Michael Philippi is a litigator with extensive experience in jury trials, appeals and mediations in state and federal courts. While he resolves disputes across a range of industries and issues, a mainstay of his practice is serving as national and regional counsel representing medical device companies in toxic tort cases.
I handle the full range of disputes and litigation for companies of all sizes, whether the client faces recurring cases or a single high profile issue. My focus is on solving problems effectively and efficiently while providing excellent client service.
My experience ranges from medical device defense to fraud or contract disputes to employment related litigation. I’ve tried dozens of cases and arbitrated or mediated at least one hundred more. The venues for these cases span nearly every state, and I’ve developed strong relationships with local bars over most of the country.
I defended a major oil company in more than one hundred cases involving environmental issues, and national real estate companies in dispute resolutions involving real property ownership and fiduciary duties among partners in a complex lending structure. I’ve tried cases in state court involving subordinate lending issues, and arbitrated them before FINRA panels. I represented an Italian company in a multimillion dollar warranty case and obtained the largest sanctions award against my opponent in the history of the South Carolina court system.
Alternative billing arrangements are evolving as norms, not exceptions. Litigators need to be responsive to clients’ needs to understand the cost of disputes and become much more adept at early case assessment and evaluation.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A.
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., Articles Editor, Valparaiso Law Review
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