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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Michael P. Schostok

Michael Matters FoundationMichael P. Schostok concentrated his practice of law in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death. In 1989, Mr. Schostok joined the firm and in 1996 he made Partner.  For over 20-years, he was dedicated to helping families recover from catastrophic loss both emotionally and financially by providing the highest level of legal representation. In 2011, Mr. Schostok retired from the practice law due to health issues and passed away on July 15, 2012.

Mr. Schostok’s distinctive and impressive legal career included winning three record-breaking settlements in three different jurisdictions on behalf of his clients. In 2011, Mr. Schostok was awarded the prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013, Michael was honored with the Benedict J. Ori Award posthumously. The annual Ori Award honors a former Lake County prosecutor who has distinguished themselves in the practice of law or in public service.

Additional credentials and distinctions included: service as an Assistant State‘s Attorney in Lake County; 50th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; service on the Executive Committee and the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; past Chairman of ITLA’s continuing legal education/seminar program; elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.

In honor of Michael, our firm joined forces with his friends and family members to establish The Michael Matters Foundation.  The mission of this public charity with exemption status from federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is to increase public awareness of brain cancer and to raise funds to assist those in the Chicago area who suffer from this disease. To learn more, please visit The Michael Matters Foundation website.