Michael M. Viglione

Personal Injury Attorney Michael Viglione

Michael is an associate with the law firm of Ryan, Ryan & Landa who has been practicing with the firm since 2009. He devotes his practice to representation of injured victims of wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, nursing home neglect, premises liability, handicap accessibility accidents, construction negligence, and institutional negligence.  

For the past three years he has been ranked as a "Rising Star" Illinois attorney by Super Lawyers.  This is an honor given to less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Illinois. 

Michael holds the Lake County Circuit Court record for highest ever verdict obtained by a female plaintiff for aggravation of a pre-existing injury.  His award is the highest verdict in the past 25 years in this category for both males and females. 

Michael represents injured individuals in all counties throughout Illinois.  He is a passionate advocate for his clients who believes that injured individuals should walk away from their experience with the civil justice system feeling vindicated and fairly compensated.

Exemplary recent case recoveries include: 

$4,500,000.00 (Boone County Record) wrongful death recovery for the family members of a concrete worker who was hit and killed by a truck;

$2,750,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery for a woman who suffered multiple fractures, depression, chronic pain, and post concussion syndrome;

$2,520,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery for a man who suffered partial blindness and multiple surgeries;

$1,800,000.00 premises liability recovery for an individual injured by a malfunctioning overhead garage door;

$975,000.00 premises liability/wrongful death recovery for the estate of a 71 year old handicapped individual who suffered a fall down on a negligently constructed and maintained handicapped parking ramp;

$800,000.00 premises liability (confidential) recovery; 

$645,000.00 ​premises liability ​recovery for a handicapped woman who was caused to fall by snow and ice surrounding a designated, handicap accessible parking space;

$602,000.00 (Lake County Record) motor vehicle accident verdict for a woman with pre-existing severe back issues that developed permanent pain due to a three car collision. 

$298,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery for a woman hit by a drunk driver.  

Professional Affiliations:  Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Young Lawyers Division),  Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Association for Justice.

Education:  Bachelor of Arts, Boston College (2005); Juris Doctor, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (2009).

Awards: (Professional) Illinois Super Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016; (Law School) Loyola Advocacy Certificate, Cooney & Conway Advocacy Scholarship; Jesuit International Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Nu; Mayer Brown Fellow for international commercial arbitration advocacy.

Other Distinctions: Extern for Justice Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court; Extern for Honorable Richard Cudahy, 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals; Founder of the Loyola Employment Law mock trial team; Editor of the Illinois Judicial Symposium Issue of the Loyola Law Journal



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