Michael L. Teich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.
 | 161 North Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-372-3822
Fax: 312-372-3833
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Chicago, Illinois-based Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd., Michael L. Teich focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake and Kane counties, he assists those who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, aviation accidents, motor vehicle crashes and construction site accidents.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Teich earned a Bachelor of Science in applied economics and management from Cornell University in 1990. He then pursued his legal education at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. After graduation, Mr. Teich spent two years as counsel to the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives before entering private practice. He has been with his current firm since 2017.

Throughout his career, Mr. Teich has been instrumental in obtaining many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. These have included a $7.1 million verdict in a case involving a regional airline crash, a $1.9 million settlement for a client injured by a defective truck part and a $2.25 million verdict for the family of a man killed by a distracted driver. His fellow professionals have taken note of his successes and have given him a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Teich is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Aviation and Aerospace (20%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)

Personal Injury - Products (20%)

Aviation and Aerospace (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Michael Teich

Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.anesilaw.com/attorneys/michael-l-teich/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wyoming, pro hac vice
  • New York, pro hac vice
  • Michigan, pro hac vice
  • North Carolina, pro hac vice
  • Ohio, pro hac vice
  • Kentucky, pro hac vice
  • Wisconsin, pro hac vice
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • Illinois, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro bono representation of individuals in civil cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “The Other Rules of the Road,” What Parents of Teen Drivers Should Know
  • Guest Lecturer, Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • "The Pre-Abdullah Consensus That Federal Law Does Not Preempt the Field of Aviation Safety in Tort Cases Should Remain the Law", Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, DePaul University College of Law, Spring 2009 Volume 8
  • "The Erosion of Secrecy in Air Disaster Litigation", Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, DePaul University College of Law, Spring 2011 Volume 10

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $2 million verdict for a woman injured by a defective machine at work
  • $3 million for victims of contaminated heparin-filled syringes
  • Record-Breaking jury verdicts for individuals in DuPage County, Illinois ($4.1 million) and Decatur, Illinois ($3.09 million)
  • $1.9 million dollar settlement in a case involving a defective truck
  • $7.1 million verdict in a case involving a regional jet crash tried in Lexington, Kentucky, December 2009
  • $4 million record-breaking personal injury verdict in DuPage County
  • $3 million verdict for a man who suffered a brain injury in a workplace accident
  • $1 million settlement for the widow of an 88 year old man killed as a result of the negligent operation of an ambulance
  • $2 million federal jury verdict for a woman who suffered burns to her hand caused by a defective heat seal press
  • $2.25 million federal verdict for the family of a 76 year old man killed in a motor vehicle collision

Representative Clients:

  • Appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois as Lead Counsel on behalf of the 61 members of the Tort Plaintiffs Group in American Casualty Insurance Co. v. Tanguay;  Appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois as Liaison Counsel on behalf of a nationwide group of victims of contaminated heparin-filled syringes

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, 1990
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Office Location for Michael L. Teich

161 North Clark Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-372-3822

Fax: 312-372-3833

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Last Updated: 10/18/2018

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