Michael F. Sullivan

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14496 John Humphrey Drive, Suite 100, Orland Park, IL 60462
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Michael F. Sullivan

Attorney Michael F. Sullivan Top 50 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdicts

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Michael Sullivan has worked at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz since 2011, first as a law clerk and currently as an attorney. Michael’s practice is dedicated to representing victims in medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile negligence, and premises liability litigation. He has obtained outstanding results in counties throughout the State of Illinois, resulting in excess of 50 million dollars recovered on behalf of his clients. His trial experience includes cases involving medical malpractice, automobile collisions and premises liability. Additionally, Michael has successfully argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Court. As a result of his achievements, Michael has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star, a recognition given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40. He has also been recognized by Leading Laywers Magazine as an Emerging Lawyer for 2022.

Michael grew up on the South Side of Chicago and received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Areas of Practice:


  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2013, cum laude
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013

Memberships & Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Medical Malpractice Verdicts in the United States in 2019
  • Super Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Emerging Lawyers, 2022 - Present

Verdicts and Settlements

  • $10.1 million, Ciolek v. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 17 L 2831 (Failure to Diagnose Sepsis resulting in death)
  • $8.85 million, Surgical malpractice case involving an improperly performed Whipple procedure
  • $5.5 million, Surgical malpractice case involving a family whose wife/mother died during an elective liver-mass resection surgery
  • $2.7 million, Obstetric malpractice resulting in an infant’s death
  • $1,569,583.84, Geisheimer v. Grish, 18 L 734; Personal injury SUV vs. motorcycle collision
  • $1,200,000 Geise v. Palatine Heart Center, 19 LA 91; Medical malpractice failure to properly administer a cardiac stress test resulting in death
  • $1.15 million, Failure to diagnose a necrotizing infection
  • $1.1 million, A man who suffered a fractured femur as a result of an automobile collision
  • $850,000, medical malpractice failure to diagnose ovarian cancer
  • $800,000, Failure to appropriately treat a punctured lung resulting in death
  • $760,000, medical malpractice failure to diagnose B-cell lymphoma
  • $750,000, Failure to diagnose pancreatitis resulting in death
  • $600,000, Improperly performed knee replacement surgery resulting in amputation
  • $495,000, Nursing home negligence resulting in death
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