Michael F. Sullivan first joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz as a law clerk and was later hired as an associate attorney upon being admitted to the Illinois State Bar. Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, and personal injury. As an attorney at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, Michael has been integral in obtaining numerous personal injury and wrongful death settlements on behalf of his clients.
As an attorney, Michael has secured over $35 million dollars for his clients including the following recent successes: a $10.1 million dollar jury verdict against Advocate Lutheran General for its failure to diagnose and treat sepsis in a 37-year old man resulting in his death; an $8.85 million dollar settlement on behalf of a gentleman who developed short-gut syndrome following a Whipple procedure; a $5.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of a family whose wife/mother died during an elective liver-mass resection surgery; a $1.15 million dollar settlement on behalf of a woman who developed a necrotizing infection following improper treatment of an inguinal abscess; an $800,000 settlement for the wife of a man who died after his punctured lung was not timely diagnosed and treated; a $750,000 settlement for a man’s wife who died from an emergency room physician’s failure to diagnose pancreatitis; and a $600,000 settlement on behalf of a man whose leg was amputated following an orthopedic surgeon’s negligently performed total knee replacement surgery.
As a result of his achievements, Michael has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star which is a recognition only given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40.
In addition to Michael’s litigation experience, he successfully argued the Appellate Court Case of Miller v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 2016 Ill. App (4th) 150728 (reversing the trial court’s ruling that allowed a reduction in the amount of medical bills awarded by a jury and upholding the long-standing Collateral Source Rule’s application in medical malpractice cases).
Michael attended the John Marshall Law School where he graduated cum laude in 2013. While in law school, Michael was on the Dean’s List all semesters, served as a Staff Editor on the John Marshall Law Review, and he was a member of the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council. He also received several awards including the CALI Awards for Excellence in Civil Procedure and Trial Advocacy.
Michael grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in 2008.