Micah Taylor Reeves joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 2019. Micah concentrates his practice in the areas of medical negligence, catastrophic birth injury, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, and auto injuries. Micah also manages the firm’s Medicare lien reporting and appeals. Micah obtained his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2017. While studying at DePaul, Micah was the recipient of five (5) CALI awards for achieving the highest grade in a given class in Medical Malpractice Survey, Trial Advocacy I, Legal Analysis Research and Communication III (LARC III), Mediation: Family Law, and Adoption Law. After passing the Illinois Bar Exam, Micah served as the first Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Clare Elizabeth McWilliams, a Law Division, Jury Section Judge and Supervising Judge of the Asbestos Litigation Docket for the Circuit Court of Cook County, currently one of the largest all-encompassing court systems in the country.
During his Judicial Clerkship, Micah managed a unique courtroom portfolio of over 500 active cases, authored countless draft orders on dispositive and post-trial motions, helped create the electronic filing update for the 4th iteration of the Order Governing the courts extensive Asbestos deferred case registry, and developed Judge McWilliams’ standing order, trial schedule, and motion call schedule. Furthermore, Micah created numerous professional educational presentations (Power Point and Keynote) to accompany Judges and Lawyers in panel discussions, including but not limited to, the Illinois Judicial Education Conference, The Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference in Beverly Hills, multiple additional programs covering courtroom ethics and other litigation issues, and the “Your Future, Your Choice” Program (“YFYC”), developed in coordination with The Illinois Judges Association “In Schools Programs” to teach students about positive police interaction and the dangers of irresponsible and inappropriate texting.
Micah is adopted and grew up in Gothenburg, Nebraska where he was heavily involved in the Fine Arts. He migrated to Doane University in Crete, Nebraska where he majored in Vocal Performance and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. While studying at Doane, Micah was a full time, thriving participant in many organizations, including but not limited to, Doane Choir, Doublewide Men’s Acapella Group, The Boswell Boys Barbershop Quartet, The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Doane Theater, President of Doane’s LGBTQ organization PRIDE “People Respecting Individuality at Doane and Everywhere”, Alpha Pi Epsilon (APE) Fraternity, new member orientation coordinator, Student Organized musical worship leader, and the Doane Forensics Team (Collegiate Speech) where he qualified for and competed at the National Forensic League tournament multiple years in numerous acting events.