Michael C. Mead

Personal Injury Attorney

attorney overview

As part of the legal team of Faklis, Tallis & Mead, Michael strives to provide the best representation for his clients and their families.



Michael Mead is a trial lawyer who represents victims and their families in serious injury and wrongful death cases. Michael is a skilled litigator and he has secured millions of dollars in verdicts for his clients in jury trials involving disputed cases. Michael has successfully resolved over $20 million in verdicts and settlements for clients.

Michael's verdicts and settlements have been featured in local and national publications. Michael was recently featured in the nationally-circulated Trial Magazine regarding a $977,000 jury verdict obtained in a highly disputed case involving a plumber who slipped on ice at a renovation project and suffered a fractured leg. Michael was also featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding a $805,258 jury verdict in a disputed case involving an injured postal worker, a $2.225 million settlement for a mover who suffered a crushing injury to his arm, and regarding a $3.5 million settlement for a woman who suffered a delay in diagnosis of breast cancer.

Michael's experience, work ethic, and capability to relate to his clients and their families make him an exceptionally effective advocate. Due to his experience and successes in representing his clients, in 2016 Michael was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star, a distinction limited to only the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in Illinois. He was also selected as an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury General, Professional Malpractice and Products Liability, by the Law Bulletin's Leading Lawyers Division. This is a distinction earned by fewer than 2% of lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Michael focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, worker's compensation, vehicular negligence, construction negligence, premises liability, medical negligence, commercial trucking accidents and toxic tort cases. In addition to his legal practice, Michael also volunteers on the Young Professionals Board of the Franciscan Outreach Shelter for the homeless, as well as with Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Program, providing legal help to low income individuals.

Born and raised in Chicago-land area, Michael learned about working hard from his parents, who maintain a small neighborhood bar and café in Tri-Taylor neighborhood of Chicago. In 2005, Michael graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Pre-Law. In 2009, Michael received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he graduated with High Honors in the top 6% of his class. Michael was inducted into the Order of the Coif and received the CALI Award for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I and II and Legal Writing. Michael also competed in Chicago-Kent's Moot Court Honor Society where he was awarded the Edmund Burke Scholarship for Outstanding Oral Advocacy. Michael is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

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practice areas

• Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Automobile, Motorcycle, Truck, Railroad and Bicycle Accidents

• Construction Negligence

• Medical Malpractice and Birth Trauma

• Worker's Compensation

• Product and Premises Liability

• Toxic Tort (Mold, Unsafe Pharmaceutical Drugs and Asbestos Exposure)

• Workplace Slip and Falls

• Dog Bite Cases


• Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2009 with Honors) - Order of the Coif, -CALI Award for highest grade in Trial Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Legal Writing

• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. in Political Science, 2005)

bar & court admissions

• Illinois, 2009

• United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


• The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association