Michael M. Viglione



Waukegan, Illinois






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Michael is a partner with the law firm of Ryan, Ryan & Viglione 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.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Premises Liability
  • Handicap Accessibility Accidents
  • Construction Negligence
  • Institutional Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2013


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude – 2009
    • Honors: Loyola Advocacy Certificate
    • Honors: Cooney & Conway Advocacy Scholarship
    • Honors: Jesuit International Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Nu
    • Honors: Mayer Brown Fellow for International Commercial Arbitration Advocacy
    • Honors: Loyola Employment Law Mock Trial Team, Founder
    • Law Journal: Loyola Law Journal (Illinois Judicial Symposium Issue), Editor, 2007 – 2009
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude – 2005
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Protecting the Forum, ITLA Trial Journal, 2013

Representative Cases

  • $4,500,000 Boone County Wrongful Death Settlement
  • $2,575,000 Cook County Trucking Collision Settlement
  • $2,720,000 Lake County Automobile Collision Settlement


  • Adjunct Professor at Loyola University of Chicago, 2013 – 2014
  • Mock Trial Coach at Loyola University of Chicago, 2011 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2016
  • Illinois Super Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lake County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Justice Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court, Extern
  • Honorable Richard Cudahy, 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Extern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, 2012 – Present


  • English
  • Spanish

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Waukegan, IL 60085



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