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Michael M. Viglione | Partner

Michael is a partner with the law firm of Ryan, Ryan & Viglione. He devotes his practice to
representing individuals victimized by wrongful death, medical negligence, car crashes, trucking crashes, nursing home negligence, construction negligence, and dangerous premises.

In 2019 Michael was named as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in the state of Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He has been named a “Rising Star” Illinois attorney by Super Lawyers every year since 2014. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is a national organization comprised of less than 1% of lawyers in each state that have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and the welfare of their communities.

Michael and fellow Ryan, Ryan & Viglione partner Philip Ryan achieved the highest personal injury recovery ever recorded in Winnebago County, IL in 2019. They also previously achieved the highest wrongful death recovery ever recorded in Boone County, IL. Michael represents injured individuals in all counties throughout Illinois. He is a passionate advocate who believes that clients should walk away  from their experience with the civil justice system feeling vindicated and fairly compensated.

Exemplary recent case recoveries include:

$15,000,000.00 (Winnebago County Record) medical negligence recovery involving failure to timely diagnose and treat arterial blood clots resulting in bilateral amputations;

$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;

$4,000,000.00 medical negligence recovery due to failure to timely treat lower leg ischemia resulting in permanent pain and disfigurement;

$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;

$1,600,000.00 car crash recovery for an individual that suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, and chronic pain syndrome;

$1,000,000.00 medical negligence recovery for tongue injury suffered during scoliosis repair surgery.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2009

Areas of Practice

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
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude – 2005

Published Works

  • Protecting the Forum, ITLA Trial Journal, 2013
  • Tongue Death During Scoliosis Surgery, ITLA Trial Journal, 2019
  • Understanding and Defeating Privilege Claims Under the Illinois Medical Studies Act, Lake County
    Bar Journal, 2019


  • Adjunct Professor at Loyola University of Chicago, 2013 – 2014
  • Mock Trial Coach at Loyola University of Chicago, 2011 – 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Top 40 Under 40, 2019
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014 – 2019
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

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


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  • Spanish

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