Michael S. Baird

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Stotis & Baird Chartered
Michael S. Baird
Stotis & Baird Chartered

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, General Litigation, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1977

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

Stotis & Baird Chartered

200 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Practicing law for more than 45 years, Michael S. Baird is a partner at the Chicago-based law firm Stotis & Baird. He focuses on serving his clients in and around the surrounding counties of Chicago, Illinois, on legal matters related to:

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Professional negligence
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Police misconduct
  • Business law

Representing high-profile clients, Mr. Baird has secured verdicts for several of them, including a supreme court judge, a district court judge, a nationally renowned journalist and many sports professionals. He also takes up cases for doctors, lawyers, teachers, drivers, electricians and homemakers, and has secured settlements worth millions of dollars for his clients. Moreover, he functions as a counsel to prominent multinational corporates and businesses.

Graduating in 1974, Mr. Baird is a Bachelor of Arts graduate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He graduated with high honors receiving his doctorate in jurisprudence in 1977 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was licensed to practice in Illinois in the same year and has served at the Cook County Criminal Defense Consortium and the Jackson County Public Defender’s Office as a staff attorney.

Recognized for his professionalism and achievements in the field of law, Mr. Baird is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. Both his colleagues and satisfied clients endorse him as a knowledgeable attorney who devises creative strategies unique to each case, and he is rated 10/10 on Avvo.

Mr. Baird was admitted pro hac vice in New York, California, Virginia and Wisconsin. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Business Organizations, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% General Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://stotis-baird.com/attorney/michael-baird/

Representative Clients:
  • Sports Planning Unlimited
  • Cermak Produce Inc.
  • Ambar Inc.
  • Draw Enterprises Inc.
  • Independent Recycling Services Inc.
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Huang v. City of Chicago, Cook County
  • Apostol v. Landau, 957 F.2d 339 (1992)
  • Van Steemburg v. T.K. Aviation, 243 Ill.App.3d 299 (1993)
  • Tierney v. Community Memorial Hospital, 268 Ill.App.3d 1050 (1995)
  • People v. Kevin Healy, 293 Ill.App.3d 684 (1997)
  • Star Charters v. Figueroa, 192 Ill. 2d 47 (2000)
  • Jones v. Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, 316 III. App.3d 1121 (2000)
  • Weedon v. Pfizer, 332 Ill. App. 3d 17 (2002)
  • Swanson v. Crete Carrier Corp, 2012 WL 645912 (Fed. Ct. N.D. Indiana)
  • Hatoff v. Arnstein & Lehr, 2013 IL Ap (1st) 131346-U
  • Rosmarin v. Arnstein & Lehr, 2015 IL App (1st) 132013-U
  • Grinyov v. 303 Taxi, 2017 IL App (1st) 160193
  • Zenefits v. Duncan, Cook County
  • Salin v. Hubbard, Cook County
  • Hansen v. Good Sheppard Hospital, Lake County
  • McGuigan v. AMC, Federal District Court
  • Conroy v. Sherwin Williams, Cook County
  • Sanabria v. Hochstedter, et. al., Cook County
  • Pasen v. Rex’s Service Station, Cook County
  • Quentere v. City of Chicago, Cook County
  • Fernandez v. Temple Steel, Cook County
  • Grinyov v. 303 Taxi, Cook County
  • Jones v. Dr. Dedelow, et al., Cook County
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar in 1977
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • Admitted pro hac vice in Wisconsin, California, New York, and Virginia
  • Member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Licensed to practice law in the Illinois State and Federal Courts
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, AVVO is 10/10
  • Super Lawyers, 2014 to the present
Educational Background:
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, B.A. Philosophy, 1974
Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • ISBA
  • ITLA

Office location for Michael S. Baird

200 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-461-1000


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

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