Michael T. Gill

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.
Michael T. Gill
Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1997

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015, 2017 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
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Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.

One East Wacker Drive
Suite 3310
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


In Cook County, Chicago, Michael T. Gill brings swift justice for clients as a personal injury attorney at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. Since beginning his law career, Mr. Gill has been a passionate advocate for those who have suffered an injury because of the negligence of another party and vigorously pursues maximum compensation for every client.

Avoidable mistakes can end in serious injury or even death for those who are not at fault, and Mr. Gill represents the rights of clients who have been injured in cases of legal malpractice, auto collisions, construction negligence, medical malpractice, sexual assault, defective products and product liability. He is admitted to practice by the state of Illinois, and with a lighter case load, guarantees that each client gets his full attention.

In 1994, Mr. Gill graduated from Miami University, moving on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1997 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Passionate about education, he currently teaches law students in their second and third years about Trial Practice Intensive at the same university as an adjunct professor.

Mr. Gill has been chosen for the last 13 years as a member of the top 5 percent of personal injury and professional malpractice lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network. Named one of the Forty Under Forty to Watch in 2006 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, he also has an Avvo “Superb” rating given by past clients. For his commitment to ethics and professional accomplishments, Mr. Gill has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

* 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.pfaffgill.com/Attorneys/Michael-T-Gill.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Tort Law Section Council, 2005-Present
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Amicus Curiae Committee, 1997-Present
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Tort Litigation Committee, 1997-Present
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2003-2004
  • Illinois
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Medical Negligence Committee, 1997-Present
Educational Background:
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
  • "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Illinois SuperLawyer, Rising Star" 2008-2011
  • Leading Lawyers Networ, one of the Top 5% of Illinois lawyers in the fields of professional malpractice and personal injury law, 2004-Present
  • AVVO "10.0/10.0 Superb" Rating
  • Named One of the forty Chicago lawyers Under Forty to Watch by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2006
  • Illinois SuperLawyer, 2012-Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Head Coach, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law ATLA Trial Team, 2004-Present
  • Anatomy of a Medical Negligence Case, ACOOG, September 2006
  • Picking a Jury in Cook County, CBA/YLS Tort Litigation Committee, October 2005
  • Managing Referring Attorney Relationships, CBA Tort Litigation Committee, May 2003
  • ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, Chapter 4, Negligence/Standard of Care, 1997-1998, 2000-Present
  • ITLA Automobile Litigation Book, Chapter 5, Accident Reconstruction, 2002
  • Handling Jury Instructions at Trial, CBA Young Lawyer’s Section, Tort Litigation Committee, February 2002
  • Co-Author, Motions in Limine and Motions for Mistrial, Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, October 1997

Office location for Michael T. Gill

One East Wacker Drive
Suite 3310
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-638-2407


10 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015, 2017 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

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