Michael H. Adler



Michael Adler is a civil litigation attorney concentrating in the defense of professional negligence, product liability, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Adler joined the firm following his graduation magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015. Upon graduation, he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  At Kent, Mr. Adler served as an editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. He earned the CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence and Trial Advocacy.  Mr. Adler has served as a Judicial Extern in the Cook County Circuit Court- Law Division and the Illinois Twelfth Circuit Court in Joliet, Illinois.

Mr. Adler graduated magna cum laude earning his B.A. in History, with minors in Economics and Political Science, at Indiana University in 2012.



  • J.D., Chicago-Kent, magna cum laude, 2015
  • B.A., Indiana University, magna cum laude, 2012


  • Recipient of CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Illinois Civil Procedure, Evidence and Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Editor, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal
  • Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021)
    • Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants


  • Illinois, 2015
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court of Northern Illinois
  • US District Court of Southern Illinois
  • US District Court of Central Illinois


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02/20/2018 Client:

Defendant Psychiatrist


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