An Award-Winning Attorney Born And Raised On The South Side
Born in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, L. Michael Flanagan is deeply committed to helping individuals and families who are suffering due to the negligent actions of another person.
Michael attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he began his extensive studies of personal injury law. While there, he was involved in the National Black Law Students Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. He also spent significant time in China as part of the law school’s study abroad program.
Beginning his law career clerking for the Honorable Matthew Kennelly in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Michael assisted the court with numerous jury trials. Simultaneously, he was also awarded a prestigious fellowship as a law clerk in the Cook County Bureau of Finance drafting contracts and advancing legislation. As a law clerk, Michael acquired extensive experience in every step of the personal injury litigation process, including drafting motions and second-chairing personal injury arbitrations and trials.
Prior to founding Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC, Michael worked as an associate at two of Chicago’s top personal injury law firms where he has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of clients who were victims of personal injury or wrongful death. His energy and dedication to his clients has earned him a place on Illinois’ personal injury Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is the second year in a row he has earned this acknowledgement that is given to less than 2.5% of the state’s newest personal injury attorneys.
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Robust Representation For Clients In State And Federal Courts
When you or a loved one is suffering due to a car accident, commercial vehicle collision, Uber or Lyft crash, birth injuries, a physician’s mistake, prescription errors, dog attack, trip-and-fall accident, or any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney right away. You may qualify to file a claim to pay for your medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, lost and future wages, property damages, and pain and suffering.
L. Michael Flanagan represents clients for a full spectrum of accident injuries. He can also help you if you are suffering workplace injuries, the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death or are contending with a civil rights dispute.
As a native Chicagoan, Michael serves his community as a member of the Apostolic Church of God and Union Lodge 155 PHA, Free and Accepted Masons. In 2019, Michael was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Cook County Bar Association, the oldest bar association of African American lawyers in the country. As a volunteer mentor for the Chicago Bar Association’s Juvenile Mentoring Initiative Program where he has actively engaged with and advised teenagers who were serving probationary sentences for nonviolent offenses. He also has served as a tutor at Minority Legal Education Resources (MLER), a nonprofit organization designed to assist minorities in passing the bar exam. During his spare time, Michael enjoys traveling, biking, swimming and playing and watching sports of all kind including ALL of Chicago’s sports teams, even if they occasionally disappoint him.