Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
Michael E. Kujawa

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 civil rights, educational and medical malpractice, construction and premises liability, motor vehicle and railroad accidents, and FELA litigation.

Mike has handled over twenty appeals. He has presented oral arguments in the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

He was awarded a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award by the Jury Verdict Reporter in 2011 and 2017, was 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 in 1997. While working as a police officer, he attended The John Marshall Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1998.

Practice areas:
Civil defense litigation and commercial litigation

JD, 1998, The John Marshall Law School
BS, 1989, Western Illinois University

Bar Admissions:
Illinois Supreme Court
Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations:
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel