Michael S. Cetina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Wheaton, IL

Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered
 | 2150 Manchester Road, Suite 200, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-912-5693
Fax: 630-462-1984
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael S. Cetina is a partner at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, in Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Cetina focuses his practice on personal injury and nursing home abuse cases, serving clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties.

As a personal injury attorney for more than three decades, Mr. Cetina has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for Illinois residents. Prior to representing injury victims, he practiced at an insurance defense firm. This experience provided him with valuable knowledge and insight as to the strategies used by insurance companies, which he now uses to help his clients receive just compensation following an injury.

In addition to managing his law practice, Mr. Cetina is involved in various professional and community activities. He has served as an adjunct professor at College of DuPage and is the author of a number of legal articles. He has lectured at many bar association conferences and participated in mock trial competitions.

A member of several professional legal organizations, Mr. Cetina belongs to the DuPage County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a founding member of the Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court and holds an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating from the peer-review service.

Mr. Cetina earned a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. He received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 1985. He is qualified to appear before all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Court 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Michael Cetina

Admitted: 1985, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.wkc-lawyers.com/attorneys/mike-cetina/


  • Leading Lawyers, Nations Top Lawyers, 2015 – 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Robert E. Jones Inn of Court
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court (Northern District of IL), 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, College of DuPage
  • Lecturer, Benedictine University

Educational Background:

  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, B.A, 1982
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Office Location for Michael S. Cetina

2150 Manchester Road, Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-912-5693

Fax: 630-462-1984

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Last Updated: 12/12/2019

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