With over 40 years of experience, Michael Pildes represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts throughout the country. Michael specializes in litigation, litigation and political strategy and negotiation including domestic relations and also serves as an arbitrator and mediator. He has even negotiated the release of a victim in an international kidnapping incident. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals For The Armed Forces, the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit, United States District Courts in Illinois and Wisconsin, and the Federal Trial Bar.
Among his recent accomplishments, Michael has obtained:
- A $4.5 million jury verdict for a man struck by a truck while driving a motor vehicle.
- A multi-million dollar settlement for limited partner investors against the general partner of a real estate investment partnership.
- A $2.8 million jury verdict for the family of a teenage boy who drowned in a condominium swimming pool.
- A settlement in excess of $1 million for a teenage girl who had jumped from the porch of a residential psychiatric facility.
- A jury verdict for a son whose trust funds had been wrongfully taken by his father.
Michael has also:
- Conducted a trial concerning the classification and allocation of millions of dollars in assets in a domestic relations litigation.
- Acted as special litigation counsel to an Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
- Represented an Admiral in the United States Navy against charges brought under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
- Litigated and negotiated the settlements of several patent and trademark infringement law suits.
- Counseled a client concerning proper disposal of radioactive materials and waste under federal and state regulation.
- Negotiated the settlement of a multi-million dollar probate estate.