Michael B. Goldberg
Michael B. Goldberg is a founding partner of Goldberg Weisman Cairo and is a leading Illinois Personal injury and Workers’ Compensation attorney.
Michael B. Goldberg
One East Wacker Drive
Michael graduated from DePaul University Law School in 1974 where he was the Assistant Business Manager of the DePaul Law Review. He began his legal career with the Illinois Attorney General’s office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Industrial Commission Division.
While there, Michael concentrated exclusively in Workers’ Compensation litigation, where he represented the State of Illinois in Workers’ Compensation matters. In 1977, recognizing that most Workers Compensation attorneys did not handle third-party cases, Michael formed a partnership with Larry Weisman, a law school classmate who concentrated in third-party personal injury cases.
Since 1977 GWC, with its 32 attorneys, has grown into one of the largest, most successful and most prestigious personal injury law firms in Illinois and the country.
The firm concentrates exclusively in representing individuals and families who have been injured in accidents and is well-known throughout Illinois. Michael believes that every client deserves to be treated with the utmost personal attention and respect. The firm’s extensive resources, resulting from their unparalleled success, allow them to stand up to large insurance companies and their large law firms.
Michael attributes much of the firm’s success to the many satisfied clients that GWC has had the privilege of representing.
He is proud that Goldberg Weisman Cairo is the law firm of choice of so many labor union members and has been designated by many labor organizations to represent their members and families in accident cases. He is recognized as a leader in his field and often acts as an advisor to Labor leaders throughout Illinois. Michael is a frequent lecturer at many labor functions and recognizes the importance of education as a necessity in helping the injured worker protect his or her rights under the law.
As a leading Illinois injury attorney, he is also proud of his affiliation with the State Council of Electrical Workers, and maintains close ties with most of organized labor, including Carpenters, Sheet Metal Workers, Iron Workers, Laborers, Bricklayers, IBEW, Plumbers, Pipefitters, Teamsters, UFCW, UAW, Chicago Teachers Union, Firefighters, ATU, SEIU, Elevator Constructors, TCU, Roofers, Boilermakers, Painters, Ceramic Tile Layers, Tuckpointers, Sprinkler Fitters, Technical Engineers, Operating Engineers, and Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers Network The Top Lawyers.
Michael has been chosen as a Super Lawyer and as a member of the Leading Lawyers Network where he was chosen as one of the top 100 consumer attorneys in Illinois. While Michael has received a multitude of awards and honors, both civic and professional, he is most proud of the outstanding results his Illinois personal injury law firm has obtained for the thousands of clients it has represented.
His firm is dedicated to representing people who have been injured both on and off the job representing many families for wrongful death, and individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, paralysis, serious fractures, back surgeries, and other types of catastrophic and career ending injuries. He also takes pride in helping people who are less seriously injured seek the justice that they deserve.
When Michael is not working he loves to play golf. He is proud that 2 of his 5 children graduated from his law school alma mater in 2006, and hopes that more will follow in his footsteps.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Workers’ Compensation
Michael Barry Goldberg