Michael P. Cogan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Cogan & Power, P.C.
1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-477-2500
Fax: 312-477-2501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Michael P. Cogan has been a compassionate and aggressive advocate for victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death for nearly 40 years, securing for his clients multimillion-dollar verdicts. A founding partner of Cogan & Power, P.C., Mr. Cogan has received the highest possible peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the top 100 attorneys in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network. He is an invited member of the prestigious Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers, on the Board of Governors of the ITLA, an Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School, and the Co-Chair of the ITLA Medical Negligence Committee. Mr. Cogan writes bi-monthly for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and has an article in the November 2013 Illinois Bar Journal.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

About Michael P. Cogan

Admitted: 1981, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.coganpower.com/attorneys/michael-p-cogan/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Coach, Little League Baseball, 1995 - 2000
  • Coach, Glencoe Park District Basketball, 1995 - 2000
  • Commissioner, Village of Glencoe Baseball Association
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 1986 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, B.S., 1978

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Published author in Daily Law Bulletin and Illinois State Bar Journal, author, 2012
  • Invited Speaker on Voir Dire, Law Bulletin Jury Management Conference, 2010
  • Faculty, Annual Judges Symposium, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Law Bulletin Litigation Series, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Invited Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, "Special Ethical Considerations in Handling Medical Malpractice Cases," 2005
  • Invited Speaker, "How Not to Get Sued," University of Illinois at Chicago, Third-Year Resident Retreat
  • Invited Speaker, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, 2004
  • Invited Speaker, American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, 1999 - 2000
  • Invited Speaker, "International Screening Guidelines for Colon Cancer, "Crohns and Colitis Foundation, Innesbrook, FL, 2000
  • Legal Issues, St. Francis Hospital Grand Rounds, 1994, 1997, 2000
  • Legal Issues, University of Chicago Hospital Grand Rounds, 1998, 1999
  • Invited Speaker, Issues in Medical Malpractice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2001
  • Invited Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Negligence Committee, Co-Chair, 2014
  • Appointed Adjunct Professor, John Marshall Law School 2015 Elected Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association Board of Governors, 2016
  • Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Supporting Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2013
  • Member, Society of Trial Lawyers, Chicago
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Supporting Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2005 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Cornerstones Health, Inc., 2011 - Present
  • Member and Legal Counsel, The Knapp Burn Foundation, 1992 - 1995
  • Past President, University of Chicago Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation
  • Benefactor, Family Services of Glencoe
  • Judge, National Moot Court Trial Competition, 1998
  • National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, Judge, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001


  • John Marshall Law School Distinguished Career Award Appointed by the Dean to 'John Marshall Board of Visitors'    , John Marshall Law School, 2017
  • Member, Society of Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Consumer Lawyers in Illinois according to the Leading Lawyers Network, 1997 - 1999
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum, induction into the Network of Leading Attorneys, 1997 - 1999
  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Illinois Leading Attorneys
  • Induction into the Network of Leading Attorneys
  • Top 5% of Lawyers, Leading Lawyers Network
  • Highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Lawyers by American Association Justice, 2009 - 2011


  • (2017) 15.2million dollar verdict for 61 year old woman whose Stage I cancer was missed in a CT in 2011. As a result of the delay, diagosed with metastatic lung cancer in 2015., 2017
  • $11.4 million: While undergoing a cervical fusion revision at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a 53-year old man sustained injury to his cervical cord. He was rendered a ventilator dependent quadriplegic for 2 years and subsequently died from his injuries.
  • $6 million: Obstetrician failed to proceed with delivery in response to subtle irregularities in fetal monitor tracing.  Infant was born oxygen deprived and was subsequently diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy.
  • $5.582 million: 5-1/2 month-old girl received an overdose of 3% sodium chloride at Roseland Hospital, resulting in a permanent brain injury.
  • $4.05 million: 43-year-old woman suffered an eye injury to her left orbital floor in a car accident.  Plastic surgeon incorrectly placed titanium mesh and screws into the eye area. Patient suffered nerve entrapment and later required surgery to remove the plate and screws. She continues to suffer from left-sided facial pain and takes pain medication.
  • $3.7 million: Following routine out-patient bunionectomy, orthopedic surgeon prescribed an excessive dose of extra-strength Vicodin. After ingesting the Vicodin as prescribed for three days, the 38-year-old suffered liver failure from Tylenol component of Vicodin and died.
  • $2.6 million: 14-year-old girl was brought to the University of Illinois at Chicago with breathing problems, lack of appetite, and history of blood in her sputum. After being treated and released, she was readmitted the following day. Doctors diagnosed pneumonia and advised that there was a hole in her lung. She did not survive the resulting surgery.
  • $2.4 million: 26 year-old woman was admitted to Columbus Hospital with known viral encephalitis. Medical personnel at Columbus Hospital failed to properly monitor electrolytes resulting in SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone) induced hyponatremia with resultant brain edema, herniation, cardiac arrest, and death.
  • $2.1 million: Breech baby delivered vaginally at Ingalls Hospital was stuck in the birth canal for 25 minutes. The baby died 2 years later from complications resulting from this difficult labor.
  • $2.05 million: 56-year-old husband and father was admitted to Lutheran General Hospital to determine cause of obstructive jaundice. After undergoing diagnostic ERCP, he developed cholangitis (infection of the bile duct) which went undiagnosed, and resulted in sepsis, septic shock, cardiac arrest, and the patient’s death.
  • $2 million: 50-year-old man died from cardiac arrest while driving himself to the emergency room, after health-care provider failed to respond properly to his complaints of cardiac signs and symptoms.

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • CBA
  • ITLA
  • Society Of Trial Attorneys
Show More
Office Location for Michael P. Cogan

1 East Wacker Drive
Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-477-2500

Fax: 312-477-2501

Last Updated: 6/8/2021

Page Generated: 1.0511860847473 sec