Michael Rothmann

Michael Rothmann is a Senior Litigation attorney with over 25 years experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury, nursing home negligence, premises liability, class action, pharmaceutical torts, construction matters, police disability claims and workers compensation cases. He has successfully argued numerous cases before the Illinois Appellate Court and recovered millions of dollars for clients. Michael’s achievements in the court room have ranked him among the Top 100 in Illinois by The National Trial Lawyers.




U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
DC Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of United States
Arbitrator Chair for Mandatory Arbitration Program of Cook County
Fred Lane Trial Technique Certificate


Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D.
Constitutional Law American Jurisprudence Award

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. Environmental Studies
Minor: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association | Member, Past President and other committee positions
  • Suburban Bar Coalition | President
  • Decalogue Society| Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association| Member
  • American Association for Justice | Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association |Tort Law Section Council, Workers Compensation Chair
  • DePaul University Center for Jewish and Judaic Studies | Advisory Committee Member
  • Chicago Bar Association | Member
  • Washington DC Bar | Past Member
  • Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening | Member


  • Disabling On Duty Injuries: What Benefits are Police Officers Entitled to?, NWSBA Webinar, Feb. 4, 2021
  • Attorney Client Privilege and the Control Group, NWSBA, April 22, 2013


  • Breaking Through Implicit Gender Bias in Legal Profession, NWSBA Newsbriefs, June, 2019
  • Letter to Illinois Supreme Court and AIOC to investigate whether our professional ethics rules on professional misconduct include sexual harassment, NWSBA May 2019
  • Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society, NWSBA Newsbriefs, May 2019
  • Hate Speech vs Free Speech in Public Schools, NWSBA Newsbriefs, Jan. 2019
  • Lawyers Helping Lawyers Fight Addiction and Mental Health Issues, NWSBA, Sept. 2018


  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois, The National Trial Lawyers, July 2021-present


  • Barrington Area Soccer Association (BASA) | Soccer Coach 2006-2022