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Michael J. Goldberg

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Michael J. Goldberg

Founding Partner of Whiteside & Goldberg, Michael J. Goldberg has personally obtained over $50,000,000 in jury verdicts, arbitration awards, mediations, and settlements in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice actions, wrongful death actions, premises liability, sexual assault, and construction accidents.  

Whiteside & Goldberg is very proud to announce Michael’s accomplishments as such a young attorney.  Michael’s accomplishments represent his and the firm’s relentless pursuit to holding those individuals and corporations to the highest level of responsibility as the result of their negligent and careless conduct, which has changed the life course of innocent victims and their families.  

Whiteside & Goldberg is not alone in recognizing Michael’s accomplishments.  Michael has been named as one of Illinois’ “Rising Stars” in the respected publications Super Lawyers and Chicago Magazine for 6 consecutive years now (2009 – 2018).  In order to be bestowed the honor as a Rising Star, Michael ranks in the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Illinois who are 40 years old and younger.  What is even more impressive is that at age 32, Michael was one of the youngest recipients of the honor in the history of the award. Further, Michael was recognized as one of Illinois’ “40 Under 40 Lawyers to Watch”, an honor achieved by less than 1% of all Illinois lawyers.  


“Michael practices law with honesty, integrity and professionalism.  Plus, he’s an aggressive and passionate litigator who will take even the toughest case to trial.  Michael is a rising star in this industry with a very successful future in front of him.”


Thomas P. Mangan – Name Partner at Schoen, Mangan & Smith, Ltd.


“Michael is a top litigator and a rising star in Chicago’s legal community. He vigorously and tirelessly represents his clients. He’s persuasive, diligent, and smart – precisely the type of lawyer I do NOT want to have to face in court.”


Lawrence Shulruff – Name Partner at Sudekum Cassidy & Shulruff, Chtd.


Michael obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in 1998 with Departmental Distinction and was named to the Dean’s List for Academic Achievement.  Michael then obtained his Law Degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002. In law school, Michael was the recipient of the prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award for outstanding scholastic performance and for ranking number one in his Trial Advocacy class.  Michael is licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Wisconsin. In his free time, Michael is the Vice President of River Forest Youth Baseball Softball and coaches his sons’ little league baseball teams.

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