Michael J. Borree’s practice is focused on professional malpractice defense, products liability defense, and commercial litigation.
Since joining Donohue Brown, Mr. Borree has represented physicians, hospitals and nursing homes in malpractice actions, lawyers in legal malpractice actions and fee disputes with clients, large automobile manufacturers in products liability actions, and companies in commercial litigation and breach of contract actions. He has also represented employees in employment litigation matters, including disputes arising out of restrictive covenants.
Mr. Borree has taken numerous cases to verdict and achieved successful results for his clients through dispositive motions. Between January and May 2014, he was involved in obtaining dispositive rulings in four legal malpractice cases pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, with the combined amount of claimed damages in these cases exceeding over $15 million.
In 2013, Mr. Borree was named a "Rising Star" in Civil Litigation by Super Lawyers and named a "Super Lawyer" in 2017, 2018 and 2020. In 2015 and 2016, he was given the "Emerging Lawyer" distinction from Leading Lawyers. "Emerging Lawyers" have been identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers who are 40 or younger or have practiced for no more than 10 years. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state receive the distinction of "Emerging Lawyer."
Mr. Borree is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law. As a law student, he served as Managing Editor of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal and authored a comment to that publication in 2003. He has also co-authored an article published in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Quarterly. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999.
Mr. Borree has tried numerous cases to verdict over the course of his career. Most notably:
In addition, Mr. Borree has achieved success through dispositive motion practice. Notable dispositive rulings in favor of Mr. Borree’s clients include:
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