:

Michael Cushing has dedicated his career to helping people who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others. Michael is an aggressive advocate for his clients and had made a difference in the lives of thousands of injured adults, children and newborns since beginning his practice in 2003.

He has a broad range of hands-on trial experience and is a skilled and poised litigator who focuses on wrongful death, professional malpractice and personal injury cases. Michael always places his clients first, giving them the individualized attention they deserve.

Michael believes that results matter and that is why it his goal to ensure that each of his clients recovers the full value of their injuries. To reach this end he dedicates a tremendous amount of time, energy and focus into each case. His hard work, dedication, and commitment has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

One of Michael’s many achievements is a 1.2 million dollar Motorcycle Injury Verdict he obtained on behalf of the family of a young man who died in a motorcycle collision. Despite evidence that the young man was driving over tow times the posted speed limit and without a helmet the jury returned an award for Michael’s client and apportioned 100% of the fault to the Defendant driver. With this verdict Michael became one of the youngest lawyers in Illinois to obtain a verdict in excess of one million dollars.

Michael has successfully handled extremely complex cases, including medical malpractice cases involving catastrophically injured infants, teens and adults, wrongful deaths from defective pharmaceutical drugs, medical negligence, auto and trucking accidents, as well as product liability cases involving individuals suffering amputation injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Michael has handled cases around the country including Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington, Wyoming and Hawaii. Michael has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A. (2000)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. (2003)
Admissions:
  • Illinois
  • US District Court for Northern District of Illinois