Michael Kujawa is a trial attorney whose civil litigation practice concentrates on the defense of municipalities, school districts, park districts, police and fire departments, railroads and restaurants. He has successfully defended his clients in over fifty jury trials in State and Federal courts in matters involving personal injury, civil rights, educational and medical malpractice, construction companies, construction and premises liability, housing authorities, industrial manufacturing companies, motor vehicle and railroad accidents, and FELA litigation. Mike has handled over twenty appeals. He has presented oral arguments in the Illinois Appellate Courts and Illinois Supreme Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
He was awarded a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award by the Jury Verdict Reporter in 2011 and 2017, was named by the Law Bulletin as one of 2007’s “40 Under Forty—Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” and has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in personal injury defense and insurance law.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in 1989. He was a police officer for the City of Park Ridge Police Department for over 8 years and was awarded the Park Ridge Police Officer of the Year Award in1997. While working as a police officer, he attended The John Marshall Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1998.