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Mike Cetina began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County, Illinois, where he handled misdemeanor and felony trials. He later entered private practice as an insurance defense attorney for a Chicago firm with more than 300 attorneys. He gained valuable insight into the thought process and tactics of insurance companies.
Mike recognized that his desire was to assist those severely injured rather than to improve the bottom line of insurance companies. He has been an advocate since 1990 for those who were needlessly injured or killed through the negligence, neglect or wrongful conduct of others.
He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, motor vehicle and trucking collisions, institutional sexual assault, and slip and fall cases. Mike has secured multiple millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients.
Notable Cases and Results:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1991
Year of Birth: 1960
Law School: Washington University (St. Louis), J.D., 1985
Undergraduate School: Grinnell College, B.A, economics, 1982
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Association for Justice
DuPage County Bar Association
Civil Law and Practice Committee
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Robert E. Jones Inn of Court
Former vice president
Honors; Awards; Recognitions:
Mike has taught at College of DuPage as an Adjunct Professor and was invited to lecture at Benedictine University. He has taught at the multi-week trial advocacy program sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association and has presided over Mock Trial competitions.
Mike has coached various sports through the Wheaton Park District and coached football for 12 years in Wheaton along with serving on the board for Wheaton football.
Published Legal Writing:
Mike has been a speaker at several bar association seminars.
Mike has authored several articles.
The attorneys of Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, are known and respected in the legal community as trial lawyers who take on complex cases and get results for their clients. Our attorneys, with the support of a capable staff, provide aggressive representation and compassionate service to victims of serious personal injuries and medical malpractice from the initial phone call to the resolution of the case and beyond. Our attorneys know the local courts inside out. Lawyers who have not mastered these subtleties have additional obstacles to overcome.
Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Additional Office Locations: 2150 Manchester Road, Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
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