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Michael T. Baier focuses his practice on a range of complex litigation matters, including products liability with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, medical devices, and other consumer products. He handles all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and is experienced in single plaintiff actions, mass tort actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL), and class actions.

Michael also represents clients in employment-related matters and contract disputes, as well as major broker-dealers and their employees in FINRA arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

Before his legal career, Michael served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He served two tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2010.


  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Securities litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Employment litigation



  • Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 2006-2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Chair, ABA Mass Torts Subcommittee on Experts & Evidence
  • Volunteer Wrestling and Soccer Coach
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Veterans Affairs


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
    • Member, The John Marshall Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, cum laude, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois